Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 17

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 17




THERE'S A NEW SECOND HAND SATURDAY BLOGGER! CHECK THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR MORE INFORMATION!

(If you've been here before, scroll down for this week's challenge in red)

Welcome to Second Hand Saturday!! In an attempt to clear our bookshelves, and pass on great used books to our stalkers followers, Amy, Kit, Abigaile, Austin and I have decided to hold weekly giveaways of some of the books on our bookshelves! Every Saturday, we will post the books available, and the following Saturday, we will announce the winner and our next challenge. The winner will get to choose a book from the list and we will ship it to that lucky person! Each week we will have a different challenge to complete (see below). YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER TO ENTER!  Open Internationally.  Ends at 10:00 pm EST the following Friday!

If you are a blogger, and would like to do your own Second Hand Saturday, shoot us an email and we'll link up!  (ReadingTeen1 at gmail.com)

To see the book on Amazon, click the book name. To see our review (if we've done one) click on PBR for the Parental Book Reviews content review, or RT for the Reading Teen blog review. Good luck!!






Middle Grade

*Newly Added Karma Bites by Stacy Kramer, Valerie Thomas (RT)(PBR)
Middle School Confidential Books 1-3 by Annie Fox (PBR
Eragon (hardback) by Christopher Paolini (PBR)
Eldest (hardback) by Christopher Paolini (PBR)
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (PBR)
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (PBR) (RT)
Mattimeo (library copy) by Brian Jacques
A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
Summer Ball by Mike Lupica
Half Moon Investigations (library copy) by Eoin Colfer
Island Girl (library copy) by Sandra Byrd
Hoot (paperback) by Carl Hiaasen
Tuck Everlasting (hardback) by Natalie Babbitt
Nothing But The Truth: A Documentary Novel (paperback) By AVI
Triss (Redwall, Book 15) (paperback) by Brian Jacques
Holes by Louis Sachar
Clovermead by David Randall
 The O'Reilly Factor For Kids by Bill O'Reilly


YA books +


*Newly added Dark Song ARC by Gail Giles
*Newly added Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund
*Newly added I am J ARC by Cris Beam
 Reckless (*Advance Special Addition Hardback) by Cornelia Funke (RT)(PBR)
 Girl, 15, Charming But Insane by Sue Limb
 Signed copy Photo Snap Shot by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 3)
Signed copy Cut, Crop and Die by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 2)
Signed Copy  Paper, Scissors, Death  by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 1)
*AUDIOBOOK Will Grayson, Will Grayson by Devid Levithan and John Green
 Amigas Fifteen Candles ARC by Veronica Chambers (inspired by Jennifer Lopez)
The Oracle of Dating by Allison Van Diepen (PBR)(RT)
 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants hardback by Ann Brashares
 The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Traveling Pants 2) hardback by Ann Brashares
 Girls in Pants (Traveling Pants 3) hardback by Ann Brashares
 Forever in Blue (Traveling Pants 4) by Ann Brashares
 Glass by Ellen Hopkins hardback (review of Crank)
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Stuggle by L.J.Smith (PBR)
 The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce
Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar
You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl 2) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
All I Want is Everything (Gossip Girl 3) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Because I'm Worth It (Gossip Girl 4) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
The Gossip Girl Prequel (hardback) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
*signed copy Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (PBR) (RT)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (PBR) (RT)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (PBR)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein (PBR)
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (PBR) (RT)
The Lost Girls by Laurie Fox
Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes (18 and over)
What if....Everyone Knew Your Name (A Choose Your Destiny Novel) by Liz Ruckdeschel and Sara James
The Riddle by Alison Croggon
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Shack by William P. Young
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul:  The Real Deal by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen and Deborah Reber
Excessively Diverted (The Sequel to Pride & Prejudice) by Juliette Shapiro
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Crunch Time by Mariah Fredericks
Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
 Pride and Predjudice (Paperback) by Jane Austen
Lord of the Flies (paperback) by William Golding
Life, The Universe and Everything: Hitchhickers Trilogy
book 3 (hardback) by Douglas Adams
So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish: Hitchhickers Trilogy
book 4 (hardback) by Douglas Adams



To enter this week's giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog, and


 WE WANT TO GET TO KNOW OUR AUDIENCE!


We've asked you to tell us everything you've loved from the YA books you read, NOW tell us what you hate dislike from the YA books you read. Too long, too short, not enough romance, not enough dialog... whatever, just say something your annoyed with.



Extra entries:

(+1) for Twitter/Facebook follows (that's a possible 4 extra points)
(+1) for Tweets (@ReadingTeen)/FB Shares (leave links)-(You can tweet once a day!)
(+2) for Blog Posts or Sidebar (leave links in the comments)

(+1) Add up your points!!

Easy Links:


Thank You so much for following. We could not would not do this without our followers. Come back next Saturday to see the winner and enter in for another book giveaway!

THIS WEEK'S WINNER IS: 

Emilie


 said...

I am a follower.

I'm in the 18-28 age range and I'm from Canada. I read pretty much any book that falls under YA regardless of the genre, I'm not exactly a picky reader.

Email me at ReadingTeen1 at gmail.com with your book choice!!  You have a week to claim your prize!




ATTENTION!!  If you win and you'd like a series of books that are listed and are willing to pay the shipping, we will ship them all to you!  (It's too expensive for us to do it ourselves!)


Congratulations!
Amy, Andye, Kit, Abigaile and Austin

Looking for more Second Hand Saturday giveaways?  Check out Kelsey Sutton's bookshelf!

77 comments:

  1. I really don't like it when author's try to make their characters sound like teenagers but they turn out all wrong. I've read so many books with dialogue that my friends and I would never say! I think some author's need to get more realistic with their dialogue!

    +3 follow: Reading Teen
    Amy, Kit on Twitter @KailiaSage

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  2. I don't like choppy editing, like spelling mistakes or grammar/ inconsistencies, etc. I dislike dialogue that is superficial are TOO much dialogue, not enough action. Also, a rushed or confusing ending is a real turn-off.

    (+4) for Twitter/Facebook follows (@cc9309)
    (+1) for Tweets http://twitter.com/cc9309/status/22948883610
    (+2) for Sidebar http://wordsonpaperya.blogspot.com

    (+1) Total: 8 entries

    cc932005 at hotmail dot com

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  3. I guess my main annoyance is that the authors tend to make them all real bratty or whinny. They NEVER actually have them think before they react. Now I know that is the way most teenagers behave but occasionally I'd like to read about one that actually thinks things out and doesn't whine till my teeth are clinched.


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  4. I don't like it when some YA books are just too predictable.Sometimes in the first few chapters I can already guess the storyline and the outcome, and that is a bit disheartening especially if they did not have the dialogue to back up the expected. If the writing does not flow and I don't care much for the characters, then I am not having a good time.
    +3 follower

    terilhack(@)yahoo.com

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  5. I can't stand coming across awkward sentences in books - thing like repeated words really bug me. And irritating main characters are a total turn-off.

    +1 Twitter follow ReadingTeen (@SixteenCandles)
    +1 Twitter follow ReadingTeen2
    +1 Twitter follow Kit_nichole
    +1 tweet (http://twitter.com/SixteenCandles/status/22953661461)
    +1 FB fan (Maddy S)
    +2 sidebar (http://nosmokewithoutafire.blogspot.com/?zx=1833f4cc1c6f32db)
    +1 adding up entries

    Total: 9

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  6. I don't like it when books are too long yet nothing seems to be happening in the first half. If everything is going to take place in the second half, please make the story shorter because I don't want to waste my time wondering if the book is going to get better, and even if it does get better, I'm probably not going to be giving a glowing recommendation.

    +2 for sidebar of http://ayareader.blogspot.com/

    Total: 3 entries

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  7. I really don't like it when author's try to make their characters sound like something else but they turn out all wrong. I
    +3 follow: Reading Teen

    vidishamun@gmail.com

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  8. I'm annoyed with books that seem like they haven't been edited enough. I know that's somewhat broad, but I'm tired of reading books that seem like they could have been so much better if only it had been edited once or twice more.

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  9. I don't know any YA books, so I would like to win, so I can see what I think of it. :)
    Please count me in!

    (+1) for Twitter/Facebook follows (that's a possible 4 extra points)
    Following all +4
    (+1) for Tweets (@ReadingTeen)/FB Shares (leave links)-(You can tweet once a day!)
    Retweeted
    http://twitter.com/Lucy73/statuses/22959819451 +1

    Total +5

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  10. I hate it when I hate the characters - when the characters are 2-D and do things that don't make sense, even if they are teenagers. If I can't root for the character, I can't finish the book.

    +4 Twitter & Facebook Follows (@charishii)
    +1 Tweet (http://twitter.com/charishii/status/22960142605)
    +2 Sidebar (http://charishii.blogspot.com)
    +1 8 entries in all

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  11. I don't like when author HAVE to have a love triangle in his/her book and it comes out all wrong. Sometimes the story is dramatic enough and it doesn't need to have two boys fighting over some girl just because every book has it. There are many other ways how to make an interesting book...

    +3 for Twitter follows
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    https://twitter.com/judittten/status/22960112922
    +2 for sidebar link
    http://loveinbooks.blogspot.com/

    +1 Total: 7

    judittten at gmail dot com

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  12. I don't like when author HAVE to have a love triangle in his/her book and it comes out all wrong. Sometimes the story is dramatic enough and it doesn't need to have two boys fighting over some girl just because every book has it. There are many other ways how to make an interesting book...

    +3 for Twitter follows
    +1 for tweeting
    https://twitter.com/judittten/status/22960112922
    +2 for sidebar link
    http://loveinbooks.blogspot.com/

    +1 Total: 7

    judittten at gmail dot com

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  13. +JMJ+

    Well, I don't know how I'm going to admit this, but . . . It was very recently that I discovered I don't actually like YA. (!!!) For years I've called it my favourite genre and I've estimated that 80% of the novels I've read in my lifetime have been YA. And then I started reading about a new category called "MG" . . . and I soon had to admit that most of my "YA" favourites actually fall under the other umbrella or in a crossover area. =S

    To answer your question more directly . . . I don't really like it when teenagers are too adult in YA novels. Yes, I'll occasionally indulge in something gritty or serious; but I like it when kids can be kids. Romantic love is already a grown up theme to me, and I'm not interested in reading about high school-aged students falling in love. So I gravitate towards Adventure stories with younger characters or with older characters who don't let any romance overwhelm the story.

    I'm an old follower and have already updated the Second Hand Saturday link that is always on my sidebar. Adding them up now for the extra point . . . that makes 4 entries. =)

    PS--Captcha is "wistably"! I think that would make a great word. Don't you? =)

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  14. Well, I actually was really annoyed with one YA book series because the author repeated the details from previous books in other books as to remind something. I felt like silly or something because it was as if someone explained me things that are obvious. I hope you understood what I meant ;D xlacrimax@gmail.com

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  15. I don't like when the book is too long for the history and when don't have enough dialog.

    +3 for follow: @ReadingTeen + @ReadingTeen2 + Facebook (@maridalchico)

    +1 for tweets: http://twitter.com/maridalchico/statuses/22967457797

    +1 Total: 6 entries


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  16. I dislike it when the book is unnecessarily long. I don't like teenagers being very unrealistically presented.

    +1 FB follow (Misha Mathew)
    +1 reading teen twitter follow (Misha_1989)
    +1 Follow Readingteen2 on twitter(Misha_1989)
    +1 Follow kit_nichole on twitter(Misha_1989)

    + 1 FB share
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=630067989&v=wall&story_fbid=149276978427212&ref=mf

    +1 twitter
    http://twitter.com/Misha_1989/status/22970172798

    + 2 Blog post
    http://books-love-affair.blogspot.com/2010/09/second-hand-saturday-book-week-giveaway.html

    +2 sidebar
    http://books-love-affair.blogspot.com/

    +1 Add up= 11

    Misha
    mishamary@gmail.com

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  17. I don't like it when the writer kind of loses focus! I mean, they're telling you such a good story and in some part it looks like they gave up and they just tell something bizarre instead of the continuation! That's REALLY annoying. Also, I don't like it when there're mistakes 'cause the book wasn't perfectly edited.

    (+2) I follow @ReadingTeen and @ReadingTeen2 (@lismagol)
    (+1) I tweeted about it:
    http://twitter.com/lismagol/statuses/22970363654

    (+1) Total: 5

    lismagol(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I get annoyed when authors spend a lot of time building the plot on the front end of the book and then do a crappy job on resolution.

    +1 Facebook follower!
    +1 for adding

    Total = +2


    Amy S.
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

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  19. I really don't like weak heroines that are too stupid to live that need to be saved all the time. It really really annoys me, when they're like, "I know, why don't I walk into the empty scary woods with a stranger at night! It'll be fine!" and they end up having to be saved by the perfect boy with no flaws. And that's another thing I don't like. Perfect characters with no flaws. Because to me, having no flaws is a flaw in itself because it just makes the character so boring.

    planetprint8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I hate it when authors try to make the teenage heroine/hero sounds more 'teen-like' by adding way too many useless slangs.. And I really dislike open-ended endings when there are no sequels. It feels incomplete. Also, I don't like it when the author kills off some major side characters. If I really want to read about dropping dead in the end, I'd be reading Hamlet instead. :)

    You can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

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  21. I am an email subscriber and follower. I like all my books to have some romance in it. I don't like them to be short and I don't like to be left hanging. I don't like it when there is no ending to a book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  22. I dislike unrealistic characters and plotlines.

    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  23. I don't like when the authors write sequels just because the first book was a sucess and the second, third... they ruin the history!
    I don't mind long books, but when I realize that the author is just stalling, I abandoned for sure!


    (+3) I follow @ReadingTeen, @ReadingTeen2 and @kit_nichole
    My twitter is @doka_ana

    (+1) http://twitter.com/doka_ana/status/22978325894

    Total: 5 entries

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  24. I don't like when an author tries to hard to sound like a teenager and end up sounding stupid....

    (+4) for Twitter/Facebook follows (@magabygc)

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  25. I am getting tired of the different POV in all these new books. Sure some people can pull it off but I have found that the further along the story line is (like the house of night series) its too hard to follow the stories. AND I started the story reading about one character like ZOE and end up reading more about the character's that bug me (stevie Rae)

    kennifernjenny(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I hate it when the heroines sound whiney, always complaining about how things are turning out.

    attapinkgirl@yahoo.com.hk

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  27. Gosh, I have a long list for this. Where to start...

    1) First off, I HATE whiny heroines. It's like, "Get it together, you wimp!" It's just so frustrating and annoying.

    2) I cannot stand it when the characters are 2D. They have no depth or feelings and they just don't seem real. Also, they have to have at least some flaws.

    3) I will never complete a book if it is filled with cuss words. If there's a bunch in every chapter, I will put that book down and never pick it up again, unless it's to throw it away in some form.

    4) Some authors just try way too hard to sound like a teenager. It's repulsive and just plain obnoxious. I'll be thinking, "Who in the world would say that with a straight face?"

    4) Too predictable books... enough said.

    5) Dragging plotlines. Definitely a thing that I would not endure for too long.

    Sophia
    mashimaro401[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  28. I don't like long-winding stories when you can get to the point. I don't like love stories that aren't believable. And also unrealistic dialogue or those that try to be funny but aren't/

    +4 Twitter follows @bunnyb and FB follow - bunnyb baxter
    +1 total: 5

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  29. Run-on sentences drive me crazy, totally yanking me out of the story. There's one awesome series I love re-reading, but the ROS bug me every time!

    +4 for twitter/FB follows (@sharigreen)
    +1 for adding 'em up

    Total: 6 entries please. Thx!

    sharigreen.ya (AT) gmail.com

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  30. I hate when I know what's going to happen as soon as I start reading the book. And, I don't like when the character never fails at anything. That's not realistic... at all.

    julie102794@gmail.com

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  31. I don't like it when they're too melodramatic and very predictable. Or when the main character is shallow and stupid and looking through her/his eyes is a pain. And when the book ends up exactly the same way the one before it did. I really HATE that, it's like all YA books nowadays have the same stories but with different characters!

    +3 Following Andy, Amy and Kit ( @Twilaholick)

    +1 "Liking" the facebook page (Danya Bakhbakhi)

    +1 for a tweet :) http://twitter.com/Twilaholick/status/22989525831

    +1 total: 5

    TheQueenD.Lavigne AT Hotmail Dot com

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  32. I hate when there is way too much romance that you lose the actual plot of the story or when an author ends a book with a really bad cliffhanger.

    +1 Follow Readingteen on twitter
    +1 Follow Amy's twitter
    +1 Follow Kit's twitter
    +1 Like Readingteen on facebook
    +1 http://twitter.com/Disney_Kayla/status/22990657737 Tweet

    +1 for adding = 8 entries!
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  33. I hate it when theres too much romance and sexual stuff in it.. I mean come on.. Can we keep it to JUST a kissing? and not a steamy one. gees. sorry just really annoys me. I also hate it when the girl jumps from guy to guy, when she likes the first guy thats the one I want her with! Not jumping around! Take book the series House of Night or whatever I HATE that series! Ok, I'll quit with my rant : )


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  34. I get tired of sexual scenes too. And trying to prove a political point gets old.

    +4 I'm a follower of everyone! :)
    +1 tweeted

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  35. Something I can't stand is vulgarity! A tiny bit of language is one thing, but too many obscenities is annoying, and to me shows a lack of literary creativity. Quick, naive romance is also something I've come to resent. Romance is best--and more believable--when it is built up.

    +4 Follow Amy, Kit, & Readingteen on Twitter & Facebook

    +2 Blog Post http://shayla11-wordaddict.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-secondhand-saturday.html

    +1 Tweet https://twitter.com/shay_la11/status/23000124614

    +1 FB share http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/shay.la.11?v=wall&story_fbid=154179741275213&ref=mf

    +1= 8 extras, 9 total

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  36. Forgot sidebar: http://shayla11-wordaddict.blogspot.com/

    =11 total

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  37. Often feels too short

    follow you all on twitter

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    Total: 4

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  38. I hate predictable stories like you read the first pages and already know what's going to happen. I also dislike reading about infinite love scenes, when the whole book is only about couple hugging, kissing and doing something more (yeah, you know what I mean...). And lastly, I hate when the author only changes the supernatural beings but keeps the same plot as other books already written. Come on, I'm not stupid and I know it was copied!

    +3 for Twitter following.

    Total: 04 points.

    milagp1@yahoo.com.br

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  39. I don't like when a series gets to be longer and then each book spends about half of it's pages recapping the previous books. It makes me want to stop reading, and it makes me feel like they're assuming readers are forgetful. If you're gonna recap your previous books, do it before the actual book starts, like have a couple page summary beforehand recapping the other books, otherwise you might as well just reread all of the others before reading that one. And drama is another pet peeve in YA, you can only handle so much before it gets to be over-the-top and unrealistic.


    +4 Follow: Reading Teen, Amy
    , and Kit on Twitter @AmburHostyn and Like Reading Teen on Facebook (Ambur Hostyn)
    +1 Tweet (link: http://twitter.com/AmburHostyn/status/23002919344)
    +2 I linked your blog on my sidebar (link: http://burningximpossiblyxbright.blogspot.com/)

    +1 for adding points, so total = 8

    Ambur (ambiepie_6(@)hotmail.com)

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  40. I don't like it when what seems like a great book, where you've really connected with the characters lets you down by having an ending that seems very rushed, unrealistic or open (although open endings are ok when there is a sequel.) Unrealistic or forced dialouge that does not sound natural (sometimes as the results of trying to imitate what the author thinks is 'teen talk')is also something that annoys me and puts me off a book.

    +4 (Facebook and Twitter follows)
    +1 (Tweet BookPrincess3)

    Total (+1) 6 entries

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  41. I hat whiney characters.
    +3 I am a follower.
    +1Facebook(sue brandes)
    +1 Twitter(katsrus2003)
    +5 + Total

    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I don't like when things start to happen from nowhere. Stories that don't explain where things are coming from annoy me to no end. Also rushed plots don't get to me.

    (+3) following @ReadingTeen, @ReadingTeen2 and @kit_nichole
    my twitter is @gutenha2

    (+1) http://twitter.com/gutenha2/status/23019517976

    (+1) total: 5 points

    gutabauer at gmail.com

    ;)

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  43. I dont like that sometimes the relationshps take forever to get going. I also dont like teenagers that are conected to older people.
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  44. I am a twitter follower @Lora1967
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  45. total points 2

    post on my blog,
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  46. One of my biggest pet peeves is when characters' names are so similar that you almost need to write them down to keep them straight. That's just not right.

    +4 following on Facebook and Twitter (@clderwee)

    +1 tweet
    http://twitter.com/clderwee/status/23026974998

    +2 Post
    http://allaboutyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/09/christinabeans-friday-finds.html

    +1 adding

    = 8
    clderwee at gmail dot com

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  47. I Hate that there is not anuff Kissing but I guess it is for teen but i like a little more making out in my books.
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  48. I don't think my entry submitted before :/

    I don't like it when you are enjoying a bok and have really connected with and care about the characters and then the ending is suddenly really rushed and unrealistic with characters behaving unlike their usual selves just to fit in with the plot. I also find that unrealsitically forced dialouge (often as a result of the author trying to integrate 'teen speak into it) and long chunks of dialouge that do not move the plot along put me off a book.

    +4 Twitter and Facebook follows and likes

    +1 Tweet (BookPrincess3)

    +2 (sidebar @ www.bestfriends-books.blogspot.com

    +1 Adding up

    Total: 8 entries

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  49. I don't like when YA books are too short or too predictable, also when they have an ending when it's very obvious that the author intends to do sequels, and also when the teen characters in the book act too childishly or not like real teenagers would act.

    +1 for adding up my points
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  50. I don't like it when books in a series end abruptly. You turn the page and can't believe that was the end. Even though the story will continue in the next book there should be some sort of closure in each of the books.

    +2=facebook follower, added them

    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

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  51. I don't like weak, dependent heroines, unrealistic romance and predictability.

    (+4) for Twitter/Facebook follows (@raoreviews)

    (+1) Total: 5 entries

    misled.ghosts(AT)gmail.com

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  52. +1 http://twitter.com/Disney_Kayla/status/23089768155 Daily Tweet

    disneykayla(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. I don't like it when we see the same formula in a plot over and over again e.g. girl falls in love with bad boy who is also a paranormal creature who wants to kill her.

    +2 Following reading teen 2 and kit on twitter @Brittleblue
    +1 adding up entries = 3

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I hate when books are too short, or when the authors write a happily ever after ending without really tying up everything well enough to satisfy my curiosity.

    (+1) for commenting and (+1) for adding = 2 !
    Thank you!

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  55. the weird stupidness of the character. Then again, the story wouldn't exist if they're perfect, and everyone's flawed. -_- oh well. I'll try to keep that in mind 24/7. and of course, TOO PERFECT heroes. I don't like them. I like flawed ones but still very good, like Luke Brandon. I love my heroes showing their anger at times! :D

    +4 followed all on twitter, and a facebook fan (@Fiona Chan)
    +1 tweet: http://twitter.com/FionaChan/statuses/23133400831
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  56. Great Giveaway!

    What i dislike about YA books it the love triangles! I mean come one just choose lol

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  58. I guess the thing I dislike most about YA is that sometimes the authors seem to "dumb-down" their prose to make the book more readable for teens. Luckily, there aren't too many authors that do this. :)

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  59. I don't like some of the repeatative, redundant statements. Like if they're describing something, then describe it again in the next chapter, then once more in the next. I got it the first time, thank you very much. Lol.

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  60. I hate...er...dislike when the author writes on a level that makes me feel as though I'm reading a book for a 5th grader. Or, rather, a book meant for a 5th grade reading level, when the theme of the book is obviously for older youngins.

    What also gets me are the hinted-at sexual scenes. Really, is that necessary?

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  61. I can't stand if the story isn't original. most books I can predict what's going to happen and that just sucks!

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  63. I hate that sometimes authors keep explaining the same thing over and over again...as if the reader would suddenly forget, and I have this perception YA books win in this category, over every other genre. It really annoys me.

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  64. I dislike that a lot of the YA I read turns out to be predictable and a lot of them seem to be the same exact story.

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  65. I dislike when the books get repetitive. I don't feel like I need an entire three chapters to tell me what happened in the last book. I read the last book, and you should have read it too! Although I will say I don't come across this too much because I usually get recommendations before I read a book. That helps me avoid reading a lot of books I wouldn't like. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. I hate all romance and no battle and/or all battle and no romance DX

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    I dont like it when they tell you alot of story and very little dialoge.

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  68. Please enter me for
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    I dont like it when they tell you alot of story and very little dialoge.

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  69. I hate when some books go on and on about details that end up having nothing to do with the story. and your sitting there thinking...why? why was that even in there?
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  70. What annoys me sometimes in YA books are the over the top/dramatic responses. Was I really that dramatic as a teenager? I would like to hope not! haha.

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  71. I don't like the abrupt endings that happen sometimes in teen romance books. The lead girl and guy get together and then... nothing. Not even a peek at what happens after. ARGH! HULK SMASH! (<-- that's what happens to me when I finish one of those books) ;)

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  72. Hmmm...well, I do love YA books, but I guess what I find most annoying is the authors often don't know how to portray the age of their characteres properly. Some books you'll read sixteen-year-old that sound like twelve-year-olds. Other times, you'll find fifteen-year-olds practically living on their own as adults.

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  73. I hate it when people use YA as an excuse to do lazy storytelling and lots of cliches.
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  74. i don't like it when the characters are tstl! makes me want to hurl the book against the wall....

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  76. I don't like that the teen romances happen so fast that it's not believable. So the romances suck. And I hate how most books have 1 girl having to choose btw 2 guys. That is old already.
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