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07-22-2013, 07:27 PM
The Summer Reading Flowchart: Young Adult Books! [Infographic] | Teach.com (http://teach.com/education-technology/the-summer-reading-flowchart-young-adult-books?c=upworthy)

07-22-2013, 07:31 PM
Nice. A nice mix of new and old too.

07-22-2013, 08:51 PM
i thought it was a bit of a stretch on 'young adult' though - from Charlottes Web to Dune

07-22-2013, 09:40 PM
Charlotte's Web was a little out of place.

07-22-2013, 09:48 PM
There are a few that are out of place - but there are several I can vouch for on there! Most all of the "Coming of Age" books are fantastic (especially John Green's The Fault in our Stars!) I've read probably 90% of the books on that chart (I'm a nerd) and I love them :)

07-22-2013, 09:52 PM
Yeah, there were a few too easy options or just off like The Secret Garden, which is more of a younger kid read aloud in my mind. Also, no one should be subjected to the horribleness that is Matched.

But I liked that it included things that are usually shelved middle grades, like Howl's Moving Castle and Holes, but which younger teens can totally enjoy.

07-22-2013, 10:05 PM
My kids loved Howl and Holes.
We did Secret Garden and Charlotte's Web when they were 5-8 years old. I think for those the interest level would not be there for the older kids.

07-22-2013, 11:56 PM
My DS15 was interested in the chart and has printed a copy. Let's see how many he can check off.

07-23-2013, 08:10 AM
I've actually taught Charlottes Web to older kids and it was an interesting experience. Kids are so nostalgic so early. And we were able to get into the language and the story in ways you never could for younger kids. But to just pick up and read for fun would be really weird for most teens.

07-23-2013, 08:26 AM
Great list! I bookmarked it for my own reading pleasure. :_laugh: