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I think my favorite author in high school was Nora Roberts. The genre was new and exciting for a teenager and filled in the blanks on a few things I wasn't quite ready to try. It sounds weird now, that I was allowed to read romance novels at that age but they were usually ones my mother had already read so she knew there wasn't anything terrible in them and I think it helped me to develop a stronger sense of importance for my sexuality. The characters in those books loved their partners, they didn't just have sex with random people. Sometimes, the acts were described but it satisfied my curiosity enough that I didn't have to try things on my own before I was ready.

Thanks for asking this question! I don't think I would have realized how these books helped me if I wasn't confronted with the question.

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Post by SingularityRising »

Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park and Prey rocked my worl as a teen!

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In high school I was still in love with J. K. Rowling but I was really into manga and unfortunately I can't spell any of the author's names. I adored the Rurouni Kenshin series, and another series called Mars.

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I read Anne Tyler for the first time in high school, and she still has a place on my top five list. But I seem to remember having a fascination with Edgar Allan Poe stories at that time too.

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Lawrence Darmani was my favorite author in high school. I liked reading his book (Grief Child).
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Post by Susank0628 »

I think my most favorite author in high school was Charles Dickens. I loved reading David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and others. A Tale of Two Cities is my all-time favorite of Dickens’ books. It described the era of the French Revolution so well that I still feel connected to the story and characters.

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Growing up, I was a huge fan of Jacqueline Wilson: telling children's stories which should never have to be told.

Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses books were the ones who challenged me the most though.

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I was into Brian Jacques all through middle school and most of high school. I still have fond memories of the Redwall series.

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I loved Judy Blume from elementary through high school. I'm afraid to read her new stuff in case it doesn't live up to how much I enjoyed her previous books.

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Probably Steinbeck.

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Post by Nmanchado2018 »

I loved to read P.C Cast and R.L Stine. Sound ridiculous but that was high school.

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Post by Sadie105 »

I read voraciously but hands down the favorite was Tolkien. I was OBSESSED... could interpret most of the elvish quotes and everything. I have kept the beat-up paperbacks for sentimental reasons and still remember exactly where I was and how certain lines thrilled me when I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time. Boy does it ever bring back memories!

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Post by EmeraldEyes8918 »

I absolutely loved Jacqueline Wilson's books because she wrote about very difficult topics such as eating disorders, children experiencing the divorce of their parents, the pressures of school and love, and even the concept of death with Vicky Angel.

Even though I studied many of her poems for English class, I discovered a love of Sylvia Plath's work all on my own and her tragic lifestory made a deep impression on me.

I also loved Roald Dahl and JK Rowling around that time of my life as well.

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Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Ludlum and Ken Follett.

Vonnegut was before my time but so different and imaginative you just had to read them all. I was lucky enough to get to read the Hobbit books in Junior High as part of my English class and that was very cool.

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E. O. ODIAKA, the author of "Mastering English"

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