Continuing my review of popular children’s books this holiday season, today I’m gonna talk about YA. I’ll cover the individual titles that were really popular and mention a few common request that I had a hard time fulfilling (that’s right – holes in the market that need to be filled!!).
- Legend by Marie Lu (this is a debut novel and it’s doing really well!)
- Blood Red Road by Moira Young
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
- The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
- The Hunger Games by Susan Collins
- Apothecary by Maile Meloy
- Inheretance by Christopher Paolini
The following are common requests that I had a hard time fulfilling for customers (please write these books so we can sell them!!).
- Sport books for girls. Usually this is for a customer who has a daughter who isn’t into romance themed books. This reader plays sports herself and wants to see strong female characters!
- Dance books for girls. I did have Bunheads (Sophie Flack) and Audition (Stasia Ward Kehoe) on our shelves to recommend. However, some customers wanted dance books without too much romance, or dance books that were not about ballet.
- Books with Latino protagonists (this goes for both girl and boy books). We need more!! Please write them!