ds (11) has just finished the last Alex Ryder book. What could he try next?

(10 Posts)
northender Thu 28-Mar-13 22:32:14

He's almost inconsolable tonight as he's loved the books so much and doesnt believe he'll ever enjoy any books as much againsmile. He's also read Harry Potter, Lauren St John books among others. He recently read a teen John Grisham book and enjoyed that too. I'd welcome any suggestions as to what he could try next.

AndrewD Thu 28-Mar-13 23:11:48

Joe Craig might fit the bill?

northender Thu 28-Mar-13 23:21:54

Tell me more. Haven't heard of that.

Coconutty Costa Rica Thu 28-Mar-13 23:24:13

The Cate Carlisle books? Forgotten the name but v popular series about teenage spy who travels around the world.

booksteensandmagazines Fri 29-Mar-13 07:58:20

I run a website that reviews books for children aged 11+ and I have. A reading list for 11/12 year olds on it. This is the link:

www.booksteensandmagazines.com/blog/reading-list-year-7-11-to-12-year-olds

Books that are not on the list but he may enjoy are Simon Scarrows Gladiator series and Alex Scarrows Time Rider series.

MrsBartlet Fri 29-Mar-13 12:25:03

How about the Young James Bond series by Charlie Higson? DS, 12 is enjoying the first one at the moment.

DottyDot Fri 29-Mar-13 12:28:39

Ds1 who's 11 is currently obsessed with the Robert Muchmore 'Cherub' series - and he's a very fussy almost non-reader most of the time, but is loving them. And there are lots of them so if your ds likes them you've got plenty to go at!

seeker Fri 29-Mar-13 12:31:06

The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, by Michelle Paver. My ds is 12, and is gripped. And he's an Alex Ryder fan too.

Skulduggery Pleasant?
Time Riders?
Those "George and the Dragon" ones, except I can't for the life of me remember anything else about them - "the last St George" or something like that...
Percy Jackson?
Mortal Engines?
Philip Reeve's "Hungry Cities" series?
Jack L Chalker's "Rings of the Master" series?
Anything by Douglas Hill
Anything (except "The Pendulum Swings") by John Christopher or John Wyndham
"Alvin Maker" series or the "Ender" series by Orson Scott Card
Anything by H.M Hoover
Robert Swindells, but some of his are aimed at younger readers - they're still enjoyable, but more "childish" even to an 11 year old iyswim.

northender Wed 03-Apr-13 10:53:42

Sorry for the delay in replying and thanks for all the replies. We're off to the library later so will make a start requesting some of them.smile

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