I am very

Chatterbox: Blab About Books

Recommendations for me
I am very...

I am very picky with books, and I would like some recommendations if anyone has any.

I don't really like historical books or fantasy books... (In general, I do every once in a while do)

I guess I like books set in somewhat modern day, and with a good plot, but not to extreme of a plot. I don't like books that just talk about drama at school, but like I said I don't really like fantasy... For example, some of my favorite books are Jeremy Fink And The Meaning Of Life by Wendy Mass, Every Soul A Star by Wendy Mass, Raymie Nightingale by Kate Dicamillo and Louisiana's Way Home by Kate Dicamillo. 

submitted by Little Mercury , age 14, the World
(June 10, 2019 - 8:59 pm)

A pretty simple recommendation is Inkheart. It is the book lover's book; it's a pretty awesome fantasy that centers around booklovers themselves. I absolutely love the book; it's worth staying up late for.

submitted by Icy, age 14, The Forest
(June 10, 2019 - 9:14 pm)
submitted by Top!
(June 12, 2019 - 8:17 pm)

Yesterday I read a super good book called Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk. It's historical fiction, but you can't really tell at first.

And basically any book by Kate Dicamillo you haven't already read, or Polly Horvath.

And there's this other book I recently read called Lifting the Sky, realistic fiction with a slight strain of fantasy or something like . . . nevertheless I think you'd like it. 

Oh, and The Great Gilly Hopkins

I read a lot. . . .  

submitted by spiffycat, age 12
(June 12, 2019 - 9:32 pm)

Every Soul a Star and Raymie Nightingale are some of my favorite books to! I would suggest the book Out of my Mind. It's a really good realistic fiction book about a girl with cerebral palsy who is the smartest kid in her school, but nobody knows because she can't talk. 

submitted by Winterblue
(June 12, 2019 - 10:09 pm)

I agree with Winterblue, you should read Out of my Mind, it's a really good book. I read it once with my class in school and I've read it a few other times too

submitted by Barnswallow
(June 19, 2019 - 3:21 pm)

No fantasy or historical books and no school drama, you say? Hmm, that's tricky. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, I guess? The Poet X? Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo is a good one. Dead End In Norvelt, maybe... Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen, anything by Jerry Spinelli. Fahrenheit 451. That's about all I've got.

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(June 12, 2019 - 10:30 pm)

Fahreheit 451 upset me. Deeply. *shudders*

submitted by spiffycat, age 12
(June 13, 2019 - 12:35 pm)

I suggest either Stargirl, or The Warden's Daughter. Holes is a good book too.

submitted by Sybill, age ????, Kyngdom
(June 13, 2019 - 8:58 am)

I don't remember any authors, but how about Tumble and Blue, or Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, or the 11 Birthdays series?

submitted by Kitten , Pondering
(June 13, 2019 - 12:45 pm)

Thank you very much everyone!!!

submitted by Little Mercury , age 14, the World
(June 13, 2019 - 2:38 pm)

I'd recommend Savvy by Ingrid Law! 

submitted by September
(June 13, 2019 - 7:05 pm)

I'd say Ban This Book by Alan Gratz, The Honest Truth by Dan Geminhart, and The Trail by Meika Hashimoto.

submitted by Soren Infinity, age 27 eons, BeaconTown
(June 14, 2019 - 8:03 am)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret, The Marvels, and Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick are really good, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan... all great books.

submitted by Jwyn, age 14, The Realm of Creativity
(June 14, 2019 - 1:45 pm)

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

submitted by Jwyn, age 14, The Realm of Creativity
(June 14, 2019 - 2:01 pm)

I recommend Ali Benjamin's books--The Thing About Jellyfish and The Next Great Paulie Fink. They're both realistic-fiction-y without being typical middle school drama. 

submitted by Cassandra the First
(June 29, 2019 - 3:05 pm)