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Initial post: Jul 11, 2012 5:30:31 PM PDT
krissie31 says:
I'm 13 and I love to read and I,m looking for some more books.
Any suggestions?????
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Posted on Jul 11, 2012 6:41:35 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 11, 2012 6:42:30 PM PDT
Agnes says:
What are your favorite genres and books (which can help myself and others in making the right recommendations)?

Without knowing what you like, I recommend:
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (fantasy/adventure/romance)
The Boy on a Black Horse by Nancy Springer (contemporary/drama)
Dr. Franklin's Island (Readers Circle) by Ann Halam (science fiction/horror)
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (fairytale retelling)
The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) by Shannon Hale (fantasy/fairytale retelling/adventure/romance)
Holes by Louis Sachar
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury - who passed away this year; RIP (horror/thriller)
When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You) by Meg Cabot (1st book in the 1-800-Where-R-You? series - contemporary/paranormal/romance)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (historical fiction)

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Posted on Jul 11, 2012 7:19:19 PM PDT
Hi krissie,
Maybe you can tell us a little bit about what you like?

My niece and I really enjoyed this one:

When You Reach Me (Stead, Rebecca) - Rebecca Stead
(If you ever liked 'From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler' you might like it.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 7:20:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2012 7:47:20 PM PDT
Dire Weevil says:
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is pretty good. It was recommended by the school librarian where I work. I did not think I would like it, but when it happened to be at the next book fair, I purchased it. It is one of those books that I felt a little depressed at the end simply because it was ending.

Whoa! I just noticed I have not reviewed the book. I suppose I should do that!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012 8:07:59 PM PDT
Wayward says:
Oooh, that's also a great one for L'Engle fans ;-)

krissie: Also try Warriors, Among the Hidden or the Found books by Haddix, Pendragon books, Theodosia (If you like egyptian mythology), books by Wrede and Jessica Day George...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012 8:20:20 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 11, 2012 8:40:16 PM PDT
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cathyr says:
My 13yo daughter is reading "Horrible Histories" by Terry Deary

She also likes
Rick Riordan
Eoin Colfer
Cornelia Funke
Robert Muchamore

I would recommend
L M Montgomery
Louisa May Alcott
Frances Hodgson Burnett
I Am David by Anne Holm
The Diary of Anne Frank (New Longman Literature 14-18)
Anne McCaffrey
David Eddings

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 1:48:52 AM PDT
You could try: Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay, The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot, Marshmallow Skye. by Cathy Cassidy (Chocolate Box Girls) by Cathy Cassidy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012 8:33:06 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 12, 2012 3:53:13 PM PDT
Agnes says:
Just a note: having read The Princess Diaries (and having liked previous books by Meg Cabot), I would have to say that I do not recommend this particular book or series for a number of reasons. The main character makes fun of her father because of the form of cancer he had and does so publicly. If you want to know more about the book and what's in it, I have a review of it that goes into detail, but I don't recommend the read.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 6:20:18 PM PDT
A. Bramble says:
These are all good books:
Princess Academy
The Fire Within
Among the Hidden
The City of Ember

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 7:20:36 PM PDT
krissie31 says:
Any kind of book is good actually and thak you all so much for replying, I also have a kindle so if that helps..........

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 2:42:51 PM PDT
Maximum Ride series by James PattersonThe Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1)
Fablehaven: The Complete Series
The Candy Shop War
The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams ChimaThe Warrior Heir (The Heir Chronicles)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick RiordanThe Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Kane chronicles by Rick Riordan
The Twilight Saga Collection
Septimus series by Angie SageSeptimus Heap, Book One: Magyk
Leven thumps series by Obert SkyeLeven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 4:36:52 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 13, 2012 5:02:01 PM PDT
Michaela says:
There is a Christian set of books called The Christian Girl's Guides. They are fun and have crafts, stories, activities and stuff. The new one is The Christian Girl's Guide to Me: The Quiz Book. But if you don't like Christian books, you won't like them.

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 5:09:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2012 5:09:45 PM PDT
orly benami says:
Do you care about Gender equality? if you do there are several webpages that focus on books for girls that care about that.
1) Gender equality bookstore -
2) a mighty girl -
maybe there are more that i am not aware of and be happy to know about them

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2012 6:47:16 PM PDT
Self-promotion on thread # 4.

Posted on Jul 14, 2012 9:33:41 PM PDT
When I was your Age I loved The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot. It's about a 16yr old girl who can see ghosts. It's funny, full of action and has a sweet but awesome love plot.
Wings by Aprilynn Pike may be of interest. It's a fairy themed book, but has a twist. Most of my friends who are 13-17 love it, so have no fear! It isn't lame :)
Wuthering High by Cara Lockwood. It's about a girl who is sent to a juvenile delinquent boarding school. It has some aweosme concepts and awesome characters.
There is also a website called which has a whole heap of unpublished stories on it. There are some amazing pieces of work on there and it has something for everyone :)
I hope I helped, happy reading

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2012 9:35:45 PM PDT
I LOVE Graceling and Fire. Awesome books :)

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 8:56:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 15, 2012 12:04:37 PM PDT
You should try "Steven Standing In The After" (Author: Ron Brunk). It's full of adventure and I loved it! I read it in two days because I couldn't put it down and now I miss the characters. :)
Steven Standing In The After

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2012 11:22:48 AM PDT
eknywork says:
Hello Krissie31. I recommend books "Get Off My Roof!" and "Miracle On the Roof"
Charming and unique children's books with fun rhymes and colorful illustrations, inspired by the true event of a Prickly Pear Cactus growing on the roof of a house in Scottsdale, Arizona, following the epic Haboob of 2011. This sweet and simple story is very entertaining for all ages. It is perfect picture books for storytelling at school and home.
Enjoy :)

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 11:24:13 AM PDT
eknywork says:
Get Off My Roof! (Cactus on the Roof)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2012 12:49:32 PM PDT
jnstar says:
Hmmmmmm, eknywork ~ This book is right for both a 4 year old and a 13 year old...oh wait, and a 2nd grader? Methinks you sound like the author self-promoting; where else have you posted this title?
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