I have officially finished J. Kaye's 2009 YA Challenge. To learn more about the challenge, visit J. Kaye's YA sign-up post. To see what everyone else in the challenge has read, visit J. Kaye's YA review page.
The challenge asked us to read twelve young adult books. I think I met this goal a while back, but I'm declaring myself finished as of yesterday. I read lots of YA so there will be plenty more reviews to come.
Here are the YA books that I specifically designated as part of the YA Challenge. Click on the link to read my review. My rating is in parentheses.
Completed Young Adult Challenge List
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke (C+)
The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer (B+)
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (A+)
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome (A)
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (A)
Zamora's Ultimate Challenge by M. K. Scott (B+)
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen (A-)
A Killing Frost by John Marsden (B+)
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (A)
Rumors by Anna Godbersen (A-)
Starfinder by John Marco (B)
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt (A)
Judging from my ratings, I picked a good group of books. Wintergirls and Wicked Lovely are my top picks from this list. Swallows and Amazons was one my favorite childhood books, and I wholeheartedly recommend the entire series.
I plan to finish up both the Luxe series and the Tomorrow series (the John Marsden books). And I'm looking forward to reading more of Gary D. Schmidt's books.
All in all a very satisfying challenge. Thank so much to J. Kaye for hosting it.