unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:52pm

Here are some other books that have danger, intrigue and some romance (or at
least flirtation!)

 

H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden.

Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto,
a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer
specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds
and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.

 

Thieves Like Us by Stephen Cole.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 3:55pm

If you like the Gossip Girl series, you
might want to try some of these:

 

Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson.

Three teenaged girls from very different backgrounds, thrown together to
pick peaches in a Georgia orchard, spend a summer in pursuit of the
right boy, the truest of friends, and the perfect peach.

 

Au Pairs: a Novel by Melissa de la Cruz.

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 11:45am

If you liked the passion between Edward and Bella in New Moon you might
try one of these. The first three are horror or fantasy, and the last
two are just good love stories!

 

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause.

A mysterious teenage boy harboring a dark secret helps Zoe come to terms
with her mother's terminal illness.

 

Haunted: A Tale of the Mediator by Meg Cabot.

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.

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