Questions tagged [young-adult]

For questions looking to identify young-adult novels or asking about their presence in Science Fiction and Fantasy. If looking to identify a story, include the [story-identification] tag, if asking about the history of the genre use in conjunction with the [history-of] tag.

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Mc died because her fiance kills he but she reborn to take revenge

Female main leads name is sese. Her fiance kills her but she reborns. Her stepmother slow poison her father. She gets to know that her fiance was cheating on her with her sister and he was only with ...
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YA novel where a thief meets a disguised princess

So its been a few years, but its a fantasy series where there is a thief who lives in the city (His mother and sister died traumatically) and a princess. The princess decides to go into the city in ...
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Book Identification -- young adult novel witch

I read a chapter book (a novel) in 1975 or 1976, when I was 12. So I think it was possibly a novel geared to young adults. It was about a girl who either was a witch or became one during the story, ...
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70s/80s/90s YA novel, civilization ends, language falls apart

I read so many dystopian novels from the school library in the 90s ... In this one a group of people survived some catastrophe (perhaps nuclear). There was a young girl, maybe she was the narrator. I'...
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A boy and his war machine

A juvenile SF novel from the early 80s, maybe? A non-conformist boy is sent off to an authoritarian school in the middle of nowhere, but forms a partnership with a war robot prototype - there's a ...
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YA book written between 2009 and 2012 - Orphaned girl is at school for people with magic. She has electricity powers

This book was about a girl whose family died in a car crash and she was the last survivor. She was at a school and she did not realize everyone had magical powers including herself. She’s this super ...
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YA scifi book I read in the early 90s about a girl and her archaeologist uncle

When I was in junior high in the early 90s we read an excerpt from a sci-fi novel for class. It was about a young girl on an alien planet. I think she was with her uncle who was an archeologist. ...
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Novel about aliens putting teens through tasks to live on their planet

A few years ago I read a book about a teen girl going to their high school gym and completing these tests to see if they were eligible to get into this program/spaceship. Earth was gonna be destroyed ...
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1980s book with a teenage boy and girl who both have some kind of power. In one scene, the boy teleports a toy train from a store window into his hand

Looking for an early 1980s young adult book. The only things I can remember from the book are no help at all searching. There's a teenage boy and girl who both have some kind of power. In one scene, ...
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Transmigration novel where a girl enters a novel she's been reading and becomes friend with the male lead

It is a historical novel, transmigration/reincarnation themed. This girl enters into a novel she read and becomes the male lead's childhood friend. I think the original friend died from falling off a ...
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Looking for the title of a book with a boy and an alien creature

I've been trying to find out about a book I read when I was in my early teens. This would have been late 90's to very early 2000s. All I can remember is that a boy finds an alien creature that looks ...
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Fantasy adventure book with a boy who gets lost in the desert and is saved by nomads, who make him race to win back his horse

I remember reading this fantasy adventure book set sometime in the medieval era, which I am 90% sure is part of a larger series, about 5 or so years ago, but I could not tell you anything about the ...
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Book about a boy who finds a floating black orb and when he touches it, it takes him back to the time of Jesus

When I was in elementary school I remember reading a book about a boy who found a floating orb and when he touched it he got transported to the time of Jesus, and then he ends up staying and watching ...
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Short story collection for young readers centred around ghosts and the weird

I'm trying to remember a short story collection centred around ghosts and the unexplained from my childhood. I read this book between the years of 1990 and 1995, so the publication date would not be ...
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YA book about teens with powers who attend a boarding school

I remember the start of the book has the main character doing an exam I think, then they have to go to this school. I think they were adopted. I remember him having mental powers and making friends ...
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Urban Explorer teen novel with radiation symbol on the front cover

These kids were like urban explorers. I found the book during the years 2013–2014. So it must've been written before that. This book was thick and had a picture of a fallout symbol on it, and that the ...
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Fantasy book where girl speaks with animals on an island kingdom

I've searched for hours trying to find a fantasy series and need help. It was published around 2016/2017 and is part of a series that is about 4 books long. It takes place on different islands or ...
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Book with a floating steampunkish/dystopian city and a boy with an airship

I can’t remember the title, but it has a character called the toe collector and there is a glowing yellow material that is very valuable. I read it in middle school (2021) it has a floating city or a ...
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Fantasy series about a girl who lived in a village and there was a festival where they dance around a maypole

About 4 years ago, I wasn't into reading but my husband told me to read this book so I did and I loved it. Now I'm into reading and can't remember the title to save my life! He can't remember either ...
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Young adult fantasy about a boy who discovers an artifact with the power of an Egyptian god

About a decade ago, I read a fantasy/sf book about an ordinary boy in a dystopian world (after some sort of worldwar or worldwide breakdown), who stumbles across an ancient artifact buried in a mound ...
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Young adult novel about girl with purple eyes who gets sent to a magical boarding school

So I must have read this book around 10-15 years ago, but haven't been able to find any clues. It's driving me crazy. It was a trilogy I think, maybe there could have been more books but I only read 2 ...
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Fantasy YA novel from at least 10-15 years ago about kids who can enter a dream world when they fall asleep

So I read this book 10-15 years ago, but I'm not sure when it was published. It's a YA novel with a young male protagonist, I think, who finds out he can enter a different world when he goes to sleep. ...
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Dragon Young Adult book where the dragon is stuck in New York or somewhere similar?

Forgive me if this seems vague, I remember the story barely but would love to read it again if I ever found it/was helped to find it. I distinctly remember that they give the dragon pizza, and he ...
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Collection of short sci-fi/alien stories, including a story about astronauts landing on a planet that seemed like Earth, but was slightly different

I'm trying to identify a book I read back in 2007. It was a collection of short science fiction/alien stories. From my memory, here is one story that I remember: A group of astronauts landed on a ...
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Story of a human going to school to learn magic in space alongside kids from different planets

In this book there was a human boy who went to school in space with kids from different planets. He had 2 friends a girl and a boy. The male friend gets sick with some sort of virus early on in the ...
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Book trilogy from the 1970's or 60's with snow wolves, some kind of water people, bird people, and one hero

It was a trilogy and the protagonist had to travel to either three different worlds or three different parts of the same world. One part was a based on water, with people or people-like creatures who ...
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YA novel about a clumsy boy who learns it is actually his talent

The book title was definitely the boy's name with a subtitle. The story that I can remember is that the boy is constantly bumbling and breaking things and feels like he can't control it. On his ...
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Trying to remember a fantasy portal book from the 1970s or early 80s

I am pretty sure I read the book between 4th and 8th grade (1978 to 1982). I remember the book was about children being transported from the "real" world to a fantasy world. Mostly, I only ...
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A very old young adult SF novel about interplanetary travel within the solar system

This story was my very first contact with SF. It was at least 61 years ago. I remember reading it in my parents' "old" apartment and we moved out of it in December 1962. It was a novel, in a ...
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Young adult novel in which the protagonist is a young woman and her family turns to stone

I'm looking for a fantasy book I read as a kid. The protagonist is a young woman and her family turns to stone. She befriends a griffin that is very well spoken and intelligent. One of the parts I ...
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Book where a group of shapeshifting teens band together to fix a carousel

I will preface that I do not know if it's a series or not but I do have a feeling it might be. Female main character that is one of the panthers (with dyed fur). There are only two shapeshifters of ...
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Young adult/teen fiction about a kid that is somehow transported into various numbered worlds

I read this book in the early 2000s. I remember the kid being in a field of wildflowers with a white gazebo that either faded into the air or into water. They were then transported to different ...
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YA Book about a village girl who runs away with 2 friends

hiya this book has been PLAGUING my mind for over 6 years; it’s been so long i am beginning to doubt the little details that i know:/ It is a definitely book for teenagers with the genre of dystopian/...
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Sci-fi, mid-grade/YA novel about a girl in a wheelchair beta testing the world's first fully immersive VR program

I read this book when I was nine or ten, so back in the late 90s (no idea if it was new then, but probably based on the subject matter), and I really want to try to find it and recommend it if I can. ...
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Novel where sick children are transported to a world with three types of machines controlled by the villain

I strongly remember reading this book, including large chunks of the plot and setting, except that I can't remember the author or the title. After fruitlessly wrestling with various book searching ...
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YA SF story : Antéor is the guide to the world of the electron

Well, this one is a long shot. I read this YA short fiction (novelette size, I think) when I was ...YA, in the mid-sixties. It was in French and certainly the original. Whether it was ever translated ...
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Boy from Earth who later finds out he can teleport accused for the murder of the leader of another planet

A boy is arrested for the murder of some important leader of a planet. He is transported to space using multi-dimensional teleportation or something. I think he might be kidnapped at some point by ...
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Book about a young man who wants to win a school science fair, who goes through water portals and speaks to spiritual beings

I read this book in 2021. It's based in Washington I believe. It's about a young man who is really intelligent and wants to win a science fair contest for his school. At the same time he kayaks to his ...
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YA/Children’s 2000s sci fi novel featuring a female spy/assassin in a world with flying cars and aerial highways

I’m looking for a book I read about 12 years ago, I’m guessing it was written in the early 2000s but not positive. I don’t remember much but it took place on a futuristic planet that had some sort of ...
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Young adult book fantasy series featuring a knight that receives a blood transfusion, and the Aztec god, Huītzilōpōchtli, as one of the antagonists

I'm trying to find a book series I remember reading as a kid (9-12 years old, around 2000). There are several distinct memories of the book, but I have no clue about the plot. The Aztec god, ...
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YA book about a girl who goes to a school for kids with special powers, then runs away

I probably read this book around 2010-2012. It was a free Amazon book I downloaded on my Kindle. There was a girl who had special powers (I'm vaguely sure that she didn't know exactly what they were ...
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Sci-fi young teen novel about a boy who is abducted by aliens and returned 2 years later?

I recall a short novel that is the story of a 12 year old boy who encounters some type of extra-terrestrial entity from a lake. He is deposited 2 years later (at age 14) and sees how much his life has ...
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Young Adult book about a Teen Witch Girl

I read this book and I think it was the second in the series. I was in middle school reading this in like 2007. It's about a teen witch in HS I think. She is currently dating her ex boyfriend's older ...
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Fantasy book about a boy with a set of 7 apparitions, one of which is very loyal and another has a jackal head

I remember reading this young adult book about a decade ago. It's about this boy whose uncle dies and he inherits this tome, which I believe is called 'the book of seven'. It contains 7 apparitions (...
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Pair of YA superhero books. The first book involves a gameshow of some kind, heavy Christian themes throughout

Around 2010 or so, I rented a pair of YA novels from my local library. They were the first two books in a superhero series (I don't recall if there were any more). The first book was a gameshow for ...
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Young adult fantasy book about two brothers learn magic including paintings that come to life

About 8 years ago now I read a book about this community. They had some type of sorting system (think Divergent). There were a set of brothers who got on this bus thinking they were going to be killed....
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Children's book involving demon summoning and a main character who is secretly an angel

I'm trying to figure out a book series I used to read. I know the plot revolves around a group of 3 teenagers fighting a bunch of sorcerers who draw their power from summoning demons. The group is 2 ...
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Book in which there are creatures with large gems embedded into them [duplicate]

I read these series of books (never completed them though) that were several volumes (at least 4 or 5, possibly more). I read these when I was 10-ish, so around 2007. The books were much older but I ...
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Young adult science fiction book series about a teen boy with two scientist parents who tell him to run one day when people show up

Looking for a young adult book series I read as a kid, around 2013/2014. From what I can remember, the protagonist is a teen boy. He lives with two scientist parents and they move a lot. He comes home ...
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Young adult fantasy book series about the 13th child of a blacksmith

I read these books a couple of decades ago. Not sure when they were published, but I thought they were recent then. I got through three books, but am not sure how many more there were. In the story, a ...
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