Can anyone suggest novels from different writers for me to read?please answer it as i m in need.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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I absolute love the Orson Scott Card novels Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow. I did not really get into these books, but my students loved the Maximum Overdrive books by James Patterson. They also love Madeline L'Engle books as well.

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The Kite Runner is one of the titles on our ninth grade reading list and it's a great read.  You might also consider Khaled Hosseini's second novel A Thousand Splendid Suns.  Both are set in Afghanistan and deal with topics such as friendship and betrayal and discovering self identity.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Many ninth graders do, indeed, enjoy Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Also, they enjoy The Diary of Anne Frank,To Sir with Love, The Giver, and The Life of Pi.

You may want to also read some of O. Henry's short stories which are delightful.

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Don't know what interests you, or what your reading level is, so I'll just give you a variety to choose from.

The Robert B. Parker series of westerns: Appaloosa, Redemption and Blue Eyed Devil are all fun, quick reads.

Short stories by Raymond Carver, collected in several different books, including So Much Water So Close to Home, and What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.

Lastly, the novella Of Mice and Men.

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scarletpimpernel | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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If you're looking for young adult fiction, try Sharon Draper.  If you are interested in historical fiction, you might like The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  It tells the tale of a girl who finds a gravedigger's manual in Nazi Germany and sets out a path to save books from Hitler's book burnings.  It's an excellent read!

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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It's impossible to tell two important things from your request--what kinds of things you've already read, and what kinds of things you might be looking for.  I'll list a few which you may or may not have read, may or may not like:

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Harry Potter series - fantasy

To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm - classics, which you may be reading in school this year

Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer - probably should have read before now

Anything modern in whatever genre you prefer (science fiction, action, mystery) would be great fun as a break from your school-related reading.

I apreciate that you want to read during the summer.  It's a great way to keep your mind working and improve your vocabulary at the same time.  Enjoy!

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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If you are looking for recommendations, I have a few:

Tom Clancy - Pretty famous at this point, several of his books were made into pretty good movies, but the books are still far better.  If you like action-thriller novels, sometimes with more spy intrigue, sometimes with more action, he is difficult to top.

If you like historical novels, the Hornblower series is pretty good, based loosely on events that took place during the British war with Napoleon in various parts of the world on the high seas, they are fantastic.

If you like Victorian novels, I really enjoyed Wuthering Heights and Middlemarch, pretty long and sometimes a bit slow to get moving but pretty fantastically written.

I am also a big Faulkner fan, but not everyone likes his style.

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lilywreck | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

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If you are going into tenth grade several good novels I have had my students read over the years include:

A Separate Peace by John Knowles - great story about best friends in a boarding school at the onset of World War II.

The Things they Carried by Tim O'Brien -- this novel has elements of fiction with a fact based narrative referencing the experiences O'Brien lived through while growing up in Minnesota and while in country during the Vietnam Conflict.

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