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I need help! I'm doing the Reading Challenge and have some trouble finding all the required books.

Things I'm missing are:
- A book written by someone under 30 (no, I will *not* read anything by Christopher Paolini, thanks)
- A book with nonhuman characters (I've read The Animal Farm and Watership Down, and something like 8 Redwall books)
- A memoir (recommend a good one, please)
- A book with bad reviews (no, I will *not* read the Twilight books)
- A book with a love triangle (see above)
- A book set in high school (again, see above; I'd prefer this without awkward romances altogether)
- A book written by an author with your same initials (that's A.K. then)

Date: 2015-01-13 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
- A book written by someone under 30
My friend Caroline Carlson writes middle grade novels (written for ages 8-12) about pirates that are quite fun for adults too. The first one was definitely written while she was under 30: "Magic Marks the Spot" (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates Book 1)
"The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch also qualifies (fantasy)

- A book with nonhuman characters
These are also aimed at young people, but I remember them fondly from years ago: "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM", "Charlotte's Web"

- A book with a love triangle
The Hunger Games, I suppose.

- A book set in high school
It's fantasy, but set at a school for teenagers that (I'm pretty sure) comes before university: "The Rithmatist" by Brandon Sanderson.

Date: 2015-01-13 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khar-muur.livejournal.com
Thank you! Hadn't heard of any of those, save for the Hunger Games, of course, and I've put that one on the list (the challenge includes reading a trilogy, so I figured I might as well read them all).

A fantasy setting might just be the only thing that could make a high school book bearable. Much obliged.

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