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YA Reading Challenge January 11, 2010

Loving YA Literature as much as I do, I couldn’t resist signing up for the 2010 YA Reading Challenge on J. Kaye’s Book Blog.

The rules are as follows as per J. Kaye’s Book Blog:

Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate.

II. There are four levels:

–The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.

–Just My Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 25 Young Adult novels.

–Stepping It Up YA Reading Challenge – Read 50 Young Adult novels.

–Super Size Me YA Reading Challenge – Read 75 Young Adult novels. (I’ve chosen this one…)

III. Audio, eBooks, re-reads all count.

IV. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

V. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010.

VI. Sign up at

My Summary

1.  The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner (4 stars)

2.  I, Coriander by Sally Gardner (3 stars)

3.  The Apprentice’s Masterpiece by Melanie Little (4 stars)

4.  Incantation by Alice Hoffman (4 stars)

5.  Genesis by Bernard Beckett (4 stars)

6.  Candor by Pam Bachorz (5 stars)

7.  When Dad Killed Mom, by Julius Lester (3 stars)

8.  Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (5 stars)

9.  Siberia by Ann Halam (2 stars)

10.  The Trial by Jen Bryant (3 stars)

11.  Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial by Jen Bryant (3 stars)

12.  The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman (5 stars)

13.  Resurrection Men by T. K. Welsh (4 stars)

14. Salome by Beatrice Gormley (4 stars)

15.  Freewill by Chris Lynch (2 stars)

16.  Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters (4 stars)

17.  Burned by Ellen Hopkins (5 stars)

18.  Epoch by Timothy Carter (2 stars)

19.  The Boy from the Basement by Susan Shaw (4 stars)

20.  Paradise by Joan Elizabeth Goodman (3 stars)

21.  Green Angel by Alice Hoffman (4 stars)

22.  Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams (2 stars)

23. The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon (4 stars)

24.  A Drowned Maiden’s Hair:  A Melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz (4 stars)

25.  Growing Wings by Laurel Winter (3/4 stars)

26.  The Hand of the Devil by Dean Vincent Carter (4 stars)

27.  Vampire Haiku by Ryan Mecum (5 stars)

28.  Dusk by Susan Gates (4 stars)

29.  Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (5 stars)

30.  The Compound by S. A. Bodeen (4 stars)

31.  Mercy, Unbound by Kim Antieau (2 stars)

32.  Mercury by Hope Larson (4 stars)

33. Vlad the Impaler:  The Real Count Dracula by Enid A. Goldberg & Norman Itzkowitz (3 stars)

34.  The Enemy by Charlie Higson (4 stars)


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