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Initial post: 11 Jan 2010 20:11:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jan 2010 20:11:56 GMT
B. Booth says:
Ok I'm 15 and have just finished reading a book by my fave author, the problem is, the next thing she's writing -apparently- is not out until 2011 so in order to keep from tearing my hair out, I need a distraction!
An idea of what I like to read:
Cassie Palmer series/Dory books by Karen Chance - My favourite author :)
Shiver by Maggie Steifvater - love this
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - seriously love this
The Host by Steph Meyer
Study Series by Maria V Snyder
Mortal Instruments Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

Stuff I don't like: Sci Fi and anything like twilight - I hate brainless, cliched books like that aimed at teen girls, some authors really don't get teenagers!
What I'd REALLY like is to find an author like Karen Chance or Suzanne Collins...any fans that can help?( Not Laurell K Hamlinton!)
Ty in advance.

Posted on 11 Jan 2010 22:47:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jan 2010 22:49:22 GMT
Stolen by Lucy Christoher. About a 16 yr old girl who is kidnapped an taken to the Australian outback. Sounds very Grim but is actually a really powerful book. Left me thinking about it for ages afterwards.

Posted on 11 Jan 2010 23:29:47 GMT
LEP says:
Try looking on www.flamingnet.com

It's a review site for childrens/young adult books. It give age ranges of the books and content guides.
When you go onto the site click on Reviews on the left. The page then gives past reviews and future books.

Posted on 14 Jan 2010 20:32:48 GMT
Maddie says:
A Certain Slant of Light
The Declaration
Candy
a few books my fifteen year old daughter enjoyed,hope you do too...I did.

Posted on 14 Jan 2010 20:45:29 GMT
Anything by Julia Quinn but most especially the Bridgerton series. They're light hearted, lol funny and leave you feeling really good but they still have great in depth plots that get you so hooked you cant put them down! Give them a go you wont be disappointed.

Posted on 18 Jan 2010 18:41:39 GMT
Ckheck this out: Walk Two Moons

I read it years ago and I want to read it again.
I also recommend Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy if you haven't read it.
You might enjoy The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time as well.

You say you don't like sci-fi and fantasy, but there are really good ones covering serious issues. For example, I hugely enjoyed Rite of Passage about a teenage girl. If you are interested in environment, politics, feminism, etc, you might want to read Ursula K. LeGuin.

Posted on 20 Jan 2010 06:05:45 GMT
If you want to try something a bit different I would suggest the Andy McNabb Boy Soldier series. They were written with Robert Rigby as co author and are targetted to the teen market. Don't be completely put off by the title, these are not just for boys, they are really good stories which continue almost all the way (I won't spoil anything by saying more) with the same characters; the two main ones being Eleanor and Danny who are teenagers in a home. I read the whole series of 4 books in 2 days (I'm 47 by the way).

Posted on 22 Jan 2010 15:37:29 GMT
ajk77 says:
Muriel Barbery: the Elegance of the Hedgehog
Daphne DuMaurier: Rebecca
Francoise Sagan: Bonjour Tristesse
Alice Sebold: the Lovely Bones
Dodie Smith: I Capture the Castle

Posted on 22 Jan 2010 17:09:40 GMT
Alan Hill says:
Try The Seven Faiths

Posted on 3 Feb 2010 19:22:49 GMT
I agree with ajk77; Rebecca and I Capture The Castle are really good. Hush, Hush is also excellent - about a fallen angel falling in love with a mortal girl, so should tick the fantasy and romance boxes without the cliches - and the heroine is really strong, not stupid and whiny at all.

Hope that helps! xx

Posted on 3 Feb 2010 20:44:28 GMT
Overby Girl says:
Again -I capture the Castle-Dodie Smith ( I still love this book as much as I did when I 1st read it at 15-I'm 40 now)
My niece seems to like the Meg Rosoff books -might be worth looking at

Posted on 3 Feb 2010 22:22:08 GMT
JONESY says:
Try "The Exorcist" like i did at your age. You won't sleep for weeks !!

Posted on 4 Feb 2010 10:00:10 GMT
The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein is like the anti-twilight, its about a girl at boarding school who becomes obsessed by the idea that the new girl Ernessa is a vampire but you don't know if it's true or if it's all in the narrator's imagination.

I Capture the Castle also amazing, and How I live Now by Meg Rosoff are aso great 'teen' books that I love as an adult, not at all sappy.

Posted on 5 Feb 2010 19:19:01 GMT
SJ says:
As long as you don't mind the main protagonist being a teenage boy, try Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. I know you say you don't like sci fi but this is speculative fiction/near future dystopia and gives you lots to think about re: freedom and individual rights etc.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2013 17:02:20 GMT
Lady says:
Hello, I have just finished an excellent book. I am not normally a fan of this Genre however it was recommended to me from a friend and I thought it was amazing. I am 22 and loved it but I think it is , its call Scripted by Dayna Carroll. Its set in the future and follows a 17 year old girl, in England. England has changed and 'life' is no longer as it is today but is like big brother completely controlled and 'scripted' it tackles issues of friends, family, appearance and a romance throughout with lots of action. I think it would be great for a young girl, and I have contacted the author via Twitter and she is only 18 herself which made me like it more. There is also a free sample which is nice as its a rather pricey book.

Posted on 14 Jan 2013 23:46:40 GMT
Dee says:
The Chemical Garden (1) - Wither
Unearthly
If I Stay
The Fault in Our Stars
Delirium (Delirium Trilogy)

Posted on 15 Jan 2013 00:25:05 GMT
Frank Mundo says:
To Kill a Mockingbird could be good for a teen girl.

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 14:41:16 GMT
Hi, I notice that you posted this a while ago. But still- if you are looking for a book to read, I can make a recommendation. I have recently written a novel- published on amazon (conveniently enough!), which is called AN ORDINARY GIRL IN AN EXTRAORDINARY WORLD. I wrote it because I wanted young women to feel inspired and be able to celebrate being intelligent. It is ideal for any woman from teens up and I think, it would definitely bring a smile.

An Ordinary Girl in an Extraordinary World

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 23:46:47 GMT
Calvin Gates says:
Hi B. Booth,

I've just self-published a book. It's a crime/detective/love story called 'The Guestroom'. I'd be humbled if you get to check it out and leave a review. I also don't enjoy cliched books/novels, so you never know, it might be right up your street! Failing that, I hear R.L Stine (Goosebumps author) has a good book out called Red Rain.

Take care,
Simon

Posted on 20 Jan 2013 20:26:39 GMT
mermer89 says:
There is a great book for teens - vampire genre written by a teenage author!

Check out Demon Rose by Johanna Mercer

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 21:18:18 GMT
Can recommend the Lucy Christopher title. It was one of the first things I got to review for Amazon Vine - and was glad I did. We were also in the same class at Bath Spa back in 2003.

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 21:06:43 GMT
try core collectors by me (phillippa spears) it's free at the moment and I'd like to hear your comments :)

Posted on 22 Jan 2013 14:11:10 GMT
I just self-published a young adult realistic fiction book, Throwaways. It is set in high school in 1984 where 18-year-old John Magnus tries to navigate through his senior year at a clique-filled school and discovers he has more in common with low-income kids at the vocational school he attends part of the day. He also works part-time for a veterinarian where he sees first-hand how animals are treated and it repulses him. This book is about high school relationships, personal faith, and animal cruelty. There is suspense, humor and some violence. I highly recommend it to animal lovers and young people interested in veterinary medicine or volunteering at animal shelters. If you are tired of the typical romance or supernatural reads, give this a try. Michael Puffpaff
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