What book should i read from these authors?
2009-06-19 16:15:38 UTC
this is for freshman summer reading im 14 and a guy what would i like and whats really short? thanks
Isabel Allende
Margaret Atwood
Olive Burns
Orson Scott Card
Lorene Cary
Carl Deuker
Michael Dorris
Sharon M. Draper
Ken Follett
Nick Hornby
Khaled Hosseini
Brian Jacques
Barbara Kingsolver (not The Bean Trees)
Gordon Korman
Jon Krakauer
Joyce Carol Oates
Ann Patchett
James McBride
Walter Dean Meyers
Louis Sachar
Alice Sebold
Esmeralda Santiago
Amy Tan
J.R.R. Tolkein
Nine answers:
2009-06-19 16:26:21 UTC
amy tan--it's all good.

Kingsolver--The Poisonwood Bible...? something like that

Jacques--Redwall etc


Atwood--Handmaid's Tale
2009-06-19 16:27:18 UTC
I would personally go for the Orson Scott Card series Tales of Alvin Maker. A very good series of books.

Seventh Son (1987)

Red Prophet (1988)

Prentice Alvin (1989)

Alvin Journeyman (1995)

Heartfire (1998)

The Crystal City (2003)

Master Alvin (forthcoming)

If you can get them, read them.
2009-06-19 16:25:15 UTC
Based on the information you provide, I'd say Nick Hornby. Try About a Boy or High Fidelity, both are (relatively) short. They're both set in London in the late 1990's. About a Boy is about a "cool" 20-something guy befriending a "loser" 13 year old kid, and High Fidelity is about a (different) 20-something guy who works in a record shop and is obsessed with music. Both novels are very funny, and very easy to read.
2009-06-19 16:28:45 UTC
Alice Sebold - Lucky. This contains an account of her real life experience of getting raped, early on in the book. It is 272 pages, but you can bluff about having read the rest of it. Just remember a couple of the reviews off Amazon or something.

I wouldn't read anything from the rest of them. They are all the sort of stuff you see on the bookshelves of the charity shops near train stations.
2009-06-19 20:09:19 UTC
Amy Tan would be the Joy Luck Club Kingslover would be either the Poisonwood Bible or the Prodigal (sp) Son not sure about the others.
2009-06-19 16:19:43 UTC
read horror thriller suspense novels they are way cool, J.R.R Tolkein is a good Arthur, so is Nick Hornby, Lorene Cary and Ann Patchett i have not read any novels from the others so i am not sure
2009-06-19 16:20:16 UTC
jrr tolkein, the hobbit. SO good. i read it when i was going into 8th grade. its an adventure story and well, if i like a book then its good because i dont read that much and i dont like very academic/hard to understand books. haha. good luck!
Laughing cow
2009-06-19 16:19:35 UTC
Alice Sebold or Louis Sachar ("Holes")
2009-06-19 16:19:54 UTC
Read harry Potter!!!!

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