? asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 9 years ago

What books would you recommend for a 15 year old girl?

I cant seem to find books I like and books that actually keep me interested. I used to and still love the Alice series, I have read all the alice books. I love books like The catcher in the rye, Night/Day/Dawn, I loved to kill a mockingbird, Johnny got his gun, I know why the caged bird sings. I have unusual taste in books and I like different types of books, so its not just a specific genre that I like . I have forced myself to read books such as the picture of dorian gray,jane eyre, and other classics, but I just don't enjoy them. So my question is: can you recommend any books that I would actually like. Thank You !!!!

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  • 9 years ago
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    I was like you. I couldn't find books that just grabbed me from the word go. It's not just a matter of taste. I would read anything from classics to fantasy, poetry to autobiographies. There's no great book out there - there are only books that interest you. Here are some suggestions. Hopefully you will find something :)

    Anthem (Ayn Rand)

    On The Road (Kerouac)

    Anna of the Five Towns (Arnold Bennett)

    One Hundred Years of Solitude ( Marquez)

    The Sheltering Sky (Paul Bowles)

    Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)

    The Tin Drum (Gunter Grass)

    Washington Square (Henry James)

    Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)

    The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (Mark Twain)

    The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)

    Aunt Julia & The Scriptwriter (Vargas Llosa)

    The Little Prince (de Saint-Exupéry)

    The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula Le Guin)

    Scoop (Evelyn Waugh)

    If On A Winter's Night, A Traveller ( Italo Calvino)

    Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates)

    Germinal (Emile Zola)

    The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Paper Towns, John Green

    The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis

    West with the Night, Beryl Markham

    Expecting Adam, Martha Beck

    Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson

    Tree Shepherd's Daughter, Gillian Summers (trilogy)

    The Answer You're Looking for Is inside You, Mark Prophet

    Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell

    Superfreakonomics, Steven Levitt

  • Rose D
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Since you liked Johnny Got His Gun, you might like Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. You might also try reading some of Kurt Vonnegut's works.

  • 9 years ago

    "The Sirens of Titan" Kurt Vonnegut"

    "Hoot" Carl Hiaasen

    Two very good reads. My faves.

    Oh and don't forget the original "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass"

    by Lewis Carroll.

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  • 9 years ago

    I can recommend where you can find books you might like. Goodreads.com here you will find every book there is. There is a description of the book as well as reviews from people who read it. You can search lists and recommendations. I have over 400 books on my to be read list and I won't just read anything either. Once you find what you like you'll never run out of books to read using Goodreads.com

  • 9 years ago

    I read The Outsiders when I was 14 and I have read it about 10 times since then. It my favorite and very very good. A 16 year old girl was the author. You should try it. :)

  • 9 years ago

    The Time Travelers Wife is a good read(and WAY more enjoyable than the movie). If you like mysteries and modern stories about vampires that aren't cheesey and cliche then you might like the southern vampire mysteries, which is what the tv show True Blood is based on.

  • Alice
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Whoe, "Johnny Got His Gun"? I like it too but I didn't read it until much later. You DO have interesting tastes, a bit like me. So, here goes on the recommendations...

    Try Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole (http://bit.ly/Nokosee) and its sequel Nokosee & Stormy: Love & Bullets (http://amzn.to/fqOoph). Both are contemporary "pre-dystopian" books written from a 17-year-old girl's POV. They come with lots of action and adventure and Stormy Jones, the girl in the stories, is a character that will stick with you for a long time. She's far from perfect but she's real enough to want to love her and pull for her during her life on the run with Nokosee, the baddest bada** teenager in the world. Apparently they're trying to make them into a movie because I found this in a Google search: http://bit.ly/yB7mzB.

    Cherry by Mary Karr. A memoir about teens, sex, drugs and growing up in rural Texas as told through the gritty, beautiful prose of one of America's best writers having taught at Harvard and currently teaching as the Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University. It's a book every teen girl should read. If the opening paragraph doesn't do it for you, nothing will (you can read it on the Amazon link below). I've also supplied you a link to her Harper Collins website where you can see the author describe her life in a revealing teaser for her new book "Lit."



    The Liar's Club by Mary Karr. Another moving memoir recounting her earlier years (you should probably read this one first and then Cherry).


    Bohemian Girl by Terese Svoboda. This is Huck Finn with a girl as the protagonist (and a voice as unique as Huck's which is even more remarkable since it's a book that's just been released) set in the 1860's west. The story begins when 12-year-old Harriet is sold by her father to an Indian to settle a gambling debt. When she escapes the strange mound-building obsession of her Pawnee captor, Harriet sets off on a trek to find her father, only to meet with ever-stranger characters and situations along the way. She escapes with a chanteuse, is imprisoned in a stockade and rescued by a Civil War balloonist, and becomes an accidental shopkeeper and the surrogate mother to an abandoned child, while abetting the escape of runaway slaves.


    The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. A moving story inspired by true events about the suicides of five teenage sisters as told from the viewpoint (for the most part) of randy teenage boys who try to explain it all.


    I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg. A critically appraised and touching semi-autobiographical story of a 16-year-old girl battling schizophrenia in a mental hospital.


    She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. Begins with the life of a school girl with no friends and follows her through many wrong turns until she makes a right one and finds love. The book gives us one of the most memorable characters in literature: Dolores Price.


  • 9 years ago

    Christopher Pike books.

  • 9 years ago

    Skarrs by Catherine Forde was a pretty good read IMO.

    You should check it out!

    Source(s): I read it... =)
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