She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Subscribe to our newsletter. In the Old Kingdom, magic is real and the dead walk — and sometimes, they walk right across the magical Wall and into the New Kingdom. His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. But deciding what does and doesn't count as a young-adult novel isn't an exact science.
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What if someone you knew and loved went to sleep, and didn't wake up—but wasn't dead, merely dreaming? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend.
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And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life. The band will only play covers. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Anna begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures, and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body. Then, a well-to-do American family buys the castle, becoming the Mortmains' landlords.
But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her. Manny falls in love with Alice and together they try and figure out a way to get through their own inner turmoil. But then she meets Ocean James. Check out all of Insider Picks' holiday gift guides for here. Alex and Brett Harris, who themselves are teenagers, do a firm job of making the case that low expectations hurt teens, and that high expectations push people to do more. One boy who finds them is Manny, a former child soldier with a dark past. Plus, when they're done with these four, there's a new book from Paolini being released December 31, after a seven-year gap.