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08/28/2009 - 3:40pm

Here are some other books that I think you may like:

 

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss
research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a
murdered physicist. (This story was written before/takes place before
The Da Vinci Code).

 

Tamar : A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal by Mal Peet.

08/28/2009 - 3:41pm

What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones.

Meet Sophie. She sees herself as the too-tall "Mount Everest of teenage
girls," who, along with her friends, often suffers from "lackonookie
disease." She's dating smoky, sexy Dylan, covertly chatting online with
"cybersoul"-mate Chaz, and secretly nursing a crush on sweet, geeky
Murphy. If you like this one, it has a sequel called What My Girlfriend
Doesn't Know.

 

Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark.

08/28/2009 - 3:43pm

If you enjoyed Prime Choice, here are some other titles you may like:

 

 

Torch Red: Color Me Torn by Melody Carlson.

Feeling like she is the only virgin on the planet, a high school junior
wrestles with questions about love and sex before ultimately choosing to
give herself to God instead of her boyfriend. This is part of the True
Colors series.

 

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson.

Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father
and must care for his adored baby daughter.

08/28/2009 - 3:46pm

Farm Team by Will Weaver.

With his father in jail and his mother working full-time, fourteen-year-old Billy Baggs finds himself in charge of running the family farm in northern Minnesota and having to give up the thing he loves most--baseball.

 

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.

When twelve-year-old Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935, he has to contend with his extraordinary new environment, life with his autistic sister, not to mention the warden's daughter!

 

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

08/28/2009 - 3:47pm

You may enjoy these titles, if you liked the adventure, suspense
and real-life problems of a teen:

 

"Un Lun Dun" by China Mieville.

"[Un Lun Dun] is a city awaiting its hero, whose coming was prophesied
long ago, set down for all time in the pages of a talking book. When
twelve-year-old Zanna and her friend Deeba find a secret entrance
leading out of London and into this strange city, it seems that the
ancient prophecy is coming true at last. But then things begin to go
shockingly wrong."--catalog summary

08/28/2009 - 3:52pm

Here are some other books that have danger, intrigue and some romance (or at
least flirtation!)

 

H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden.

Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto,
a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer
specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds
and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.

 

Thieves Like Us by Stephen Cole.

08/28/2009 - 3:55pm

If you like the Gossip Girl series, you
might want to try some of these:

 

Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson.

Three teenaged girls from very different backgrounds, thrown together to
pick peaches in a Georgia orchard, spend a summer in pursuit of the
right boy, the truest of friends, and the perfect peach.

 

Au Pairs: a Novel by Melissa de la Cruz.

08/27/2009 - 11:45am

If you liked the passion between Edward and Bella in New Moon you might
try one of these. The first three are horror or fantasy, and the last
two are just good love stories!

 

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause.

A mysterious teenage boy harboring a dark secret helps Zoe come to terms
with her mother's terminal illness.

 

Haunted: A Tale of the Mediator by Meg Cabot.

08/28/2009 - 4:01pm

 Here are some titles that I think you might enjoy.

 

The author of Jeremy Fink wrote another book that you might enjoy:

A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass.

Afraid that she is crazy, thirteen-year-old Mia, who sees a special
color with every letter, number, and sound, keeps this a secret until
she becomes overwhelmed by school, changing relationships, and the loss
of something important to her.

 

Tunnels by Roderick Gordon.

08/28/2009 - 4:01pm

I found some titles that I believe you might enjoy.

 

The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale.

While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other
girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers
unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

 

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden.

The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New
York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.

 

The Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins.

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