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What are some good teen books to read?

what are some good teen books to read? i already read sophie kinsella and meg cabot books... others please... and no book series... please coz' its really hard to buy series... i'am a bit short.. coz' i buy my own books.. thnx!

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  • ?
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    1 decade ago
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    Just Listen By Sarah Dessen

    Someone like You by Sarah Dessen

    Gingerbread & Shrimp (Shrimp is the sequel) by Rachel Cohn

    The V Club by Kate Brian

    The Kiss by Elda Minger

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dreamland by Sarah Dessen.. it is one of my all time favorite books!!

    A child called it is a good one too.. there is a 3 book series.. but you dont have to read them all!!

    Go Ask Alice--Anonymous

    White is for Magic--Laurie Faria Stolarz

    The Face On the Milk Carton-Caroline Cooney

    All Around The Town--Mary Higgins Clark

    Breathing Underwater--Alex Flinn

    Cut--Patricia McCormick

    Speak--Laurie Halse Anderson

    It Happened to Nancy--Beatrice Sparks

    Until They Bring The Streetcars Back--Stanley Gordon West

    The Lovely Bones--Alice Sebold

    Thats all I can think of right now.. but i will try and come back with some more!! i read a loooot in high schoola nd read a lot of good books just need to think

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  • 1 decade ago

    Twilight by Stephenie Meyer;

    Smack by Melvin Burgess;

    Candy by Kevin Brooks;

    Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner;

    the Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar;

    Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black;

    How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff;

    Like We Care by Tom Matthews;

    Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno;

    The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky;

    The A-List by Zoey Dean;

    Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn;

    Crank by Ellen Hopkins;


    Source(s): I've read them and liked them :)
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  • 1 decade ago

    Happy New Year Dear! Have you tried out you can order them online and they will ship it to you. I found a few there. Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough : The 10 Things That Stress Teen Girls Out and How To Cope with Them. For $10.61 it was $14.95 they went down on the price and for the used book it's $6.25 The have more books there also I hope this helps out just a little.

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  • Puff
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    1 decade ago

    Six months to Live by L. McDaniel

    A Room of My Own by Ann Tatlock

    When Calls the Heart by J.Oke

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by B. Smith

    Hail, Hail Camp Timberwood by Conford(out of print, check your library)

    Looking For Cassandra Jane by Melody carson

    Emily Ever AFter by Ann Dayton

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  • shrek
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Actually, There was this book, How Opal Mehta got kissed got wild and got a life by this author Kaavya viswanathan.

    I read it because of the controversy, but it was a really good book, although it reminded me of that movie Mean girls.

    But overall , a nice book: Here's an excerpt( or 2):


    He turned some more pages in the binder. “Here’s a list of the top ten ways to get the man of your dreams.”

    “You thought of ten plans?” I asked disbelievingly. “That many?”

    My parents looked at each other smugly. “It was easy,” Dad said. “A little bit of research is all it took! Meena, why don’t you start?”

    “Let’s see . . .” Mom turned the page.

    “Strategy one: Convince Jeff’s best friend to bet him that he can’t turn you into the prom queen. Then, along the way, he’ll find that you’re destined for each other.”

    “Mom,” I said, “that’s She’s All That.”

    “Oh.” She looked put out. “Well, how about this one: Your little sister can’t date unless you date first, so somebody pays

    Jeff to take —”

    “Ten Things I Hate About You. And I don’t have a little sister.”

    Mom coughed. “Get Jeff recruited to a very dangerous secret society, and then —”

    “The Skulls.”

    She studied her list again and started crossing things out.

    “Don’t worry,” Dad said cheerfully. “We’re not out of ideas. How about using some of my old HAWGAG strategies?”

    He leaned back in his chair and sighed fondly. “Those were the days,” he said. “I went to medical school every morning on

    my scooter...”

    “No,” I said hastily. I had seen pictures of my dad from his med school days. He had been POW-skinny with a beard

    and handlebar mustache, and pants that stopped a good six inches short of his ankles. “Thanks, Dad, but I don’t think

    HAWGAG strategies will help.”

    “Well, how about rereading The Art of Seduction?”

    “Wasn’t the author sued because the tactics in that book sent some guy into an asylum?”

    Dad pushed away the copy he had been holding. “Something will come to us,” he said, unwilling to accept defeat. “We

    just need a simple, foolproof plan. Where are our nice, straightforward acronyms?”

    Mom triumphantly pulled a page out of her binder. “FLIRT!” she said from across the table.

    “Yeah, Mom, I know I’m supposed to, but the problem is I don’t exactly get how —”

    “No, no,” she said. “FLIRT stands for Flatter, Laugh, Indulge, Revere, and Titillate.”...


    “Can you think of anything better that starts with a T?”

    Good point. “Okay,” I said warily. “So how does it work?”

    “All men like to be flattered,” Mom said. “They like it even better if you laugh at their jokes, no matter how bad they

    are.” She counted off the elements on her fingers. “Think of a man as a very small, spoiled child — you have to indulge him

    if you

    don’t want him to throw a temper tantrum.”

    “Uh . . .” I hoped I would be able to pull this off............

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  • 1 decade ago

    Further to previous answers, Bob Chapman's Visitors is a brilliant story

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    These are the books that I loved when I was a teen-ager.They are not specifically for teens.

    Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini.When his best friend, a young clergyman, is killed in a mockery of a duel by an arrogant noble, just to quiet his eloquent expressions of democratic ideals, Andre-Louis Moreau vows revenge. From that point, through meteoric careers as a consummate actor and scenario writer, then as a fencing master, and finally a politician, the brilliant Moreau keeps thwarting the aims of the aristocratic Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr. However, the nobleman causes pain to Moreau as well, and the time must come when the two will meet to settle their enmity once and for all. You are not likely to guess how their confrontation finally turns out. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, this swashbuckling novel is exciting throughout, and it presents one of the most dashing heroes in fiction, a man who can fight equally well with his mind, his mouth, his pen, and his sword, a man who stirs up events wherever he goes.

    Mercedes Lackey's Take a Thief is the tale of Skif, a young orphan reminiscent of Oliver Twist, making his way in the knock-and-tumble neighborhood between two of Haven's outermost walls. Skif is intelligent, good-hearted and creative enough to forage up three meals a day in a place where food is scarce and kindness almost unheard of. After a chain of events leave him homeless, Skif lands in the lair of Bazie, an Faginish ex-mercenary who trains thieves...until he is "Chosen" by one of Valdemar's magical horses and becomes a Herald serving the Queen.

    Reilly's Luck by Louis L'Amour.Its a western.A young boy is abandoned by his own mother(she tells her boyfriend to kill him)The boy ends up with a gambler and he brings him up.Turns out to be the best gamble he ever made.The boy grows up and later kills the people who murdered the gambler.The Daybreakers,Fair blows the wind,Galloway are also good books by the same author.

    The Cop and the Anthem by O.henry.Its about a young tramp Soapy who tries desperately to get arrested so that he can spend the winter in jail.He eats in expensive restaurents,steals,insults women,cause general mayham.But to no avail.he just doesn't get arrested until...

    The Gift of the Magi,From the cabby's seat,Last leaf all by the same author are terrific stories.Another great writer is Anton Chekov.

    Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote the Mars novels and the tarzan novels.There are 11 novels in the mars series beginning with 'a princess of mars'.Captain John Carter of the Confederate Army is whisked to Mars and discovers a dying world of dry ocean beds where giant four-armed barbarians rule, of crumbling cities home to an advanced but decaying civilization, a world of strange beasts and savage combat, a world where love, honor and loyalty become the stuff of adventure. The later books are about his son Carthoris,daughter Tara etc.John carter is a recurring character in all these books as martians live for 1000 years.

    The best among the Tarzan novels is 'Son of Tarzen.' Jack,the son of Tarzan shared his father's love for apes.He was only trying to help an ape escape to Africa from his cruel trainer.However he got involved in a murder and couldn't return home.He chose to live in the jungle with the apes.Its a fascinating book.The social system among the intelligent giant apes,Korak's relationship with Miriam are all interesting stuff.Its a great coming of age book.

    You can get free e-books by edgar rice burroughs,O.Henry and rafael sabatini from Project Gutenberg.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Buy "Visitors" by Bob Chapman, it's a really good book if you look it up on Amazon, some of the other booksellers are selling it cheap.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Visitors by Bob Chapman, unmissable!

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