Popular young adult lit has plenty of adult fanatics, but remember, kids are meant to be the biggest fans.
Megan Garcia, 14, St. George
Fanatic about: The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, which follows a girl in the future who’s picked to battle other “tributes” to the death for entertainment.
Total geek moment: Megan wouldn’t see The Hunger Games movie with her best friends until they both read the book. Same goes for her mom.
If she were a character: “I’d keep close to the other tributes, because the Capitol might attack if I get too far away. I’d also hunt for my food, because eating berries is a really bad idea.”
Connor Biser, 9, Provo
Fanatic about: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, which is about a young wizard who has adventures with his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Total geek moment: Waving the stick that he pretends is a wand around to control the movement of leaves. Along with wands, Connor creates his own potion books, quills and scrolls.
Sharing with friends: “At school, about five of us started this dueling club,” Connor says. “We have pencils we pretend are wands and have battles with them.”
Emma Black, 15, Murray
Fanatic about: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, a book series about a group of kids chosen to go on missions for a secret society.
Total geek moment: “Let’s just say it’s not a good idea to read books late at night. Your mom sees the light and takes them away. She hides them, and you don’t see them for a week.”
Why she loves it: She got hooked on this middle-grade series through a Murray Library book club, and she can’t get enough of the adventure.