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Postby Katherine May » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:00 am

The only ones that are popping out at me here are The Mists of Avalon, which is an incredible series and I'd definetly recommend it. Another book I would really recommend is The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. Lastly Awake and Dreaming (I don't remember the author), I read this one when I was 14 and I absolutely loved it
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Postby Mackenzie Krey » Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:33 am

One book i do not recomend is Call Of The Wild. It is a boring book by Jack London. Don't read it.

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Postby Prof. Hailey Potter » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:21 am

Best bet is to go with the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. It's about the supernatural, but it's still insanely good!!! Anything by Meg Cabot is amazing, and Phillippa Gregory writes the best books in the Tudor era in England if that interests you like it does me.
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Postby Akil Thutmose » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:40 pm

If anyone is looking for a series rivaling Jack Bauer of 24 fame, you might want to check out all the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn.

The books that have been published, so far, in this series are...
Transfer of Power, The Third Option, Separation of Power, Executive Power, Executive Power, Memorial Day, Consent to Kill and Act of Treason.

Mind you, these books aren't for you young folks out there. Lots of... er.. action. XD
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Postby Midnight Slater » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:27 am

Ok. Everyone needs to go get their hands on these.


1. THE TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN SERIES by John Marsden

There's 7 books in the series and its this amazing story about a bunch of teenagers and how they cope when Australia is invaded. I had to read the first novel in grade 12, and carried on to read all 7.


2. THE MIDNIGHTER SERIES by Scott Westerfeld

I read these 3 books recently, after I picked the first one off the shelf at the library randomly. The series is based around the concept that there is a 25th hour to the day, and only those born at exactly midnight can live in this hour (everyone else just freezes), Its really good. Very interesting.


3. A MILLION LITTLE PIECES by James Frey

I wouldnt recommend this novel to anyone under 18, because it deals with some pretty serious issues. Drugs etc. Its about this guy who goes into rehab, and it details his journey there. Amazing writing. Really makes you think and appreciate life.

Enjoy!

Oh and I particularly enjoyed Dan Brown's novels The Davinci Code & Angels and Demons
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Postby Ginger Witheroot » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:54 pm

I recommend
The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper.
The Giver and Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Holes
A View from Saturday
A Wrinkle in Time and the rest of that series
The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (edgier than the other books I've recommended)

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Postby Mairead Falcourt » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:58 pm

Heartland by Lauren Brook
Star Wars I-IV by George Lucas
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien
Doctor Who makes the world go round.
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Postby Fern Davant » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:17 pm

Mackenzie Krey wrote:
QUOTE (Mackenzie Krey @ Jan 19 2007, 10:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One book i do not recomend is Call Of The Wild. It is a boring book by Jack London. Don't read it.


I must strongly disagree. I thought that the interesting point-of-view exhibited in it was really riveting. I really loved that book. Read it like three times, it's very short.
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Postby Ronja Liek » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:43 pm

I recommend:

anything written by Robin Hobb, she writes fantasy in a highly realistic way, with a lot of emotional angst.

Daugther of the Forest, by Julliet Marillier ( those of youthat liked mists of avalon will probebly like this one too)

Elizabeth Wein: the winterprince: the story of King Arthur as seen through the eyes of Mordred. ( slightly altred though..)

Robin Hood, by Rosemary Sutcliff (her version of King Arthur is also very good)

The neverending story, by Micheal Ende ( the book is much better that the film)

And if you can get your hands on it, for it is rare in english:

Crusade in Jeans, by Thea Beckman. About a modern boy that lands into a children's crusade.
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Postby Olivia Charm » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:15 am

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"ballet shoes"
really cute (:[/quote]

I'm taking that back...
I only read the first few chapters, but now I got the time and finished it.
Yuck! too sweet, to cute, to nice...
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Postby Suzette Lovee » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:06 am

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld. This book is about a girl named Lee who goes to an elite boarding school. It's written from her point of view and it provides indepth thought. I read it in about a week with my English teacher (we're book buddies). I would only recommend it to people 18 or older. There is some, erm, inappropriate material.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. This book was FANTASTIC. I read it in about a day. It's from the point of view of an autistic child. I recommend this book to teens and adults. It's simply a must-read.

I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe. This is another book only for adults. My English teacher gave it to me to read. It's VERY similar is Prep. It's about a girl from the mountains of North Carolina attending a prestigious university. It's a very lengthy book, so I only recommend it to someone who enjoys a challenge.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. This is a GREAT book, especially for teens. It's a sweet love story between a vampire and a girl. Plus, it has a great twist of action.
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Postby Prof. Danya Amaritu » Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:31 am

I recommend:

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, it has been told that Count Dracula was still alived. The autor said that she wrote the story based on her true story. The story was filled by interesting adventures from one country to another.

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Postby stephen gondo » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:59 pm

I suggest you read Eragon and Eldest and Lord of the rings series if you like an adventure story.

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Postby Helena Rosenblum » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:48 am

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk - NOT for the young or weak of mind/heart/stomach. 17 individuals participate in a secret writers' retreat. They are locked inside an abandoned theatre and told to write a story in the 3 months they are there. At first, the place is harmless, but soon, bad things start happening. The main plot is interspersed by fascinating, usually disturbing, stories of the people's pasts. It's really gross at some points, but very good.

Feed by MT Anderson - The novel depicts a future world in which the Internet has evolved into the "Feednet"; a computer network to which the brains of American citizens are directly connected by means of an implanted computer chip called a "Feed". Privacy has become a thing of the past; Corporations are free to monitor and manipulate citizens' thoughts, people's thoughts are interrupted by the mental equivalent of pop-up ads, sometimes to a debilitating degree, and the government can even subpoena one's memories. The novel is a dark satire about corporate power, consumerism, information technology, and data mining carried to terrifying extremes.
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It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini - A depressed teenager named Craig Gilner checks himself into a mental hospital. While in the hospital, he meets a group of interesting and diverse people, and discovers how to truly make himself happy.
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Postby Vaynard Kent » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:58 pm

Romance Of The Three Kingdoms...

i read this when I was 12 and No doubt this is the real history which can make the reader like it...smile.gif
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Postby Julian Bryant » Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:13 am

I just finished two books recently that I reccomend:

- The Hounds of Morrigan by. Pat O' Shea

- The Anvil of the World by. Kage Baker

And of course the Mithgar series by Dennis L. McKernan

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Postby Tymothy Henry » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:12 am

I would most certainly recommend Skulduggery Pleasant to anyone. A very funny, very good little book, a fast read as well. Also The Pendragon series is very good.

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Postby Scott Novak » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:05 pm

I really liked the Bartimaeus trilogy. It's about a young wizard, Nathaniel, who summons a demon. But he is careless and loses control of the demon. It takes place in London. I really like this series...it's my third favorite series aside from HP and LOTR.
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Postby Aylarah Scale » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:23 pm

I read a book recently called Secrets of Jin Shei by Alma Alexanda. At first I wasn't too sure about this book but I got into it really quickly and couldn't put it down. I would recomend it to anyone. smile.gif
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Postby Jinxy Jo » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:46 pm

A few books that i think are great reads are;

A Child Called It - David Pelzer; true story about David's life, very sad but such a great read.

My Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold; a little girl is tragically murdered and its her view from heaven.

To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee; about racism etc
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