Saturday, November 10, 2007

It's All Joy's Fault

About a month ago Joy stopped by and mentioned that she is hosting a Young Adult Challenge in 2008. How can I pass that up?!

The rules are "sweet and simple." I just have to choose twelve young adult novels and read them at my own pace during 2008. These are my tentative choices (listed alphabetically by author) - including six alternates:

  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

  • The Rhyming Season by Edward Averett

  • Pieces of Georgia by Jen Bryant

  • Total Constant Order by Crissa-Jean Chappell

  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

  • Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix

  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

  • John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth by Elizabeth Partridge

  • A Dance for Three by Louise Plummer

  • Finding Daddy by Louise Plummer

  • A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

  • Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Note: I will be cross-listing some of the books for this challenge with other challenges.


  1. What a fabulous list!!! :) We will have many to compare and the rest I can't wait to see what you have to say about them. I'm so looking forward to diving into this challenge.

  2. Joy cracks me up--she mentioned that she's not taking on any challenges for 2008 but I think she's started about half a dozen already. :) This one sounds like an fun one.