Time’s 100 Best YA

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson “We need a place,” she said, “just for us. It would be so secret that we would never tell anyone in the whole world about it.” … She lowered her voice almost to a whisper. “It might be a whole secret country,” she continued, “and you and I would be the rulers of […]

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Harriet the Spy

Louise Fitzhugh “When suddenly Harriet leaped to her feet as though she had just then remembered, and screamed, “I’ll be damned if I’ll go to dancing school.” “Harriet!” Mrs. Welsch was appalled. “How dare you use words like that at the table.” “Or any other place, dear,” interjected Mr. Welsch calmly.” Another book of Time’s […]

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Looking for Alaska

John Green “‘Don’t you know who you love, Pudge? You love a girl who makes you laugh and shows you porn and drinks with you. You don’t love the crazy, sullen bitch.’ And there was something to that, truth be told.” John Green knows how to pull you in and twist your heart. I am […]

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The Lord of the Rings

Said Gimli, ‘but you too, Pippin. I love you, if only because of the pains you have cost me, which I shall never forget. Nor shall I forget finding you on the hill of the last battle. Oh man, I have been putting these off for SO long. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are both […]

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Return of the King

J.R.R Tolkien ‘Never is too long a word even for me,’ said Treebeard. ‘Not while your kingdoms last, you mean; but they will have to last long indeed to seem long to Ents.’ ‘The New Age begins,’ said Gandalf, ‘and in this age it may well prove that the kingdoms of Men shall outlast you, […]

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The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien A thing is about to happen which has not happened since the Elder Days: the Ents are going to wake up and find that they are strong. We cared little for what lay beyond the borders of our land. Songs we have that tell of these things, but we are forgetting them, teaching […]

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