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(July 13, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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You may hate reading during the school year when your teacher makes you. I know it certainly makes it harder for me to love a book if weíre constantly picking it apart in class, but reading doesnít have to be evil Ė especially in the summer. There are great books to be read that are written just for girls. Here are a few of my favorites (and soon-to-be-favorites) if youíre looking for the perfect something to do on a rainy afternoon.

Tales of a Romantic Vampire: Eclipse


Okay, Iím a series girl. I love things that come in series because the story just keeps going. This is great, especially if it is a good story. If you havenít read them already, you seriously need to consider checking out Twilight and then New Moon. They tell the tale of Bella, a girl who moves from the sunshine of the southwest to the damp woods of the Pacific Northwest.

She meets a boy who is so beautifully haunting itís scary, and then she finds out his secret, and most people would think he was just plain scary! Not Bella. She is desperately in love with a vampire, and Eclipse, the highly anticipated third book in the series is due out in August. Will Bella finally convince Edward to turn her into a vampire? Iím as anxious as you to find out!

Gothic Mystery and Romance: Great and Terrible Beauty

Although itís been out for awhile, you may not have read A Great and Terrible Beauty or its sequel, Rebel Angels. Set in the gothic days of England, Gemma is sent off to live in a boarding school after her motherís mysterious death. Gemma quickly discovers that something is not right Ė she seems to have powers nobody else does.

Gemma finds a close circle of friends who help her discover more about herself, her powers and the truth behind her motherís death. With occasional help from a mysterious and romantic gypsy, Gemma must protect the magic realm sheís discovered Ė even if it means losing herself or her friends along the way.

True Girl Talk: TTYL

Finally there is a book that has it right. Three friends have been close forever. They know everything about each other and suddenly they are faced with new hardships. Angela, Maddie and Zoe are thrown into a year of high school that will either bring them closer together or tear them apart.

Secrets, lies, and a relationship with a teacher that crosses the line threaten their friendship. Gossip and accusations are commonplace throughout, and as youíll read youíll think to yourself: Finally! Somebody got it exactly right! The best part of all? The entire book (and its sequels) is written
entirely as instant messages.

The Must-Have: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

No list of summer reading would be complete without a mention of old Harry. The seventh and final book is coming out in mid-July and youíd better believe Iím ready. Iíve read all six of the first
books at least once, if not twice, and Iím ready to see how it all comes together. After Half-Blood Prince, Iím not sure Iím ready to know the truth, but I will face it like the tough chick I am. I have no idea whatís in the book yet, but Iíd encourage you to read it yourself Ė before your friends or I give away all the secrets.


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Shadows_Dance

22/Female
Finland
Posted On: August 21, 2007
I'm not a big fan of Harry Potter, and to me that is not 'gothic'. I love books on Edgar Allen Poe, I also love to read his writing. HP love craft is another one. Ann Rice, of course. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is a fantatic book. Weather it's 'gothic' or not I'll leave that up to you.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 19, 2007
BCUZ ITZ HOW I WRTIE
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 11, 2007
I DONT READ VAMPIRE BOOKS AND STUFF LIKE THAT, I LIKE RL STINE AND CHRISTOPHER PIKE BCUZ THEYRE BOOKS ALWAYS LEAVE ME THINKING.THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS SEEM AIGHT TO ME,BUT THEY R WAY TOO LONG AND I FIND THE HARRY POTTER MOVIES MORE EXCITING
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SOFWAEF_ninja

23/Female
Alta Loma, CA
Posted On: August 8, 2007
WTF!!!!!! the mail man didnt bring my pre-ordered copy of ECLIPSE yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is now on my hit list. =] and i cant wait for The Sweet Far Thing(comes after REbel Angels )!!

Mrs. Cullen
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mareinthestars

27/Female
Loveland, OH
Posted On: August 4, 2007
OMG.. I finished Deathly Hallows in like six hours. I'm stil depressed over the total body count.

Another gothic book is "The Blood Confession".. okay, it's a gothic romance. It's set in fifteenth centry Hungary, and it's based on the tale of the Blood Countess. HIGHLY recommended.
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Screamsx3

95/Female
Romania
Posted On: August 1, 2007
I'm utterly obsessed with Twilight. I'm counting the days. Me and my friends are LITERALLY camping out in front of borders the night before. I HOPE BELLA DIES.

I really do. And I hate Edward. I hope Bella dies. I needed to say that again. Bellaaa must diieee!
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Adreeloveswilt

18/Female
Posted On: July 27, 2007
!!
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Adreeloveswilt

18/Female
Posted On: July 27, 2007
GOTHIC
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puppyslover

19/Female
Greece, NY
Posted On: July 26, 2007
goth things rule but im not goth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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daniela080191

22/Female
WI
Posted On: July 19, 2007
Twilight and New Moon were seriously the BEST books I have ever read! And trust me- I've read a lot of books! I'm counting down the days till Eclipse comes out!! I'm glad my birthday is in August!
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french_horn_lu

19/Female
Sappington, MO
Posted On: July 19, 2007
I cant wait for the Harry Potter book 7!!! i have been dying to read it!! Also the Eclipes book sound intresting mabye ill look into it.......
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ariel31

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 19, 2007
i can't wait for harry potter 7 me n ma friends are mad bout it!! it's ma fave bookseries eva!!
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stinkyjojo

20/Female
Canada
Posted On: July 18, 2007
I cant wait for Harry Potter 7. I wonder whether Harry lives or dies? I know I wouldn't mind if Cho Chang died.
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MermaidGem76

17/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: July 18, 2007
Eclipse sounds awesome!
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Hollimer

22/Female
Torrance, CA
Posted On: July 17, 2007
GO HARRY POTTER...READ ALL THE BOOKS!!! : icon14:
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