unRequired Reading Blog

If you like stories for young ladies

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.

If you like Books by Lurlene McDaniel

Books by Lurlene McDaniel

We have lots of Lurlene McDaniel
books here at the library. Here are some by  other authors you might like:

 

All Alone In The Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins.

Debbie is dismayed when her best friend Maureen starts spending time
with ordinary, boring Glenna.

 

Beauty by Robin McKinley.

If you like Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Did you know that Eclipse is part of the Twilight Saga series? The first
two books in the Stephenie Meyer's series are Twilight and New Moon.

Here are some other titles that I hope you can't put down!

 

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause.

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle
both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she
belongs and with whom.

 

Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith.

If you like Fangs 4 Freaks by Serena Robar

 

If you liked Fangs 4 Freaks by Serena Robar and haven't read the others in the series, you should try Braced 2 Bite and Dating 4 Demons. Here are some other humorous fantasies/paranormal/supernatural books that I hope you will like:

 

Circus of the Darned by Katie Maxwell.

If you like Pressing Hard by Stephanie Perry Moore

Stephanie Perry Moore is a popular author of teen
Christian fiction. A few other popular authors that write similar books
are ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Jacquelin Thomas. Here are some other
teen Christian fiction books that I think you may like:

 

Nothing But Drama by ReShonda Tate Billingsley.

If you like Julia's Kitchen by Brenda A. Ferber

  You will enjoy the following titles.

 

Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles.

Comfort Snowberger is well acquainted with death since her family runs
the funeral parlor in their small southern town, but even so the
ten-year-old is unprepared for the series of heart-wrenching events that
begins on the first day of Easter vacation with the sudden death of her
beloved great-uncle Edisto.

 

Everything On a Waffle by Polly Horvath.

If you like Inkheart by Cornelia Caroline Funke

Here are some other titles you may like. They are
all adventures, and some of them are funny, too.

 

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.

 

Hidden Talents by David Lubar.

If you like Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

Since you enjoyed The Morning
Gift by Eva Ibbotson, Ihere is a list of books that I hope you
will enjoy as well.

 

The Star of Kazan / 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.

 

The Coffin Quilt : the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys / Ann
Rinaldi.

If you like Doing It by Melvin Burgess

Here are some other books that I think you may also enjoy.

 

The Boyfriend List : (15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs,
and me, Ruby Oliver) by E. Lockhart.
A Seattle fifteen-year-old explains some of the reasons for her recent
panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her
girlfriends, tensions between her performance-artist mother and her
father, and more.