Good books for a teen to read?
Topic: The sisters club book list
June 26, 2019 / By Havilah Question:
Okay I am fourteen and probably one of the biggest bookworms of life but just because I'm a teenager PLEASEEEEE don't list all those stupid teen girly books like. Twilight, Hunger Games, Immortal series, Hush Hush, etc. I admit I liked SOME of those books but they're always the same thing. Can you name some other books... and don't worry I'm pretty mature and I have read very disturbing books that are very graphic :P :) thanks for listing some (:
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Eliasaph | 4 days ago
Okay, for something entirely different try:
Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole (http://bit.ly/Nokosee) and its sequel Nokosee & Stormy: Love & Bullets (http://amzn.to/fqOoph). Both are contemporary "pre-dystopian" books written from a 17-year-old girl's POV. They come with lots of action and adventure and Stormy Jones, the girl in the stories, is a character that will stick with you for a long time. She's far from perfect but she's real enough to want to love her and pull for her during her life on the run with Nokosee, the baddest bada** teenager in the world.
Cherry by Mary Karr. A memoir about teens, sex, drugs and growing up in rural Texas as told through the gritty, beautiful prose of one of America's best writers having taught at Harvard and currently teaching as the Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University. It's a book every teen girl should read. If the opening paragraph doesn't do it for you, nothing will (you can read it on the Amazon link below). I've also supplied you a link to her Harper Collins website where you can see the author describe her life in a revealing teaser for her new book "Lit."
The Liar's Club by Mary Karr. Another moving memoir recounting her earlier years (you should probably read this one first and then Cherry).
Bohemian Girl by Terese Svoboda. This is Huck Finn with a girl as the protagonist (and a voice as unique as Huck's which is even more remarkable since it's a book that's just been released) set in the 1860's west. The story begins when 12-year-old Harriet is sold by her father to an Indian to settle a gambling debt. When she escapes the strange mound-building obsession of her Pawnee captor, Harriet sets off on a trek to find her father, only to meet with ever-stranger characters and situations along the way. She escapes with a chanteuse, is imprisoned in a stockade and rescued by a Civil War balloonist, and becomes an accidental shopkeeper and the surrogate mother to an abandoned child, while abetting the escape of runaway slaves.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. A moving story inspired by true events about the suicides of five teenage sisters as told from the viewpoint (for the most part) of randy teenage boys who try to explain it all.
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg. A critically appraised and touching semi-autobiographical story of a 16-year-old girl battling schizophrenia in a mental hospital.
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. Begins with the life of a school girl with no friends and follows her through many wrong turns until she makes a right one and finds love. The book gives us one of the most memorable characters in literature: Dolores Price.
And finally, The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich is for readers with isatialble needs for teen vampire stories that are actually challenging (or for those trying to segue out of that genre). Newsday describes the book as containing "the hallucinatory, disjointed, plotless, yet bizarrely charming ravings of a young refugee from foster care who now belongs to a pack of teenage hobo vampires that rove convenience stores and supermarkets high on Robitussin and mop buckets of coffee." NPR believes the book "will make you believe that new ways of storytelling are still emerging from the margins." http://amzn.to/w8UNPG
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Originally Answered: Can any1 recomend good teen books. read below.then answer. thanx?
Try some of these:
Neil Gaiman is an amazing author! Any of his books are good. Try Neverwhere, Stardust, or Coraline.
Any books by Scott Westernfeld or Neal Shusterman are really good too.
Any books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes are amazing! There is In The Forest of The Night, Demon In My View, Shattered Mirror, Midnight Predator. And then there is the The Kiesha'ra series: Hawksong, Snakecharm, Falcondance, Wolfcry and Wyverhail.
Abarat by Clive Barker. Make sure you get the hardcover version though!!! If you liked the first one be sure to check out the next book in the series Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War.
Daughters of Destiny series: Keeper of the Winds, Keeper of the Waters, Keeper of the Flames and Keeper of the Earth by Jenna Solitaire.
His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman
The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill
The Sight and Fell by David Clement-Davies
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynn Jones
Inkheart, Inkspell and Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
The Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery and Firesong by William Nicholson
The Earthsea series (starting with A Wizard of Earthsea) by Ursula K. Le Guin
Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin Mckinley
The Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books) by C.S. Lewis
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor
Old Magic by Marianne Curley
The Maximum Ride series (The Angel Experiment, Schools Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, The Final Warning) by James Patterson
Uglies series by Scott Westernfeld
The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton
Almost any books by Stephen King are great for horror.
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray or Poison by Chris Wooding
The Abhorsen Trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) by Garth Nix
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Wake by Lisa McMann
William Shakespeare is good for romance, but he has written many comedies and tragedies too.
Any of Jane Austen’s books are guaranteed to have romance in them.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels and The Far Sweet Thing by Libba Bray
The Morganville Vampire series (Glass Houses, Dead Girls Dance, Midnight Alley and Feast of Fools) by Rachel Cain
13 Little Blue Envelopes and Girl At Sea by Maureen Johnson
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Define “Normal” by Julie Ann Peters
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Holes by Louis Sanchar
The Alex Rider series (starting with Stormbreaker) by Anthony Horowitz
Thieves Like Us and Thieves Till We Die by Stephen Cole
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Edgar Allen Poe is a really good author. Check out his poems and short stories.
The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Giver by Louis Lowery
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
If you haven't read that, force yourself to read it until the fourth book. If you don't like it then, then you haven't really took much time to read it. IT"S AMAZING.
Here are some books I liked:
Lord of the Rings
The Book Thief (point of view from Deaths side during the Halocaust)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (going to be a film, with Emma Watson)
City of Ember (series)
Among the Hidden (series)
I also heard about these ones, but never read them:
The Golden Compass (series)
A Wrinkle in Time (series)
the Mortal Instruments
Uglies, Pretties, Specials (series)
the Host (Stephenie Meyer)
Vampire Academy (Sounds stupid to me, but maybe you'll liek it)
Artemis Fowl (series)
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Series)
Lord of the Flies
Truth about forever (sarah dessen, sounds too romancy for me, but maybe you'll like it)
Go Ask Alice
Here are some websites that give some good books:
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Beautiful By Amy Reed is a spare, disturbing, haunting portrait of the very real angst of a young teen to belong somewhere, anywhere, especially when her family is powerless to help or raise her. The characters in this book come from negligent and abusive families and turn to themselves and each other for guidance; not surprisingly, they can't do it. The pain in their lives is palpable. Cassie's experiences are gut-wrenching, but they result in a tentative attempt at redemption and at being a more authentic self.
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Here's one more for you: "Silver Wings" By: Joseph Emmanuel Trust. Read this brief description of the book to see if it's something you'd like:
“Silver Wings is the first fiction novel which delves into Ederen’s life, a young sange (half-angel, half-human) who opened his eyes ten months ago with no memory of his past and a sole recurring dream. While trying to uncover what was lost, Ederen is captured and enslaved, where he befriends Anaxia, and Aenea. After a manipulated escape, Ederen breaks free to find himself in the middle of a war between two brother races fighting for control. To survive, he must choose between the friend who saved his life, and the woman who entranced his heart, but one of these must pay the ultimate sacrifice.”
Enjoy your reading time!
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hi! im a huge bookworm myself lol ;)
a couple books that have piqued my interest besides the ones already mentioned are Death Trust by David Rollins and V for Vendetta
i would say they are both graphic books and a bit of a hard read, but i think you'd like them
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Originally Answered: Suggestions for good books to read, teen romance, comedy?
Here are some of my favorite novels:
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. It's about a girl named Bella who moves to Forks, Washington and runs into a group of vampires. VERY VERY good!http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Twiligh...
Pants On Fire by Meg Cabot. It's about a girl who basically has everything (popular best friend, good grades... and TWO boyfriends.) It's really funny because then her friend from eighth grade come back to town (everyone hates him) and she falls head over heals for him too.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. It's about four girls who where born as friends. They go through ups and downs together.
All-American Girl and All-American Girl Ready Or Not by Meg Cabot. It's about an outcast girl who happens to save the presidents life. Suddenly everyone at school wants to be her friend, but she doesn't really care... What she does care about is the presidents son...
Clique books by Lisi Harrison. The popular crowd has to go through ups and dows to stay on top.
Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot. It's about a girl who goes over seas with her boyfriend after (almost!) finishing college. After a bad break up with him, she goes with her friend and runs into someone.... It's a very good adult book!
How To Be Popular by Meg Cabot. It's about a girl who comes across an old book in her grandma'a attic called how to be popular. So, she follows the rules of the book hoping to become popular.
Jinx by Meg Cabot. If you liked Twilight, then you'll like this book. It's about a girl who has bad luck all the time so she moves in with her aunt and uncle. He sister is into witchcraft and I don't want to spoil the rest, but it fairly good.
Teen Idol by Meg Cabot. This is about a girl who has an advice column in her school newspaper. So, when a famous actor comes to her school and she's the only one who knows about it, chaos occurs!
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen is also pretty good. It's about two girls that are best friends who are having a few issues in the love department.
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen is one of my favorites! It's about a girl who had something terrible happen to her and she's learning how to cope with it and befriends an outcast boy.
Good luck with finding a book! I hope these help!