CRRL Staff

08/28/2009 - 4:28pm

I hope you enjoy reading some of these books:

Doppelganger / Pete Hautman and Mary Logue.

Summary: High school newspaper reporter Roni finds an age-progressed
photograph on a missing children's website of a boy that looks just like
her sidekick Brian, throwing the pair into an investigation of Brian's
past and family heritage.

Good enough / Paula Yoo.

08/28/2009 - 4:30pm

Here are some other books that I think
you may like.

 

A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone.

Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva all get mixed up with a senior boy who can
talk them into doing almost anything he wants. In a blur of high school
hormones and personal doubt, each girl struggles with how much to give
up and what ultimately to keep for herself.

 

What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones.

Sophie describes her relationships with a series of boys as she searches
for Mr. Right.

08/28/2009 - 4:32pm

Here are some other books you may enjoy—some are a bit creepy, some adventurous and a few with orphans and evil relatives!

 

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.

Escaping the aunt who wants to adopt only one of them, two orphaned brothers run away from Hamburg to Venice, finding shelter with a gang of street children and their leader, the thirteen-year-old “Thief Lord," while also eluding the detective hired to return them to Germany.

 

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.

08/28/2009 - 4:31pm

Here are some other books that I think you may like:

 

The It Girl (series) by Cecily von Ziegesar.

Jenny Humphrey, kicked out of Constance Ballard prep school for being a bad influence, decides she'll do anything to become one of the popular girls at Waverly Academy. (from School Library Journal review).

 

Private (series) by Kate Brian.

08/28/2009 - 4:34pm

Here are a few more books that I think you may like:

 

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.

After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

 

Ida B. : and her plans to maximize fun, avoid disaster, and (possibly) save the world by Katherine Hannigan

08/28/2009 - 4:52pm

If you liked Marley and Me, I hope you enjoy reading some of these books:

 

A dog year : twelve months, four dogs, and me by Jon Katz.

08/09/2016 - 11:02am
If You Like Eragon by Christopher Paolini...(for adults)

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Eragon by Christopher Paolini
In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters. (catalog summary)

 

If you are an adult, and enjoyed Eragon, here are a few more titles you may enjoy:

The Black Mausoleum by Stephen Deas
Two years have passed since the events of The Order of the Scales. Across the realms, dragons are still hatching--and hatching free. Skorl is an Ember, a soldier trained from birth to fight dragons. He is a living weapon, one-shot only, saturated with enough dragon-poison to bring down a monster all on his own. A violent, drunken misanthrope, for him to fulfill his purpose and slay a dragon means to be eaten. Now Skorl has a choice: he can hang for his crimes, or he can go with the last of the Adamantine Men, fighting against an enemy he was born to face. Rat is an Outsider. He's on the run and he's stumbled onto something that's going to make him rich beyond all his dreams. It's just a shame that the end of the world has started without him. Kataros is an alchemist, one of the order responsible for keeping the dragons in check--one of the order that has just failed, and disastrously so. Two men, one woman. One chance to save the world from a storm of dragons. (catalog summary)
 

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember. They know they will face many hazards--some strange and otherworldly--but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other. Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight--each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to his own past, but drawn inexorably toward the comfort, and the burden, of the fullness of a life's memories. (catalog summary)

 

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