unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
Mon, 12/06/2010 - 4:00pm

Here are some more titles about high school kids that I hope you will enjoy.

 

Hidden Talents by David Lubar.

When thirteen-year-old Martin arrives at an alternative school for misfits and problem students, he falls in with a group of boys with psychic powers and discovers something surprising about himself.

 

Dairy Queen :a Novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

Tue, 12/07/2010 - 2:05pm

I tried to find books based on your recent reading of "The
Adoration of Jenna Fox", "Remembering Raquel", "Waiting for Normal", and "The Boy Who Dared". It seems you read a wide variety of books, so I picked books from all sorts of genres. I hope some of these titles sound interesting!
 

"Dust" by Arthur Slade

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 4:24pm

Since you enjoyed 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson, I am sending you a list of titles of books that I hope you will like as well.

Schooled by Gordon Korman.

Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school

 

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 3:44pm
A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

If you are interested in finding other titles like Dave Pelzer's “A Child Called It,” then I'm sure you'll want to read the sequels, "The Lost Boy" and "A Man Called Dave", if you haven't already done so. A couple other titles you may want to try are:

Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen.

After running away from her fifth foster home, Holly, a twelve-year-old orphan, travels across the country, keeping a journal of her experiences and struggle to survive.

 

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:45pm

We have other titles by Jack Canfield including:

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II : 101 More Stories of Life, Love, and Learning compiled by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger.

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters : Letters of Life, Love, and Learning compiled by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger.

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff : Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned compiled by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger.

 

Other titles include:

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:47pm

Here are some titles like Fairest you might like:

Beast by Donna Jo Napoli.

Elaborates on the tale of "Beauty and the Beast," told from the point of view of the beast and set in Persia.

 

Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl.

A fourteen-year-old girl, who can transform herself into an owl at will, discovers interesting new relationships with both humans and owls when she develops a crush on her science teacher.

 

Alanna: The First Adventure (first in the series about Alanna adventures) by Tamora Pierce.

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