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15 year old girl looking for teenage fiction books. Please help!


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Posted on 2 Jul 2011, 11:45:36 BST
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Posted on 3 Jul 2011, 10:06:58 BST
SuziQ says:
Try ---Sunshine to the Sunless, The Great Harlequin Grimm & the Anarchists Angel all by Gareth Thompson--new author but well worth reading--aimed at the teen market , & all set in Cumbria

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2012, 13:42:26 GMT
Hi Hannah, this is a great list. My 13 year old loved Raised by Wolves and the Fallen series (Lauren Kate). Have you read them? She couldn't get enough of "Gone" series, too. What else is up there on your shelf that might help me pick another good 'un for her? Thanks from a grateful mother.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2012, 14:20:32 GMT
Hello Fun_Daddy, I'm a secondary school teacher and a mother of a thirteen year old girl. I hope you don't mind the input? Just to say that children hear so much at school these days, and not to worry too much, if you can help it. I'm often astounded by what my daughter knows...But she really has enjoyed the Fallen series, by Lauren Kate (coming of age but not explicit). If your daughter is a horse rider, perhaps a Jilly Cooper (steamy, but not detailed). I made the mistake of buying an adult book for my daughter recently and I was very upset but tried not to show it when I read it and realised what I had done...she was nonplussed! ("The Last Werewolf"). I can also recommend the Maggie Stievfater Mercy Falls series - my daughter loved these, again, first boyfriend scenario but not explicit at all. Hope this helps.

Posted on 6 Jan 2012, 20:38:24 GMT
Gerta Life says:
Try this one, it's the ultimate escapism into the World of Fantasy and the Animal Kingdom at it's best!

The Kindred Chronicles - Book One - The Corvid Prophecy: Part One - Jo-Jo Feather & The Fledgling Prince

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2012, 20:52:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jan 2012, 20:53:23 GMT
Gemma says:
Hey. I'm a similar age to your and I know a few of these have already been suggested but I've read them and really enjoyed them, I recommend:
The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead (seriously amazing!!!)
The Morganville Series by Rachel Caine (there are actually 11 books- but they're very good)
Fire and Graceling by Kristin Cashore (2 seperate books btw)
The Magicians Guild series by Trudi Canavan
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Finding Sky by Joss Stirling (I haven't read that yet but i've ordered it and it looks very good)
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
and The Poison Study series by Maria V Snyder- that and the Vampire Academy books are definately worth reading
Hope I've been helpful- enjoy reading ;) xx

Posted on 6 Jan 2012, 21:56:45 GMT
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Posted on 7 Jan 2012, 11:03:28 GMT
You should read: "The Chronicles of vladimir todd"
Ive read most of the books you mentioned and think youd like this series as well.

Posted on 7 Jan 2012, 13:10:43 GMT
BeckyF61 says:
If you are looking to read some classic I would recommend:
-Any books by Jane Austen- especially Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility
-Charles Dickens- especially Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, The Old Curiosity Shop and Little Dorrit (this is quite long but is well-worth the read)
-Dracula by Bram Stoker (not as scary or dark as people think but still very good)
-Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (this is quite a complex book but may be something you will enjoy-if not you should read this when you are older)
-Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte- so of the language can be diffiuclt to understand but this book is a very good but sad love story.
-If you really want a challenge try Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte- but be warned you will need a dictionary a lot as theer are lots of difficult words in this but it is still a very good book.
-You could try Rebecca by Daphe Du Maurier- which is a modern classic and a really good mystery.
-Black Beauty by Anna Sewell-this is about a horse and triumphing after extreme hardship and is well worth reading
-The Secret Garden By frances Hodgson Burnett (may be a bit young for you but I still love it)
-Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
-Far form the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy- you could read tess of the d'urbervilles but i think this is a bit too adult in its themes so far from the madding crowd is suitable for your age group and a really good book that I would recommend.
Some of my favourite teenage books are:
-The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare- City Of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels and theer are twi more on the way check this website for more information about the series: http://www.mortalinstruments.com/
-Cassandra Clare also has a new series that are prequels to the Mortal Instruments called The Infernal Devices Series that are very good.
-The Shiver Series by Maggie Stiefvater
-The Laurel Series by Aprilynne Pike- Wings, Spells and Wild (called Illusions in the American edition)- these are about a girl who finds out she is a fairy and may seem a bit young for you but I've tried them and they are actually a great series- they have adventure and romance in them and are different from anything I've read before. See: http://www.aprilynnepike.com/ for more information on the series and to read extracts.
-The Georgia Nicholson Series by Louise Rennison (these are chick-lit books but they are really funny)
-The Northern Lights Trilogy-Philip Pullman
-Hush Hush Becca Fitzpatrick and the rest of the series are good.
-The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins- the first in the series is soon to be made into a film.
-The Immortals Series by Alyson Noel
-The Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz- these are made for a slightly younger audience but are very good spy books full of adventure.
-The Vampire Diaries and the Vampire Diaries:The Return Series by L.J. Smith
-Celia Rees historical romance books: the fool's girl, pirates, sovay, witch child and the sequel sorceress.
-The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- this is a teenage/adult book which I found very moving- it is a story set in Nazi Germany and is narrated by death and tells the story of a Jewish girl whose parents have been taken away to a concentration camp and her life living with a foster family.
-Skulduggery Pleasant Series by Derek Landy (this are targeted at a lower age group than teenage but are really good)- Skulduggery Pleasant and Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire are the first two books. You can find more details about these books on: http://www.skulduggerypleasant.co.uk/books.php
-The Declaration Series by Gemma Malley-sci-fi series set in the future that are really good. First book called The Declaration.
Adult books that are suitable and that I really enjoyed:
-Any of the books by Agatha Christie- she is a great mystery/crime author- I would especially recommend 'The Unexpected Guest' and 'And Then There Were None'.
-Superhero series by Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge: Black and White and the sequel Shades of night (a.k.a. shades of grey) are really good adventure books about superheroes.
Enjoy your reading! Hope this was helpful.

Posted on 7 Jan 2012, 15:22:17 GMT
Phie says:
Before I Die may be for you if you enjoyed What I saw and how I lied. Also all of the Phillip Pullman books are still nice to read at your age.

Posted on 8 Jan 2012, 16:29:30 GMT
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Scrunch says:
Try Ghost Club: The Unloved One of the characters is 15-year-old Charlotte. Got to be worth a shot for under a fiver?

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Posted on 4 Apr 2012, 15:29:36 BST
M. Andrews says:
I know I'm a couple years too late, and I don't know if these have already been said, but there is:
Divergent: Veronica Roth (amazing if you liked Hunger Games/dystopian books)
Delirium: Lauren Oliver (Ditto)
Wither: Lauren DeStefano (good if you liked the wicked Lovely series, but luckily not too similar)
A Great and Terrible Beauty: Libba Bray (kind of dense, but an interesting story line)

Posted on 13 Apr 2012, 13:52:31 BST
My daughter is loving at the moment....
The Immortals series - Alison Noel
Also Clockwork Angel - cassandra clare
And Time Breaking by Barbara Spencer an author we met in a book shop and her book turned out to be absolutely fantastic - a terrific read, well worth the money

Posted on 16 Apr 2012, 21:27:26 BST
Arjun says:
This is a good one about a teenage girl who finds a ring that changes her life forever
Crimson Blood

Posted on 19 Apr 2012, 10:15:46 BST
If you would like a chuckle, 'My Big Fat Teen Crisis' by Jenny Smith (aka me).
Scholastic. Came out in March. Good review on Chicklish.
:-))

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2012, 18:50:59 BST
tj says:
yes i agree, I also thought this book was great . It was also different somehow from other books I'd read. Just read The Owners, Volume 1 and thought that was great too and also somehow different to a lot of the stuff out there. Happy reading.

Posted on 19 Apr 2012, 22:02:06 BST
Spiky_Roses says:
Kim Harrison's Hollows series is the best I have read so far and I have read lots. Dead Witch Walking is the first :)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012, 04:30:15 BST
Debbie Wood says:
Try 'The Secrets of Yiamergin.' Its a teenage fantasy fiction and has just been released. You could have a peek at it and see what you think before you buy.

Posted on 26 Apr 2012, 15:12:00 BST
I really love Cassandra Clare's work, she writes The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Device series. They are sort of linked to each other TID being the prequel to TMI, I've managed to get my friend hooked on them. She is also the very same friend who I've now managed to get hooked on The Hunger Games, also you might want to try Divergent by Veronica Roth and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. :)

Posted on 27 Apr 2012, 22:46:10 BST
phoebe says:
Hi. I am 11, and I have read these books, (they are not children books I am just a high level reader so read teen books) and thoroughly enjoyed them. Well, that's an understatement. I have LOVED these books, and I'm sure you will too if you try them. The Evermore series by Alyson Noel. There are six books in the series; Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, Night Star, and Everlasting. Books should be read in this order, otherwise very confusing!
These books are fantasy/romance. The main plot of the book is immortals, and immortal love. What happened at the end really surprised me, and the things you least expect come true. When I read these I came home every day from school, sat on my bed, and read until dinner. Basically, a VERY good read.
Btw, I have read Wicked Lovely and enjoyed it. Bit confusing in some parts, with the summer girls and winter queen and rules of the game and stuff, but good nonetheless. I love faeries. (If like reading about faeries, like me, try Aprilynne Pike's Wings, Spells, Wild and Destined, [series] or my other ABSOLUTE FAVE series The 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison - The 13 Treasures, The 13 Curses, [best one] and The 13 Secrets) I also have Blood Ties and The Hunger Games on my shelf, but I have not got round to reading them yet.
I hope this came in handy. And I cannot stress this enough - BUY THE EVERMORE SERIES - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!! :) P.S. If you can think of any other really good books about fairies, PLEASE tell me. Thanksss.

Posted on 27 Apr 2012, 22:53:19 BST
phoebe says:
Hi. I am 11, and I have read these books, (they are not children books I am just a high level reader so read teen books) and thoroughly enjoyed them. Well, that's an understatement. I have LOVED these books, and I'm sure you will too if you try them. The Evermore series by Alyson Noel. There are six books in the series; Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, Night Star, and Everlasting. Books should be read in this order, otherwise very confusing!
These books are fantasy/romance. The main plot of the book is immortals, and immortal love. What happened at the end really surprised me, and the things you least expect come true. When I read these I came home every day from school, sat on my bed, and read until dinner. Basically, a VERY good read.
Btw, I have read Wicked Lovely and enjoyed it. Bit confusing in some parts, with the summer girls and winter queen and rules of the game and stuff, but good nonetheless. I love faeries. (If like reading about faeries, like me, try Aprilynne Pike's Wings, Spells, Wild and Destined, [series] or my other ABSOLUTE FAVE series The 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison - The 13 Treasures, The 13 Curses, [best one] and The 13 Secrets) I also have Blood Ties and The Hunger Games on my shelf, but I have not got round to reading them yet.
I hope this came in handy. And I cannot stress this enough - BUY THE EVERMORE SERIES - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!! :) P.S. If you can think of any other really good books about fairies, PLEASE tell me. Thanksss.

Posted on 27 Apr 2012, 22:58:02 BST
phoebe says:
The Evermore series by Alyson Noel are THE best ever. Seriously. Immortal love. Immortal power. What's not to like? Just read to find out! You will NOT be disappointed!

Oh, and I have read Wicked Lovely also. And The Hunger Games and Blood Ties are on my shelf at home, I have just not got around to reading them yet...

Posted on 27 Apr 2012, 23:00:31 BST
phoebe says:
Oh... And the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. Another. AWESOME. Book. Series. WHOO! Fallen, Torment, Passion, then Rapture. These are Fallen Angels. I nearly cried at the end of Fallen... It was so sad... The good guy turned into the bad guy :'( whaa... but still, GOOD.
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