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Give your teen the gift of reading this holiday

Posted on: December 7, 2009

The items topping your teen’s wish list this holiday are probably Wii games and an iPod, but how about giving the best gift of all: Adventure through imagination!  Here are a couple novels that are sure to reach Twilight and Harry Potter popularity with your teen this holiday as well as an advice guide for teen girls:

The Hole in the Sky, by Barbara Mahler ($20.95):  An unusual visitor leads 13-year-old Kaela and her cousin on a fantastic journey to a cursed land where they find beauty, adventure, strange and magical friends, and deadly enemies.  The key that unlocks the curse lies hidden in the mystical butterfly breath, but to uncover it, Kaela has to overcome her grief from her mother’s death and face her deepest fears before time runs out. (My 15-year-old niece loved this book!)

For more on the The Hole in the Sky, click here.

Rebel Stone and The Ghost Whisperers, by Walter Rouzer ($18.95):  Rebel Stone and his parents temporarily relocate to a grey stone castle overlooking the Mississippi river, but they are strictly forbidden to enter one room during their stay – a master suite sealed shut for more than 100 years. No stranger to paranormal events, Rebel is confronted by the dark forces within the mansion. Rebel eventually befriends the Ghost Whisperers, twin girls living in the mansion, and begins attempting to free their spirits, but is swept along an extraordinary adventure.

For more information on Rebel Stone and the Ghost Whisperers, click here.

Secrets Girls Keep: What Girls Hide (& Why) and How to Break the Stress of Silence, by Carrie Silver-Stock, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. ($14.95):  Girls love secrets. In many ways, teen girls are trapped by the cult of secrecy that exists today. It is as part of this cult that so many girls hide their depression, eating disorders, pregnancies, and sexual relationships. Secrets Girls Keep by teen expert Carrie Silver-Stock, shows teens that when they help share their stories, they begin to break down the walls and ensure better and safer choices for their futures. Many girls today struggle with feelings of low confidence, loneliness, rejection, and depression and then look to unsafe sex, drugs and alcohol for comfort and answers.

For more on Secrets Girls Keep, click here.

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