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Has anyone read Just In Case by Meg Rosoff? It's brilliant.
It's so unfair that crappy authors like smeyer get so much attention while deserving ones like the one above don't.One of the worst kinds of literature-related WorldSuck.
I have the advantage of being a little older than some of you (I'm twenty, gah), and some of the books I read in my early teens are still pretty good. Plus, being older they sell for pretty low prices on Amazon ($0.01 to maybe $3)! Some of these are mentioned previously in the thread but I doubt any of you want to read all 36 pages.
The Sight by David Clement-Davies, Dragon's Bait by Vivianne Vande Velde, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Lirael/Sabriel/Abhorsen by Garth Nix, Witch Child (or anything really) by Celia Rees,the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan, Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno.
The Book Thief! Yay! No one ever mentions it! :)
I'm not sure these are all considered 'undiscovered', but no one I've ever mentioned them too has heard of them.
Freak the Mighty was fantastic. Really short but so perfect and direct. I cried soooo much while reading that.
John Green's books. Scott Westerfeld's books.
In Italy they are really, really unkown (especially John Green. Absurd, right?) I can never discuss about my favorite books bacause nobody knows them. That's sad.
@Devin - So does that make me a lot older than most of you (at 26?) :D
Anyhow some good reads that I have found in the last six months or so (I know, not that many make the list, but I spend all of my time studying to finish my masters these days)....
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell!
Yes, it's a kids book, but I LOVE it. Sahara Jones is my alter-ego, I swear.