Good summer books for teens?

I am 15 and want some good books to read. I want some that are beach reads and some that are really good books to read in general, to read when we go to maine. Nothing horror-like please by mystery is okay.

Update:

okay, i said nothing from the horror genre and you people clearly did not listen.

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    WEBSITE BELOW HAS LOTS OF DIFFERENT LISTS.

    Philippa Gregory:

    The Other Boleyn Girl - Mary Boleyn comes to court at the age of fourteen and is noticed by Henry VIII. She basks in her role as unofficial queen until Henry begins to lose interest in her and turns to her sister, Anne.

    Mitch Albom:

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven; Tuesdays With Morrie; and For One More Day.

    J. D. Salinger: Catcher in the Rye

    Betty Smith:

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Coming of Age Novel)

    John Knowles: A Separate Peace

    Richard Peck:

    Long Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder

    Libba Bray:

    A Great and Terrible Beauty - Gemma Doyle grew up in India, but after the death of her mother the 16 year old is sent to Spence Academy in London. It is the Victorian Age and these young ladies are being trained for their future roles as wives to men they may not want to marry. As so many have experienced, initially she is an unwelcome outsider. Eventually, she makes friends with three girls and together they explore Gemma's supernatural powers and a group known as the Order. (Fantasy)

    Sequels: Rebel Angels and The Sweet Far Thing

    Stephenie Meyer:

    Twilight - Bella has moved from sunny Phoenix to Forks, Washington where the sun is rarely seen. She is intrigued by Edward and his family and eventually discovers their secret. They are all vampires. Bella is desperately in love with Edward. (Fantasy)

    Sequels: New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

    Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife (Fantasy)

    Alice Hoffman: Green Angel (Fantasy)

    Lisa McMann:

    Wake - Janie discovered when she was 8 years old that if someone nearby began to dream she was pulled unwillingly into that dream. She has always hated the falling dreams, and those where someone is naked in public, and the steamy sex dreams, but this latest dream is the worst. (Fantasy)

    Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Carolyn Mackler:

    The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

    Sue Monk Kidd: The Secret Life of Bees

    Lauren Myracle:

    TTYL (Talk to Ya Later)

    ttfn (Ta Ta For Now)

    L8r, g8r

    Emily Giffin:

    Something Blue - Darcy Rhone has always believed that the beautiful people are blessed, but then her plain looking friend Rachel White steals her fiance leaving Darcy alone and pregnant. This is a novel about forgiveness, friendship, love, and the happy-ever-after so many seek.

    Something Borrowed, Baby Proof, and Love the One You're With

    Jodi Picoult:

    My Sister's Keeper - By age 13 Anna had undergone far too many surgeries, transfusion, and injections though she is not ill. Anna's parents chose to produce a baby they hoped would be a bone marrow match for their daughter Kate who suffered from leukemia. Now the teenage Anna rebels against the role that has been forced upon her though it could mean the death of her sister.

    Nineteen Minutes, Vanishing Acts, and Change of Heart

    Nicholas Sparks:

    The Notebook - Thirty one year old, Noah Calhoun is back in coastal North Carolina after WWII and thinking constantly about the girl he lost years ago. Twenty nine year old Allie Nelson is set to marry a wealthy lawyer, but is haunted by thoughts of the one she loved long ago.

    Message in a Bottle - Theresa Osborne is divorced and cynical about love and life. This changes when she finds a bottle on the beach which contains a love letter. This is a perfect story for those who choose to believe in the miracle of finding that special someone.

    A Walk to Remember, The Rescue, A Bend in the Road, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian, The Wedding, True Believer, A First Sight, Dear John, and The Choice.

    Sarah Dessen:

    Lock and Key - Ruby has been living alone in the farmhouse since her mother abandoned her, but when this is discovered she is sent to live with her sister Cora who she has not seen in about 10 years. Cora's husband Jamie is an extremely successful founder of a popular networking site on the Web. A nice large house, private school, new clothes, and a promise for the future are quite an adjustment to make.

    Just Listen - Annabel Greene is the youngest of three very different sisters. She has had a very bad summer and must now return to school. She has never been so lonely or so sad, yet she must face each day. As she has her own problems to confront, her entire family is dealing with issues that plague her sister, Whitney. By circumstance, Annabel and Owen, who life revolves around music, become friends. It is Owen who will help Annabel to meet certain challenges.

    The Truth About Forever - Macy's father has recently died and she is feeling guilty. Her mother isn't coping with his death well at all. Macy's boyfriend, Jason, represents security, but frankly he is a clueless jerk. It might have been a very long summer, but then by chance Macy meets an interesting group of people. I loved everyone in the Wish Catering crew, but most especially Wes. No matter the difficulties life has thrown each member of Wish they persevere because they must.

    Dreamland - Caitlin is the younger and she feels second-rate sister to Cass who is perfect in every way. Now Caitlin is 16 and rather than starting at Yale, Cass has run off with a guy. This year for Caitlin is about school, cheerleading, parties, her boyfriend, and so much much more. Unfortunately, this novel has an important message every young lady needs to hear.

    Keeping the Moon - Colie and her mother used to be fat. They moved frequently and were homeless for a time. Then Colie's mother went on a "let's get healthy" kick and they both lost weight. Now mom has a good job and they live in a nice house. Unfortunately, because of a really mean girl at school, Colie has acquired a reputation she did not deserve. Mom is going to Europe to work for the summer and Colie is going to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt.

    That Summer - Summers hold special memories for many of us: vacations, beaches, picnics, summer jobs, summer loves, maybe even a wedding or two. Haven, younger sister to Ashley, is fondly remembering a summer five years ago because in this current summer her world is falling apart. Her father had an affair, her parents divorced, and now he is getting married to the co-worker with whom he had the affair. Ashley is also getting married this summer and Haven doesn't understand why Ashley would choose this man.

    Someone Like You - Halley and Scarlet, both 16 and juniors in high school, have been best friends forever. Scarlet was always the strong one, but now she needs Halley to be there for her. As they begin the new school year, Scarlet is pregnant and her boyfriend has been killed in a motorcycle accident. Meanwhile Halley has problems of her own. Halley and her mother, a psychologist, have gotten along well in the past but that has changed. Halley's mother used to write books about their relationship, but now they just argue.

    This Lullaby - Remy, Jess, Chloe, and Lissa are friends (sort of) and now it is the summer between high school and college. This is a time of transition for each of them, but the story concentrates on Remy who because her mother has had a series of husbands and Remy never even met her father, she is very cynical about love.

    Ann Brashares:

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - A wonderful story about Tibby, Carmen, Lena, and Bridget, four very different friends who are spending their first summer apart from one another. Each of the girls faces her own crisis and, in the end, they are there for each other. It's a great story of friendship.

    Sequels: The Second Summer of the Sisterhood; Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood; and Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood.

    The Last Summer (of You & Me)

    Meg Cabot:

    All American Girl

    Ready or Not

    Teen Idol

    Nicola and the Viscount

    Victoria and the Rogue

    Pants on Fire

    Jinx

    Avalon High

    Avalon High 2: Coronation

    Mediator Series (Fantasy) - Shadowland; Ninth Key; Reunion; Darkest Hour; Haunted; and Twilight

    Princess Series - Princess Diaries; Princess in the Spotlight; Princess in Love; Princess in Waiting; Project Princess; Princess in Pink; Princess in Training; The Princess Present; Party Princess; Sweet Sixteen Princess; Valentine Princess; Princess on the Brink; Princess Mia; Princess Lessons; Perfect Princess; and Holiday Princess

    Robin Jones Gunn:

    Christy Miller Series - Summer Promise; A Whisper and a Wish; Yours Forever; Surprise Endings; Island Dreamer; A Heart Full of Hope; True Friends; Starry Night; Seventeen Wishes; A Time to Cherish; Sweet Dreams; and A Promise is Forever.

    Sierra Jensen Series - Only You, Sierra; In Your Dreams; Don't You Wish; Close Your Eyes; Without a Doubt; With This Ring; Open Your Heart; Time Will Tell; Now Picture This; Hold on Tight; Closer Than Ever; and Take My Hand.

    Katie Weldon Series - Peculiar Treasures

    Sophie Kinsella (aka Madeleine Wickham):

    Shopaholic Series - The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (also titled Confessions of a Shopaholic); Shopaholic Abroad (also titled Shopaholic Takes Manhattan); Shopaholic Ties the Knot; Shopaholic and Sister; and Shopaholic and Baby.

    The Tennis Party; A Desirable Residence; Swimming Pool Sunday; The Gatecrasher; The Wedding Girl; Cocktails for Three; Sleeping Arrangements; Can You Keep a Secret?; The Undomestic Goddess; and Remember Me?

    Cecily von Ziegesar:

    Gossip Girl Series - Gossip Girl; You Know You Love Me; All I Want Is Everything; Gossip Girl Four; I Like It Like That; You're the One That I Want; Nobody Does It Better; Nothing Can Keep Us Together; Only In Your Dreams; Would I Lie To You; Don't Forget About Me; and I

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I love Meg Cabot (Heather Wells & Queen of Babble) and Sophie Kinsella's (Shopaholic & Remember Me) books. I am in the process of reading Emily Giffin's (Something Borrowed & Something Blue) books. They are all great authors!

    For I teen I recommend Meg Cabot's young adult books. She is the best author. Also best selling. She wrote tons of books including the Princess Diaries (Movies based on her books), Mediator (upcoming movie), 1-800-Missing (TV show based on her books), Jinx, and more. She has adult books too, so you can grow with her.

    If you want more info or meg cabot's website email me.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Here are some books i read this year that i loved :

    - Someone like you

    - That summer

    - Lovely bones

    - Speak

    - Stargirl

    - Crooked

    - The Window

    - Flipped

    - The Boyfriend

    - Esperanza's rising

    - Walk two moons

    - The outsiders

    and alot more i cant think of right now.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Harry Potter series

    Princess Diaries series

    The Witch Series

    The kite runner

    Eragon

    Books by C.S. Lewis

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson

    The Host - Stephenie Meyer

  • ALEXIS
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Here are some of my favorites:

    Neil Gaiman is an amazing author!

    William Shakespeare is good too.

    Any books by Scott Westernfeld or Neal Shusterman are really good too.

    Any books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes are amazing! There is In The Forest of The Night, Demon In My View, Shattered Mirror, Midnight Predator. And then there is the The Kiesha'ra series: Hawksong (the best in the series!), Snakecharm, Falcondance, Wolfcry and Wyverhail.

    A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

    Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

    How To Kill A Rock Star by Tiffanie Debartolo

    The Princess Bride by William Goldman

    13 Little Blue Envelopes and Girl At Sea by Maureen Johnson

    Abarat by Clive Barker, Make sue you get the hardcover version though!!! If you liked the first one be sure to check out the next book in the series Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War.

    Daughters of Destiny series: Keeper of the Winds by Jenna Solitaire, If you enjoyed the first one check out the next three books in the series. Keeper of the Waters, Keeper of the Flames and Keeper of the Earth.

    The Abhorsen Trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) by Garth Nix

    The Maximum Ride series (The Angel Experiment, Schools Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, The Final Warning) by James Patterson

    His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman

    A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels and The Far Sweet Thing by Libba Bray

    The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw

    The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill, If you liked this one, check out the next two Blade of Fire and The Last Battle of the Icemark.

    The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

    Inkheart and Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

    The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

    Holes by Louis Sanchar

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares

    Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

    A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

    The Morganville Vampire series (Glass Houses, Dead Girls Dance, Midnight Alley and Feast of Fools) by Rachel Cain

    The Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini

    The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books) by C.S. Lewis

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

    The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton

    Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

    Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

    Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

    All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

    Uglies series by Scott Westernfeld

    The Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery and Firesong by William Nicholson

    Define “Normal” by Julie Ann Peters

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

    Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

    Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

    The Sight by David Clement-Davies

    Source(s): Enjoy!
  • 1 decade ago

    I love the book something borrowed and something blue by emily giffin, they are kinda adult books but i read them last summer when i was 13 and i loved them, very intriguing

    Source(s): something borrowed something blue
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'd say Twilight by Stephenie Meyer it could be classfied as horror but it is more thriller/romance. Once you pick it up you won't want to put it down.

  • 1 decade ago

    Twilight might be considered horror but i don't know. you should really read that book because it is really really good and soo addicting. Oh yeah and if it is considered horror it shouldnt be beacause it more like romance/mystery

  • 1 decade ago

    drums,girls and dangerous pie. By Jordon Sonnenblick.It was the best book Ive read in a LONG time!

  • 1 decade ago

    i remember a romantic book i read once, and i still remeber it!!

    it was so romantic. u could imagine every detail...

    i dont exactly remember the author, but i know is called

    Buffalo Boy...

    very good book... its like u fallng in love with it lolz

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