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The BFG, of course. Look at his ears! I mean come on, you know it's good!

Posted 2/6/13
No Twilight? I'm surprised.

I like Kite Runner, The Color Purple, Always Running, and Where the Red Fern Grows.
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House of Night (series)... i think there's like 8 or 9 so far...
Fallen (series)

anything really by sarah dessen..

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oh and anything that John Green has ever written is amazing
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Fantasy/sci-fi:

Terry Pratchett (Discworld novels)*
Neil Gaiman (Coraline and graveyard book)
Trudi Canavan (The Black Magician Trilogy)*
Ernest Cline (Ready Player One)*
Robert C. O'Brien (Z for Zachariah)

General Fiction

John Green (Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars)
Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Louis Sacher (Holes)
Annabel Pitcher (My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece)
Charles Bukowski (Ham on Rye)*
J.D Salinger (Catcher in the Rye)*
Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons why)

Graphic Novels:

-Vera Brosgol (Anya's Ghost)
-Faith Erin Hicks (Friends with Boys)
-Bryan Lee O'Malley (Lost at Sea and Scott Pilgrim)
-Laura Lee Gulledge (Page by Paige)
-Daniel Clowes (Ghost World)
-Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis)
-Jen Wang (Koko be Good)
-Jillian Tamaki (Skim)

For all of the above graphic novels actually read them in my 20s but would have loved them as a teenager as well.

*Anything with the star, would probably be in the adult section.

Other:

-Any of the postsecret books especially My Secret.
-Wreck this Journal

I'm sure there are much more but that's all I can think of right now.



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Posted 3/25/13 , edited 3/25/13
Hmmm let's see:
Divergent
Insurgent
Pendragon series
Icemark Chronicles
Maximum Ride series
Ranger's Apprentice series
The Lorien Legacies
Hunger Games series
The Midnighters series
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
The Heroes of Olympus
Artemis Fowl
Warriors (The Warriorcats series)

Posted 3/25/13
I heard Twilight is pretty bad ass.
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chase6565 wrote:

I heard Twilight is pretty bad ass.


Yeah me too. Totally go for that one.
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choieraebin wrote:


chase6565 wrote:

I heard Twilight is pretty bad ass.


Yeah me too. Totally go for that one.


especially if you like your vampires glittering in the sun
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I am going to go a little older and say read the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey...my mom turned me on to this series. The author passed away a couple years ago but her son has taken up writing this as well. If you like sci-fi and dragons, you will love this!
This author also wrote the Crystal Singer trilogy which is a bit more racy, but an amazing read.

Someone else mentioned Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series - I would highly recommend this as well.

Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series - I still haven't ventured out to read the last book. This is a LONG series of LARGE books, but you won't regret it, I promise!

And my favorite author, Diana Gabaldon - Outlander series.

Someone else mentioned George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones if you watch HBO). This series is amazing, but be prepared for every character you love to die. And sex. Lots of it and derogatory terminology for it...

And if you want some old school vampires and witches - I would recommend all the books by Anne Rice. Start with an Interview with a Vampire.
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Okay, probably not teen series books that Imma recommend here, but you should read these at least one time in your life.

The Wheel of Time series. This is a long series of 13 books. ( Robert Jordan, R.I.P)

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (6th grade)

To Kill A MockingBird. ( read this in the 6th grade. Good Book.)

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling

Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitchell (7th grade. Took me a month to read. It is really really slow to get into, but once you get past the character descriptions, OMG! It is so worth reading)

The Pendragon Cycle by Stephen R. Lawhead

Where The Red Fern Grows

The Hunt for Red October ( Lots of Russian names)

Ok, I don't remember the name of this book, but it was about a boy who later in life is diagnosed with a super rare eye disease. From what I remember, he can't read Capitalized letters or cursive handwriting. ( Don't hold me to this.) If you ever get the chance read this book, although I think it may have been an autobiography of his life. On the front hard-cover of the book, it said "I'm going to spank you everyday until you learn how to read." I picked this book up probably in the 5th grade.

Can someone find out the name of the above mentioned book?^^^ I can't remember the title at all.

These are what I read when I was a kid/teenager. Hope you will read @ least a few of these.

Enjoy!! I know I did.
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Posted 3/25/13
I first read these in high school:

-The Deverry Series by Katharine Kerr. It's long (16 books in total) but I really recommend it to people who like stuff like Lord of the Rings (also recommended).

-His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman (3 books).


That is what comes to mind. Outside of manga I don't read a lot of "real" books and when I do it's usually re-reading one of the above series (or forcing myself to read my text book for class...).
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lord of the flies, king's shadow, number the stars, animal farm, twenty one balloons are my personal favorite.
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