Reading Room Blog

If you like novels in verse

Here are some suggestions of novels in verse that I think will appeal to a teenage boy.


Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes.
While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poem they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their classmates.


Comfort by Carolee Dean.
Kenny fantasizes about escape from his small hometown of Comfort, Texas, following his father's release from prison.

If you like Vampire Plagues by Sebastian Rook

Did you know it is part of a series? You mentioned that one of the things you liked about the book was the action and also that you thought it was a historical fiction book. I found some books you might like that are considered "Fang" fiction but also some historical fiction. I hope you enjoy reading some of these books:

Fang Fiction -

Stories of Eating Disorders

Here are a few titles you might enjoy:

To Dance: A Memior by
Siena Cherson
In graphic format, the author shares her story of how, after being diagnosed with flat feet, she decided to take ballet classes at the age of six and was accepted to the School of American Ballet when she was eleven.

Life in the Fat Lane
by Cherie Bennett
Sixteen-year-old Lara, winner of beauty pageants and Homecoming Queen, is distressed and bewildered when she starts gaining weight and becomes a fat girl.

If you like ballet stories

Here are a few titles you might enjoy:

To Dance: A Memior by
Siena Cherson
In graphic format, the author shares her story of how, after being diagnosed with flat feet, she decided to take ballet classes at the age of six and was accepted to the School of American Ballet when she was eleven.

Life in the Fat Lane
by Cherie Bennett
Sixteen-year-old Lara, winner of beauty pageants and Homecoming Queen, is distressed and bewildered when she starts gaining weight and becomes a fat girl.

If you like The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Here are some suggestions for other books that you may like. Next time it would help up find suggestions for you if we knew why you liked a certain book. The more info you give us, the better we can personalize your request!

If you like Kidnapped by Gordon Korman

You might try his Island series (Book one is Shipwreck, published in 2001; Book Two is Survival;Book Three is Escape).

Here are three other titles you might enjoy.

Downriver by Will Hobbs.
Fifteen-year-old Jessie and the other rebellious teenage members of a
wilderness survival school team abandon their adult leader, hijack his boats, and try to run the dangerous white water at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

If you like Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Here are a few books you might want to try. They are all fairy tale
type fantasy books.


The Goose Girl by: Shannon Hale.
On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is
betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.

If you like New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Here are some other suggestions to keep you busy until the next Stephenie Meyer comes out:


A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world. If you like this one, it is part of a series - #2 is Rebel Angels and #3 is coming out soon The Sweet Far Thing.

 

If you like Squire by Tamora Pierce

You may already know, but Squire is from the series "Protector of the Small" - #1 First Test, #2 Page, #3 Squire, #4 Lady Knight. I also like reading books from that time period. There are so many good ones out there and it is hard to limit it to just a few! However, Here are some others that you may like:

If you like Chinese Handcuffs by Chris Crutcher

Just in case you
are not already familiar with Chris Crutcher's other titles, here are just a
few:


Ironman.
While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends
an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his
relationship with his father.

 

Stotan!
A high school coach invites members of his swimming team to a
memorable week of rigorous training that tests their moral fiber as well as their physical stamina.