I love reading, and I just turned 14. Here are some books I really enjoyed. I'll summarize them so you can decide for yourself whether or not she'll like them.
The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld is about a futuristic society in which, at 16, everyone has plastic surgery to become "Pretties." Shay decides she doesn't want the surgery, and runs away, pushing her best friend Tally into a world of chaos. The authorities offer Tally a choice: find Shay and bring her home, or never turn Pretty at all.
The Gone series by Michael Grant is about what happens when suddenly, in a sleepy suburban town, all the adults disappear, and the teens start developing powers. The books in it are Gone, Hunger, Lies, and Plaque.
The Darkest Power series is about Chloe, a girl who can see and talk to ghosts. When after an incident, she's diagnosed with schizophrenia and sent to Lyle group home for Troubled Teens, she doesn't realize that Lyle house has a dark past, and the residents aren't what they seem. The books in it are The Summoning, The Awakening, and The Reckoning.
The Percy Jackson series is also a great series. It's about Percy, a half human, half greek god, demi god. When he discovers he's a half blood (and a powerful one) instead of getting the training he needs, he's volunteered to do a dangerous task for a father he barely knows. The first book is Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke follows Maggie, an "normal" girl who inherits a mysterious and dangerous talent from her father: Whenever she reads aloud from a book, the characters in the book she's reading aloud from spring out of the book, and into the real world.
The Maximum Ride series by James Patterson is about teens that are part human, part avian, on the run from the scientists who created them. The first book is the Angel Experiment.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is about a dystopia in which teens are forced to fight to the death on live T.V. Katniss volunteers to take her sister's place, and without really meaning to, becomes a contender. But to win, she'll have to weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore is about a girl, Katsa, who is Graced with killing. She is a Graceling, someone with extreme skill. Because she is Graced, she is forced to work as the king's thug. Then she meets Prince Po, Graced with Hand Combat. She becomes his friend and discovers not only a horrible secret far away, but a startling truth about her own Grace.
Pretty Little Liars Series by Sarah Shepard-- Four former BFFs deal not only with the disappearance of their fifth Best Friend, Alison, but with mysterious threatening text messages about their deepest, darkest secrets, all signed with an A.
The Alchemyst (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) by Michael Scott is about two twins who during their summer break, are thrown into a magical feud between two alchemists. Magic, supernaturals, mythology, and an immortal threat all make this a fast paced thriller.
I love reading, and these books are amazing. Email me (Kittykatfan78@yahoo.com) if you need more suggestions or have questions about my recommendations.
Good luck finding a book for your cousin :).
· 8 years ago