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Hi everyone,

I'm new to YA/MG fiction. I'm looking for great books, similar to books by Susan Juby (Alice, I Think) or Susin Nielsen. Open to suggestions. Much thanks!
#1 - June 27, 2017, 10:09 AM

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Hi Lily,
I can't make a recommendation, but I though it might be worth looking on Amazon and finding the pages for the books you mentioned. Half way down each book page there is often a "similar books to these" list with about four other titles promoted. Or it might be "buyers of this book also bought these". Regardless, it might put you on the right track. Best of luck.
#2 - June 27, 2017, 03:29 PM
I've Got Feet! (Fantastic Animal Feet) - Amicus Ink (Aug. 2017)
I've Got Eyes! - Amicus Ink (2018)

www.juliemurphybooks.com
Twitter: @juliekidsbooks

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Can you elaborate on the genre or what it is about those authors you like?
#3 - July 05, 2017, 08:10 AM
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What I'm looking for is a novel with an authentic voice or engaging narrator. The books I'm reading seem to be written by adults who are thinking their way through the adolescent experience, rather than feeling it.
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I don't know if this is what you're looking for, and it's a few years old now, but one example of what feels like an authentic teen voice (with plenty of feeling) is Dairy Queen, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

I also feel like I've picked up (and put down) an awful lot of "teen" books lately that feel more like entitled 20YOs instead of real teenagers. I have four of them in my house right now, so yes, I actually do know what real teens are like...
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THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas is the most recent example I can come up with that has a very authentic teen voice, IMO. I loved that book.

I also loved DAIRY QUEEN that Olume suggested above.

Jeff Zentner's GOODBYE DAYS struck a chord with YA male voice.

#6 - July 14, 2017, 05:12 PM
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