As I've said before, it's a good sign for my choice of writing material lately that I actually enjoy reading teen lit. (Or it's a sign that I have a low IQ; you decide.) Will take other suggestions of Young Adult fiction for my reading list, so as to Get To Know The Industry. Modern/new books, preferably. And, yes, I've already read the His Dark Materials trilogy. Good stuff.
Unrelated postscript: There's an eight-foot-tall foxglove* in our backyard. Do you suppose the state fair has a foxglove category? 'Cause I think I could win the blue ribbon.
*Digitalis sp. Source of the heart medication of the same name. Poisonous. Do not eat.