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Any teen or YA fiction recommendations for Christmas?

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GreenGinger2 Sat 26-Nov-16 17:41:32

Stumped for ds 13 who reads a lot.

RosesShouldBeInTins Sat 26-Nov-16 17:56:53

Ready Player One?

FrogTime Sat 26-Nov-16 17:58:39

What books has he enjoyed before?

MrsEricBana Sat 26-Nov-16 17:59:40

Has he read Wonder by R.J.Palaccio?

doistayordoigo Sat 26-Nov-16 18:09:41

The Theodore Boone series by John Grisham
Charlie Higson's zombie books - The Enemy, The Dead & The Fear
Andrew Lane's Young Sherlock Holmes books

harderandharder2breathe Sat 26-Nov-16 18:51:09

Gone series
Terry pratchett
The Knife of Never Letting Go trilogy

Hard to make suggestions without knowing what books he's into

isithotinhereorisitjustme Sat 26-Nov-16 18:55:11

The Mortal Engines series - my lot have all enjoyed them (and so did I)

Sadik Sat 26-Nov-16 18:57:50

I'd definitely second Ready Player One if he hasn't read it. Yet to find anyone who doesn't like it, teen or adult.

Otherwise, what sort of things does he like generally? If sci-fi, has he read Dark Eden by Chris Beckett? (not YA specifically, but main character is a teenager & then 13 y/o dd liked it a lot)

KeepCalm Sat 26-Nov-16 19:04:33

Sarah j Mas books? My 13yr old DD has just read through both sets and loved them.

Chewingthecrud Sat 26-Nov-16 19:06:00

Running girl and the follow up

Afishcalledchips Sat 26-Nov-16 19:06:03

Bit random but DS12 has really enjoyed goodnight Mr Tom. They're reading it in English lessons

goose1964 Sat 26-Nov-16 19:06:45

Not aYA book as such but railheads

GreenGinger2 Sun 27-Nov-16 06:01:36

Loved Wonder,Gone,John Green, Theodore Boone etc

Already ordered a Railhead for his twin,off to check his room in the hope he hasn't read Running Girl. Googling all your other recommendations.

traviata Sun 27-Nov-16 08:34:45

The big thing at DC"s school are the Ransome Riggs books - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and the sequels.

GreenGinger2 Sun 27-Nov-16 08:37:26

Got all 3. Should actually list everything he's got in his room as it might help others after the same thing.grin

Sadik Sun 27-Nov-16 10:23:42

Trying to think of other slightly less well known books dd has liked. Has he read The Wall by William Sutcliffe, or the Insignia trilogy by SJ Kincaid?

skippy67 Sun 27-Nov-16 10:49:34

The Cherub series by Robert Muchamore. Dd 15 loves them.

itstheyearzero Sun 27-Nov-16 10:53:58

Michael Morpurgo books are fantastic. I just read Private Peaceful which is about a young soldier's experience of the war.

YesThisIsMe Sun 27-Nov-16 10:58:39

My DS enjoyed Ready Player One and The Martian - there's a bit of robot sex in RP1 and lots of swearing in The Martian but they're otherwise age appropriate. DD enjoyed The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange and the Wells and Wong detective series but they do have entirely female casts which your DS may not be up for. Fly By Night by Frances Harding is excellent, I can't imagine any 13 year old keen reader not enjoying it (her other books are excellent but perhaps less accessible).

GreenGinger2 Sun 27-Nov-16 11:07:55

Yep loved Wells and Wong. grinHave your DC tried The Red Blazer Girls,he lived them too.

Ordered The Martian for his twin.

PinkFluffiUnicorn Sun 27-Nov-16 11:24:47

The cherub series by mr muchamore

YesThisIsMe Sun 27-Nov-16 11:35:25

In that case Drearcliff Grange definitely worth a go - not so much a YA book, more a tale of the uncanny for adults that just happens to be set in a girls' boarding school and have no unsuitable content.

GreenGinger2 Sun 27-Nov-16 14:36:41

Ordering Drearcliff for his sister,she'll love it.

Chewingthecrud Sun 27-Nov-16 16:43:16

The divergent series?

If he likes sci fi then has he read Raymond Feist magician series?
and all of David Eddings come highly recommended by my DS.

AnIbisIsWatchingMe Sun 27-Nov-16 19:32:47

The Demon Road trilogy. DS 13 just finished the last one and really enjoyed it or the Maze Runner series.

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