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Here are some other fantasies that I hope you will like:
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.
Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the
younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they
have found shelter with--and protection from--Venice's "Thief Lord."
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud.
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and
instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful
magician Simon Lovelace.
Here are three books I hope you might enjoy as well.
Dogboy by Christopher Russell.
In 1346, twelve-year-old Brind, an orphaned kennel boy raised with hunting dogs at an English manor, accompanies his master, along with half of the manor's prized mastiffs, to France, where he must fend for himself when both his master and the dogs are lost at the decisive battle of Crécy.
Here are several titles I hope you might enjoy.
Court Duel by Sherwood Smith. (Sequel to Crown Duel)
Brought to court by a mysterious letter, teenage Countess Meliara finds
herself the subject of all sorts of courtly intrigues and attentions,
including those of the deposed king's sister and an ardent, secret
BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE
As we all know, getting older isn't hard to do. Time continues on. In this poem, Deborah Warren of Massachusetts asks us to think about the life lived between our past and present selves, as indicated in the marginal comments of an old book. There's something beautiful about books allowing us to talk to who we once were, and this poem captures this beauty.
I have included both young adult and adult Christian/inspirational romance
books - a few contemporary and a few historical.
Until Tomorrow (Christy and Todd book 1) - by Robin Jones Gunn.
"Christy and Todd are joined by their best buddy, Katie, as they traipse
around Europe for three weeks. Traveling from the fjords of Norway to
the canals of Venice, their relationships are tested when their varying
Christy by Catherine Marshall.
Here are three
other titles I hope you might enjoy.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Melinda Sordino's inner voice provides sardonic commentary on her high
school experience, while her real self remains mute about a painful
incident that has made her an outcast.
If you enjoyed Scribbler of Dreams by Mary Pearson, here are some other suspenseful romances you may
Look for Me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn.
While staying at the remote and reputedly haunted Maine inn run by her
father and pregnant stepmother, sixteen-year-old Cynda feels
increasingly isolated from her father's new family and finds solace in
the attentions of a charming but mysterious guest.
Zazoo by Richard Mosher.
I have some suggestions
if you liked Dead Girls Don't Write Letters by Gail Giles.
Did you know that author has written other books too? Here are two more
books that she has written:
Here are some suggestions for a thirteen year old that are good stories
but not violent or explicit.
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a
family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in
isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces
him that the government is wrong.
Everything on a Waffle - Polly Horvath.