Teen (YA) Books, I have loved reading (Non-Dystopian)

Remember when teenage books where normal and kind of about everyday teenage life and dramas of a typical teenager and not ones juggling saving their society, politics war and the likes (Dystopia: I love them, but I get headache over some *cough* Allegiant *cough*) Well here are somewhat perfectly normal books and won’t have you cracking your head too much.

Anna and the French Kiss

Penguin Group Australia, Jan 4, 2011 – Juvenile Fiction – 384 pages

Anna was looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more.  So she’s less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris-until she meets Etienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, Etienne has it all . . . including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true.  Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

I love this book and I know you will too. It’s a chick-flick and marvellous.


Painted Blind

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 3, 2012 – Juvenile Fiction – 340 pages
This was just a perfect retelling of an old favorite in the Greek myths. Michelle Hansen did a wonderful job hooking me in, gaining my interest and sympathy, and making me love her characters. The pacing was perfect. I flew through the pages and was left with a deep satisfaction at the ending. I truly hope this author puts out more books soon, and I would be even more excited if they end up being Greek myth-based. Great find!
It’s awesome, like honestly… this is seriously like a rare find and I was glad I randomly selected it. It’s a love story with the male character being a Greek god!

Carrie

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 24, 2008 – Fiction – 192 pages
Stephen King’s legendary debut novel about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.
Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating on them. A candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her power and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious taunts of her classmates, offered Carrie a chance to be normal and go to her senior prom. But another act–of ferocious cruelty–turned her gift into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates would never forget

You probably would have watched the movies especial 2013’s own starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. But nothing beats Stephen King’s first novel its well put together and beautiful, I couldn’t even put it down while reading it, the way he wrote it, made it seem like it really did happen.


How To Be Popular: … when you’re a social reject like me, Steph L.!

Pan Macmillan, Sep 4, 2008 – Juvenile Fiction – 320 pages
Steph Landry’s been top of her school’s unpopularity list ever since she spilt her red Super Big Gulp all over It Girl Lauren Moffat’s white D&G mini-skirt. But now Steph’s got a secret weapon – an ancient book, HOW TO BE POPULAR, which her soon-to-be step-grandmother once used to break into her A-crowd. All Steph has to do is follow the instructions in The Book and wait for the partying begin. But as Steph’s about to discover, it’s easy to become popular – it’s less easy staying that way!
I read this book, in 2010 and I loved it more than, it was such a classic clichéd teenage drama packed story. It’s totally awesome. A definite chick-lit.

Over You

HarperCollins, Jul 30, 2013 – Juvenile Fiction – 304 pages

Over You’s Max Scott had a hard time getting over Hugo, the boy who dumped her. Now it’s Max’s mission to help NYC girls get over their broken hearts fast, and with dignity. Now Max’s life is better than she ever imagined it could be. Her new business, Ex, Inc., is booming. Better still, her friendship with Ben, a truly sweet guy, could turn romantic. But when Hugo reenters the picture, Max realizes that she isn’t over him. At all.

The story of a girl who gets her heart broken…and figures out a foolproof way to get over her ex. Funny, touching, and romantic, Over You is the kind of book every girl will fall head over heels for.


Lost & Found

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 7, 2013 – 358 pages
There’s complicated. And there’s Rowen Sterling. After numbing pain for the past five years with boys, alcohol, and all-around apathy, she finds herself on a Greyhound bus to nowhere Montana the summer after she graduates high school. Her mom agreed to front the bill to Rowen’s dream art school only if Rowen proves she can work hard and stay out of trouble at Willow Springs Ranch. Cooking breakfast at the crack of dawn for a couple dozen ranch hands and mucking out horse stalls are the last things in the world Rowen wants to spend her summer doing. Until Jesse Walker saunters into her life wearing a pair of painted-on jeans, a cowboy hat, and a grin that makes something in her chest she’d thought was frozen go boom-boom. Jesse’s like no one else, and certainly nothing like her. He’s the bright and shiny to her dark and jaded. Rowen knows there’s no happily-ever-after for the golden boy and the rebel girl-happily-right-now is a stretch-so she tries to forget and ignore the boy who makes her feel things she’s not sure she’s ready to feel. But the more she pushes him away, the closer he seems to get. The more she convinces herself she doesn’t care, the harder she falls. When her dark secrets refuse to stay locked behind the walls she’s kept up for years, Rowen realizes it’s not just everyone else she needs to be honest with. It’s herself.
I found this book. It came into my Kobo notification and it was cheap, so I bought it and just thought give it a go plus the cover looks sexy and I was hooked, the price didn’t even do it justice. And there are two other books  in the Series, which is called Lost and Found. But Lost and Found the first book is awesome and ends well if you choose only to read it.

Fangirl

St. Martin’s Press, Sep 10, 2013 – Juvenile Fiction – 448 pages

In Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO SO MUCH, I AM A FANGIRL IN ALL SENSES, I EVEN WRITE FICTION MYSELF, IT’S JUST TOTALLY AWESOME.

Oh. My. Gods

Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2009 – Juvenile Fiction – 264 pages
When Phoebe’s mom returns from Greece with a new husband and plans to move to an island in the Aegean Sea, Phoebe’s well-plotted senior year becomes ancient history. Now, instead of enjoying a triumphant track season and planning for college with her best friends, Phoebe is trying to keep her head above water at the ?berexclusive Academy. If it isn’t hard enough being the new kid in school, Phoebe’s classmates are all descendents of the Greek gods! When you’re running against teammates with superpowers, dealing with a stepsister from Hades, and nursing a crush on a boy who is quite literally a god, the drama takes on mythic proportions!
There’s something about Greek Mythology books and this one is just awesome and great. I read it in 2010 and it never left me and better yet I think there are two more books after it, I only read the one after it, which is Goddess Boot Camp check them out, I believe all is awesome.

Along for the Ride

Penguin Adult, Feb 4, 2010 – Juvenile Fiction – 424 pages
Along for the Ride is a captivating young adult novel from New York Times Number One bestseller Sarah Dessen, about learning to let go and enjoy life. Auden has always felt like the odd one out.Since her parents’ divorce she’s shied away, studying lots and staying out of the party scene.But now Auden’s realized there must be something more and, just like that, she changes everything. Moving to her dad’s house opens up a whole new whole of beach parties, food fights – and simply having fun.As she gets to know herself – and a secretive boy with dark, brooding eyes – can Auden begin to let go and finally feel like she truly belongs?

When these books came out, I read only two, but this is the one I remembered, the others just didn’t call to me and there was one I liked reading but never got to remember. But this one is brilliant!


Queen of Babble (Bundle)

HarperCollins, Dec 21, 2010 – Fiction
Lizzie Nichols cracks me up! I love the internal monologues and the way she is able to justify absolutely everything with her odd sense of logic. And the random extracts between chapters, such as exerts from her Thesis or bridal advice in the form of wedding dress designs, its informative as well as hilarious and sweet. A definite must read series for lovers of humorous romance!
THESE BOOKS ARE SO DEAD FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING !!! I am so excited, I just found out that it has a book three after all these years. So I am going to read all three books today… tonight! I loved the books so much I read the first two in one night.

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