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Check it out: YA Novels in Verse!

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I can't say that I've always been the biggest poetry fan. But lately I've been getting into novels in verse, which have been popping up all over the YA Fiction scene for awhile now. Ellen Hopkins is the queen of this and if you've never read her work before, do yourself a favor and check out Crank as soon as possible. You will be hooked... freaked out... and hooked.

I made a book list of my top ten favorite books in verse. They range from angsty love stories to harrowing stories of teens in abusive situations. One of the newest books on this list is The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle. It is the true story of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a Cuban revoluntionary and feminist writer who spent her life fighting injustices in turn of the century Cuba. Take a look and check out a poetry book today!

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Oops -- I was just starting

Oops -- I was just starting to write a blog post about the same topic! I agree with many of the books on your list, and I'd also recommend Karen Hesse and Sonya Sones to anyone looking for novels in verse.

more young adults novels in verse

I love young adult novels in verse. May I recommend the following? "Shark Girl" by Kelly Bingham, "Aleutian Sparrow" by Karen Hesse, and "Wicked Girls" by Stephanie Hemphill.

Another YA book in verse is

Another YA book in verse is "Make Lemonade", by Virginia Euwer Wolff. http://nypl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/18171005052_make_lemonade. Wonderful story.

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