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Jen's Regular Recommendations!

Although all of us read some young adult books, and definitely read enthusiastically when we were kids, Jen is our resident young adult expert.  Jen has her masters' degree in community psychology, and worked at Charlie's Place (a grant-funded program for 'at-risk' rural youth) before coming to From My Shelf. She also has son in his early 20s with whom she has always read, and she organizes both the youth summer reading program and the monthly young adult book club at the Galeton Library. For personal reading pleasure, Jen likes young adult fantasy, classic sci-fi and fantasy, psychological thrillers, British fantasy and mysteries, alternative histories, and most zombie, vampire and werewolf lit. Her taste in book humor runs from campy to snarky, with a huge twist of dry and/or goofy British flavor. Jen often recommends the following authors:

Terry Pratchett
Christopher Moore
Scott Westerfeld
Dorothy Gilman's "Mrs. Pollifax" mysteries
Jonathan Kellerman
Sophie Hannah
Neil Gaiman, novels AND the Sandman graphic novels
Alan Bradley, the "Flavia de Luce" mysteries
Tad Williams
Chloe Neill

Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris #1) Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780756408176
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Published: DAW - August 6th, 2013

Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid #2) Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780756407926
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Published: DAW - March 5th, 2013

The Accidental Werewolf (An Accidental Series #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425242711
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Published: Berkley - November 1st, 2011

Tailchaser's Song Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780886779535
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Published: DAW - December 1st, 2000

Peeps Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9781595140838
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Published: Razorbill - September 7th, 2006

The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780449209127
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Published: Fawcett - May 12th, 1985

The Wrong Mother: A Zailer and Waterhouse Mystery (A Zailer & Waterhouse Mystery #3) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143116301
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Published: Penguin Books - September 29th, 2009

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780385343497
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Published: Bantam - January 19th, 2010

Loki's Wolves (The Blackwell Pages #1) Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780316204972
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 15th, 2014

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780060012359
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - August 12th, 2008