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If you like The Series of Unfortunate Events

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.

If you like Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse.

In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.

Witness by Karen Hesse.
A series of poems express the views of various people in a small Vermont town, including a young black girl and a young Jewish girl, during the early 1920s when the Ku Klux Klan is trying to infiltrate the town.

Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy.

If You Liked The A-List by Zoey Dean

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.

If you like So B It by Sarah Weeks

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

If you like a variety of YA books

I tried to find books based on your recent reading of "The
Adoration of Jenna Fox", "Remembering Raquel", "Waiting for Normal", and "The Boy Who Dared". It seems you read a wide variety of books, so I picked books from all sorts of genres. I hope some of these titles sound interesting!
 

"Dust" by Arthur Slade

If you like Marley and me: Life and love with the world's worst dog by John Grogan

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.

If you like Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski

In case you don’t know, it is the first in a series (Frogs and French Kisses; Spells and Sleeping Bags; and Parties and Potions). You mention liking books about growing up but that you also like fantasy. Since Bras and Broomsticks is about a modern teenage witch, it has a little fantasy and a lot of modern humor. So, I wasn’t sure if you wanted something modern and funny or something fantasy about growing up, so I’ve included both:

 

Modern/not fantasy:

 

Clique by Lisi Harrison.

If you like Kiki Strike: inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller

Kirsten Miller has written another Kiki Strike novel called Kiki Strike: The Empress’s Tomb. Here are a few more titles you might enjoy:

 

 

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.

When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. The first book in the Underland Chronicles.

 

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy.

If you like the Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer

I hope you have a chance to read the other books in the Bloody Jack series:

 

Curse of the Blue Tattoo: being an account of the misadventures of Jacky Faber, midshipman and fine lady, by L.A. Meyer.

If you like I Can’t Tell You by Hilary Frank

Thank you for your Book Match request for I Can’t Tell You by Hilary Frank. As I don’t know your age or why you liked the book (other than the genre you selected as Romance) the books I am suggesting are based on the fact that I Can’t Tell You is a high school level book and an unconventional romance. Therefore, I chose books that have romance elements in them, but are also have other conflicts with friends, family, school, etc, since I Can’t Tell You also contains those themes. Here are some other books I hope you will like.