Young Adult Books

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Why are young adult books so popular? The story arc or Meta Narrative of young adult books reflect the deepest desires of people. From fiction to reality, there is a true story waiting for only the most courageous.

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The Princess Diaries series by  Meg Cabot Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia , a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne. Delirium series by  Lauren Oliver In a dystopian near future America, the government has classified love as a disease. All citizens, once they turn 18, receive a government operation to cure the unwanted emotion. Lena looks forward to her operation and a safe, predictable and happy life — until, just a few months before her 18th birthday, she meets the mysterious Alex and falls in love.

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Hush, Hush Saga by  Becca Fitzpatrick In the first volume of the "Hush, Hush" saga, high school sophomore Nora Grey must deal with her feelings for Patch, a classmate — and biology partner — who turns out to be a fallen angel. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by  Libba Bray After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, 16-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school. There, she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world. But what will she find in that strange world?

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Vampire Academy series by  Richelle Mead Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one girl focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks and sinister plots. The Maze Runner series by  James Dashner Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up in the middle of a maze, with no memory, and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape. But once he escapes, he discovers the outside world is a new and dangerous place.

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The Daily Grind of life Is this all there is? How do I fit In? An invitation to be different. (Forced or Choice) Discovering a world very few even know about. Discovering a spiritual world. Discovering the Great War and realizing one is part of it. Discovering the character is different. Character is special and has a special call. Old friends begin to separate Discover new friends who are special too. Embrace purpose & call. End of book one. Book Two: Conflict

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The Purpose of Man Q. 1. What is the chief end of man? A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, [1]  and to enjoy Him forever. [2] Does That Excite You?

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[ Deu 6:5 ESV] You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.   What does that look like? [Mat 28:19 ESV] Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, [Mat 28:20 ESV] teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

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The Duty of Man [ Ecc 12:12 ESV] My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. [ Ecc 12:13 ESV] The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. [ Ecc 12:14 ESV] For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

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The Daily Grind of life

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The Daily Grind: [ Ecc 1:1 NIV] The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem: [ Ecc 1:2 NIV] "Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless." [ Ecc 1:3 NIV] What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun? [ Ecc 1:4 NIV] Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. [ Ecc 1:12 NIV] I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. [ Ecc 1:13 NIV] I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind! [ Ecc 1:14 NIV] I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. [ Ecc 1:15 NIV] What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted. [ Ecc 1:16 NIV] I said to myself, "Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge." [ Ecc 1:17 NIV] Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind. [ Ecc 1:18 NIV] For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.

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You watch your parents work all day & come home tired, maybe frustrated and hurt. TV Zombies~!   [ Ecc 2:22 NIV] What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? [ Ecc 2:23 NIV] All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.

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I just want to have fun!

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[ Ecc 2:1 NIV] I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." But that also proved to be meaningless. [ Ecc 2:2 NIV] "Laughter," I said, "is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?" [ Ecc 2:3 NIV] I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly--my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. [ Ecc 2:4 NIV] I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself and planted vineyards. [ Ecc 2:5 NIV] I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. [ Ecc 2:6 NIV] I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. [ Ecc 2:7 NIV] I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves who were born in my house. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. [ Ecc 2:8 NIV] I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem as well--the delights of a man's heart. [ Ecc 2:9 NIV] I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me. In all this my wisdom stayed with me. [ Ecc 2:10 NIV] I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil. [ Ecc 2:11 NIV] Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.

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More Daily Grind Observations [ Ecc 7:1 NIV] A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. [ Ecc 7:2 NIV] It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart. [ Ecc 7:3 NIV] Frustration is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart.   [ Ecc 7:4 NIV] The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure. Drunk teens trying to kick out a wall.

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[ Ecc 7:5 NIV] It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools. [ Ecc 7:6 NIV] Like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of fools. This too is meaningless. Junior Year. Cheerleaders throwing up blood.   [ Ecc 7:7 NIV] Extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart. Lobbyist

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[ Ecc 7:8 NIV] The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. [ Ecc 7:9 NIV] Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. [ Ecc 7:10 NIV] Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions. Have you ever heard people say that?

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I am different? I am special? Do I have a calling? Am I attractive? I have desires and dreams. What do I believe? Is what my parents saying true? (Can the adults be trusted?)

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Jesus said! [Mat 7:13 ESV] "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. [Mat 7:14 ESV] For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

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An invitation to be different. (Forced or Choice)

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