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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2013 23:51:27 GMT
donegalgirl says:
It not a case of not wanting (which I don't) - more salient is that Amazon specifically prohibit it. Read the Important Announcement at the top for the forum and then spam your book in the right place.

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 10:08:22 GMT
So far no one has suggested any of the great classic novels? Or aren't they appropriate for teenagers any more?

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2013 18:32:41 GMT
i second this, i love the Gallagher Girls books. Ally Carter has also just released a crossover novel of the 2 series that is free on kindle. it's called Double Crossed a spies and thieves novel

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Feb 2013 17:32:07 GMT
If she would like a quick, funny read she might enjoy my Cordelia Codd stories. Not a vampire in sight!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013 14:35:42 GMT
Ruby R. says:
Ooh yes she likes these!! Thank you!!

Posted on 16 Feb 2013 14:36:36 GMT
Sarah says:
If she is interested in contemporary dramas or comedies, like the Gallagher Girls or Gossip Girl, she might enjoy Popular by Gareth Russell or its sequel, The Immaculate Deception. Or Absolutely Positively Not, which is also modern. The Twelfth of July series by Joan Lingard is still good, but it was written before I was born and set in the 70s.

Posted on 16 Feb 2013 22:20:26 GMT
ceecee says:
I would suggest Rebellion by Rachel Cotterill, she could try the first bit free on Kindle, it's a fantasy adventure with a girl as the central character. good luck with your search - reading is such fun when you find the right books:)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2013 10:32:50 GMT
3yh: Khufu's Treasure

Posted on 21 Feb 2013 12:21:00 GMT
The Hannah Brown Diaries - Ghost (Book1) I'd highly recommend The Hannah Brown Diaries - Ghost. Well written, got some excellent reviews and is well suited to the teenage genre. My daughter and her cousins love it

Posted on 21 Feb 2013 22:36:07 GMT
Betty Bloggs says:
Try 13 little blue envelopes13 Little Blue Envelopes

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2013 08:23:36 GMT
Sam says:
If she likes Harry Potter, or Percy Jackson she should check out The Prophecy of Three: The Keys of Time available on Kindle.

Posted on 23 Feb 2013 16:21:33 GMT
P.J. Taylor says:
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Posted on 24 Feb 2013 10:27:03 GMT
Dear Ruby R.,
If she likes adventure, then perhaps you should try some of these authors:
Enid Blyton (i.e. the River of Adventure)
Jules Bronte (i.e. the Royal Wedding Adventure)
Andrew Cope (i.e. Spy Dog)
Jill Marshall (i.e. Jane Blonde)
These are just some suggestions, I hope these help!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 23:01:25 GMT
Mandy says:
Try The Arrow by Rob Bonnet it is a proper adventure story. It's about three teenagers, one is Sophie and they get into all sorts of scrapes. It's funny with non stop action and may suit your daughter as there are no vampires or magic in it anywhere! It's a good read.

Posted on 7 Mar 2013 10:19:22 GMT
A. O' Neill says:
Does she like dystopian fiction? My 12 year old does not like vampires but she does love the series Delerium by Lauren Oliver (I love it too) about a girl growing up in a future with a controlled society where all 16 year olds have an operation to stop them from the dangers of falling in love or in a similar vein Scott Westerfield's trilogy Uglies or Ally Condie's Matched series. If she just prefers more of a historical and action adventure book the Julia Golding books Glass Swallow and Dragonfly are fantastic adventure stories, the first few chapters need sticking with but then they are real page turners with great female characters. Contemporary fiction I would recommend Kelly McKain's Rainbow Beauty series, or Cathy Cassidy. Celia Rees and Marcus Sedgwick are also brilliant writers for teenagers with books that are both page turners but are very thought-provoking too.

Posted on 7 Mar 2013 13:40:24 GMT
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Posted on 7 Mar 2013 16:52:29 GMT
broxi3781 says:
William ardale - sorry but I wouldn't be inclined to buy a book written by some one who has difficulty with reading comprehension. And if you can read - ahve you not noticed the Amazon announcement asking authors not to promote their own books here?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2013 17:10:30 GMT
Broxi - No, I haven't seen the Amazon announcement. If I had I wouldn't have dreamed of defying it. So apologies for that.
As for my reading comprehension, I suspect I can read better than you can spell.

Posted on 7 Mar 2013 19:05:24 GMT
broxi3781 says:
I can spell, I simply can not type do to broken bones and autoimmune disease. The prohibitions against self promotion are quite clear and one nearly every page. There is a meet the authors page set up for this purpose - please see the Importand Announcements from Amazon at the top of this forum.

And quite honestly - if every person who has penned a kindle book advertised their product here - then there would be no room for actual discussion of books. A few customers are starting to come back,a nd this could be a brilliant place to find new books, but to many self published authors keep hijacking all of the threads.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2013 12:24:31 GMT
She's probably ready for adult books, perhaps something in non-fiction might match her interests. It's worth a thought.

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Posted on 23 Mar 2013 12:49:03 GMT
I really enjoyed reading SE Hinton books, such as Tex and The Outsiders when I was a teenager.

Posted on 23 Mar 2013 14:42:39 GMT
Charlotte says:
I read the 'noughts and crosses' book series at her age (I am 16 now), and also the hunger games which is big hit with everyone I know. I would also suggest 'to kill a mockingbird' which I also read at 14 and although its a classic, I didn't find it a heavy read at all and will get her interested in the other classics that she would also love such as Jane Eyre and Dracula (obviously a vampire book but nothing twilight-esque about it!)
If she is more into girly books she should try the georgia nicholson series or the tallulah casey series, with the former being the better and funnier series but written by the same person :)

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2013 11:30:04 GMT
You shoulg get the Cherub books for her i am a teen and i love them there is no supenatural ect, i also hate these books, The Cherub books are about child spys which sounds boaring but they have more substance and are actually really intresting i read the first one in 2 days.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2013 11:30:06 GMT
You shoulg get the Cherub books for her i am a teen and i love them there is no supenatural ect, i also hate these books, The Cherub books are about child spys which sounds boaring but they have more substance and are actually really intresting i read the first one in 2 days.
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