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Marg - posted on 10/18/2013
I loved Hunger Games and we all watch Survivor in my family, too!
I would recommend the Divergent Trilogy for books -- the third book in the series is just coming out in a few days. It's a great series with a strong young female heroine and good action/adventure.
I would also recommend a new YA thriller, The Riddle of Prague, the first in a series about a young woman who travels to Prague to reclaim her family home and who finds herself on a mysterious adventure.
FInally, the Lorien Legacy Series starting with I am Number Four is a dynamic and fast-paced series!
Good luck & happy reading!
Shannon - posted on 11/04/2013
James Dansher's The Maze Runner series, The Selection series by Kiera Cass, Matched series by Allie Condie, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, and The Quarantine series by Lex Thomas are all great books!
Evelyn - posted on 10/19/2013
Look up Mercedes Lackey-She does the Valdamer Series among other things. She pops up when you put her in the search line.
Tad Williams-Shadow March Series
North and South Trilogy-John Jakes
Eragon, Eldest, Inheritance
Stephanie - posted on 09/10/2013
I've 13 & 16 year olds
Celestine Prophecy and then Shambala
I am number Four was enjoyed
- one loves the Pottemore sight they make their own endings for Harry Potter etc.
I see Artemis Fowl recommended kids and cousins enjoyed the series
Fun thing I do - let them write their own book starting with life now and going backwards
start with any 5 books, pick half sentences or part phrases and then make up paragraphs - i;e suddenly there.... In any case,,,, what had happened... or even the barest necessities.. whatever have some fun then share it with cousins to contribute to your family history - then grown-up can ad their backstories - fun family tree, before the 90 year old go - my kids interviewed thier grandies on tape and then transcribed. Self publish - we blog on empower network platform , easy and fun!
I'm Stephanie Edwards, new to moms circle
Jen - posted on 08/30/2013
There seem to be a few moms who have a stake in recommending books that have nothing to do with what you asked for. :( To be honest, I loved the Hunger Games and hated Twilight, but I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, so I'm not sure what I could recommend to you. I will tell you my teenage son, who loved The Hunger Games, also really likes Rick Riordan and some of his series, including the Heroes of Olympus books. It sounds like you are looking for mostly adventure in your books - try going to a bookstore or library and someone who works there should be able to recommend books in that genre.
Joanne - posted on 08/23/2013
Hi everyone. Seriously, since child raising can cause "hair raising," I suggest that you spend a little quiet time and get the books that are on this new website:
http://www.truekidsstores.org There's so much to learn about how to talk to your child as well as how to get cooperation from a child. Why wait and try to repair something you could have avoided. Get a little education on this by reading the books that are available on this site. There are 4 books right now but there will be more as time goes by. There's a "Success from Parents" section that you can read and see other people's success stories.
Hugs to everyone!
Desiree - posted on 08/22/2013
I know of a great book I came across but I has nothing to do with t.v. shows or anything like that I came across this book when I was shopping with my mother at costco its a book called Hansel and Gretel the true story ( not a kids book) very sad but never the less a great book.
Joanne - posted on 08/20/2013
There's a new website out that has short stories which helps parents raise their children. The stories are true. They only have three books right now but there will be more in a couple of days I think. Go to http://www.trueKidsStories.org and check it out
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