Hunger games, what next for 11yo son ?

(19 Posts)
darcieboo Tue 07-Jan-14 20:44:29

11yo son coming to the end of 3rd Hunger Games book, what next ? recommendations welcome, thanks

TwoTeaTessie Tue 07-Jan-14 20:59:17

Has he read Phillip Pulmans Dark Materials?

carovioletfizz Tue 07-Jan-14 21:03:16

The declaration trilogy by Gemma Malley is vg.

stargirl1701 Tue 07-Jan-14 21:04:54

Wolf Brother series by Michelle Paver?

Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, Monsters of Men). I love them and prefer them to the Hunger Games, but two years ago one of my Year 8s airily said to me 'Yes, they're good; they're what I read while I'm waiting for the next Hunger Games to come out'. grin

exexpat Tue 07-Jan-14 21:16:11

Noughts and Crosses trilogy by Malorie Blackman? And all the Robert Muchamore ones (Cherub/Henderson's Boys) if he hasn't read them already.

Bankholidaybaby Tue 07-Jan-14 21:42:34

The Alex Rider books by Anthony Horowitz,
Young James Bond series by Charlie Higson,
the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
the Biggles books,
The Hobbit by Tolkein (I utterly loved that when I was 11),
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (a classic),
The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo (beautiful book - I think I'm going to have to dig it out now!),
Stig of the Dump by Clive King,
Five Children and It by E Nesbit,
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
anything for children by Roald Dahl, Robert Westall or Terry Pratchett

I'm avoiding recommending Harry Potter, as I think it gets very dark in Goblet of Fire and, whilst its original readership matured in line with the release of the books, 11 year old newcomers might find the all the death and puberty a bit much.

TunipTheUnconquerable Tue 07-Jan-14 21:46:15

When my nephew was 12 he couldn't decide whether his favourite book ever was The Hunger Games or The Knife Of Never Letting Go, the first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness which IHeartKingThistle mentioned.
I think they're far too violent but what do I know?!

Divergence trilogy for more teenage dystopian future stuff?

booksteensandmagazines Wed 08-Jan-14 08:51:41

I think the two best series to follow on with, if he wants to stick to a similar style, are:

Divergent by Veronica Roth is a good follow on, similar because it is dystopian, yet it is different enough not to be repetitive and is really quite exciting

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman - an excellent series, very well written, a dystopian future where the world has changed, it really makes you think

Unwind trilogy by Neal Shusterman. Brilliant YA fiction, dystopian future etc (I am shamefully addicted to this genre!)

HectorVector Wed 08-Jan-14 09:05:01

Maze runner - James Dashner
Enders game - Orson Scott Card

changejustforyou Thu 09-Jan-14 21:56:48

DS liked Eragon

IndianMummy Fri 17-Jan-14 11:10:49

Wolf Brother (I think it's a series, but my DD has only read the first so far - and it is really good!)

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 17-Jan-14 11:16:38

Ds1 just finished the hunger Games. He's started on The Lord of the Rings.

He enjoyed the Hobbit.

Swallows and Amazons went down well too. There is a whole series off them and he loved them all.

curlew Fri 17-Jan-14 11:18:20

Chaos Walking.

My 12 year old is enthralled. Although he had to take a break last weekend because he was crying so much.......

MadamNoo Fri 17-Jan-14 11:23:54

Gone, Michael Grant dystopian fantasy
Skulduggery Pleasant funny and dark, supernatural
The Dark Is Rising series, Susan Cooper

yes to Michelle Paver (Wolf Brother)
ds is now enjoying The White Giraffe series (game park in Africa, adventure for the conservation minded) but I'm not sure they're very well written

UptoapointLordCopper Fri 17-Jan-14 11:33:14

The Mortal Engines books by Philip Reeve.

FEEdec Fri 17-Jan-14 11:41:59

Had he read Suzanne Collin's other series- The Underland Chronicles? They're not as dark as The Hunger Games but a read good read.

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