Hi guys! Here's where you can post any and every book that you think would be good for our book club. Everything from classic literature to graphic novels is perfectly welcome. Just a few things to consider:
-remember that our age range is 13-19, and books should be appropriate and interesting for this whole age range. Please include a short note about any 'questionable' content in your book--that won't keep us from choosing it; it will just help parents when they're deciding if a particular book is appropriate for their kid.
-We're trying to appeal to all genders here.
-Especially during the school year, I probably won't pick books that are too hugely long--but feel free to suggest them anyway.
Thanks so much for your offerings; I look forward to reading all of them!
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
This book is about a girl and her family and basically the world almost comes to an end and it talks about how they try and survive the crisis.
My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult is the best author in my opinion, but the book is also about a girl and she has cancer. Her younger sister was born just to help the girl survive (blood types and all that). The main character has some problems with the cancer and the younger sister who has given her sister all that she has, has to decide if she wants to give up her kidney, which her sister needs to survive. I give this book 10 stars! Its awesome!
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
the back says:
"Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional Mozambican village in 1981. When her family tries to force her to marry a cruel man, she flees to Zimbabwe, where she hopes to find her father. But what should have been a short boat trip across the border turns into a year-long adventure filled with challenges and danger."
Nhamo has to marry the man to try to lift a curse, but she refuses to. and her grandmother sends her off to Zimbabwe, where forced marriages aren't allowed. during her voyage, Nhamo has to live off the wild alone for a year, while growing up and handling becoming a woman.
A true story of how the author learns about life from her mentally challenged sister. Beth lives independently and rides the bus 6 days a week as her pastime. The author joins Beth on her rides for a year, a few days every two weeks in an attempt to mend their distanced relationship and gain some insight into Beth’s daily life. In the process the author learns a great deal about herself and how narrowly she had been seeing the world.
Great Book, Just finished it.
I suggest Magician- by Ramond E. Feist.
he is a highly skilled author and this series is the best i ahve ever read. im sure anyone that likes fantasy would love it. Its about a small boy who is a very different type of magician during a massive invasion and is all based in medieval times. its really good
'A Tale of Two Cities' by Charles Dickens
How much do you really love someone? Sydney Carton knows. Big questions for this book that keep me up at night; like: were Carton and Darnay related? And why is Darnay so..... well, un-Cartonish? Please tell me your thoughts.
'Hamlet' by Shakespeare
Just. Plain. Awesome.
'A Sentimental Education' by Gustave Flaubert
For all of you people that are in love with someone. This book will, unfortunately, make you think twice.
'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen
One of my most favorite books ever. 'Mansfield Park' is also a fabulous Jane Austen book (aren't they all, though?) once you get past the whole cousin-to-cousin thing.
"Life as We Knew It" is a good one.
i just finished reading that
impuse by ellen hopkins
this is obout some teens that are in an asilum for teens that tried to commit scuicide. it is written in verse
Pretty good book about a guy in college, with a recent incident with his Gram. then there are twists and turns and its suspenseful :P
Nancy Drew series
Series of unfortunate events >>>> EDUCATIONAL!!!
Hey you never KNOW!!
Um...the UGLIES series would be...I'd suggest Twilight, but LOTS of people would do that.
(yes, I am one of those crazy teenage girls who is overly obsessed with Twilight.)
please go shoot yourself, twilight was a mediocre series.
sorry to be a troll, but i hate it
a mediocre series made popular by a mediocre movie that had mediocre actors.
read steven king, or koontz.
for that matter
it- by king
carrie- by king
house of leaves- by mark danielewski
it's an amazing book. it scared me ****less and still provides me with endless inspiration and trepidation even when i don't even have it anymore.
but there is a lot of questionable content.
in fact, it's a bit more than questionable.
but it's sooooooo worth it.
F.ck Twilight. Read some Feist or House of Leaves.( Crazy f.cking book.)
i got a book by feist yesterday(have yet to read it) it called kronder the betrayel
By Upton Sinclair
This book is kind of hard to get into at first but once u get to know the characters, The truth and hardship of how they lived and worked really gets to u.
ah upton sinclair is fantastic!
I know right! Amazing.
Spin, by Robert Charles Wilson.
One of my favorite science fiction novels. A membrane suddenly appears around the Earth, speeding up time so quickly that doomsday approaches.
It sounds really dumb when summed up in one sentence, but it really is very good. And I'm not alone in that opinion. It won the Hugo for best novel in 2006. There are some very mld adult themes, and if memory serves an f-bomb or two, but nothing 99.9% of teens haven't heard before.
"God-Shaped Hole" Written by Tiffanie DeBartolo.
When she was twelve a fortune teller told her that her one true love was going to die young and leave her all alone. Everyone said it was a joke. Why in god's name anyone would anyone make up a thing like that. Now fifteen years later she reads a personal ad in the newspaper, saying:
If your intentions are pure,
I'm seeking a friend
For the end
Of the world.
Read it and you'll discover the beauty of the novel.