good teen books to read?

can you recommened me good teen books to read? Also can you tell me what the book is about?

But please no vampire books because i have already read them all. I also the mortal instuments and hush hush series

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  • Alice
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
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    Try Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole ( and its sequel Nokosee & Stormy: Love & Bullets ( Both are contemporary "pre-dystopian" books written from a 17-year-old girl's POV. They come with lots of action and adventure and Stormy Jones, the girl in the stories, is a character that will stick with you for a long time. She's far from perfect but she's real enough to want to love her and pull for her during her life on the run with Nokosee, the baddest bada** teenager in the world. Apparently they're trying to make them into a movie because I found this in a Google search:

    Cherry by Mary Karr. A memoir about teens, sex, drugs and growing up in rural Texas as told through the gritty, beautiful prose of one of America's best writers having taught at Harvard and currently teaching as the Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University. It's a book every teen girl should read. If the opening paragraph doesn't do it for you, nothing will (you can read it on the Amazon link below). I've also supplied you a link to her Harper Collins website where you can see the author describe her life in a revealing teaser for her new book "Lit."

    The Liar's Club by Mary Karr. Another moving memoir recounting her earlier years (you should probably read this one first and then Cherry).

    Bohemian Girl by Terese Svoboda. This is Huck Finn with a girl as the protagonist (and a voice as unique as Huck's which is even more remarkable since it's a book that's just been released) set in the 1860's west. The story begins when 12-year-old Harriet is sold by her father to an Indian to settle a gambling debt. When she escapes the strange mound-building obsession of her Pawnee captor, Harriet sets off on a trek to find her father, only to meet with ever-stranger characters and situations along the way. She escapes with a chanteuse, is imprisoned in a stockade and rescued by a Civil War balloonist, and becomes an accidental shopkeeper and the surrogate mother to an abandoned child, while abetting the escape of runaway slaves.

    Jennifer Miller’s just released debut novel The Year of the Gadfly is a tale of prep school scandal and secret societies starring a very precocious 15-year-old young lady named Iris Dupont, whose best and only friend is the chain-smoking ghost of famed broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow. If it sounds weirdly wonderful, it is – Iris would kill us for using a cliché here, but we can’t help but call the novel compulsively readable, and it feels a little something like a cross between The Secret History and Gossip Girl, although with significantly more masturbation scenes than the former and more dusty tomes than the latter. As reviewed by Emily Temple, Flavorwire

    The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. A moving story inspired by true events about the suicides of five teenage sisters as told from the viewpoint (for the most part) of randy teenage boys who try to explain it all.

    I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg. A critically appraised and touching semi-autobiographical story of a 16-year-old girl battling schizophrenia in a mental hospital.

  • 9 years ago

    -"Hunger Games" Series by Suzanne Collins: Every year, children from each district are picked (male & female) to fight to the death in a post-apocolyptic world.

    -"The Gardener" by S. A. Bodeen: Mason helps a girl from the who is unsure of who she is...until he find out about the human autotrophs.

    -"Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes: Charlie Gordon is a mentally challenged man who goes into an experimental surgery that makes him a super genius. Told in his journal, it shows his changes, and his declines. (nearly made me cry very good book!) I would REALLY recommend this book.

    -"Uglies" series by Scott Westerfeild: In a post-apocolyptic society where everyone is born ugly until on their 16th birthday they can have a surgery to make them beautiful, but with a price that Tally finds out after going against what is "the norm". (The books in order are: Uglies, Pretties, Specials & Extras but that one is an optional read; it's not Tally's story)

  • 9 years ago

    Tamora Pierce and Sarah Dessen are great teen authors

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