unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:30pm

I have some suggestions if you liked Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot.

 

 

 

Confessions of a NOT IT Girl by Melissa Kantor.

High school senior Jan Miller is convinced she's destined for the
world's least fabulous life because she doesn't have IT. But, maybe,
just maybe, being a Not It Girl will turn out to have some major
rewards.

Suggested for ages 13 - 18

 

 

Crush by Ellen Conford.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:32pm

Spiderwick is a great children's series and here are some more suggestions you might like in
our children's area:

 

 

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

When a young evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by
capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back
with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Suggested for ages 10 - 14

 

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:33pm

I have a few to suggest to you that I hope you will enjoy, too.

 

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when
disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it
back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.

 

My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin.

Stuck babysitting during the summer while her friends take glamorous
vacations, fourteen-year-old Irene learns some lessons about life after
meeting a beautiful, yet troubled, girl.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:34pm

I have a few to suggest to you that I hope you will enjoy, too.

 

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when
disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it
back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.

 

My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin.

Stuck babysitting during the summer while her friends take glamorous
vacations, fourteen-year-old Irene learns some lessons about life after
meeting a beautiful, yet troubled, girl.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:35pm

Here are some other books with a fair share of love,
romance, and family problems. Enjoy!

 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:37pm

Brian Jacques is hard to beat for a rousing war-like fantasy, but here
are a few titles that you might want to try. All of these books have
sequels or are part of a series.

 

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune
by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight
back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

 

Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer.

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