unRequired Reading Blog
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
Here are some other books that have danger, intrigue and some romance (or at
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After reading about the book, it seems like the author does a good job of balancing the grief and sorrow that Dulcie feels with a sense of hope and humor. Based on this, I came up with some titles that I hope you will like.
Julia’s Kitchen by Brenda A. Ferber.
When her mother and younger sister are killed in a house fire, Cara struggles to find a way to deal with her emotions and to reach out to her grieving father.
Rules by Cynthia Lord.
Trickster's Choice is the first book in her series, Daughter of the Lioness.
You might want to look into reading the sequel, Trickster's Queen.
Meanwhile, I've listed 3 other books below that you may enjoy.
The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman.
In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan,
becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby.
Having liked the book, The Key by Marianne Curley, here are some other titles you might enjoy reading.
Having liked the book, Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, here are some other titles you might enjoy reading.
Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris.
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine.
With her adventurous sister, Meryl, suffering from the the Grey death meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure.