The Wager

Extended Resources

Donna Jo Napoli website

SurLaLune Fairy Tales

Bearskin and Other Tales

Topic

Best and worst read in 2010

Emily

Best

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • For the Win by Cory Doctorow
  • Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  • Fire by Kristen Cashore

Worst

  • Geek Charming by Robin Palmer
  • Vamped by Lucienne Diver
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Adrienne

Best

  • Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge
  • Willoughby and the Lion by Greg Foley
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Worst

  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Cathie Sue

Best

  • The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
  • The Young Man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick
  • Trickster by Matt Dimbicki
  • Foiled by Jane Yolen
  • Christopher Farnsworth by Blood Oath (adult)
  • Ship Breaker byPaolo Bacigalupi

Worst

  • Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Karl

Best

  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (highly recommended – best female character in YFic. Better than Katniss, even!)
  • What It Is by Lynda Barry (highly recommended – great graphic memoir and creativity exercise book)

Worst

  • Swoon by Nina Malkin
  • Geek Charming by Robin Palmer


Recommendations

Karl: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and other books by Cory Doctorow, all available as free e-books at http://www.craphound.com
62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer and Other Discarded Electronics by Randy Sarafan
http://www.instructables.com (see my library Instructable at http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Any-Information-You-Could-Possibly-Need/)

Cathie Sue: @cathiesue on Twitter
@booktalker Nancy Keane on Twitter, website, Booktalks Quick and Simple, on iTunes
WorldCat app

Adrienne: The Magicians by Lev Grossman –  2010 Alex Award Selection

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