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Hi, I'm looking for good(Obviously), Squeaky clean books to read. I'm sensitive to suggestive stuff, and I'm not into romance.  I'm looking for a book I can't put down.  I'm 14, and I prefer fiction, fantasy fiction. Also, advice on popular books would be appreciated.  Like, I'm thinking about getting The Hunger Games from the library. Is it a good match for me? Thanks in advance!! ^_^

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Please read the Steelheart series by Brandon Sanderson.

 

He's a professor at BYU and one of the best fantasy writers of all time.

 

I didn't think I would like Steelheart  because it's for Young Adult Fiction and I don't really care for that. But I was shocked at how gripping it was. 

 

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If you like this I would also recommend his Mistborn series if you want to try some fantasy.

Awesome outside the box magic/alchemy system.

 

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I tried to read the Hunger Games and it bored me to death. The books are collecting dust on my bookshelf.But someone must like that style of writing because it's super popular.

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Hi Animals,

 

Go British... the authors are wonderful.  When I was 14, I loved H. G. Wells (especially The Time Machine), and anything by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or C. S. Lewis.  

 

I would avoid Barbara Cartland, though, who wrote 723 novels.  (I would argue she wrote one novel 723 times.)  I remember reading somewhere that she churned out one romance novel a week, often dictated to secretaries while she lay in bed.  So we would be wise to skip her for now.

 

Anyway, one of my favorite pastimes is to read a Sherlock Holmes story and then watch the episode on the 1984 Granada TV series with Jeremy Brett.  On a pleasure scale of 1 to 10, this is a 9 (exceeded only by Milka Chocolate, which comes in at a solid 10).

 

And I'm ashamed to say this, but the most un-put-down-able books I read as a teenager were Perry Mason novels by Erle Stanley Gardner.  They're hard to find nowadays, and they're not as enriching as Shakespeare or Plato, but you can't beat them for good old downright fun.  Maybe novels with corpses aren't squeaky clean, but that's for your judgement. 

 

Yeah, these books are a bit old, but seeing the world of 1895 or 1940 through the eyes of interesting characters is wonderful.

 

Happy reading... 

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Children of the Promise by Dean Hughes.

 

I just finished this series (checked it out from the library on my phone) and loved all five books.  The story follows a family during World War II.  

 

I love Brandon Sanderson's books.

 

Have you read the Naria Chronicles by C.S. Lewis.  I read them first when I was about your age.

 

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were also I books I loved at your age.

 

oh!  And that reminds me of Terry Brooks books.  They start with The Sword of Shannara and continue from there.  LOVE LOVE LOVE these books.  Clean and well written fantasy.

 

If you like fantasy then the books by Hickman and Weiss are great.  Hickman is LDS.  (http://www.trhickman.com/)

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Anything by Brandon Mull

 

Cragbridge Hall series by Chad Morris

 

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

 

Anything by George MacDonald

 

Under the Green Hill by Laura Sullivan

 

My daughter (she's about your age) really likes the Wings of Fire series by Tui Sutherland

 

Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage

 

Chronicles of Prydain by Alexander Lloyd

 

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

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As for the Hunger Games... Have you read any dystopian novels before?  If not, i would recommend starting out with The Giver and Fahrenheit 451 and see what you think of them before delving any further into the world of dystopian novels.

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As for the Hunger Games... Have you read any dystopian novels before?  If not, i would recommend starting out with The Giver and Fahrenheit 451 and see what you think of them before delving any further into the world of dystopian novels.

No I haven't, Good advice.  Can you guy sorta of tell a little about some of the books?

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One of my favorite books is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I also loved the Chronicles of Prydain by Alexander Lloyd.

 

Something that was a little different but I loved at your age was the Tarzan series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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I'd also recommend the Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper. This blew me away when I was a kid. Almost a dark fantasy but based in modern times. Very cool. Here's the bit from Amazon. 

 

Susan Cooper, in her five-title Dark Is Rising sequence, creates a world where the conflict between good and evil reaches epic proportions. She ranks with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien in her ability to deliver a moral vision in the context of breathtaking adventure. No one can stop at just one of her thrilling fantasy novels. Among many other prestigious awards, The Dark Is Rising is a Newbery Honor Book and a Carnegie Medal Honor Book.

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I'm seconding The Dark is Rising and The Giver. I'm not sure The Giver or Mistborn (great series) would fit into "squeaky clean" categories though.

 

It depends I suppose on your definition. It definitely contains violence but hardly anything suggestive. There is a bit of romance but no more then you would find in Harry Potter. 

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It depends I suppose on your definition. It definitely contains violence but hardly anything suggestive. There is a bit of romance but no more then you would find in Harry Potter. 

 

Personally I consider the book fine, but I recall Vin being the child of a prostitute, talk of whores, rape, some of the violence is also pretty bad.

 

I'm actually rereading Mistborn right now, It's one of my favorite series. :D

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Animals,

 

A website i like to use when deciding to read a particular book is goodreads.com.  I will read the synopsis and delve a bit into the reviews to get an idea on content, cleanliness and the like.  There are some other good review sites that i use sometimes such as compassbookratings.com but it can be hard to find books i'm interested in there.  So those are some ideas to use to find books to read.  I'd be happy to tell a bit more about a book, though.  Is there any one in particular you are interested in?

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Please read the Steelheart series by Brandon Sanderson.

 

He's a professor at BYU and one of the best fantasy writers of all time.

 

I didn't think I would like Steelheart  because it's for Young Adult Fiction and I don't really care for that. But I was shocked at how gripping it was. 

 

17182126.jpg

 

If you like this I would also recommend his Mistborn series if you want to try some fantasy.

Awesome outside the box magic/alchemy system.

 

mistborn.jpg

 

I tried to read the Hunger Games and it bored me to death. The books are collecting dust on my bookshelf.But someone must like that style of writing because it's super popular.

He is one of my favorite writers. I am almost finished with the Wheel of Time series (which he helped finish) and the Mistborn series is my favorite of all time. I will have to check out SteelHeart. Thanks for sharing!

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Are you only sensitive to sexual stuff?  You're okay with violent stuff?  Hunger Games is quite violent...

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Hi, I'm looking for good(Obviously), Squeaky clean books to read. I'm sensitive to suggestive stuff, and I'm not into romance.  I'm looking for a book I can't put down.  I'm 14, and I prefer fiction, fantasy fiction. Also, advice on popular books would be appreciated.  Like, I'm thinking about getting The Hunger Games from the library. Is it a good match for me? Thanks in advance!! ^_^

The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings- tolkien. (really good and the books that started all our popular fantasy stuff)

2001, 2010, 3001, childhoood's end, the city and the stars, the nine billion names of God by Arthur C clarke (good author all around)

Foundation trilogy, and tons of shorts by Asimov (good author all around)

The Martian Chronicles and tons of other shorts by Ray Bradbury (good author all around)

The conqeror's trilogy, COBRA series, The Dark Force Rising series, Dragonback series (DO NOT be fooled by the "Junior/Teen Reading" classification stamped on them they are really good reading for adults too), Icarus Hunt, by Timothy Zahn (another really good all round author)

The Legend of Huma

The Legend of Kaz the Minotaur

Land of the Minotaurs

A Tunnel through Time

Star Ka'at World

X-wing trilogy, Jedi Academy trilogy,

birth of the Firebringer trilogy

the collected works of MR James

the collected ghost stories of Charles Dickens

 

A mission of gravity

 

Flatland / A romance of the Dimensions

Flight of the Old Dog by dale brown

 

The Chanuur series

Brightness Reef, Ifinity's Shore, and Heaven's, The Practice Effect (that one is based on an interesting concept) Reach by David Brin.

The Dark is Rising series by Cooper

The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

The Narnian Chronicles, The Wormwood Letters, and other works by CS Lewis (really good author all around)

The Prydain Chronicles (what disney's Black Couldron is based off of and does not do it any justice)  by Lloyd Alexander

Plague Ship by Andre Norton

Dinotopia 1 and 2

Expedition by Douglas Wayne Barlowe (unfortunately used paperback editions were going for just under 100$ on Amazon last time I checked, and i'm not giving my copy away yet lol. But if you ever find one for cheap its worth getting).. not a novel per se more like a fictional field explorer's diary. (and if you don't know Barlowe is the guy who is behind a lot of sci-fi fantasy critter designs used in quite a few modern films... including Avatar and Pacific Rim).

Space Craft 2000 to 2100 AD and other Terran Trade Authority handbooks are really good, altho not novels. if you can ever get these at a decent price or in good condition i'd highly recommend them.

Tarzan Series by Burroughs,

as well as the Princess of Mars series however be warned the covers generally have prety scantily clad people as in the books he mentions that no one on mars wears clothes the worst you get is some kissing scenes... other than that it's pure good old swashbuckling sword fighting exploration and rescue the princess sci fi/fantasy action. seriously without these books there never would have been a star wars (even some of the terms like Bantha and Sith are lifted straight from them lol). Very good books.

Nausicaa of the valley of the Wind by Hiyao Miyazaki.... ok ok so it's a manga so sue me... but it's the only one i'd stick in a novel listing. very very good and considering it takes place in war and strife and all sorts of not good settings it's surprisingly family friendly. (oh ya the cartoon video of it is good too)... and probably one of the best Savior type caricatures (without actually being christian fiction) i've seen done in fiction ever.

the Man-Kzin wars shorts published by Niven are generally pretty good (I really like most of them)... but it depends on the auther there are a couple that you'd probably want to pass by. Kind of the same with niven a lot of his stuff is great and clean but then there are a few that aren't (i'd suggest avoiding the ringworld trilogy)... basically the guy created an in depth sci fi play ground that he's allowed a lot of good authors to play around in. Really like how Niven and other authors really do try to use actual science concepts with anything that doesn't require sci-fi voodoo (ie like hyperspace or time warping or telepathy). Other collections are Neutron Star, tales of the Known Universe, Flatlander

I've enjoyed a lot of dragonlance and deathgate novels. altho with dragonlance there are various authors so be a bit cautious there.

the Dark elf Exile by trilogy by RA Salvatore is good, there is a scene in the first book that precipitates all the events that follows in the book- basically the rite of ascension for a young drow male is really immoral so when he sees what's happening he flees, which is a death sentence, and so he has to escape his world. generally a good author but he does have a couple books that aren't good.

I find the concept behind hunger games rather disturbing. Can't say tho as i havent read it.

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Another good series is the Michael Vey books by Richard Paul Evans.  I think they are fantastic.

 

And yet another series i love is the Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan.

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Hey has anyone read the Zelda mangas? I didn't even know about them until today but, I'm pretty sure they probably still have suggestive figures(aka The great fairy, zoras, whatnot.) Is there any without that? (I'm guessing no one has read this anyways.

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erm i dont think theres any official zelda mangas, or at least i'm not aware of any official ones... as fan content you'll probably find the whole range from rated G to Rated R/X. Be careful.

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Here's the link to one of them: http://www.amazon.com/The-Legend-Zelda-Vol-Link/dp/1421523353/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1D3PRWM5H5KHEEBJJFQF  It looks pretty real to me. I don't think somone could sell the story in book form without getting sued. Also, It's at my local library, not sure if fan content could be in the library..?

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