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Today, the day after International Children's Book Day, seems like a good time to celebrate Young Adult novels. Of course, in a better world, they would just be called novels. Those who judge a book by which section it's shelved in are missing out. The best YA fiction can be as serious, as funny, and as moving as anything on the latest prize shortlist - and I'm sure at least one of these classics has left an indelible impression on you, too.

 

Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.

etc90


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1. The Outsiders
3. Indian in the Cupboard
4. Lord of the Flies
6. The Old Man and the Sea
8. Go Ask Alice

dtungsten


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I've only even heard of one of these, Lord of the Flies, which I have read, and it did have that cover. Not what I'd call a children's book, though.

HomerTime


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1. The Outsiders
2. The Upside Down Dog
3. Indian in the Cupboard
4. Lord of the Flies
5. The Fault in Our Stars
6. The Old Dude
7. A Book I Would Never Read
8. Picasso when the Museum Lost Power


Now that I look at the answers, of the 4 that I gave legitimate guesses, I only missed one ( and I really thought "Indian in the Cupboard was right). I had never even heard of the ones that I missed.

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[quote postid="5746661" user="HomerTime"]1. The Outsiders
2. The Upside Down Dog
3. Indian in the Cupboard
4. Lord of the Flies
5. The Fault in Our Stars
6. The Old Dude
7. A Book I Would Never Read
8. Picasso when the Museum Lost Power


The Upside Down Dog was a classic. I had to read it twice.

SPOILER ALERT:
At the end, when she finally figures out how to get right side up and it turns out she's been a cat all along??? NO FRIGGIN' WAY, RIGHT!!!

Never saw that coming. Good story though.

I thought #6 was The Giver, the utopian story from Lois Lowry, but I'll succumb to peer pressure.

mlvassallo


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frainstorm wrote:[quote postid="5746661" user="HomerTime"]1. The Outsiders
2. The Upside Down Dog
3. Indian in the Cupboard
4. Lord of the Flies
5. The Fault in Our Stars
6. The Old Dude
7. A Book I Would Never Read
8. Picasso when the Museum Lost Power


The Upside Down Dog was a classic. I had to read it twice.

SPOILER ALERT:
At the end, when she finally figures out how to get right side up and it turns out she's been a cat all along??? NO FRIGGIN' WAY, RIGHT!!!

Never saw that coming. Good story though.

I thought #6 was The Giver, the utopian story from Lois Lowry, but I'll succumb to peer pressure.



I'm pretty sure #6 is The Giver.

rontexas2


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frainstorm wrote:[quote postid="5746661" user="HomerTime"]1. The Outsiders
2. The Upside Down Dog
3. Indian in the Cupboard
4. Lord of the Flies
5. The Fault in Our Stars
6. The Old Dude
7. A Book I Would Never Read
8. Picasso when the Museum Lost Power


The Upside Down Dog was a classic. I had to read it twice.

SPOILER ALERT:
At the end, when she finally figures out how to get right side up and it turns out she's been a cat all along??? NO FRIGGIN' WAY, RIGHT!!!

Never saw that coming. Good story though.

I thought #6 was The Giver, the utopian story from Lois Lowry, but I'll succumb to peer pressure.



YOU ARE CORRECT #6 THE GIVER. IT IS THE ILLUSTRATION FROM THE FRONT COVER.

hseratt


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1. The Outsiders
2. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
3. Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4. Lord of the Flies
5. The Fault in Our Stars
6. The Giver

Coming up blank on 7 and 8. =(

niwroc1


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I am wondering what happened to "Catcher in the Rye" and "Portrait of an Artist as a young Man" ......

brumagem


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Guessing without looking at other comments:
1. The Outsiders
2. I wanna say of the dystopian ones, or a Vonnegut.
3. No clue
4. Lord of the Flies
5. The Fault in Our Stars
6. The Giver
7. I'd say one by Robert Jordan, but the art doesn't look right
8. ....Shiloh?

5/8 ain't bad I guess, considering how slow of a reader I am.

brumagem


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dtungsten wrote:I've only even heard of one of these, Lord of the Flies, which I have read, and it did have that cover. Not what I'd call a children's book, though.



That's the thing, these aren't children's books, they're young adult books. I wouldn't recommend any of these to anyone under 12. 14 - 22 is what I consider YA.

pkkahrs


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6. The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Excellent dystopian fiction.