Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Does anyoneone know some good books for teenagers?

Please give me the name of the book and author. Preferably fiction books. Thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Markus Zusak:

    The Book Thief (Historical Fiction) and I Am the Messenger

    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

    John Gunther:

    Death Be Not Proud (A memoir about the death of his son)

    Richard Peck:

    Long Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder

    David Pelzer:

    A Child Called "IT"; The Lost Boy; and A Man Named Dave

    Amy Tan: The Joy Luck Club

    Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    Alice Sebold: The Lovely Bones

    Jay Asher: Thirteen Reasons Why

    Ellen Hopkins:

    Crank and its sequel Glass about a girl addicted to drugs; Burned about a girl who is abused by her father and after being thrown out of school is sent to live with her aunt; and Impulse about teen suicide, drugs, and other issues.

    Kim Edwards: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

    S. E. Hinton (a.k.a. Susan Eloise Hinton):

    The Outsiders

    Rumble Fish


    That Was Then, This is Now

    Taming the Star Runner

    Some of Tim's Stories

    Lois Lowry:

    The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger (Fantasies)

    Scott Westerfeld:

    Uglies - Tally is anticipating her 16th birthday when she will undergo an operation to make her unbelievably gorgeous. Her friend Shay isn't interested in having the operation and takes off. Tally is forced to make a choice: locate Shay and turn her in or remain ugly.

    Sequels: Pretties, Specials, and Extras

    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) Fade (The sequel - to be released February 2009)

    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 and The Mermaid Chair

    Lauren Myracle:

    TTYL (Talk to Ya Later)

    ttfn (Ta Ta For Now)

    L8r, g8r

    Jodi Picoult:

    My Sister's Keeper - By age 13 Anna had undergone far too many surgeries, transfusions, and injections though she is not ill. Anna's parents chose to produce a baby they hoped would be a donor 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 (A Columbine Like Incident), The Pact (A suicide pact), 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 beautiful 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, whose 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 and Ready or Not

    Teen Idol

    Nicola and the Viscount

    Victoria and the Rogue

    Pants on Fire


    Avalon High and Avalon High 2: Coronation

    1-800-Where R You? Series - When Lightning Strikes, Code Name Cassandra, Safe House, Sanctuary, and Missing You

    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; Sevente

  • There is a series called "The Inheritance Cycle". It was originally supposed to be a trilogy but then the author, Christopher Paolini, anounced that the third book was to too big to be just one book so now there are four. The first book was made into a movie called "Eragon". Perhaps you've heard of it. The movie didn't do so well, the the books are great.The first one, "Eragon", is about a young teenage boy named Eragon who stumbles upon a large blue stone in the forest while hunting deer for his family. But this "stone" turns out to be an amazing secret that sends him on a life-threatening journey to the opposite side of the country of Alagaesia. In the second one, "Eldest", Eragon is having a tough time figuring out what's going on around him. It seems that there's a secret around every corner. He's right. What they are, he'll have a hard time figuring out. Altogether, These two books are about 1,100 pages long. If you read a bit more than 15 pages a day, you'll be done by the release date of "Brisingr", the third book. It'll be out on September 20 of 2008. If you want to, you can read some of the first book on the website listed below. The second link will get you a passage to the second book, and the third one will let you have a look at "Brisingr", the third one.

  • 1 decade ago

    I loved the Bloody Jack series, by L.A. Meyer. Bloody Jack is really a girl. Orphaned in London at the end of the 1700's, she lives with a street gang, then disguises herself as a boy and is hired onto a British Naval ship.

    Great adventure, great characters, humor, suspense, great FUN.

    Bloody Jack, L.A. Meyer

    The Curse of the Blue Tattoo

    Under the Jolly Roger

    In the Belly of the Bloodhound

    Mississippi Jack

    Also, try:

    Beyond the Western Sea, Avi

    Books by Joan Lowery Nixon

    Of Sound Mind, Jean Ferris

    Things Not Seen, Andrew Clements.

  • 4 years ago

    The Scarlet Pimpernel by the Baroness Musk Orczy. Set during the rein of terror.About a Englishman who rescues French nobility from madame Guillotine. Lots of action. I recommend the enriched classics by Pocket Books. David Weber's Honor Harrington series Eric Flint's 1632 series John Flanagan's Rangers Apprentice series David Sherman and Dan Cragg's Starfist series Mike Shepherd's Kris Longknife series Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series David Eddings Anne McCaffrey Terry Brooks

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes i know a ton of great teen fiction books :)

    - Uglies, By: Scott Westerfeld

    - Twilight, By: Stephanie Meyer

    - A Great and Terrible Beauty, By: Libba Bray

    - The Luxe, By: Anna Godbersen

    - Tripping to Somewhere, By: Kristopher Reisz

    - Forbidden, By: Judy Waite

    - Trick of the Mind, By: Jusy Waite

    - Club Meds, By: Katherine Hall Page

    - I am Morgan Le Fay, By: Nancy Springer

    - 23 Shadow Street: Deadly Dreams, By: Barbara Steiner

    - To Catch a Pirate, By: Jade Parker

    Source(s): Oh Dave Who Said Night, By Elie Wiesel, that was a good recommendation (though its not fiction at all) We were required to read it for school and i have to say if you haven't read it you should it shows how words cant describe how bad the holocaust was and shows how far people will go to survive.
  • 1 decade ago

    i got a cuple good ones!

    best book ever-*Twilight (all of the bbooks)---Stephenie Meyer

    -The Clique- Lisi Harrison(series)

    -Pretty Little Liars- Sara Shepard(series)

    -Uglies-Scott Westerfield(series)

    -The Luxe-Anna Godbersen

    -Blue is for Nightmares-Laurie Stolarz(series)

    -Flowers in the Attic-V.C. Andrews(series)

    -Gossip Girl-Cecily von Ziegesar

    - Tripping to Somewhere-Kristopher Reisz

    - Forbidden-Judy Waite

    - Trick of the Mind-Jusy Waite

    - Club Meds,-Katherine Hall Page

    - I am Morgan Le Fay-Nancy Springer

    - 23 Shadow Street: Deadly Dreams-Barbara Steiner

    - To Catch a Pirate- Jade Parker

    hoope this helpped(:

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Clause

    City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

    Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (if you haven't already read them)

    The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

    The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

    The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares

  • I see this question all the time, and I am going to keep giving the same answer untill someone reads this awesome book.

    The hollow people by Brian Keanly is so good.

    I really can't explain well so here are some book reviews.

  • 1 decade ago

    Louise Rennison is an author who writes a series of books with a character named Georgia Nicholson. They are pretty funny.

    M. Apostolina - Hazing Meri Sugarman (and the second book) its pretty decent read for teens.

  • 1 decade ago

    TWILIGHT BOOKS ALL OF THE WAY. Stephanie Meyer is the author. The best books ever.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I agree with the Twilight and the Georgia Nicolsin series!

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