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books for 16 year old teenager. i cant find any thing i want to read

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Initial post: 6 Jun 2012, 15:41:08 BST
Last edited by the author on 6 Jun 2012, 15:47:58 BST
Kaze says:
im looking for books too read because i have nothing left im kinda into fantasy/action/adventure books at the moment heres a list of my fravorate books, i would love some recomendations of simmilar books. Thanks.
Percy Jackson- Rick Riordan
Skuldugery Pleasant - Derek Landy
The Hobbit - J.R Tolkien
Spooks (wardstone chronicles) - Joseph Delaney
Diskworld Series - Terry Prachet
Dirk Gentleys Hollistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams

Basically anything exiting or funny for older teens. Thanks again :)

Posted on 6 Jun 2012, 16:45:40 BST
I loved some of the classic science fiction at your age (still do :) ), for example, Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy, and his short stories about robots, The day of the triffids by John Wyndham. Also Neil Gaiman has written many good fantasy books (you might have seen a collaboration book with Terry Prachet).

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2012, 18:39:16 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2012, 19:20:17 BST
Auroraliss says:
well i have just read a book called 'Aliens are real Part 1', The protagonist is a 16 year old and i am sure you might like it. she was a bit annoying but i'll leave that up to you to decide.

Posted on 7 Jun 2012, 17:30:31 BST
Mrs. S. Owen says:
try EVE by Anna Carey.
And did you read The Hunger Games trilogy?

Posted on 7 Jun 2012, 17:45:10 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2012, 18:01:28 BST
Florence says:
I'd recommend the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness. They are one story, like Lord of the Rings. They are science fiction, and definitely fantasy/action/adventure. I read the first one at a sitting, it was so good. Set on a planet settled some time ago by a group of humans who have lost all modern technology and live a rural life, but all women have mysteriously died out. It is narrated by the last child born, who knows that some secret awaits him as he is about to turn thirteen and become a man. The individual books are called:
The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Ask and the Answer
Monsters of Men

Posted on 7 Jun 2012, 18:20:17 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2012, 21:05:54 BST
Kaze says:
i would love to have a look at it but unfortunatey i dont own a kindle so i cannot read it sorry. :(

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2012, 21:07:09 BST
Kaze says:
I have read the hunger games trilogy. i thought it was quite good. a bit sereous but verry exiting.

Posted on 7 Jun 2012, 21:24:45 BST
Last edited by the author on 7 Jun 2012, 21:30:05 BST
Hazel says:
I liked The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark very much.

And have you read the Power of Five series by Anthony Horowitz?
Raven's Gate (Power of Five)

Books I still want to read (so I can't say yet if they're good), but I think you might like them too:
TimeRiders (Book 1)
The Merchant of Death (Pendragon)
The Amulet Of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Sequence)

P.S. If you like Lord of the Rings, maybe you'll like The Sword of Shannara Trilogy as well.
And the Shannara books are a very long series, not just the one trilogy.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2012, 21:25:00 BST
Bugly says:
thank you anyway, hope you find some good reads Kaze

Posted on 7 Jun 2012, 21:51:03 BST
S. Ashe says:
Here's a few series you might want to check out.
Michael Scott - The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl
Chris Bradford - Young Samurai
Robert Muchamore - CHERUB and Hendersons Boys
Mark Walden - HIVE
John Flanagan - Rangers Apprentice
Various Authors - 39 Clues

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012, 13:07:35 BST
S. Vogler says:
I loved the Hawkmoon series by Michael Moorcock when I was your age. Haven't read it recently but it may be worth a look.

Posted on 8 Jun 2012, 13:30:48 BST
maggie says:
Raymond Feist writes fantasy have a look at his books

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012, 14:24:44 BST
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LEP says:
These are both adult series, but I can't remember anything in them that might not be suitable for a 16 year old:

Harry Dresden series - Jim Butcher (a wizard detective - think of a grown up Harry Potter)
The Iron Druid series: Hounded; Hexed; Hammered - Kevin Hearne (an amusing series featuring a 2000 year old Druid, who thanks to a potion he brews, looks 21. He has werewolf and vampire friends, plus a sweet Irish Wolfhound pet who he can talk to and some of the funniest parts come from their conversations).

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012, 17:00:42 BST
amoratado says:
Try Picus the Thief by Robin Bennett. If you like the Hobbit I think you'll love Picus. www.smallvampires.com


In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012, 22:56:28 BST
Last edited by the author on 8 Jun 2012, 22:57:43 BST
Florence says:
These sound really good! (Harry Dresden and the Iron Druid Series).Never heard of either of them before and having just read some Neil Gaiman, I must try these too.

Posted on 9 Jun 2012, 10:22:34 BST
Fisheth24 says:
No love for The Wheel Of Time series around here?

Posted on 9 Jun 2012, 21:44:45 BST
How about the Belgariad trilogy by David Eddings. If you like fantasy fiction you might like that series. It also has a follow up series called the Mallorean. Or how about Knights of Dark reknown by David Gemmel. He also wrote Legend which you might like. If you want action/adventure how about the Danger Zone series of books by David Gilman.

Posted on 10 Jun 2012, 10:50:12 BST
G. C. Hirsch says:
The Gone Series - Michael Grant

Posted on 10 Jun 2012, 10:52:33 BST
G. C. Hirsch says:
The hunger games is ok but is overrated so much cos the film just came out

Posted on 10 Jun 2012, 14:58:29 BST
Robin Jarvis Wyrd Museum Trilogy, I started to read the trilogy when I was about 11/12 I just finished reading the first book again at age 27 and found I still enjoyed the story and could understand the plot a lot better and although the first book involves a talking teddy bear (not as babyish as it sounds) there is an excellent storyline and plot and this prompted me to order the last 2 books in the series also Wicked, Son of a Witch and A lion among men are also quite good, am waiting to get the fourth book in the series when it comes out

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012, 20:48:29 BST
Have you read Dancing Jax by Robin Jarvis? My teenage son thoroughly enjoyed the first one and is half way through the second? He also enjoyed Captain bLuebear and other books by Walter Moers. I don't have a clue what they are about, but he has enjoyed the rest of your reading list so it might be worth a read. Good luck finding something, and lovely that you enjoy reading.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2012, 16:20:58 BST
If you like Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, you'll love Art Pengriffin & The Curse Of The Four (The Pengriffin Chronicles) This storming mystery adventure of a modern-day young Merlin gets 4 & 5 star ratings!
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