Category Young Adult

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Sophia’s Ten Books Every Child Should Read

In a new series, Sea of Shelves introduces personalized lists of favorite childhood books inspired by this original post. Welcome Sophia Ahn to the team! Hi everyone. Below, in no particular order, are the top ten books of my eccentric childhood. I say “eccentric” because–due to a misguided act of patriotism to my motherland–I refused […]

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Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

“It was funny. The adults taking all this so seriously, and the children playing along, playing along, believing it too until suddenly the adults went too far, tried too hard, and the children could see through their game.” – Ender’s Game Ender is one of thousands of child prodigies engineered by the government whose sole […]

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

“What it must be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at the press of a button? How would I spend the hours I now commit to combing the woods for sustenance if it were easy to come by? What do they do all day, these people in the Capitol?” – […]