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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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belladoggy

21/Female
Palatine, IL
Posted On: July 17, 2007
I can't wait for Eclipse! Seriously, Stephenie is one of my favorite authors. I usually hate romance stories; not this time! The books are amazing 9I have read twilight four times).
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kikkimain

20/Female
Lancaster, NY
Posted On: July 17, 2007
ill check into those books! lol maybe... but they all sound great!
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fuzzyblueberry

20/Female
Croswell, MI
Posted On: July 16, 2007
I read twilight and new moona dn they both were good can't wait for hp but i will say this MANGA IS BETTER!!NARUTO RULES ALL!!!
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shy_girl_9

34/Female
Castleton, IN
Posted On: July 15, 2007
I've read a Great And Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angels. Very good, I must say. I am in love with Kartik.
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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: July 15, 2007
I also read two books there a series i guess

Vampirates. Demons of the Ocean and...

Vampirates. Tide of Terror

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nosie4life

21/Female
Racine, PA
Posted On: July 15, 2007
aahhh i read ttyl it was a good book cant wait for the harry potter book either!!!
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hottstuff6789

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 15, 2007
WTF
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lissymarie

22/Female
Granada Hills, CA
Posted On: July 15, 2007
"A Great and Terrible Beauty" was a horrible book, a complete waste of time. It just drags on and on and there is not substance. The stupidity of the main characters gets really annoying after the first couple pages, and the sequence of events quickly becomes predictable and monotonous.
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dance_sam11

21/Female
San Marcos, TX
Posted On: July 15, 2007
Hey the author of Peeps is Scott Westerfeld and you should also read the uglies series by him to oh and the sequel to peeps is the last days...i think i haven't read that one but the rest of them are really good oh and you have to read twilight and new moon i'm like addicted
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PattyBlack

24/Female
Mexico
Posted On: July 15, 2007
Iīve read all the books of the Harry Potter series..Iīm gonna read Hp and the deathly Hallows! yay! I canīt wait
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MBranch

19/Female
Harleysville, PA
Posted On: July 15, 2007
true !!! dustfinger rocks!!!
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babytink199

106/Female
Japan
Posted On: July 14, 2007
InkHeart Series Rock!

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sweet_blonde20

23/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 14, 2007
I like Dear America Books also....and speaking of Vampires...there has been a series released called "The Vampire Diaries" You should read them......they are REALLY GOOD!
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xCryingXFreedo

27/Male
Mason, OH
Posted On: July 14, 2007
Yeah, Like virtugirl333 said,

"Peeps" is good too. But for me the authors name also escapes.
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Knewgirl

22/Female
New Zealand
Posted On: July 14, 2007
yay herry potter i have only fully read half-blood prince once because i cried sooo hard but the next book comes out in less than a week so im happy^_^ and there are lots of great series out there if you look in the right places and some authors that i have read have 5 or 6 series that tie into each other my fave author who does that is Tamora Peirce
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