The Best Books for Young Adults (and old adults too!)

A Listmania! list by BookWorm "BookWorm" (UK)
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His Dark Materials
1.  His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Not just the best childrens books of recent years, but the best books overall. Big themes, truly original, brilliant writing, great characters and plot... pretty much perfect!"
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Harry Potter Boxed Set: Children's edition
2.  Harry Potter Boxed Set: Children's edition by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Yes, it's hyped up, but that doesn't stop it being good.  Inventive, exciting and well written."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

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The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events No.1)
3.  The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events No.1) by Lemony Snicket
The list author says:
  "Worth reading for the originality alone, plus there's plenty here to amuse adults and children alike.  Read all 13."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)

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The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 1: Charmed Life / The Lives of Christopher Chant
4.  The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 1: Charmed Life / The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
The list author says:
  "An old 'un but a good 'un.  Diana Wynne Jones did wonderful fantasy fiction before it was trendy to do so, and no one does it better even now."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
5.  The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
The list author says:
  "However miserable you may feel as a teenager, you can comfort yourself you're having a better time than Adrian.  Wonderfully witty, bears even repeated reading."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (390 customer reviews)

Old Kingdom Trilogy Box Set
6.  Old Kingdom Trilogy Box Set by Garth Nix
The list author says:
  "Dark, gripping and original.  The second two books are the strongest."
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Journey to the River Sea
7.  Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
The list author says:
  "A fine piece of exotic adventure escapism, just as childrens books should be"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

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The Amulet Of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Trilogy)
8.  The Amulet Of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Trilogy) by Jonathan Stroud
The list author says:
  "First in a triology.  Utterly gripping adventure stories with three dimensional characters, both humourous and sad."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

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The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents: (Discworld Novel 28) (Discworld Novels)
9.  The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents: (Discworld Novel 28) (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "A quirky satire on the Pied Piper of Hamlin legend, told with typical Pratchettian humour and flair."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

The Wind Singer (Wind on Fire Trilogy)
10.  The Wind Singer (Wind on Fire Trilogy) by William Nicholson
The list author says:
  "Likeable characters and good plot make this an enjoyable triology which gets better throughout the three books."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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City of Masks (Stravaganza)
11.  City of Masks (Stravaganza) by Mary Hoffman
The list author says:
  "Exciting, evocative and emotional.  First in a very strong triology."
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The Catcher in the Rye
12.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The list author says:
  "Compulsary reading for angsty teenagers.  The realisation you are not alone will be a great comfort.  It's a great read as well."
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The Snow Spider Trilogy
13.  The Snow Spider Trilogy by Jenny Nimmo
The list author says:
  "Great characters, more grounded in the real world but with plenty of fantasy, guaranteed tearjerkers."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Black Hearts in Battersea (The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase Sequence)
14.  Black Hearts in Battersea (The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase Sequence) by Joan Aiken
The list author says:
  "A Dickensian flavour to these teenage fantasy adventures"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Carrie's War (Puffin Modern Classics)
15.  Carrie's War (Puffin Modern Classics) by Nina Bawden
The list author says:
  "It's hard not to love this war time coming of age story"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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Goodnight Mister Tom
16.  Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
The list author says:
  "Should come with free Kleenex!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (480 customer reviews)

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Brother in the Land (Puffin Teenage Fiction)
17.  Brother in the Land (Puffin Teenage Fiction) by Robert Swindells
The list author says:
  "Haunting and unrelentingly realistic story of the survivors of a nuclear holocaust"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Artemis Fowl
18.  Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
The list author says:
  "Modern ultra-high technology meets folklore in these highly readable stories starring literature's most likeable criminal mastermind"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (291 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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