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12/14/2010 - 2:19pm

If you like Confessions of a NOT IT Girl by Melissa Kantor, you may like these books:

Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw.
Cyril, an overweight boy who is good friends with Rose but wishes he could be more, helps his best friend Nick woo her with culinary masterpieces which Cyril himself secretly creates. Includes recipes from the story.

One Hot Second: Stories About Desire edited by Cathy Young.
A collection of eleven stories by award-winning authors that explore the many varieties of teenage desire, including first crushes, first kisses, and first times.

08/28/2009 - 5:45pm

I have some suggestions if you liked A Walk to Remember, and The Notebook.

 

 

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly.

In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.

 

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.

08/28/2009 - 5:47pm

Have you also read Garden of the Purple Dragon and Dragon Moon also by Carole Wilkinson?

Here are some other titles I think you may enjoy:

 

In an interview, Carol Wilkinson said she was reading The Amulet of Samarkand and was enjoying it immensely.

The Amulet of Samarakand by Jonathon 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.

 

Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey.

08/28/2009 - 5:48pm

 Here are some other titles that you might consider. There are two more titles in that series.

 

Frostbite by Richelle Mead.

Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose...

12/06/2010 - 3:46pm

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

 

08/28/2009 - 5:51pm

Madapple was a finalist for the American Library Association Award, and I’m on the waiting list to read it.

 

Here are some other titles you may enjoy:

 

A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce.

Upon the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Charlotte struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running in the face of an overwhelming mortgage and what the local villagers believe is a curse, but when a man capable of spinning straw into gold appears on the scene she must decide if his help is worth the price.

 

08/28/2009 - 5:54pm

Another book by James Howe that you may enjoy is The Misfits. The book is about four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school and decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.

 

Here are some other books you might like to try:

 

 

08/28/2009 - 5:55pm

If you liked East by Pattou, you might like these.

 

Beauty by Robin McKinley.

Kind Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay and through her love releases him from the spell which had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast.

 

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.

On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.

08/28/2009 - 5:56pm

Here are some other titles you might enjoy reading.

Dragon's Keep

by Janet Lee Carey.
In 1145 A.D., as foretold by Merlin, fourteen-year-old Rosalind, who will be the twenty-first Pendragon Queen of Wilde Island, has much to
accomplish to fulfill her destiny, while hiding from her people the dragon's claw she was born with that reflects only one of her mother's
dark secrets.

 

Ysabel

by Guy Gavriel Kay

08/28/2009 - 5:59pm

I have some suggestions if you liked Secret of the Sirens by Julia Golding:

 

The gorgon's gaze by Julia Golding.

Mallins Wood is home to the last surviving gorgon, and Col's mother, the gorgon's supernatural Companion, is determined to save it from encroaching development--even to the point of endangering Col and his best friend Connie, the most powerful Companion alive.

 

The chimera's curse by Julia Golding.

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