The "YA" books that I read were the books that were assigned to my class as a kid. The metamorphosis The Canterville Ghost the knight in rusty armour And a book named "Los ojos del perro siberiano" which was proper YA-lit. I don't know why did they pick these books, no one read them anyway. The spanish/literature class was shit, because I went to a technical oriented school
>>7609175 When i was a kid this kind of lit wasnt really a thing, you went from Enid Blyton to whatever your dad/family had really. Harry Harrison is the nearest thing i can think of and before that Willard Price.
started reading in grade school, my dad gave me Jack London because thats what he read as a kid, and I ended up loving it.
then I read a bunch of these great illustrated classics through grade school and middle school. lot of classics. around the world in 80 days, treasure island, great expectations, but count of monte christo was always my favorite.
I remember series of scary books from my childhood. They all took place in one city. I remember some stories - one was about a girl who noticed that some grandpa working in a shop is getting smaller and his nose stays the same size.
>>7611772 I was more in this boat. Not because of my parents but because my sister always got praise for reading so used to gorge on titanic amounts of classical literature to look smarter. Thanks jealousy.
>>7612166 Wow, the names of those books were so radically different in german.
The series was called "Die fünf Tore" (the five gates, while the original was "The Power of Five".
The first book was Todeskreis (death circle), while the original was Raven's Gate. Evil Star became Teufelsstern (devil's star). Nightrise became Schattenmacht (shadow force). Necropolis became Höllenpforte (hell's gate). Oblivion was turned into a two-parter: Zeitentod (time's death) and Feuerfluch (fire curse).
Glad to know he finished it. When I read Evil Star my friend told me he droppped the series.
Early adolescence? I remember reading these. Animorphs (Hork-Bajir were the shit) His Dark Materials H.G Wells (Time Machine, Food of the Gods, War of the Worlds) Douglas Adams The entire works of Robert Rankin, what the fuck was I thinking? The Dark is Rising The Deptford Mice Bloodtide Junk Everything by A. E. Van Vogt A Nomad of the Time Streams An assortment of random Golden Age SF titles. All the Alien and Predator novels. Female Yautja were pretty fucking weird. The Redemption of Althalus, the only fantasy novel I enjoyed, partly for the gentleman thief aspect partly for its depiction of a Trimurti deism (Deiwos/Brahma, Dweia/Vishnu, Daeva/Shiva). It seemed novel to me that a fantasy novel would do something like that. THHGTTG A battered copy of The Man-Kzin Wars I was given by a camp counsellor when he realised I'd rather sit in my tent reading than take part in any of their activities. Greek Myths by Robert Graves Assorted proto-SJW books my mum picked up from whatever The Guardian's book of the week was at the time.
>>7609175 Did anybody here ever use the cherub proboards? That was the first online community I was every a part of. It always feels so comfy looking back on those days when I was fourteen and would get home from school and go straight on this forum.
>>7609175 Oh shit man, that's some middle school shit. I remember that shit. This ausfag let me borrow all his books. I think brigands mg was new whenever ausfag left, I borrowed it but read only halfway and then he was gone lit like shit. Good ass memories. It's always strange but whenever I reflect back on the series I just remember clothes being extremely intense.
>>7609175 Redwall series Artemis Fowl Harry Potter "Island" series "Everest" series "Dive" series (I gobbled up all the stupid shit that Gordon Korman asshole farted out) Hatchet Little Women series (I forget their exact name) Hardy Boys I was too much of a pussy to read goosebumps lol
>>7609175 I didn't care about reading until 5th grade but after I read Alabama Moon I set the record for the whole school on the amount of books checked out: [Adventure] Rash Where the Red Fern Grows Moby Dick 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Series of Unfortunate Events: The Austere Academy Any Alex Rider book [Drama] Milkweed [Fantasy] LOTS OF BRIAN JACQUES The Hobbit
pretty much all I can remember having a blast reading as a youngster with regards to Captain Underpants and Magic Tree House which were only exciting as a first grader because my mother was a strict helicopter parent atm
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