So, I have

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(for people)Desperately Trying To Find A Good Book
So, I have...

So, I have ran out of books I have not read and I actually want to read. On this thread, people will: A. Send: Help! I need to find a book! I like (random genre) books because (they are ___)!

B. Recommend books for people who make Help! posts.

Here's mine:

Help! I need to find a book! I just care about the book being funny and having an interestng plot or topic.

submitted by 25 Dragons, age Unknown, Here
(November 19, 2020 - 12:16 pm)

You might have already read them, but the Percy Jackson / Heroes of Olympus books are funny and have a good plot. I'd also recommend the Redwall books, which are really good and have funny parts

submitted by Sabine
(November 19, 2020 - 1:39 pm)

Penderwicks, Land of Stories, Harry Potter (I bet you've read them before, though) The Vanderveekers, Wildwood series, Withering by sea and Wormword Mire series, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and Nevermoor and Wundersmith seires, and The Evolution of Calpurtinia Tate. 

submitted by Hedwig, age ?, Hogwarts
(November 19, 2020 - 5:41 pm)

That is an EPIC list.

submitted by Lupine, hmm...Hebe?
(November 22, 2020 - 4:19 pm)

I really enjoyed the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood.  They're funny and the plot is a great one!  The reader for the audiobooks is amazing and I highly reccomend listening to them.

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones is also a good, funny read.  The animation movie of it by Hayao Miyazaki is wonderful, though it varies from the book.

I hope you enjoy them! 

submitted by Peregrine
(November 19, 2020 - 5:17 pm)

OMGoodness, I am obsessed with the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place! I love the plot, the ending, the middle, and everything about it!

submitted by Cynthia M, age TOP, USofA
(November 20, 2020 - 10:32 am)


The writing style is so unique and...cozy? And I love the characters...and the setting..and the plot... <3 <3 <3 They're probably my second favorite fantasy series next to Harry Potter.

submitted by Lupine, Platform 9 and 3/4
(November 22, 2020 - 4:22 pm)

Hi! Here are some recommendations for you. :)

- Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez 

- Life of Zarf: The Trouble with Weasels by Rob Harrell 

- Zinnia and the Bees by Danielle Davis

- Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi 

- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan


submitted by mintleaf, age 13, camp halfblood
(November 19, 2020 - 6:21 pm)

Scrap my Help! message. I found a book.

But thank you for the suggestions. 

submitted by 25 Dragons, age Unknown, Here
(November 19, 2020 - 9:01 pm)

Ohh! What is it? I might want to read it. 

submitted by Hedwig, age ?, Hogwarts
(November 19, 2020 - 10:00 pm)

Ok, I have a book suggestion for the future even though you've already found one:

The Secret Series

It has an exciting plot AND the narrator is so funny! It's about a boy named Max-Earnest and Cassandra (or at least that's what the narrator calls them) who are trying to overtake a society called The Midnight Sun.

Also, what did you end up choosing? 

submitted by Cynthia M, age 11, USofA
(November 20, 2020 - 10:37 am)

I would prefer keeping my reading choices private, unless somebody asks me about them. Since you asked me, because of the May/June Cricket issue mostly and all those things in my favorite books that make me want to read the book more, I read (and already finished, I'm a fast reader) Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.

submitted by 25 Dragons, age Unknown, Here
(November 22, 2020 - 11:49 am)

I've got a couple I think anyone in the CB would like! Here they are:
Mysteries of Cove Series (9-12)- J. Scott Savage, The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo (8-13), House of Sercrets Series (9-11)- Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini, Holes (10-14)- Louis Sachar.
These are amazing for any ages, but if you want age ratings for them, I added some rough ones, emphasis on rough.

submitted by Tomat
(November 23, 2020 - 6:03 pm)

Okay, so, book recommendation time for anyone who needs it! Obviously Harry Potter by JK Rowling, Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus/Trials of Apollo/Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard/The Kane Chronicles, all by Rick Riordan, and the Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer is amazing, it's sort of fantasy sci-fi. Marissa Meyer also has another series called Renegades, which is superhero-esque. Anything by Marie Lu, which includes the Legend series (dystopian), the Young elites (fantasy) and Warcross (futuristic), though you might want to be at least 12 or 13 to read those. The Hunger Games and Divergent are also awesome dystopian fiction. For realistic fiction, the Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Geimenhart (I think that's how you spell his last name) is a great feel good book. The Miscalculations of Lighting girl (I forget the author sorry) is also great realistic fiction. Good romances (13 and up probably) are The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, the Fault in our Stars by John Green, and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. The Wings of Fire books by Tui Sutherland are quick reads about dragons, and supper addictive. Also, the Hobbit by JRR Tolkien is easier to read than the Lord of the Rings, so that's a good option, too. If you're looking for something historical/non-fiction, try The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. The Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger is fantasy and super good. The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale are fairy tale-esque and amazing. The Maze Runner is cool if you're looking for post apocolyptic type books. If you manage to get through the Lord of the Rings, the Silmarillion really helps you understand JRR Tolkien's world more, though to read that book you need some serious stamina (the Silm is DENSE)

Okay, apologies for that long post. I tried to cover as many categories as possible. I have more, but I think I've already overwhelmed you guys... anywayyy happy reading!! 

submitted by Silver Crystal, age Infinity, Milky Way
(November 23, 2020 - 11:18 pm)