book plea!! - FamilyEducation
book plea!!
06/15/2009 at 09:55 AM

I am 14 and I love to read however, I am a very high level reader and my mother is very protective over what books I read. I am not allowed to read anything with romance in it and prefferably not with juvenile delinquints drinking or drugs. I can read adult books but they cannot have any of the things from above in them. PLEASE SEND RECOMMENDATIONS!!

LOTR of course!
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Thanx I read that already. I'm very into fantasy. If that's any help
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I took over my mom's account for a minute: allow me to introduce myself a little; I'm on my third year in college and still really enjoy reading fiction and fantasy. I don't honestly know how clean you need it to be, so I'll start with the really clean stuff. I would recommend: -the Septimus Heap books, -the tales of the Round Table, by Gerald Morris (has romance, but not sex), -the Tiffany Aching books by Terry Pratchett, ~any books by -Patricia C Wrede, -Cornelia Funke -Vivian Vande Velde, -Diane Duane (her "So You Want to be a Wizard series in particular) -Clare Dunkle (I think, she also has romance, but no seduction scenes. If it gets weird, then stop) -Garth Nix, especially Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen -Brian Jacques' Redwall series (I know it's in the children's section, but it's pretty good). -Patricia McKillip (at least Od's Magic, I don't know about the rest of her books) Those are the books I can recommend off the top of my head. A pretty good resource is www.fantasticfiction.co.uk They won't tell you how clean the book is, but you can always ask just how inappropriate a book is after you discover it's existence.
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Marti, I got flagged as spam.
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I got it, sorry about that Marti http://www.familyeducation.com/home/
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THANKS A TON!!!!!!! That list was awsome!!! I just came back from the library and I got most of the books. Myy mom has to check them first but they sound GREAT. Thanks again!!!!!
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THANKS SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!! I just got back from the library. I got out most of those books. They all look GREAT!!! Thanks again!!!
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Marti, I got flagged as spam also.
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I got it, sorry about that Marti http://www.familyeducation.com/home/
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Just a hint, lot's of caps and exclamation points often will get me flagged. Also mis-spelling. Of course, they are sometimes NECESSARY!!!
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How about Jan Karon's Mitford Series. They are clean? I also was thinking about the Redwall books, as another poster listed. Focus on the Family also has good clean books. I am with you on having problems finding clean and appropriate advanced books... it is hard. I have a 7 year old who is reading fifth and sixth grade reading level books, and my background is in teaching, and I still have to hunt for books and be selective. Good luck to you.
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