unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
Mon, 03/26/2012 - 9:19am
Bookends by Jane Green

Let me tell you about a few others that might appeal to
you.

 

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.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 3:29pm
If you like the Drama High series by L. Divine

Here are some other suggestions since you like the Drama High
and It Chicks series:

 

Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree.

Growing up in the flamboyant 1980's, Tracy Ellison is a smart and
charming teenager who uses her good looks to attract any boy she wants.
With a life of promiscuity as she approaches womanhood, she learns
valuable lessons that impels her to examine her reckless lifestyle.

 

Coldest Winter Ever by Sistah Souljah.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 4:15pm

Here are some other titles you might enjoy reading.

 

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull.

When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they
discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle
between good and evil is looming.

 

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray.

Fri, 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.

Fri, 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.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:03pm

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.

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