Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (Tor, 1994)

Ender’s Game is probably the best YA book I’ve ever read. It creates the bar by which all other YA books should be measured. It never condescends to its readers and never belittles the main character as being just a kid. It is a remarkably brutal and intense Science Fiction tale that is well worth reading what ever your age (for a more indepth review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com) Continue reading

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Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer (Disney-Hyperion, 2001) (Audioversion: Listening Library, 2004) Narrated by Nathaniel Parker.

Artemis Fowl is a solid piece of mid-grade comic crime fiction placed in a modern fantasy setting. The protagonist is twelve year old criminal genius who begins his crime spree by taking on an elite division of the fairy police force: the LEP Recon. Sound like a ridiculous premise, even for a mid-grade reader? It is, and that is part of the fun… Continue reading

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