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what are some good books for teens to read?

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My favourite books are: Boy in the striped Pyjamas, TWILIGHT, Breathe, tomorrow when the war began, amber spyglass, hunger games, the lilac tree, fruits basket, ironside and many many many...... more!!!!!
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My new favorite is Descended by Debra Ann Miller....available on Amazon.com. Loved it!!!!
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XDRoseLuvsHP said:
Anything Scott Westerfeld. He is one of the few popular (well, really semi-popular) teen writers of today who actually writes decent books. His books include:
-The Uglies Series (HIGHLY recommended)
-Peeps
-Leviathan
-The Midnighters

Another very good teen book is Magic or Madness by Justine Larbelestier. Extremely good book. Highly recommended.

Of course, if you haven't read the Harry Potter books yet, those are definitely worth your time (seeing the movies is NOT enough. Trust me. The movies are good, but they don't even hold a candle to the books. The first two are childish (but still brilliant), but from the third one on, you cannot call it a purely children's series).

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher is really a great book. It's new, so many people do not know of it yet, but it's truly amazing.

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere is not to be missed as well. Amazing, imaginative, and highly recommended.

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picolt is amazing as well. This one's not fantasy, but it's heart touching and very hooking. This is one great book.

I'm currently reading The Hunger Games, and I must say they are quite amazing. I'd recommend them, but I want to finish them first. But at this point, A+!

-City of Ember. The movie pretty much sucked. However, the books are amazing. They are truly very good. I'd recommend them to you any day.

-Percy Jackson and the Olympians. These are a fun read. They aren't absolutely great books, but they are fun, and I'd recommend them.

-The Giver. If you have not read this yet, READ IT. This is one heck of a book. It is truly amazing. Just read it. You won't regret it.

-Kingdom Keepers. A fun read, and I rather liked it. I haven't read the second one yet. But it was so good, I couldn't put it down!

-Peter and the Starcatchers. Same author as Kingdom Keepers (Ridley Pearson). It's basically how Peter Pan came to be. It has a few holes in it, but it is a whole lot of fun!

Most popular teen-reads nowadays are corny, have subliminal messages, and/or are poorly written with Mary Sue protagonists.

A few books to stay away from at all costs:
-The Twilight Saga
(Completely anti-feminist, makes abuse look romantic from psychological abuse (especially that one) to sexual abuse to physical abuse, it is poorly written, and the main character is horribly, utterly Mary Sue)

-Need
(A wannabe Twilight)

Other books that are poorly written, but ones I still found to be entertaining at least, include:
-The Darkest Powers (starting with The Summoning)

Well, I hope I've kept you occupied with reading for a while. Hope you like them! (PS: the book picture below is of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. It is truly amazing. I'd read it if I were you :D)
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Anything Scott Westerfeld. He is one of the few popular (well, really semi-popular) teen writers of today who actually writes decent books. His books include:
-The Uglies Series (HIGHLY recommended)
-Peeps
-Leviathan
-The Midnighters

Another very good teen book is Magic or Madness by Justine Larbelestier. Extremely good book. Highly recommended.

Of course, if you haven't read the Harry Potter books yet, those are definitely worth your time (seeing the movies is NOT enough. Trust me. The movies are good, but they don't even hold a candle to the books. The first two are childish (but still brilliant), but from the third one on, you cannot call it a purely children's series).

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher is really a great book. It's new, so many people do not know of it yet, but it's truly amazing.

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere is not to be missed as well. Amazing, imaginative, and highly recommended.

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picolt is amazing as well. This one's not fantasy, but it's heart touching and very hooking. This is one great book.

I'm currently reading The Hunger Games, and I must say they are quite amazing. I'd recommend them, but I want to finish them first. But at this point, A+!

-City of Ember. The movie pretty much sucked. However, the books are amazing. They are truly very good. I'd recommend them to you any day.

-Percy Jackson and the Olympians. These are a fun read. They aren't absolutely great books, but they are fun, and I'd recommend them.

-The Giver. If you have not read this yet, READ IT. This is one heck of a book. It is truly amazing. Just read it. You won't regret it.

-Kingdom Keepers. A fun read, and I rather liked it. I haven't read the second one yet. But it was so good, I couldn't put it down!

-Peter and the Starcatchers. Same author as Kingdom Keepers (Ridley Pearson). It's basically how Peter Pan came to be. It has a few holes in it, but it is a whole lot of fun! 

Most popular teen-reads nowadays are corny, have subliminal messages, and/or are poorly written with Mary Sue protagonists.

A few books to stay away from at all costs:
-The Twilight Saga
(Completely anti-feminist, makes abuse look romantic from psychological abuse (especially that one) to sexual abuse to physical abuse, it is poorly written, and the main character is horribly, utterly Mary Sue)

-Need
(A wannabe Twilight)

Other books that are poorly written, but ones I still found to be entertaining at least, include:
-The Darkest Powers (starting with The Summoning)

Well, I hope I've kept you occupied with reading for a while. Hope you like them! (PS: the book picture below is of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. It is truly amazing. I'd read it if I were you :D)
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She is right the uglies. is a good book A plus
twi-heart posted over a year ago
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I completely agree with you! have you read the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson? They are AMAZING!!
MegaRosie74 posted over a year ago
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I loved the book Incarceron, and I just recently finished the second one 'Saphiqque'
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vampaholic said:
i love:
evernight
evermore
everlost
gone
skinned
cirque du freak series
demonata series
the vampire diaries
the house of night
tantalize
the darkest powers series
the hunger game
uglies
unwind
midnighters
wondrous strange
the devouring
need
wicked lovely
you are so undead to me
the kiesha'ra series (not as lame as it sounds)
and twilight if for some reason you havent attempted to read it yet
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i have read twilight and i LOVED it
Shelly_McShelly posted over a year ago
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aren't the ever series quite similar to twilight?
hello93 posted over a year ago
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UNWIND IS AMAZING. hands down my fave book of all time!
Lil-LaurenEmily posted over a year ago
jessie0147 said:
Artemis Fowl, Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, Twilight, Harry Potter, A series of Unfortunate events ,and The Chronicles of Narnia. This is coming from a teen herself. These are the BEST books, but to start out, try Percy Jackson!
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PERCY JACKSON IS MY FAVOURITE SERIES!!! IT'S LIKE FOR ALL AGES!!!
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Mrs-Grint said:
I'm not really sure what kind of books you like but I recommend The "Confessions of Georgia Nicholson" by Louise Rennison. It's hilarious!!
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i love those <3 agreed, laugh out loud!
VioletSwan97 posted over a year ago
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haha the movie is one of my fave movies--HILARIOUS!!
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Justducky83 said:
Many of my friends and I are fans of this book, you can read the first 45 pages of the Author's work before you buy too.

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/wingless/7678705
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ruby1000 said:
These are my fav. books and the ones I always suggest to people...

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Eyes like stars Lisa Mantchev

Beastly by Alex Flinn

A kiss in time by Alex Flinn

Wake by Lisa McMann

Imortal by Gillian Sheilds

Percy Jackson and the olympians by Rick Riordan

The Mortal instruments by Cassandra Clare

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Poison study by Maria V. Snyder

The Moorehawke Trilogy by Celine Kiernan

Angels Blood by Nalini Singh (adult book)

Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson
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forbiddenLURVE said:
Again I recommend these series that I love:
1) Vampire Academy Series
2) Mortal Instruments series
3) Evernight Series
4) The Hunger Games
5) House of Night Series
5) Wicked Lovely Series
6) Shopaholic Series
7) Uglies Series
8) SIsterhood of the Traveling Pants Series

In order of how much I like them!
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MORTAL INSTRUMENTS FTW
JaceWayland posted over a year ago
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HUNGER GAMES TOO
JaceWayland posted over a year ago
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Hunger games and Uglies are the best books ever!
Claudia4599 posted over a year ago
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Vampire Acadmey and mortal instruments two of my favorites!
Luv_Rob_4ever posted over a year ago
BL_forever_love said:
The Pact
My sisters Keeper
Seven deadly sins series
Lock and key (or lock and Keep cant memba :P)
The truth about forever
Not anything
Saving francessica


and like that girl said above ^^^^ Vampire academy <3

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Do you think lock and key should be made into a movie?
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TCTopCat said:
Here are some good books and series that I recommend
Night World (series)
Noughts and Crosses (series)
Girl missing
Gathering Light
House of Night (series)
Twilight (series)
His dark Materials (series)
Ally's World (series)
Inheritance Cycle (series)
Inkheart (series)
Bromeliad Trilogy (series)
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i read His dark materials trilogy and its 1 of my favourites!
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Yh I love it too but you must read house of night series
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i love the house of night series i own all of the book :D
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Shatail said:
I am really into the study series by Maria V. Snyder. If you liked twilight, the mortal instruments and the inheritance cycle you will like this i am like addicted to them. i also like the cherub and henderson boys series both by robert muchamore they are good if you liked the alex rider series..
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love the study series:D
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prettystar said:
I suggest, The Rescue, The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney
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lexie2635 said:
shiver-its about the love between a wolf and a human.its good.just came out actually
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I love that Trilogy! Great book! Just finished last book forever! highly reccommended
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vampiressJazz said:
Vampire academy richelle mead
House of night P.C and Kristen Cast
Evernight Claudia gray
Vampires photograph kevin emerson
Sunlight slayings kevin emerson
How i live now meg roseff


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friendsiswack said:
marley & me
the time travelers wife
the tomorrow series
evernight series
harry potter series
finding cassie crazy

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i just read finding cassie crazy the other day :P
caitie_cool posted over a year ago
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Just reserved finding Cassie Crazy then! I've read the other 3 and Cassie was my favourite character.
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silverandgreen7 said:
I just read Call Me Hope by Gretchen Olson, and I loved it! It actually made me cry...=]
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I just read Call Me Hope by Gretchen Olson, and I loved it! It actually made me cry...=]
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I'm not a fan of vampire&creepy books, but I know that in my early teenage I red allmost all Jules Verne and Karl May books. And I'm sorry that I hate to read a book two times, cause I`d read `em again now, at 25 :-)
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electricelle said:
hmmm well i love:
Harry Potter
Darren shan cirque du freak series
john twelve hawks The traveller trilogy (desperate t read the last one!!!)
Hunger games tril
Alex Rider series
Cherub series (spies and hilarious)
Young James Bond
kelley armstrong (Women of the Otherworld, and the darkest power series)
Secret diaries of Adrian Mole
true blood books
Lotr
The Silver Sword
etc etc



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Love the hunger games, a must read!
Claudia4599 posted over a year ago
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I <3 the hunger Games!!!
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cocacola499 said:
try http://www.ebook.muncom.com/ go to fantasy and there you will find the hotest books, and you have categories like weres, vampires and so on
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VioletSwan97 said:
1) Twilight (series)
2) House of night (series)
3) His Dark Materials (series)
4) Girl Missing
5) Blood Ties
6) Harry Potter (series)
7) The secret diary of Adrian Mole
8) Angus thongs and perfect snogging

these are some of my favourites looks like we have the same taste! Hope i've helped :D x
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MuseFan16 said:
All of the L.J Smith books, phenomenal author.

Generation Dead By:Daniel Waters
Kiss of Life By: Daniel Waters
Gone By: Michael Grant
Hunger Games and Catching Fire By: Suzanne Colins
Hunger By: Michael Grant
All books by James Patterson, also a phenomenal author.
Sorry, but, I don't really like the Twi series.
I'd tell you about 1000 more, but, I don't have the time, sorry!!
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bookworm12345 said:
MAXIMUM RIDE and THE HEIR TRIOLGY are my favorite books ever!!!!
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go max! maximuim ride is a great book!
Claudia4599 posted over a year ago
hol91095 said:
my personal favourites are
. cirque du freak series (darren shan)
. the demonata series (darren shan)
. the wardstone chronicles (joseph delaney)
. the power of five series (anthony horowitz)
. darke academy series
. night world - series
. the thirteenth
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Wow finally someone who mentions wordstone chronicles!!
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bubbly_making said:
1) Harry Potter (if you haven't already read it)
2) Uglies
3)Warrior girl
4)The seventh tide
5)Allys World
6) Lullaby for little criminals
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Allieee said:
The last song and dear john by nicholas sparks
the time travelers wife by audrey niffenegger
13 reasons why by jay asher
cupids arrow by isabelle merlin
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
If I stay by Gayle Forman
Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margeret Stohl
kissed by an angel
vampire diaries by L.J. Smith
Hunger games and Catching Fire by suzanne collins
speak by laurie halse anderson
fallen by lauren kate
l.a. candy. by lauren conrad
witch & wizard by james patterson

Most of those books i found on:www.goodreads.com/list/show/4581.Judge_A_Book_By_Its_Cover_

It has a huge list of great books that are new. If you click on a picture of a book that looks interesting then click MORE on description it tells you what the book is about.(:

But out of all those books Witch & Wizard by james patterson is my favorite. It's nothing at all like harry potter.(:

-Allieee

-TEAM DANIEL<3(:
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thriteen reasons why almost made me cry it was so sad but so good
unknownquestion posted over a year ago
blackstrawberry said:
I think "Retribution" is a very good book, one of my favourites
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xochristina said:
Twilight (series)
House of Night (series)
Vampire Academy (series)
Blue Bloods (series)
Vampire Diaries (series)
The Immortals (series)
Secret Circle (series)
Dark Visions (series)
Hush Hush
Fallen
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
Jekel Loves Hyde
Hex Hall
Beautiful Creatures
The Host
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Read all of these execpt The host! And loved them all!!!
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Matsy23 said:
uhm.....
chronicles of ancient darkness series
artemis fowl
underland chronicles
people of the wolf
white fang
the seance
pit dragon trilogy
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solairey said:
well, i just read the first Percy Jackson, that was very funny and reeeally interesting, and the chaos walking trilogy by Patrick Ness, those are the best books ive read that arent about vampires lol x
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yeah. i love the percy jackson series
mitchie19 posted over a year ago
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Percy Jackson series was one of my favorites, and it had lots of funny things through out the rest of the series
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evelynn22 said:
some good books for teens are Vampire Academy, House of Night series, Fallen, Twilight, House of Dark Shadows, Wicked, Evermore, and Uglies. They are AWESOME!!!!!
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hermione980 said:
*hate list by jennifer brown
*the summer i turned pretty by jenny han
*twenty boy summer by sarah ockler
*the notebook by nicholas sparks
*dear john by nicholas sparks
*the last song by nicholas sparks
*hold still by nina lacour
*ghost huntress series by marley gibson
*demon princess by michelle rowen
*deadly little secret by laurie faria stolarz
*nick & norah's infinite playlist by rachel cohn and david levithan
*the chronicles of vladimir tod series by heather brewer
*vamps series by nancy a. collins
*break by hannah moskowitz
*jessica's guide to dating on the dark side by beth fantaskey
*the midnight twins by jaquelyn mitchard
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katie15 said:
Vampire Diaries
House of Night
Morganville Vampire series
Vampire Academy series
All Paige Toon books
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werewolflover said:
I like twilight,shiver,percy jackson,and emily the strange:lost days
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Breanna1 said:
I just got done with The kind of friends we used to be it is a sepuel to the secret language of girls now i am staring the seconed book to mysterious benedict soiciety. Its sooooo good! :D
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KittyCool said:
I'd recommend the "12 Kingdoms" saga. Its really AWESOME. It has also been made into an anime so here is a trailer.
There is also a fan-group for it

http://www.fanpop.com/spots/12-kingdoms-juuni-kokki

Enjoy :)
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i was sitting therelike... meh... then it hits the 58 second mark and BOOOM!!!! DAmn that was epic
yamiXyugi posted over a year ago
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EPIC!!
MegaRosie74 posted over a year ago
rach_chauhan99 said:
The best book can be harry potter by JK Rowling and/or twilight saga by stephanie meyer.
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diana_pustianu said:
everything about emily the strange
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i have read that book it it really strange but amazig1
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Faith-Rulz said:
Wicca Series by Cate Tiernan. Morgan Rowlands, discovers that she is a "blood witch" and learns that she must battle dark magick. As the series progresses, Morgan comes into contact with not only a truly remarkable set of characters but many problems that teens face today.


The Sight by David Clement-Davies. its about a pack of wolves, narrated by wolves.

The Secret Sacrament and (sequel) Time of the Eagle, The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan. 1 and 2) two nations --- one powerful, one weak --- live side by side.toss in a prophecy and words like destiny, vows, and dreams, and you have the makings of a perfect fantasy --- a fantasy in which one man will bring about both destruction and rebirth.

The Mystique Triliogy and The Ancient Future Trilogy by Traci Harding...hard to explain but enjoyable and fascinating :)

Harry Potter series :)

The Vampire Dairies L.J Smith

The Cirque Du Freak Series.

The Circle Triology by Nora Roberts.
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mjbcoffey95 said:
for books that aren't in a series i'd recomend mexican white boy
or how to saw goodbye in robot
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RedNinjaism said:
A lot of recommendations have already been suggested, but these are the ones I'm currently obsessed with :)

- CHERUB - Robert Muchamore
It's not amazingly written, but still a good series. There are 12 books, running from The Recruit to Shadow Wave. CHERUB Series 2 is soon to be released, with People's Republic as it's first book.
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ros59 said:
The Harry Potter series and the Twilight series.
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yasmine1243 said:
Vampire Academy. the best books ever trust me!
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BrunoMarsLover9 said:
I really liked the Earagon series by Christopher Paolini!!
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yeidcullen said:
I definitely recommend the Uglies series. Its just pure epicness. Pretty much anything Scott Westerfeld.

For horror I guess Christopher Pike would be good.

Nicholas Sparks writes amazing books. A lot are actually really good movies.

The Mortal Instruments series is a must read too.

I know that the Cirque Du Freak and Gatekeepers series are kinda for tweens, but those series are pretty good.

The Harry Potter series definitely is a good choice.

House of Night series is good.

If anything else you MUST read the Giver series, you will not regret it, I promise.
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amutokitty said:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is an amazing light novel series with ten book! Excuse me as I plagiarize a description from Wikipedia. A summary for the first book:
Kyon is an ordinary first-year high school student who has given up his fantasies of espers, time travelers, and aliens as he left middle school. However, sitting behind him is the beautiful, intelligent, and eccentric girl Haruhi Suzumiya, who in her class introduction blatantly states her singular desire to meet aliens, time travelers, or espers. Interested, Kyon starts trying to make small talk with her before class, eventually leading to normal conversations with Haruhi. One day, after making a comment about Haruhi's displeasure with the available school clubs, he finds himself dragged into membership of the newly formed Save the World by Overloading it with Fun Haruhi Suzumiya (or SOS) Brigade. Haruhi quickly claims the Literature Club's room and its sole member, the silent bibliophile Yuki Nagato as property of the SOS Brigade and "voluntary arrests" the timid but cute Mikuru Asahina and the polite, smiling Itsuki Koizumi as the club's other two members. As the story progresses, however, Kyon finds that each of these supposedly "helpless victims" are actually agents of fantastic organizations who have been sent to monitor Haruhi, who they explain as having superhuman abilities of manipulating the universe. Haruhi's unawareness of her powers means that she unconsciously creates a new universe—one more to her liking—and attempts to switch over whenever she becomes bored or otherwise dissatisfied with reality. To prevent this, the members of Haruhi's club spend their time trying to keep their god-like leader entertained, hold her powers in check, and maintain the illusion of a normal life.
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Lil-LaurenEmily said:
some of my favorite books/ series are
the uglies trilogy
unwind
elsewhere(amazing)
the house of night(series)
Harry Potter (series)
Twilight(series)

I have heard very good recommendations for the hunger games serious, percy jackson series, and Janet Evanovich's series (1-18) i heard were very funny.
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puggyluv17 said:
My favorites ae definitely the Hunger games, Percy Jackson, the uglies series, maximum ride series, the I am number four series, and if you don't count it as Percy Jackson the heroes of Olympus series.
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tijgerin6 said:
The Shanara serie of Terry Brooks. He is working on the 27th book.
It is a fantasy serie.
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Sarah25 said:
I would suggest Shiver by Maggie Steifvater, the Darkest Powers Series by Kelly Armstrong (first- The Summoning), Gallagher Series by Ally Carter (first- I'd Tell You I love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You), Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, and The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.

My absolute favorite book is Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. At first I wasn't sure that I was going to like it, but now it is officially my favorite book!
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prim17luvr101 said:
definitely Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan! It's about an immortal, Nastasya, who leaves her friends, Innocencio, Boz, and Cicily, after Incy seriously injured someone. You learn about her other lives through memories and meet a strange group of people...WARNING: Heavy swearing!! Besides that, it's a REALLY REALLY good book :)
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ebcullen4ever said:
the twilight saga books,the hunger games,the harry potter books,the last song,a walk to remember,the notebook
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MegaRosie74 said:
I don't really know what you're into but I really found The Maximum Ride series by James Patterson to be amazing and if you haven't read it yet then you really should!
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gleekfreak01 said:
Harry Potter :3
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