Book suggestions for teens?
I went to Barnes & Noble the other day to look for some good young adult fiction, but it seemed as if the shelves were covered with badly written paranormal romance sagas trying desperately to be the next Twilight. (That sounded kind of mean and bitter, but I really don't know how else I can express how much I don't like the vampire/angel genre.) Don't get me wrong, I actually really like the supernatural/fantasy genre, but only if they're well written. If you could suggest any good young adult books, that would be great! I need some good books for summer!
Books that I love:
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Forbidden Game Trilogy by L.J. Smith
Inkheart (only the first book) by Cornelia Funke
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? by Jerry Spinelli
Books that I like:
The List by Siobhan Vivian
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Hate List by Jennifer Brown
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Books that I STRONGLY dislike:
The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
The Goddess of the Night Series by Lynne Ewing
The Dark Visions Trilogy by L.J. Smith
Thanks in advance!
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi
Paranormalcy by Kiersten white
Never cry werewolf by Hether davis
Blood and chocolate by Annette curtis Klaus
Sisters red by jackson pearce
Night world books by L.J Smith
The last vampire books by L.J Smith
Southern vampire books by Charlaine Harris
Tantalize by Cynthia Lietich Smith
Vampire crush by a.m robinson
Boys that bite by Mari Mancusi
Vampire academy by Rachel Mead
House of night series by P.c and kirsten Cast
Vampire diaries by L.J Smith
Strange Angels by Lili St. crowe
Anna dressed in blood by Kendare Blake
Shifting by Bethany wiggins
44 by jools sinclair
Raven by suzy Turner
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Vampire kisses by Ellen Shreiber
City of bones by Cassandra Clare
Skinned by Robin Wasserman
Eva by Peter Dickinson
Full moon by Rachel Hawthorne
Peeps by Scott westerfield
Midnighters by Scott westerfield
The last Princess By Galaxy Craze
The way we fall by Megan Crew
Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
The drowned cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
Deliruim by Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium By Lauren Oliver
Wither by Lauren Destefano
Fever by Lauren Destefano
Legend by Marie Lu
Pure by Julianna Baggott
The shadow speaker by Nnedi Okorafor
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Across the universe by Beth revis
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Blood red road by Moira young
Slated by Terri Terry
Hollowlands by Amanda Hocking
Hollow by Jessica Verdy
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
All these things I've done by Gabrielle Zevin
Uglies by Scott westerfield
Leviathon By Scott westerfield
So yesterday by Scott Westerfield
Evolutions Darling by Scott westerfield
How I live Now by Meg Rossoff
Under the never sky by Veronica Rossi
Divergent by veronica roth
Gone by Michael Grant
Rash by Pete Hautman
The lost Code By Keith Emerson
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
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- 8 years ago
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare - the writing isnt that great but the plots are interesting, intense and funny all at once
If you like the hunger games, try Orwell's 1984 - it's a more mature, meaningful story with pretty much the same themes but the writing style is better
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - kinda like a werewolf version of Twilight, but not as corny and has more of the "fantasy" feel
The maze runner by James Dashner - sorta like Harry potter and the hunger games combined
A song of ice and fire by George RR Martin - AWESOME.
Look some of these up if you want to know what they're about
Hope this helps
Happy reading ;)
- Miss KirklandLv 48 years ago
The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks are my favourite books of all time, the story is incredible, it's very well written and the story continues to get better, it's pretty dark, and I'd say it's more on the adult side, but I read the first book 'The Way of Shadows', when I was fifteen...you just have to be mature enough to read them, the image it creates in your mind is amazing, I seriously love this trilogy. They're totally in the supernatural/fantasy area too.
- 8 years ago
If you like Sarah Dessen, I'd read all of her books. My personal favourite of hers is Lock and Key; it's pretty intense at points plot wise, but it still has the typical romantic, teenage perspective of her.
Another book I absolutely loved is The Book Thief. It's based around World War Two in Germany, when everyone is being brainwashed by Hitler and Jews are being persecuted. The story is hard to explain, but it's in the perspective of Death; you know, the grim reaper. It's about a little girl who is brought to a foster family. She was supposed to go with her brother but something happens so she goes by herself. She finds solace in the books she steals (her family is very poor) and her foster father who turns out to be a jew smuggler. I don't want to give anything away, but I hope that makes sense. Maybe look at a review online? If you like war books this one is fantastic. Also sad.
Another book I'd recommend it A Strange Manuscript Found In A Copper Cylinder. This I read a very long time ago so I don't remember all the details, so I'd look up a review online as well. Apparently this is a second year university book, but other than a few words I didn't know I didn't find it hard to read. It's about explorers that go on a canoe away from their boat, and their friends leave without them, so they're left to fend for themselves. It's somewhat of a fantasy, but it's really, really good. I can't stand fantasies, like avatar, etc, but this book I loved!
I also personally love true crime sorts of books... I'm reading one about Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka right now (a canadian couple that raped and killed girls) and one about Ted Bundy (a famous serial killer). If you like that kind of thing those books are really interesting.
Books that have been recommended to me are The Help and The Poison Wood Bible. I haven't read them yet but I hear both are amazing.Source(s): I'm 17 and I love reading :)
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- AliceLv 68 years ago
Try Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole and its sequel Nokosee & Stormy: Love & Bullets. 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.
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. On June 5, 2012, she released her first music CD as a co-writer with Rodney Crowel called "Kin."
The Liar's Club by Mary Karr. Another moving memoir recounting her earlier years (you should probably read this one first and then Cherry).
Jennifer Miller’s just released debut novel The Year of the Gadfly is a tale of prep school scandal and secret societies starring a very precocious 15-year-old young lady named Iris Dupont, whose best and only friend is the chain-smoking ghost of famed broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow. If it sounds weirdly wonderful, it is – Iris would kill us for using a cliché here, but we can’t help but call the novel compulsively readable, and it feels a little something like a cross between The Secret History and Gossip Girl, although with significantly more masturbation scenes than the former and more dusty tomes than the latter. As reviewed by Emily Temple, Flavorwire
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.
- Anonymous8 years ago
I would suggest Wings Series, Shadow falls series, The secret Circle series & The Moth Diaries .. They're really good!
- 8 years ago
The Selection--by Kiera Cass
^^I was actually surprised by how good that one is.
Also, Airborn by Kenneth Oppel (and the following books in the series). They are by far some of my favorite books!
There are airships/pirates. Need I say more? ;)
- Anonymous8 years ago
If you like contemporary romance, try Lucky Charm and On the Rim of Love by Marie Astor