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NEED some good books!! I am 13 and a Christian girl. HELP!!


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Posted on Jun 18, 2012 8:26:01 PM PDT
i like you am thirteen. i just read north of beautiful it has a beautiful moral that tugs at the heart string. if your not looking for that try graceling or fire by kristen cashore. divergent,gone,dark life, rot & ruin( i know it doessnt sound good but it is) leviathan, the pecy jackson series, rangers apprentice series, maxamim ride series, dog on it was funny, the pledge, and one of my favorites (though it may not be approprite if your super religious) the book theif. my teachers website www.hopesikes.blogspot.com has great YA book recommendations too.

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Posted on Jun 19, 2012 9:57:21 AM PDT
bookfinder says:
The Sisterhood of the traveling pants.... Any of the American Girl or A Life of Faith books... You should probably read the A Life of Faith books almost indefinably. I read them about when I was your age... maybe a little older... They are a christian series... Their are 4 or 5 characters that they go through. Their used to be dolls and stuff to go with them, but the company went bankrupt, so they quit producing them, but the books are still available... theirs about 12 per character... And then after you read the newer series, you should probably read the older series too. The older series is a lot longer and has more included in them... I think theirs a company that is re-writing them, but I haven't searched them in a while... Actually, I just searched my amazon, and yes... The company that is re-writing them is Hendrickson Publishers. They haven't updated in a while... they only do 2-4 books per year, but if you want to read the entire series the A Life of Faith has them in a shortened down version... They still leave out some stuff from the originals, but it's still the books.

The characters of A Life of Faith is

1 Elsie Dinsmore Series
2 Millie Keith
3 Violet Travilla
4 Laylie Colbert
5 Kathleen McKenzie

Then the American Girl their are like 17 or more dolls/books... their are 6-8 books per doll if I'm remembering correctly... in high school I read them all, but I've been outdated for a while... their kind of easy to read. I had the entire samantha series finished in like a day... I think their only 60 pages each or so, but then theirs mystery books and side books to keep you occupied as well... check your library... i read most of mine at the library.

Then you may be interested in The Princess Diaries, but i'm not sure...

I'm not sure about this one also, but theirs the chronicles of narnia... it has some things that deal with magic and stuff in it... that's why i said i wasn't sure, but it's based on some things in the bible...

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 9:58:26 AM PDT
bookfinder says:
also, heidi, the wizard of oz, charlottes web, any of the alice in wonderland books,

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 10:02:10 AM PDT
bookfinder says:
i forgot some more...
holes... The princess bride... the secret garden, a little princess... I can probably think of a bunch more, but that's all I can think of for now...

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 10:16:21 AM PDT
bookfinder says:
I know i'm adding a lot of comments, but this will be it for a while, unless i think of more books... I just wanted to inform you that if you wanted to read the elsie dinsmore books, that the last 4-5 books in the series from the hendrickson publishers remake are being released in september if you wanted to start on them.... theirs 22 or so in the series currently.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 10:37:19 AM PDT
I don't know if someone mentioned these before but two of the best YA christian series are Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series), and House of Dark Shadows (Dreamhouse Kings). [[ASIN:1434764338 Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 10:48:25 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 19, 2012 2:33:05 PM PDT
bookfinder says:
I thought of 1 more for you, but I'm not sure if you'll like it... "The Help" by Kathryn Sockette. It's one of the newer it books that everyone has been raving about. Then any of the Nicholas Sparks books you may like, but once again I'm not exactly sure on those... Those are more for the older readers in high school or above. I am not sure about the help yet... I have only got up to chapter 18 so far... It's about back before martin luther king did the march on the streets and it talks about theirs this girl nicknamed skeeter... I don't remember her birth name because everyone just calls her skeeter... anyways she's writing a book on what it's like to be a black made at the time. Then it basically just goes through and tells each persons story. Then the Nicholas sparks books are all romance novels. If you've seen any of the movies on tv, they are a lot different from the movies. Like almost everything's changed in the movie.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 5:48:09 PM PDT
VW Smith says:
I think you would like the new series Matched and Crossed. The Among the Hidden series, Starters, The False Prince by Nielsen,....so many good books and so little time :)

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Posted on Jun 20, 2012 9:24:30 AM PDT
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I cannot go through so many posts, but a great Christain author I highly recommend is Melody Carlson. She has wonderful books. There is a series called "True Colors" that would be great for your age and also has other books. Some are more for adults but has a lot for young adults. I love her books!! She recently had some for free actually!! The "True Color" series deals with issues teens deal with and have a great message.
She just came out with the "Secrets" series which might be for a bit older teens, but maybe by a year or two at most so I would check those out. Those are good!!
There is another series she has for teens that I love. It is "Secret Life of Samantha McGregor"; she has premenitions that she considers a gift from God and uses them to help other people. I know that you don't enjoy magic, and I know why as the Bible does say that it is horrible and such, but these books are amazing! I found them fun, enjoyable and not promoting witchcraft despite this sixth sense type of gift. Instead, it was something from God that Samantha was to use to help others!
Anyway, I loved that series, as the other two series I mentioned. There are other ones as well. Melody Carlson has a TON of books and you can basically grow up with her books :)!

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 10:19:21 AM PDT
Toke Eriksen says:
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman

I'd recommend those to any young fundamentalist.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 6:37:18 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2012 8:04:14 PM PDT
Oh, the places you'll go.. by Dr. Seuss

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 11:44:33 AM PDT
Nikkinoodle says:
In middle school I was obsessed with the warriors series by Erin hunter :)

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 6:54:06 PM PDT
Anonymous says:
I second A Wrinkle in Time, Chronicles of Narnia, and The Giver. What about Lurlene McDaniel novels (especially the "Angels" or "Last Wish" series)? They're usually a bit sad, but very beautiful...

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 4:59:15 AM PDT
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C. Hall says:
A wonderful sweet family story ,as oposed to all the icky dysfunctional ones portrayed in so many books today~Saving Sailor: A Novel

also a wonderful YA mystery which is FREE for Kindle.... do you have a Kindle? Also available in paperbook.
The Boarded-Up House

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 10:00:35 PM PDT
W. Fisher says:
I definitely recommend Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 12:23:53 PM PDT
Helen Taylor says:
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren, The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, Dragonfly by Julia Golding.
Hope I've helped!

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Posted on Jul 12, 2012 10:01:58 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012 12:32:44 PM PDT
Kim Vogel Sawyer writes a wonderful series called "Katy Lambright" which you may enjoy. She is a Christian writer.
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