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Books for a teenage girl?

Hi, I'm 14 and I love reading, but I can't seem to find an amazing book for a while. I like different types of books, including mostly romance (not paranormal romance, though, so no Twilight-ish books) and a lot of books surrounding, I guess you could call it "teen issues?" I don't know really. Here's a list of books I've read:

Identical by Ellen Hopkins

Heart on a Chain by Cindy Bennett

*Hold Still by Nina LaCour

*Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

*Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

*Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers

All Sarah Dessen books

Stay by Deb Caletti

Choker by Elizabeth Woods

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Bloom by Elizabeth Scott

*Love You, Hate You, Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

The books with stars by it are my favorites, and I want a book with a similar plot. I like some chick lit but only if they have a good story, like not too cheesy. And I like some gritty books but not too gritty. (Don't suggest anymore Ellen Hopkins books, please) Don't worry about the content, I'm very mature for my age.

Any suggestions are helpful, thanks!!!

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    Girl, you're lucky I saw your question, because I am an expert on this type of thing!

    Wherever Nina Lies- Lynn Weingarten

    Songs for a Teenage Nomad- Kim Culbertson

    13 Little Blue Envelopes- Maureen Johnson

    The Year of Secret Assignments- Jaclyn Moriarty

    Donut Days- Lara Zielin.

    The Alice series- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    The Season- Sarah MacLean

    Speak- Laurie Halse Anderson

    Wintergirls- Laurie Halse Anderson

    Twisted- Laurie Halse Anderson. This one is about a guy but it is really good and I think you will enjoy it anyway

    Gamer Girl- Mari Mancusi

    Dairy Queen- Catherine Gilbert Murdock

    Waiting for Normal- Leslie Connor. Not exactly romantic but still really good.

    What I Saw and How I Lied- Jennifer Blundell

    Wish- Alexandra Bullen. This involves a little bit of magic but not a paranormal romance

    You Are Here- Jennifer E. Smith

    Same Difference- Siobhan Vivian

    Take Me There- Susane Colasanti

    Something Like Fate- Susane Colasanti

    Waiting For You- Susane Colasanti

    When It Happens- Susane Colasanti

    Willow- Julia Hoban

    Cut- Patricia McCormack

    After- Amy Efaw

    Before I Fall- Lauren Oliver

    Once Was Lost- Sara Zarr

    Story of a Girl- Sara Zarr

    Sweethearts- Sara Zarr

    North of Beautiful- Justine Chen Headley

    Death by Bikini series- Linda Gerber. This one is a mystery with some romance involved

    Does My Head Look Big In This- Randa Abdel-Fattah

    The Lonely Hearts Club- Elizabeth Eulberg

    Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks- Lauren Myracle

    Kissing Kate- Lauren Myracle

    Distant Waves: a novel of the Titanic- Suzanne Weyn

    Before I Die- Jenny Downham. Just a warning- this one is really sad

    The Adoration of Jenna Fox- Mary E. Pearson

    The Karma Club- Jessica Brody

    A Field Guide for Heartbrakers- Kristen Tracy

    Twenty Boy Summer- Sarah Ockler

    Sleepaway Girls- Jen Calonita

    I Now Pronounce You Someone Else- Erin McCahan

    The Sky is Everywhere- Jandy Nelson

    Confessions of a Not It Girl- Melissa Kantor

    The Breakup Bible- Melissa Kantor

    The Heart Is Not A Size- Beth Kephart

    Such A Pretty Girl- Laura Weiss

    Two Way Street- Lauren Barnholdt

    One Night That Changes Everything- Lauren Barnholdt

    Aces Up- Lauren Barnholdt

    The Book of Luke- Jenny O'Connell

    Forget You- Jennifer Echols

    Going Too Far- Jennifer Echols

    Plan B- Jenny O'Connell

    Seventeenth Summer- Maureen Daly

    The summer I turned pretty series- Jenny Han

    Anna and the french kiss- Stephanie Perkins

    Jessica Darling Series- megan McCafferty

    Amy & Roger's Epic Detour- Morgan Maston

    Dash and Lily's Book of Dares- Rachel Cohn'

    Hope that helps.

    Source(s): i read alot
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  • 4 years ago

    The Clique Series- Lisi Harrison The Ashley's- Melissa de la Cruz The Talent Series- Zoey Dean Sweet Valley High- Francine Pascal Alice Series- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Nancy Drew- Carolyn Keene Baby-sitters Club- Ann M. Martin

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Th1rteen R3asons Why-Jay Asher

    The Hunger Games

    Percy Jackson

    Harry Potter

    The Mortal Instruments

    The Uglies.

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  • 9 years ago


    Maximum ride

    Num8ers: the chaos

    Just list (sarah dessen)


    After ever After


    The chronicles of Vladimir Tod

    How to build a House

    Can't get there from here

    boot camp

    the outsiders

    Little Brother

    20 boy summer

    The dying breath



    Hush, Hush

    Coffeehouse angel

    the ghost and the goth

    and you can always check out you local book store websites

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  • 9 years ago

    I'm 14 too.. I love Philip Pullmans Dark Materials trilogy,just don't watch the movie (its crappp!!).. My latest book to read was "Memoirs of a Geisha" and its a bit dirty,but the plots amazing and there is romance.. Also try out The Knife of Never Letting go,its a good book too!

    Oh plus check out the film Once,its really sweet!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I read Prom&Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg and it was amazing! it was rly easy to read but it was so real!

    The Clique series by Lisi Harrison is also rly good its not rly a lot of romance but tons of teen drama

    you should rly try the twilight books thu, im not rly into like vampires and stuff but those were some of the BEST books i have ever read

    the ttyl series is rly good too. its like in IM form and it has real teen issues

    Heaven looks a lot like a mall by wendy mass (i think) was a rly good book too... not rly romance but it was rly cool how she wrote it

    sry i cant think of any others... hpe this helps thu!! :)

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  • Read books by Meg Cabot. I love the Princess Diaries series!! But it's NOTHING like the movie. It is so much better and isn't Disney content approved. (not that theres anything disgusting in it). you should read it, its really good(: some of my friends read Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars books, also. aside of chick books, i also like the blue is for nightmares series.

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  • 9 years ago

    The Hunger Games series and the Maximum Ride series.

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  • 9 years ago

    finally! i've never seen a question on here that mentions deb caletti. i love her, she's a genius. you need to read The Nature of Jade or The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by deb caletti. they will change your life.


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  • 9 years ago

    I have devised a list of 25 titles on my blog that will clearly suit your needs:

    I know that you'll find at least 1/2 dozen books there which you'll much enjoy -- most of them are available through your school or public library.

    Happy reading!

    Source(s): Endless reader of all for 50+ years.
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