What are some good books to read?

I'm 12 going on 13 but I like interesting books and sad books I'm a big fan of like Sharon Draper Like her teen series I find her books really interesting I like African American type of books like growing up in the hood i guess lol (not being racist) (I'm black) but anyway and I'm going to Borders today and I know that I'm getting this book called Push by Sapphire i think that's her name it's based off the movie Precious by Tyler Perry so do you get the picture I like those kinda of books.SO CAN SOMEONE HELP ME I NEED IT FOR SCHOOL

please give me interesting books.


I hate Harry Potter & Twilight

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Gone Series by Michael Grant



    -Lies (Not yet released)

    -Plague (Not yet released)

    The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

    -The Hunger Games

    -Catching Fire (Not yet released)

    The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

    -City of Bones

    -City of Ashes

    -City of Glass

    His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

    -The Golden Compass

    -The Subtle Knife

    -The Amber Spyglass

    The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld





    The Blue Bloods Series by Melissa De La Cruz

    -Blue Bloods



    -The Van Alen Legacy (Not yet released)

    Crank trilogy by Ellen Hopkins



    -Fall Out (Not yet released)

    The Silverwing Series by Kenneth Oppel





    The Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson

    -The Angel Experiment

    -School’s Out- Forever

    -Saving the world and other extreme sports

    -The Final Warning



    Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling

    -Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

    -Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    -Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    -Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    -Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    -Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    -Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

    We All Fall Down by Eric Walters

    The Compound by S.A Bodeen**

    Memoires of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

    Marley and Me by John Grogan

    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boone

    Burned by Ellen Hopkins

    Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

    Identical by Ellen Hopkins

    Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

    This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

    The truth about forever by Sarah Dessen

    Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen

    Someone like You by Sarah Dessen

    Born Blue by Han Nolan

    The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

    Lullabies for Little Criminal by Heather O'Neill

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    Shug by Jenny Han

    Greenboy by Susan Cooper

    Spud by John van de Ruit

    Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

    Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

    Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning

    Let's get lost by Sarra Manning

    Pretty Things by Sarra Manning

    King Dork by Frank Portman

    Spanking Shakespeare by Jake Wiezner

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

    Go ask Alice by Anonymous

    Paper Towns by John Green

    So Lyrical by Trish Cook

    The Wave by Todd Strasser

    Can’t get there from here by Todd Strasser

    My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

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  • 1 decade ago

    You would probably enjoy books by Walter Dean Myers if you enjoy Sharon Draper.

    Also try A Different Kind of Heat, I think the author is Pagliarulo.

    Have you read Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor? It's great, but historical ficiton.

    Look up the Corretta Scott King book award and try some of those.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Check out "The Flying Deuce" by Brian Linn Smith. It's gotten good reviews on amazon. Here's the back cover.

    Murder in the Mountains

    Rob Allen lost his youth and his leg in Iraq. Being the single parent of a four year old girl has given him a reason to recover and paramedic school has given him the means. A disciplinary transfer has displaced him from his native Manhattan into the secluded mountains of northern Pennsylvania. His fears of boredom are quickly replaced by a struggle for survival. When Rob realizes that a traffic accident victim was actually murdered he enlists the help of Deputy Coroner Anna Drake. As the two investigate they discover that the crime of the city has its roots in the beautiful mountains. They become targets and race to stop the killer before more of their informants, or they and their families die.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia

    The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

    Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

    The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

    Heaven by Angela Johnson

    Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Hurston

    Roots by Alex Haley

    Uncle Tom's Cabin by Margaret Butcher Stowe

    I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

    The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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  • Lily
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago


    House of Night by PC Cast

    Anita Blake series by Laurell Hamilton

    Morganville Vampires by Rachel Cain

    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

    books by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (not sure what the series is called)

    Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith

    Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

    Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

    Vampire Kisses

    Tantalize by Cynthia Smith

    Nighworld (sorry don't know the author)

    Werewolf stories:

    Demonata by Darren Shan and Blood and Chocolate.

    Spy stories (actually very good, although not fantasy. You should still check them out):

    Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter and the Specialists by Shannon Greenland.

    Fantasy stories:

    Tithe: A modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

    Wings by Aprilynn (sorry don't know last name but how many people do you know named Aprilynn? I'm sure you can find it!)

    Also the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld is good, but its futuristic.

    The Unseen series is really good.

    The Mortal Instruments series

    The Black Tattoo


    Maximum Ride by James Patterson is about genetic engineering, but is also really good.

    Witches (as in Wiccan)

    Sweep series by Cate Tierman

    Balefire series also by Cate Tierman

    Look these up online at barnesandnoble.com for summaries.

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  • 1 decade ago

    jodi picoult she is my absolute favorite:

    1 second glance.

    2 my sisters keeper

    3 mercy

    4 the tenth circle

    5 nineteen minutes

    she has alot more too but thats only to name a few.

    chistopher paolini is AMAZING

    1 eragon

    2 eldest

    3 brisingr

    ellen Hopkins is great

    1 burned

    2 crank

    3 glass

    4 impulse

    5 identical

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  • La
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Have you considered Harry Potter?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    twilight by stephanie myers, percy jackson by rick riordan, and harry potter by j.k. rowling and one that i found to be really inspiring was called A child called "it"

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  • chorle
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Do you think you might like Octavia Butler?

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