Category Archives: YA/Adult Crossover

Catcher in the Rye. By J.D. Salinger. (2001). Back Bay Books. ISBN-10: 0316769177.

Plot Summary A few days after being expelled from his private school, Pencey Prep, Holden Caulfield nears the brink of a mental breakdown, but ends up experiencing a lot of life; from prostitutes, to crazy roommates, to a simple day … Continue reading

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Siddhartha. By Herman Hesse. (2010). Tribeca Books. ISBN-10: 1936594366.

Plot Summary Siddhartha was sheltered his whole life until the day he went outside and for the first time saw sickness and old age. He wanted to try to find an escape from suffering, and so his religious journey began, … Continue reading

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Ender’s Game. By Orson Scott Card. (1994). Tor Science Fiction. ISBN-10: 0812550706.

Plot Summary Ender Wiggins is taken from his home in order to be trained at the Battle School, a training ground for genius children, in space, where he quickly rises to the top in command. But tensions are high in … Continue reading

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Starship Troopers. By Robert A. Heinlein. (1987).

Plot Summary “Come on, you apes! You wanta live forever?-Unknown Platoon Sergeant, 1918. Juan “Johnnie” Rico lives in a society where citizenship is not promised, but offered as a trade for military or other government service. Starship Troopers follows him … Continue reading

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Dune(40th Anniversary Edition). By Frank Herbert. (2005). Ace Trade. ISBN-10: 0441013597.

Plot Summary On the desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, there is a spice which gives the Guildsmen the second sight they need in order to travel in deep space. Therefore, it is said that whomever controls the spice, … Continue reading

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Dracula. By Bram Stoker. (1897). ISBN-10:0099511223 (Pbk).

Plot Summary When Johnathan Harker is asked to travel to Transylvania to provide counsel for Count Dracula, it doesn’t take long before he begins to notice something quite peculiarĀ  about his host. After a while, Harker learns that he is … Continue reading

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