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Adult Books You Want to Read

As you may or may not know, our company, The Book Report Network, has a number of websites about books and authors in addition to Teenreads.com. Throughout the year, Teenreads.com features adult books from Bookreporter.com, our site for adult readers, that we think will have definite appeal to a teen audience. In the spirit of sharing, we are now spotlighting a selection of titles each month from Bookreporter.com that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard

May 2006

Twelve-year-old Veronica Swan's idyllic life in a close-knit Mormon community is shattered when her two younger sisters are brutally murdered. Although her parents find the strength to forgive the deranged killer, Veronica cannot do the same. Years later, she sets out alone to avenge her sisters' deaths, dropping her identity and severing ties in the process.

The Girls by Lori Lansens

May 2006

In her second novel, Lori Lansens offers a compelling character study of Rose and Ruby Darlen --- sisters, best friends, confidantes, and conjoined twins. When Rose, the bookish sister, sets out to write her autobiography, it inevitably becomes the story of her short but extraordinary life with Ruby, the beautiful one.

Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero by David Maraniss

May 2006

On New Year's Eve 1972, following 18 magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver food and medical supplies to Nicaragua after a devastating earthquake. David Maraniss now brings the great baseball player brilliantly back to life in this first-rate biography.

Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews

May 2006

In this eagerly awaited sequel to SAVANNAH BLUES, Southern belle BeBe Loudermilk loses all her worldly possessions thanks to a brief but disastrous relationship with the gorgeous Reddy, an "investment counselor" who turns out to be a con man. All that's left is a ramshackle 1950s motor court on Tybee Island --- an eccentric beach town that calls itself a drinking village with a fishing problem.

The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch

May 2006

Jim Lynch's mesmerizing, allegorical, and beautifully wrought debut novel is about one boy's fascination with the sea during the summer that will change his life, and the lives around him.

The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky: A True Story by Ken Dornstein

April 2006

In this stunning, emotionally charged memoir, Ken Dornstein interweaves the moving story of his own coming-of-age with the promise of greatness his brother never lived to fulfill. THE BOY WHO FELL OUT OF THE SKY is a heartbreaking but profoundly hopeful book about finding beauty in the midst of tragedy and making sense of it.

When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin

April 2006

In a small town square of a sleepy Georgia town, a spirited seven-year-old sits at her lemonade stand, raising money for her own heart transplant. As a beat-up bread truck careens around the corner, a strong wind blows Annie's money into the road. A bearded stranger looks up in time to see Annie's yellow dress fluttering in the wind as she runs into the road. What happens next will change both of their lives forever. 

White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway

April 2006

During the steamy summer of 1967 Hong Kong, American teenage sisters Kate and Frankie's devastating personal drama plays out against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. The suspense builds almost unbearably in this dreamlike novel written in a graceful and lyrical voice. 

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April 2006

Seventeen-year-old Thomas Mahey and his lover (who is also his high school teacher), along with the town eccentric, flee his hometown to live in an abandoned house in Vermont. Free of the rules from his old world, Thomas glories --- and struggles --- within his new family. 

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

April 2006

Despite a big beautiful house, a husband and an incredibly successful career, Elizabeth Gilbert was consumed with panic, grief and confusion. After going through a long, painful divorce, a deep depression and another failed romance, she found herself in need of change. EAT, PRAY, LOVE is Gilbert's deeply personal chronicle of the year she spent living in three different countries in order to better understand herself and her ultimate place in the universe.