unRequired Reading Blog
Did you know that Until Angels Close My Eyes in the last book of a trilogy by Lurlene McDaniel? In case you missed them, here are the first two books:
Angels Watching Over Me
Sixteen-year-old Leah is admitted to the hospital for treatment of a broken finger. Further tests indicate bone cancer. During her stay she meets Ethan, a handsome Amish boy, and is drawn to him despite the difficulties she has understanding his culture.
Although I haven't read this title, now that you've brought it to my attention, I want to!
Meanwhile, I have listed four titles below that I hope you might enjoy.
Footfree and Fancyloose: a Novel by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain. (Rocehlle, it's the sequel to Bass Ackwards and Belly Up!)
Harper, Sophie, and Kate continue to pursue their dreams of writing, acting, and self-discovery through aid work, while their friend Becca explores college and her relationship with her boyfriend, Stuart.
hope that you will enjoy reading some of these books.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman.
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
Cracker! : The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata.
A young soldier in Vietnam bonds with his bomb-sniffing dog.
Storm Warriors by Elisa Carbone.
In 1895, after his mother's death, twelve-year-old Nathan moves with his father and grandfather to Pea Island off the coast of North Carolina, where he hopes to join the all-black crew at the nearby lifesaving station, despite his father's objections.
Crispin : The Cross of Lead by Avi.
I’m glad you liked Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter. The library has many more good historical fiction books. Here are a few you might also enjoy.
For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
Despite the horrors of World War II, a French teenager pursues her dream of becoming an opera singer, which takes her to places where she gains information about what the Nazis are doing--information that the French Resistance needs.
The Primrose Way by Jackie French Koller.
Here are some more titles about high school kids that I hope you will enjoy.
Hidden Talents by David Lubar.
When thirteen-year-old Martin arrives at an alternative school for misfits and problem students, he falls in with a group of boys with psychic powers and discovers something surprising about himself.
Dairy Queen :a Novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.
I tried to find books based on your recent reading of "The
Adoration of Jenna Fox", "Remembering Raquel", "Waiting for Normal", and "The Boy Who Dared". It seems you read a wide variety of books, so I picked books from all sorts of genres. I hope some of these titles sound interesting!
"Dust" by Arthur Slade
Since you enjoyed 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson, I am sending you a list of titles of books that I hope you will like as well.
Schooled by Gordon Korman.
Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school
If you are interested in finding other titles like Dave Pelzer's “A Child Called It,” then I'm sure you'll want to read the sequels, "The Lost Boy" and "A Man Called Dave", if you haven't already done so. A couple other titles you may want to try are:
Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen.
After running away from her fifth foster home, Holly, a twelve-year-old orphan, travels across the country, keeping a journal of her experiences and struggle to survive.
We have other titles by Jack Canfield including:
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II : 101 More Stories of Life, Love, and Learning compiled by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger.
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters : Letters of Life, Love, and Learning compiled by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger.
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff : Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned compiled by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger.
Other titles include: