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aqua19 asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Can you recommend a book for a teenager?

i need to do a project on a book atleast 150 pages. i do not like fantasy and i also do not like romance. i already checked i dont have very long to do this so please nothing too long and even if i did long books tend to bore me.

thank you!

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  • Mimosa
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    the absolutely true diary of a part time indian


    anansi boys

    i am the messenger

    wait till helen comes

    the old willis place

    daphne's book

    The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

    The Melting of Maggie Bean – Tricia Rayburn

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne

    Under the Persimmon Tree – Staples

    Caught by the Sea – Gary Paulsen

    Flipped – Wendelin Van Draanen

    Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

    Defining Dulcie – Paul Acrampora

    Angela’s ashes – Frank McCourt

    Nightrise – Anthony Horowitz

    Four Perfect Pebbles –

    I have lived a thousand years – Livia Bitton Jackson

    Your eyes in stars - M.E. Kerr

    Claws – Dan Greengurg

    The Thief Lord - Cornelia Funke

    Messenger- Lois Lowry

    Gossamer – Lois Lowry

    The Time capsule – Lurlene Mcdaniel

    Searching for David’s Heart

    Letters from a nut – Ted L. Nancy

    Annie John - Jamaica Kincaid

    Bee Season - Myla Goldberg

    Bel Canto - Ann Patchett

    Big Fish – Daniel Wallace

    Breaking Point - Alex Flinn

    The Brief History of the Dead - Kevin Brockmeier

    How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff

    Jumping the Scratch – Sarah Weeks

    Kit’s Wilderness – David Almond

    The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    Looking for Alaska – John Green

    Thirsty – M.T. Anderson

    A Time for Dancing - Davida Wills Hurwin

    Boy Meets Boy – David Levithan

    Marly’s Ghost - David Levithan

    Lock and Key – Sarah Dessen

    Glass – Ellen Hopkins

    The Fire Eternal – Chris D’Lacey

    Tweak – Nic Sheff

    Wings – E.D. …

    Black Rabbit Summer – Kevin Brooks

    Trouble – Gary D. Schmidt

    Peaches – Jodi Lynn Anderson

    Feed – M.T. Anderson

    Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson

    Wake – Lisa Mcmann

    Impulse – Ellen Hopkins

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  • 4 years ago

    All American Girl-Meg Cabbot: About A Girl Who Saves The Presidents Life And She Falls In love With The Presidents Son. (Very Good Book!) The Alchemist-Paulo Coelho: it's About A Boy Who Is Trying To Find His Personal Legend. (very Good, Very Inspiring, It's A Little More Advanced Reading But It's Very Good) A Time For Dancing-Davida Wills Hurwin: About Two Best Friends Who Are Dancers. One Of Them Gets Cancer, Its About What They Both Go Through. There's Some Boy Drama In There Too. (extremely Good Book!) Life In The Fat Lane-Cherie Bennett: About A Girl Who Had The perfect Life, She Was Popular, Was In Pageants But Then She Started Putting On Weight And Her Life Totally Changed. (Pretty Entertaining) My Bloody Life-Reymundo Sanchez: It's The Story Of A Guy Who Has Been In The Latin Kings (the gang) and the experiences He Went Through. (I've Only Read Like Half Of It But Everyone Says Its Super Good)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Uglies is a GREAT book.

    It's not really fantasy, it's Sci-Fi/realistic fiction about the future.

    It's about a time in the future where all 16 year olds are given a surgery to make them look "pretty". Little do they know, but this surgery also damages their brain. This story is the tale of a girl named Tally who meets another teenager, Shay, and together they attempt to fight the "Specials" that try to conform them all.

    It's a fantastic book with only a very small portion of romance.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not sure of the page length but there is a great book called "A child called It." I strongly reccomend it. It isn't romance or fantasy.

    It would help if you could say what genres you do like. Below is a tentative list of books that might fit into your list:

    Animal Farm

    The Giver

    Shakespere's Julius Ceasar

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  • Min02
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    How about biographies? Try A Boy Called It, The Hiding Place(by Corrie Ten Boom), or a biography of someone you admire.

    You can also look into horror, if that's more your type, lots of stuff out there by Stephen King and R. L. Stine are good for teens.

    You can also go for a classic, like The Yearling, or some Mark Twain. There's plenty of stuff out there, just go check out your local library!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Try Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. It's relatively short, but a very good book and a quick read.

    Source(s): God.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Pretty Things

    Guitar Girl


    Honey, Baby, Sweetheart



    Lets Get Lost

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would say the obvious, Twilight (it's a romance)

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    almost all of the other books i have read are romances for teens. they arent all about romance though. you should give them a chance.

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  • 1 decade ago

    well u r screwed if that's the case but a lot of people who don't like fantasy or romantic books liked Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. it is a very good book

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Wow. So then ur kinda screwed finding a TEEN book that doesn't include romance or fantasy. I can't think of a single one.

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