I love when students lend me books. Right now, I am reading the Divergent series because one of my sweet students lent two books to me. There is no better way to keep up with good young adult literature than to go to the young adults themselves.
To me lending someone a book is a complete leap of trust. I am giving you my baby, take care of her. Don't bend her binding, don't dog-ear her pages, and for goodness sake give her back to me in a timely manner! And, I had to smile when this young lady lent me the hardback without the paper cover. I would do the same thing. In fact I take the paper cover off of all of my hard cover books when I read them. Readers- we are protective of our children.