If you like the V.C. Andrews books, you might try one of these:
Right Behind You by Gail Giles.
After spending over four years in a mental institution for murdering a friend in Alaska, fourteen-year-old Kip begins a completely new life in Indiana with his father and stepmother under a different name, but not only has trouble fitting in, he finds there are still problems to deal with from his childhood.
The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson.
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thinking of some fun reads that are a little like The Doll People. Here are a few suggestions:
DiCamillo, Kate. Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.
Cassedy, Sylvia. Behind the Attic Wall.
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The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgleish.
Remembering her mother's words, an eight-year-old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to
bring the rest of the family.
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.
Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in
Thanks for using our Bookmatch service. Here are some books with mystery
and adventure that I've enjoyed. I hope one or two will sound good to
The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson.
After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late
nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman
claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in
a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.
Meg Cabot really does have such a great way of making you love her characters and laugh and cry along with them, doesn’t she? Here are a few more books, like Airhead, that you might enjoy.
First of all, there’s a sequel to Airhead that our system has ordered and you can reserve:
Being Nikki: an Airhead Novel.
Studious, socially conscious Emerson Watts learns startling news about the family of Nikki Howard, the teen supermodel into whose body Emerson's brain was transplanted by the nefarious Stark corporation.
There are twelve books in the "Wild at
Heart" series by Laurie Halse Anderson and Central Rappahannock Regional
Library has eleven of them for you to check out. If you haven't already
read more in that series, you might enjoy trying one of the others.
Other books I would recommend for animal lovers and high level readers
A Tarantula in My Purse by Jean Craighead George.
A collection of autobiographical stories about raising a houseful of
children and wild pets including crows, skunks, and raccoons.