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Subject: What teen book should I read?
Date Posted: 4/8/2010 4:26 PM ET
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I am into teen books, the ones about boys, drama, and reality. I am currently reading the series Summer Boys right now. I also enjoyed reading the Twilight series. Any suggestions on what to read next?

Date Posted: 4/8/2010 10:32 PM ET
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Boys, drama... Definately the House of Night series!  Maybe the Vampire Academy series,or  Blue Bloods series.

Date Posted: 4/8/2010 10:36 PM ET
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well there's always the Gossip Girl series...LOTS about boys and drama there.

also the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard and the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series by Jen Calonita

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 6:48 PM ET
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melody carlson has several good teen series. carter house girls was the one i read most recently.

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 10:59 AM ET
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp is amazing. Hilarious and action packed.

Other goodies:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy who Dared

The Lightning Thief

Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr are really good.


The Giver

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are totally HILARIOUS.

I teach 7th grade reading, so if you need more suggestions, feel free to PM me:)

Date Posted: 4/30/2010 6:22 PM ET
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I just finished a book titled The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. I know it sounds a little strange but it was a great book that was lots of fun to read! Filled with humor and heartbreak, It's just an excellent read altogether! I highly suggest it!

Also, I agree with the previous poster about The Giver and Hatchet. Hatchet was written by a man named Gary Paulsen, I read a bunch of his books when I was in Jr. High. Some other good ones that I remember by him are titled:

The Transall Saga - A story a little like Avatar, to put it in a way that might get kids today interested. Science fiction meets wilderness survival.

The Voyage of the Frog -  A story of a young man who sets out to sea to fulfill a promise to his recently departed uncle, but things don't go as planned.

The Island - A little different from the authors usual adventure type story. A more slow moving story with a bit of romance as well, but still great.

Canyons - While camping a 14 year old boy finds the skull of an indian boy the same age from nearly 100 years ago. He sets out on an adventure to return the skull to it's proper resting place.

By an Author named Will Hobbs are these 3 books that I still have copies of today.

The Maze - A runaway 14 year old boy in search of a better life meets a biologist in Utah canyon country. Adventure abounds as the 2 try to save some endangered birds and stop some local bad guys. Still one of my favorite books today!

Far North - Sort of Like Hatchet, two teen boys are trapped in the wilderness after an accident, and must lean to survive to escape. Really good.

Jason's Gold - A coming-of-age novel set during the Alaska Gold Rush of the 1890s. A 15 year old city kid sets out for Alaska to meet his brothers who have started out on the search for gold. Filled with adventure, excitement, and even a little romance!

Date Posted: 5/11/2010 7:01 PM ET
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Have you read the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield? It's entertaining. Nothing extravagant, but good to pass a few hours. :)

Date Posted: 5/11/2010 7:28 PM ET
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If you like boys and drama, I'd suggest Kate Brian's Private Series....

Date Posted: 5/12/2010 10:08 AM ET
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My daughter just devoured Fallen  by Lauren Kate in one night... she loved it!   (It's sequel Torment  is supposed to come out in Sept. 2010, and she can't wait.)

Date Posted: 5/12/2010 11:08 AM ET
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oooh,  I really liked Fallen too, cant wait for Torment!

Date Posted: 5/13/2010 9:31 PM ET
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Just thought of another series for you... (because I'm picking up the 3rd one for my daughter who can't wait to get her hands on it!)

It's The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong.  The books are:  The Summoning, The Awakening, and The Reckoning. 

Subject: Lots to choose from!
Date Posted: 5/14/2010 1:22 PM ET
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Starlet by Randi Reisfield

I loved it!!!

Date Posted: 5/20/2010 3:08 PM ET
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If you look at my bookshelf I have a few books that you might like.. I really liked the South Beach series (South Beach, French Kiss) I also have some Gossip Girl books 

Date Posted: 5/27/2010 9:20 PM ET
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The Gemma Doyle Trilogy was amazing! Not that much boys, but lots of "other-worldly" (literally) dramz.  The Luxe Seies is also a fun and quick read with a lot of drama set in 1899 New York City.

Subject: Blood and Chocolate
Date Posted: 5/27/2010 10:17 PM ET
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Blood and Chocolate.  It was kind of edgy, about werewolves.  Wish it was a series or longer.

Date Posted: 6/1/2010 10:58 PM ET
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thank youu soo much all of you for your suggestions! i will be sure to check out some of these bokos! thanks again(:

Date Posted: 6/13/2010 9:17 AM ET
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Maximum Ride series by James Patterson is also REALLY good!

Date Posted: 6/14/2010 5:55 AM ET
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For teen boys and drama, definitely read The Outsiders and Tex by S.E. Hinton.  Both are excellent.  I also highly recommend Ghost Boy by Iain Lawrence, which was thoroughly touching and wonderful.  I also suggest The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-Jones,  and even My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.