Here are the top picks from today's advisory board:
- Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
- Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)
- Holes (Louis Sachar)
- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
- Q and A (Vikas Swarup)
- The Eternity Code (Eoin Colfer)
- The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
- Gathering Blue (Lois Lowry)
Several of the teens comments are really interesting too. This is my favorite suggestion: "'I'd really like to see more historical fiction novels written for teens,' said Braden Lunn, 14-year old JAB winner from Calgary, Alberta. 'I'm interested in war and world history, but the books for adults are a bit too complicated.'"
I completely agree with this assessment. I'm reading The Unresolved, by T.K. Welsh, right now and it's a combination of historical novel/ghost story and it's so amazing.