i'm all out of books to read this summer and i need some help. i've already read all of John's, Stephenie Meyer's, and Ellen Hopkin's books. i like books about stuff that could be real and most of the time the one's that grab me are about messed up kids or someone who dies (not emo books, though, just try and keep it like the one's by the authors i mentioned above). so, anybody have some recommendations?
there are also these two books i'm thinking about getting: Willow by Julie Hoban and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. are they any good?
I thought 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher was an *amazing* book! I would definitly recommend that one! Another one I would recomend if you have not read it is The Book Theif by Markus Zuzak. I am terrible at summerizing things so maybe just check it out at amazon or something but it was really good. :D
Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks is one of my favourite books of all time. It's about a kid who's a child genius and goes to university at fourteen. When he was six he was hacking into computers. It's really cool!
Also, Christopher Paolini is a good author. He wrote Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr. It was good.
I don't know about the last 2 books, but I just read "The Trials of Kate Hope" It's about a 14 year old girl in Colorado named Kate Hope who has 2 cases and other problems.... It's very good! I can't explain it without giving the plot...
From the discription you gave I think you would like She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb.
Im not really into the kind of depressing books, but I really did love this one. I don't want to give away the story so just look for a summary somewhere. (Im not very good at explaining, I always give to much detail!) :)
You should check it out!
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre: most of the characters are messed up, and a lot of people die.
Caveat: It's not aimed at teens, has mature content, and it's pretty harrowing. Talking to a friend, I compared it to watching a terrible car accident - there's nothing you can do, you know it's going to end horribly, and you can't make yourself stop watching.
you're all out?! I have (literally, i counted) 30 to read!
you should read: hmm, have you read the ttyl series? theyre good, and really fun to read--its such a different format.
marley & me
tuesdays with morrie
water for elephants
flowers for Algernon
a girl named disaster
these two are AMAZING but really, really haunting:
the kite runner (movie is good too, but it cuts out like 1/3 of the book)
a thousand splendid suns