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What would you recommend?

I'm a 15 year old girl and I've been trying to find a really good book to read, but I just can't seem to find one that I really like. Are there any good ones that someone recommends for me? I like Gossip Girl books, but I want some other books to read. Also, I don't like Sci-Fi books.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    WEBSITE BELOW HAS LOTS OF DIFFERENT LISTS.

    Markus Zusak:

    The Book Thief (Historical Fiction) and I Am the Messenger

    Philippa Gregory:

    The Other Boleyn Girl - Mary Boleyn comes to court at the age of fourteen and is noticed by Henry VIII. She basks in her role as unofficial queen until Henry begins to lose interest in her and turns to her sister, Anne.

    Mitch Albom:

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven; Tuesdays With Morrie; and For One More Day.

    J. D. Salinger: Catcher in the Rye

    Betty Smith:

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Coming of Age Novel)

    John Knowles: A Separate Peace

    John Gunther:

    Death Be Not Proud (A memoir about the death of his son)

    Richard Peck:

    Long Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder

    David Pelzer:

    A Child Called "IT"; The Lost Boy; and A Man Named Dave

    Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club

    Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones

    Jay Asher: Thirteen Reasons Why

    Ellen Hopkins:

    Crank and its sequel Glass about a girl addicted to drugs; Burned about a girl who is abused by her father and after being thrown out of school is sent to live with her aunt; and Impulse about teen suicide, drugs, and other issues.

    Laurie Halse Anderson:

    Prom, Twisted, Speak, Catalyst, and Fever 1793 (The first four are Contemporary and the last is Historical Fiction)

    Kim Edwards: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

    S. E. Hinton (a.k.a. Susan Eloise Hinton):

    The Outsiders; Rumble Fish; Tex; That Was Then, This is Now; Taming the Star Runner; and Some of Tim's Stories

    Scott Westerfeld:

    Uglies - Tally is anticipating her 16th birthday when she will undergo an operation to make her unbelievably gorgeous. Her friend Shay isn't interested in having the operation and takes off. Tally is forced to make a choice: locate Shay and turn her in or remain ugly.

    Sequels: Pretties, Specials, and Extras

    Libba Bray:

    A Great and Terrible Beauty - Gemma Doyle grew up in India, but after the death of her mother the 16 year old is sent to Spence Academy in London. It is the Victorian Age and these young ladies are being trained for their future roles as wives to men they may not want to marry. As so many have experienced, initially she is an unwelcome outsider. Eventually, she makes friends with three girls and together they explore Gemma's supernatural powers and a group known as the Order.

    Sequels: Rebel Angels and The Sweet Far Thing

    Lisa McMann:

    Wake - Janie discovered when she was 8 years old that if someone nearby began to dream she was pulled unwillingly into that dream. She has always hated the falling dreams, and those where someone is naked in public, and the steamy sex dreams, but this latest dream is the worst.

    Fade (The sequel - to be released February 2009)

    Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Carolyn Mackler:

    The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

    Sue Monk Kidd:

    The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair

    Lauren Myracle:

    TTYL (Talk to Ya Later)

    ttfn (Ta Ta For Now)

    L8r, g8r

    Jodi Picoult:

    My Sister's Keeper - By age 13 Anna had undergone far too many surgeries, transfusions, and injections though she is not ill. Anna's parents chose to produce a baby they hoped would be a donor match for their daughter Kate who suffered from leukemia. Now the teenage Anna rebels against the role that has been forced upon her though it could mean the death of her sister.

    Nineteen Minutes (A Columbine Like Incident), The Pact (A suicide pact), Vanishing Acts, and Change of Heart

    Nicholas Sparks:

    The Notebook - Thirty one year old, Noah Calhoun is back in coastal North Carolina after WWII and thinking constantly about the girl he lost years ago. Twenty nine year old Allie Nelson is set to marry a wealthy lawyer, but is haunted by thoughts of the one she loved long ago.

    Message in a Bottle - Theresa Osborne is divorced and cynical about love and life. This changes when she finds a bottle on the beach which contains a love letter. This is a beautiful story for those who choose to believe in the miracle of finding that special someone.

    A Walk to Remember, The Rescue, A Bend in the Road, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian, The Wedding, True Believer, A First Sight, Dear John, and The Choice.

    Sarah Dessen:

    Lock and Key - Ruby has been living alone in the farmhouse since her mother abandoned her, but when this is discovered she is sent to live with her sister Cora who she has not seen in about 10 years. Cora's husband Jamie is an extremely successful founder of a popular networking site on the Web. A nice large house, private school, new clothes, and a promise for the future are quite an adjustment to make.

    Just Listen - Annabel Greene is the youngest of three very different sisters. She has had a very bad summer and must now return to school. She has never been so lonely or so sad, yet she must face each day. As she has her own problems to confront, her entire family is dealing with issues that plague her sister, Whitney. By circumstance, Annabel and Owen, whose life revolves around music, become friends. It is Owen who will help Annabel to meet certain challenges.

    The Truth About Forever - Macy's father has recently died and she is feeling guilty. Her mother isn't coping with his death well at all. Macy's boyfriend, Jason, represents security, but frankly he is a clueless jerk. It might have been a very long summer, but then by chance Macy meets an interesting group of people. I loved everyone in the Wish Catering crew, but most especially Wes. No matter the difficulties life has thrown each member of Wish they persevere because they must.

    Dreamland - Caitlin is the younger and she feels second-rate sister to Cass who is perfect in every way. Now Caitlin is 16 and rather than starting at Yale, Cass has run off with a guy. This year for Caitlin is about school, cheerleading, parties, her boyfriend, and so much much more. Unfortunately, this novel has an important message every young lady needs to hear.

    Keeping the Moon - Colie and her mother used to be fat. They moved frequently and were homeless for a time. Then Colie's mother went on a "let's get healthy" kick and they both lost weight. Now mom has a good job and they live in a nice house. Unfortunately, because of a really mean girl at school, Colie has acquired a reputation she did not deserve. Mom is going to Europe to work for the summer and Colie is going to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt.

    That Summer - Summers hold special memories for many of us: vacations, beaches, picnics, summer jobs, summer loves, maybe even a wedding or two. Haven, younger sister to Ashley, is fondly remembering a summer five years ago because in this current summer her world is falling apart. Her father had an affair, her parents divorced, and now he is getting married to the co-worker with whom he had the affair. Ashley is also getting married this summer and Haven doesn't understand why Ashley would choose this man.

    Someone Like You - Halley and Scarlet, both 16 and juniors in high school, have been best friends forever. Scarlet was always the strong one, but now she needs Halley to be there for her. As they begin the new school year, Scarlet is pregnant and her boyfriend has been killed in a motorcycle accident. Meanwhile Halley has problems of her own. Halley and her mother, a psychologist, have gotten along well in the past but that has changed. Halley's mother used to write books about their relationship, but now they just argue.

    This Lullaby - Remy, Jess, Chloe, and Lissa are friends (sort of) and now it is the summer between high school and college. This is a time of transition for each of them, but the story concentrates on Remy who because her mother has had a series of husbands and Remy never even met her father, she is very cynical about love.

    Ann Brashares:

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - A wonderful story about Tibby, Carmen, Lena, and Bridget, four very different friends who are spending their first summer apart from one another. Each of the girls faces her own crisis and, in the end, they are there for each other. It's a great story of friendship.

    Sequels: The Second Summer of the Sisterhood; Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood; and Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood.

    The Last Summer (of You & Me)

    Meg Cabot:

    All American Girl and Ready or Not; Teen Idol; Nicola and the Viscount; Victoria and the Rogue; Pants on Fire; Jinx; Avalon High and Avalon High 2: Coronation

    1-800-Where R You? Series - When Lightning Strikes, Code Name Cassandra, Safe House, Sanctuary, and Missing You

    Mediator Series - Shadowland; Ninth Key; Reunion; Darkest Hour; Haunted; and Twilight

    Princess Series - Princess Diaries; Princess in the Spotlight; Princess in Love; Princess in Waiting; Project Princess; Princess in Pink; Princess in Training; The Princess Present; Party Princess; Sweet Sixteen Princess; Valentine Princess; Princess on the Brink; Princess Mia; Princess Lessons; Perfect Princess; and Holiday Princess

    Robin Jones Gunn:

    Christy Miller Series - Summer Promise; A Whisper and a Wish; Yours Forever; Surprise Endings; Island Dreamer; A Heart Full of Hope; True Friends; Starry Night; Seventeen Wishes; A Time to Cherish; Sweet Dreams; and A Promise is Forever.

    Sierra Jensen Series - Only You, Sierra; In Your Dreams; Don't You Wish; Close Your Eyes; Without a Doubt; With This Ring; Open Your Heart; Time Will Tell; Now Picture This; Hold on Tight; Closer Than Ever; and Take My Hand.

    Katie Weldon Series - Peculiar Treasures

    Emily Giffin:

    Something Blue (2nd) - Shallow, vapid, Darcy Rhone

  • 1 decade ago

    French Kiss

    The Clique

    The It Girl

    The 7 Deadly Sins Series

    The Lost Art Of Keeping Secrets

    The Luxe

    The Outsiders

    The A-List

  • 1 decade ago

    Try the author Meg Cabot. She writes the Princess Diaries series but she also writes lots of other books for young adults & adults. She has a good series about Heather Wells, a former teen popstar now trying to be a regular girl attending college but ends up getting wrapped up in a mystery.

    Also Laurie Notaro, she writes comedies about funny things that have happened to her during her life. Absolutely hysterical.

  • cleek
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    4 years ago

    undesirable organization The Who Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double worry Foghat Quicksilver messenger provider Bachman Turner Overdrive Jethro Tull adventure Reo Speedwagon Rainbow Deep crimson Crawler The doors Lynyrd Skynyrd Allman Brothers Band

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  • 1 decade ago

    I love Meg Cabot (Heather Wells & Queen of Babble) and Sophie Kinsella's (Shopaholic [soon to be movie] & Remember Me) books. I am in the process of reading Emily Giffin's (Something Borrowed & Something Blue, Baby Proof) books. They are all great authors!

    For a young adult/teen I recommend Meg Cabot's young adult books. She is the best author. Also best selling. She wrote tons of books including the Princess Diaries (Movies based on her books), Mediator (upcoming movie), 1-800-Missing (TV show based on her books), Jinx, Airhead and more. She has adult books too, so you can grow with her.

    If you want more info or meg cabot's website email me.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How about you try books by Luren Myracle. She a fantastic author and writes books for teens. They are very interesting. You will love the books "TTYL" and the other ones in the series!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The A-List series by Zoey Dean. I think they are better than the Gossip Girl series, but they are alike.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the A list

    The Carlyles

    the It Girl

    The Clique

  • 1 decade ago

    twilight series. i know a lot of people say that but that is my number one favorite book. u might say nah i dont want to read a book about vampires but its not just about thaT. its also a romance

  • 1 decade ago

    Sarah Dessen is my favorite author for sweet, cute, teenage girl stories. :D They have amazing plot lines, are realistic. and wow.

    Just amazing :DD

    Try them out! Any book by her is good.

    Jodi Picoult is also great for suspense-type realistic novels. My Sister's Keeper is one of my favorite books of all time.

  • I hear sarah dessen is good, but I've never read anything like those books. They're not my thing.

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