unRequired Reading

Our unRequired Reading Blog features the latest picks for teens selected by library staff and volunteers.
Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:52pm

If you liked Marley and Me, I hope you enjoy reading some of these books:

 

A dog year : twelve months, four dogs, and me by Jon Katz.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:53pm

In case you don’t know, it is the first in a series (Frogs and French Kisses; Spells and Sleeping Bags; and Parties and Potions). You mention liking books about growing up but that you also like fantasy. Since Bras and Broomsticks is about a modern teenage witch, it has a little fantasy and a lot of modern humor. So, I wasn’t sure if you wanted something modern and funny or something fantasy about growing up, so I’ve included both:

 

Modern/not fantasy:

 

Clique by Lisi Harrison.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 3:31pm

If you enjoyed The Perks of Being a Wallflower, here are three titles I hope you might enjoy.

Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Choi.
A young Korean girl survives the oppressive Japanese and Russian occupation of North Korea during the 1940s, to later escape to freedom in South Korea.

Tue, 12/07/2010 - 1:30pm

If you like the V.C. Andrews books, you might try one of these:

 

Right Behind You by Gail Giles.

After spending over four years in a mental institution for murdering a friend in Alaska, fourteen-year-old Kip begins a completely new life in Indiana with his father and stepmother under a different name, but not only has trouble fitting in, he finds there are still problems to deal with from his childhood.

 

The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 4:56pm

Kirsten Miller has written another Kiki Strike novel called Kiki Strike: The Empress’s Tomb. Here are a few more titles you might enjoy:

 

 

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.

When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. The first book in the Underland Chronicles.

 

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy.

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 5:02pm

I hope you have a chance to read the other books in the Bloody Jack series:

 

Curse of the Blue Tattoo: being an account of the misadventures of Jacky Faber, midshipman and fine lady, by L.A. Meyer.

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