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Have you read these books??

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Have you read these books??

Post by Forskande » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 8:11 pm

I love these books and for some reason I want everyone else on the planet to read them, lol. If you HAVE read any of these and know of anythign similar please share!

The Raging Quiet - Sherryl Jordan
this is my new favorite book of all time. It's a little bit graphic at the beginning so I would say maybe not YOUNG young adult lol. A young girl becomes a widow just days after her marriage, and develops a bond with the village "mad man" who turns out to be deaf.

Just Jane - William Lavender
I love this book because it's not a mushy gushy romance. It's a story about Jane, who amongst other things, falls in love with someone.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth Spear
Enough said.

Freedom Crossing - Margaret Goff Clark
This is juvenile fiction, but it's such a cool book and you can read it within a few hours.

Nothing to Fear - Jackie French Koller
This is mostly about Danny growing up in the depression, the balance between Danny's story and the relationship between him and the girl across the hall is perfect.

The Primrose Way - Jackie Koller French
Unmushy love story between a girl from England and a Native American

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Post by Ash » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 8:38 pm

The Raging Quiet is one I'd like to read; I teach deaf kids and am always intrigued by how deaf people are portrayed in books. This looks like it could be very interesting, thanks for the recs (These all sound like YA books - are you a teacher or librarian? I ask because I'm always looking for people who know about these books that I can ask questions of!)

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Post by Leyland » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 9:14 pm

[quote=""Forskande""]The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth Spear
Enough said.
[/quote] I thought about recommending this to you as a YA hist romance in response to your other thread, although it is so much more than that!

I'm still reading it over again every few years after some thirty odd years. Enough said!
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Post by Divia » Sun February 22nd, 2009, 9:20 pm

I havent read any of these books. The Raging Quiet sounds interesting though.

My personal YA fav of all times is A Northern Light. Nothing in my opinion comes close. ;)
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Post by diamondlil » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 10:30 am

I've only read Witch of Blackbird Pond but that was excellent.

I also enjoyed The Northern Light as well.
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Post by LCW » Tue February 24th, 2009, 4:57 pm

I've never read any YA adult novels but I really should. I'm interested in The Witch of Blackbird Pond and A Northern Light. I think I'll see if the Library has copies.
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Post by Volgadon » Wed February 25th, 2009, 9:31 am

WBB is excelent.

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Post by Forskande » Wed February 25th, 2009, 6:45 pm

[quote=""Ash""]The Raging Quiet is one I'd like to read; I teach deaf kids and am always intrigued by how deaf people are portrayed in books. This looks like it could be very interesting, thanks for the recs (These all sound like YA books - are you a teacher or librarian? I ask because I'm always looking for people who know about these books that I can ask questions of!)[/quote]


Yes they are all YA. I read for fun and escape, and I have found that YA books, unlike adult novels, don't remind my real life too much, lol. I'm a college student, and I work at a daycare. Although I spend so much time looking for the next book I want to read, it really feels like a career haha.

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Post by Anna Elliott » Mon March 30th, 2009, 11:03 pm

Have you read Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw? It's set in ancient Egypt and one of my favorite reads. Even though the time periods/settings couldn't be more different, I think it's very similar in spirit to The Raging Quiet. A wonderful read!

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Post by rebecca191 » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 4:35 am

I think I read all of those, except for Nothing to Fear. Not sure about Freedom Crossing, may have when I was really young.

Anyway here are some others I think you might like:

Almost anything by Ann Rinaldi (I think her older books are better than the ones from the last couple of years)
Aftershocks, by the same author as Just Jane, William Lavender
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Young Royals series by Carolyn Meyer
Two Girls of Gettysburg by Lisa Klein
Annie, Between the States by L. M. Elliott
The Stolen One by Suzanne Crowley
At the Sign of the Sugared Plum by Mary Hooper

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