unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
08/28/2009 - 4:28pm

Here are some more titles with action and adventure that I think you may like.

 

Bearstone by Will Hobbs.

Fourteen-year-old Ute Indian Cloyd Atcitty has grown up without parents or schooling. Later taken into the Colorado mountains to live with an old rancher, Cloyd secretly renames himself Lone Bear and calls upon the strength of his ancestors--first to battle his own hostilities and finally to discover the magical power of friendship.

 

Island of the Loons by Dayton Hyde.

08/28/2009 - 4:29pm

I am glad that you enjoyed Pendragon.

Now you will want to continue through the series.

 

The next book is

 

Pendragon The Lost City of Faar.

08/28/2009 - 4:30pm

The Princess and the Hound By Mette Ivie Harrison.

George has always felt burdened by his princely duties, and even more by the need to hide the magic through which he speaks with animals, but when he is betrothed to the strange princess of a neighboring kingdom, his secret, and the persecution of people like himself, must come to an end.

 

Tales from the Brothers Grimm and Sisters Weird By Vivian Vande Velde.

12/14/2010 - 2:35pm

If you like The Midinghters by Scott Westerfeld, you may like these titles. If you haven’t read the rest of the books in the trilogy, you’ll definitely want to start there (Touching Darkness is #2 and Blue Noon is #3). Here are some other books with magical aspects and teens doing cool things:

08/28/2009 - 4:37pm

Here are some suggestions to try…

 

 

Remembering Raquel by Vivian Vandevelde.

Various people recall aspects of the life of Raquel Falcone, an unpopular, overweight freshman at Quail Run High School, including classmates, her parents, and the driver who struck and killed her as she was walking home from an animated film festival.

 

Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb.

08/28/2009 - 4:38pm

Because you liked Forever in Blue: the Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood, you may also enjoy these books:

TTYL - by Lauren Myracle.
Chronicles, in "instant message" format, the day-to-day experiences, feelings, and plans of three friends, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela, as they begin tenth grade. This book also has a sequel, TTFN.