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Old 02-10-2013, 10:49 AM   #16
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Death In The Long Grass

Though it's non fiction and probably wouldn't interest a teen girl unless she's fascinated with African animals and/or hunting.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:50 AM   #17
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #18
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Grapes of Wrath. <3 Steinbeck
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #19
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Death In The Long Grass

Though it's non fiction and probably wouldn't interest a teen girl unless she's fascinated with African animals and/or hunting.
That sounds depressing.

But it reminds me of another book I couldn't put down. "Zoo Story. Life in the Garden of Captives".
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:57 AM   #20
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:39 AM   #21
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That sounds depressing.

But it reminds me of another book I couldn't put down. "Zoo Story. Life in the Garden of Captives".
It's gripping - but yes much of it is awfully sad - more from a people perspective than an animal one though. Nice part is the chapters are almost completely independent. So, if you're in the mood to read about snakes, you flip right to that chapter and skip the rest.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:42 AM   #22
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I loved The Time Traveler's Wife but I don't think it's available on a Kindle. It is still worth reading though!
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:53 AM   #24
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Some classics I re-read over and over:

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1) A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: If you regard a book by how it changes the way you go about life, then this one would get top honors for me
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Is she confident that the girl's English is up to fast, fluent, enjoyable novel reading?

If not, maybe just one or two novels... an easy, short, classic (Steinbeck, The Pearl, or Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea) and a contemporary young adult novel, preferably something that there's a movie version of, and that the other kids she'll come in contact with might have read/viewed recently.
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Oh, my! I have to add, The Grapes of Wrath. It is a masterpiece!
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Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow (same story told from different POV)
Her Fearful Symmetry (by the author of Time Traveler's Wife, and definitely on Kindle)

It's near impossible to pick just ONE favorite book.
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Tuesdays with Morrie, it's pretty deep and sad though.
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