Message Boards

Here is basically just a place to recommend books you’ve read, and find others who like them too. It’s kind of like Simone (dragon)’s board, We Need Diverse Books, just for anything you’ve read recently that you’d like to share. 

(Companion board for movies)

 

The Form (please delete the parentheses xD)

Title:

Author(s):

Genre:

Age range (VERY IMPORTANT, also please include why you are giving it a specific age range):

Summary (no spoilers please! If you’re stuck just copy the jacket summary or look it up online {;) ):

Why did you like it/why would you recommend it?:

Other:

 

If you would like to discuss with like-minded people, please take it to PM or SophiaSparkle’s All Fandoms Board so as to avoid spoilers. Thank you!

You need to be a member of NMG Members to add comments!

Replies

  • Title: The lie tree

    Author(s): Frances Hardinge

    Genre: Mystery (idk)

    Age range (VERY IMPORTANT, also please include why you are giving it a specific age range): 13+ due to the fact it is a British author, there are some confusing British terms

    Summary (no spoilers please! If you’re stuck just copy the jacket summary or look it up online {;) ):
    The leaves were cold and slightly clammy. There was no mistaking them. She had seen their likeness painstakingly sketched in her father's journal. This was his greatest secret, his treasure and his undoing. The Tree of Lies. Now it was hers, and the journey he had never finished stretched out before her.

    When Faith's father is found dead under mysterious circumstances, she is determined to untangle the truth from the lies. Searching through his belongings for clues, she discovers a strange tree. A tree that feeds off whispered lies and bears fruit that reveals hidden secrets.

    But as Faith's untruths spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter... (less)
    why did you like it/why would you recommend it?: It os just really good

    Other: for the first 130 pages it is REALLY slow moving but stick with it, it gets better, I promise
  • Title: I, Emma Freke

    Author(s): Elizabeth Atkinson

    Genre: Realistic Fiction

    Age range (VERY IMPORTANT, also please include why you are giving it a specific age range): 11+ for mature topics

    Summary (no spoilers please! If you’re stuck just copy the jacket summary or look it up online {;) ): 12 year old Emma Freke (Free-k) really feels like a freak. She's tall enough to look as if she's 16, and doesn't even look like her mom, Donatella, who doesn't like being called, Mom, Mommy, Ma, or anything that refers to her being mom. And then...everything changes.....

    Why did you like it/why would you recommend it?: It's just really good!

    Other: Homewooooorkkkk
  • Title: Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World

    Author(s): Shannon and Dean Hale

    Age range: 8+ it's very lighthearted and pretty age appropriate

    Summary: WHO RUNS THE WORLD? SQUIRRELS! Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of . . . a squirrel! After failing at several attempts to find her new BFF, Doreen feels lonely and trapped, liked a caged animal. Then one day Doreen uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers from causing mischief in the neighborhood, and her whole life changes. Everyone at school is talking about it! Doreen contemplates becoming a full-fledged Super Hero. And thus, Squirrel Girl is born! She saves cats from trees, keeps the sidewalks clean, and dissuades vandalism. All is well until a real-life Super Villain steps out of the shadows and declares Squirrel Girl his archenemy. Can Doreen balance being a teenager and a Super Hero? Or will she go . . . NUTS?

    Why did you like it/why would you recommend it?: it's fun and a nice superhero story with relatable characters and a great story.

    Other: it's awesome!
  • Title: The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

    Author(s): Dan Gemeinhart

    Genre: Fiction

    Age range (VERY IMPORTANT, also please include why you are giving it a specific age range): 10+, because it is very sad in some parts.

    Summary (no spoilers please! If you’re stuck just copy the jacket summary or look it up online {;) ):
    Five years.
    That's how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation.
    It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash.
    Coyote hasn’t been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished—the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box—she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days...without him realizing it.
    Along the way, they'll pick up a strange crew of misfit travelers. Lester has a lady love to meet. Salvador and his mom are looking to start over. Val needs a safe place to be herself. And then there's Gladys...
    Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all...but that with friends by her side, she just might be able to turn her “once upon a time” into a “happily ever after.” (I just copied the jacket summary XD)



    Why did you like it/why would you recommend it?: It is funny, filled with adventure, but sad, too.

    Other: It is also a diverse book, because one of the characters is gay.
  • Title: The Cure for Dreaming

    Author: Cat Winters

    Genre: Historical fantasy?

    Age range: 12+ for occasional intense themes

    Summary: In early-1900s Oregon, suffragist Olivia Mead’s father hires a hypnotist to erase her rebellious thoughts and make her a ‘proper’ woman. However, attempting to help her, the hypnotist Henri gives her a gift instead - the ability to see people as they truly are. But only she can make her mind her own again.

    Why did you like it/why would you recommend it?: The writing was excellent, and the themes of strong women standing up for their rights was a great message. The fantasy element was a neat touch and it was interesting to see how Olivia could see the entire truth of a person and not just who they pretend to be. There are also pictures from the suffrage era and a timeline in the back of the book, so there’s an educational element to it as well. Great read. (I had also read another of Cat Winters’s books, ‘Odd & True,’ but I liked this one more.)

    Other: Oof I meant to write something about this when I finished like two months ago xD
  • Title: Girl in the Blue Coat

    Author(s): Monica Hesse

    Genre: historical, I guess?

    Age range: 13+ (see why below)

    Summary: it’s 1943 in Amsterdam, and 18-year-old Hanneke is working to deliver illegal groceries to costumers. She likes this job because it supports her family and acts as a small rebellion against the Nazis. One day, a customer of hers asks her to find, instead of food, a Jewish girl who she had been hiding in a secret room, but disappeared. Hanneke agrees, but has no idea what kind of mystery she has gotten herself into.

    Why did you like it/why would you recommend it?: Ahhh, this was so good. You know how mysteries are kinda annoying because once you solve it it seems obvious? This is not like that at all. Every solution has another mystery in it, but at the same time it’s a very personal story about a heartbroken girl.

    Other: this book is not extremely mature, it has some swear words here and there and some romance that goes as far as kissing, but it contains a lot of violence and gory details about world war 2. (Not a spoiler) the main character’s boyfriend, for example, was killed when he joined the army, and there are quite a few other murders of Jewish people, so the age range of the book really just depends on how sensitive you are to that. But seriously, this book is SO good.
This reply was deleted.

Sister to Sister Message Board

Mod

Preparing For Your Period

“I feel very unprepared about getting my first period. I don’t know exactly what happens and I am really worried about getting it at school. I wouldn’t want to talk to anyone about it and I don’t feel comfortable talking to my mom about it ahead of time either. Would I be able to just use a wad of toilet paper instead of a pad for a day until I get home and can ask my mom for one? Where would I keep pads after I did get my period if I had it at school? I just feel uninformed and unprepared and…

Read more…
4 Replies · Reply by Malka Jul 31
Mod S2S Mentor

Redesigning Characters

"Do you have any advice on redesigning characters? I have an old one I want to polish up and I'm not sure how to go about it." -Willa While I don’t have a lot of experience redesigning characters visually, I have a bit more experience with reworking characters that I’ve created in pieces of writing. After thinking about your question a little, I think that both crafts tend to come down to the same core pieces, so hopefully my advice will help you out whether you’re looking to work on visual…

Read more…
3 Replies · Reply by Touhndwrah Aug 6
Mod

Too Much To Do

“Yesterday I felt overwhelmed because I had more to do than I was used to (Lots of homework, after school activities and dinner). Do you have any tips for girls to feel less overwhelmed when they have a lot to do?”  - Anonymous Feeling overwhelmed by long to-do lists is a very common experience, especially as we get older and start taking on more responsibilities and commitments, have more time-consuming homework, etc.—so you are far from alone in this. (It’s certainly something I’ve had to…

Read more…
0 Replies · Reply by Evie Jun 3
Mod

Not a People Person

"Okay i am going to very very clear...I need advice from someone older than me. I am not very much a people person like I don't talk much around other people how would you say I deal with this?" - Anonymous Hi! I’m not very much of a “people person” myself, and am generally very shy and quiet in social settings, so I definitely understand this. As I know firsthand, it can be hard being less socially inclined than those around us… but I’m actually going to start by suggesting that, contrary to…

Read more…
3 Replies · Reply by ✨Mia the Avenger✨ May 23

Ask A Girl: Need advice? Give great advice? We help each other! Ask your questions or answer any of the questions already here. Your post will appear in a day or two, so check back often. We've had many girls ask if their questions can be anonymous, and that is not possible on this website. We want you to know that girls in NMG can trust each other, even with embarrassing questions. And if you want to, you can change your user name to a "not real" name that will then also be used in the magazine if your Ask A Girl question is published.

Letters To Luna: I'm Luna, the spirit of New Moon. Write a letter to me with your opinions and suggestions about the magazine and website. I love to read all your notes! Because I get so many letters, I can't reply online. But a select few letters get published in each issue!

Body & Feelings: Body image, mood swings, puberty, your first period, and so much more! The information girls need!

Check It Out: Share your rants and raves about books, magazines, movies, products, music, ads, tv, internet and more. Love it? Hate it? Let us know!

For The Curious: How does stuff in our world happen? Post and ask about experiments, tech, coding, math,  science, engineering, and more!  It's all about the weird, wonderful, and wacky! Be curious and be surprised.

Go Girls & Women Change the World: Amazing girls and women make the world a better place every day. Tell us about who you admire - now and from the past.  These don't have to be people who are already famous!

How Aggravating & Howl at the Moon: Tell us when you see something that's unfair to girls and women -you can vent about it here! And, Howl out your accomplishments and the things that make you proud as a person and a girl!

Love Remembers: Whether it's losing a beloved pet or a cherished person, loss is painful and can be difficult to cope with. But talking about our loved ones and keeping their memories alive can help. Share your beautiful memories here.

Random Stuff: Want a place to be silly, start message board games, or talk about stuff that doesn't fit into the other categories? Then check out this message board!

Role Play: Do you like role playing games? RPG’s are games where players (that’s you!) play the roles of characters in a fictional setting and have all kinds of adventures. See where the stories take you!

Voice Box: We can have different opinions and still be friends and listen respectfully to each other. We're interested to learn about other people's points of view and we don't have to try to convince them to think like we do. This is where we share opinions about issues that are important to us.

Contests & Games: Do you love creating new contests or games for everyone to play? Do you love playing in them? This is the place for you to make your own contests and games and invite everyone to participate! Remember, just like everywhere else on NMGMembers.com, if you make a contest or game, it must be open to everyone who wants to join in!