Top 10: You Could Have Been an X-Men
“Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!” – X-Men, 2000
Inspired by today’s review of Nobody by Jennifer Lynne Barnes, here is a list of 10 ya titles with characters that have supernatural or genetically altered powers, which would make them awesome X-men. Because some people might consider this list spoilery, proceed with caution. After you click READ MORE, the covers will appear and there is no turning back.
You have been warned.
‘No, you don’t.’ If I hear him say the word love, I don’t know what I’ll do. I still have my gun. Maybe one day I can forgive him, but all chance of that goes out the window if he claims he did it for love. If you love someone, the idea is respect them enough to trust them. Not to take away their freedom. Their life.”
― Dan Krokos, False Memory
“In the dictionary, next to the word stress, there is a picture of a midsize mutant stuck inside a dog crate, wondering if her destiny is to be killed or to save the world. Okay, not really. But there should be.”
― James Patterson, The Angel Experiment
“I filled my head with thoughts of the future, of infinite possibly. There’s someone out there who will one day find me and fall in love with me and prove that all this waiting actually meant something….”
― Perry Moore, Hero
“Life at H.I.V.E. may have its attractions after all, Otto thought. Friends, as they say, may come and go, but high-powered laser weapons are forever.”
― Mark Walden, H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education
“I have perfect instincts. And my sister can see the future. And my boss’s secretary can read minds. And my ex-roommate can feel other people’s emotion’s” – Kiersten White, Mind Games
Have any others? Share with us in the comments.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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