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What fabuloous books has your 13 year old dd been reading?

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tessofderbyville Sun 21-Nov-10 21:56:46

I am struggling for ideas for books for Christmas! Thank you in advance!

tessofderbyville Sun 21-Nov-10 21:57:27

Sorry that should be "fabulous".

hootiemcboob Sun 21-Nov-10 21:57:27

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

BelligerentGhoul Sun 21-Nov-10 22:02:09

Like the name, Tess. Am a Derbyshire lass myself!

Malory Blackman's Noughts And Crosses series.
Animal Farm.
Lord Of The Flies.
Re-reads of the crap that is Twilight.

Other than that, she is going through a non-reading phase at the mo, to my great consternation.

tessofderbyville Sun 21-Nov-10 22:04:39

Thank u Bellig!!

tessofderbyville Sun 21-Nov-10 22:05:30

Sorry - thanks Hootie too - a couple she hasn't read there so that's great.

seeker Sun 21-Nov-10 22:09:22

My dd enjoyed Riders very much at 13. I didn't find out til she was half way through. Led to some very interesting conversations about threesomes........

ShrinkingViolet Sun 21-Nov-10 22:10:49

was thinking I'll watch this thread to get some ideas for DD2 (12), but after seeing Seeker's "suggestion" then perhaps not grin

tessofderbyville Sun 21-Nov-10 22:16:03

That is awful Seeker, we'll give that one a miss. That's one of the pitfalls of this age; in many ways they are ready for adult books but not THAT kind of adult.

cory Sun 21-Nov-10 22:18:55

Dd read a lot of classics: Jane Austen, Vanity Fair, the Brontes (though Wuthering Heights was a bit much for her). Also Rumpole of the Bailey, Agatha Christie, P.G. Wodehouse. Also a lot of biography, particularly Antonia Fraser (Mary Queen of Scots etc).

BelligerentGhoul Sun 21-Nov-10 22:19:04

When dd1 was around 13 she liked:

Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic books
The Handmaid's tale
Jane Austen
About A Boy
A Handful Of Dust

Good teenage series include:
Across The Nightingale Floor series
The Knife Of Never Letting Go series

DD1 has been known to read some Georgette Heyers as light relief too and she just read and loved Rebecca.

tessofderbyville Sun 21-Nov-10 22:23:28

Oh wow, thanks everyone - loads for us to be going on with. I think she would really like Rebecca and also I like the idea of some historical biographies Cory.

Himalaya Sun 21-Nov-10 22:26:15

Haven't got a dd, but the 13 year old girl in me loved How I live Now by Meg Rosoff

stressedHEmum Mon 22-Nov-10 17:25:55

HUnger Games
Sabriel
Wind On Fire
Dark Materials
Across the Nightingale Floor
Skuldugerry Pleasant

Doobydoo Mon 22-Nov-10 17:34:20

Starter for ten...david nicholls
The ones with Stephen Hawkinge and his daughter Lucy

The number Devil
Hound of the Baskervilles...have o go mucho shoutiong in house eek

bruffin Tue 23-Nov-10 23:38:19

DD 13 favorite book is Stargirl and also really enjoyed Invening Elliot

She has just bought the Malory blackman book ut I don't think she has started it yet

Also liked The Princess Diaries

ilovehens Sun 28-Nov-10 18:53:04

My ds 12 is reading 'Once' by Morris Gleitzman and he recommends it. You also have to get 'Then' and 'Now' as well.

asdx2 Sun 28-Nov-10 18:58:16

Dd is reading Fallen and Torment by Lauren Kate.

bruffin Sun 28-Nov-10 21:27:11

DD loved Once as well

ilovehens Sun 28-Nov-10 22:37:01

Bruffin, tell your dd that there's two other books after Once - Now and Then, in that order I think. ds is well taken with them and keeps urging me to read them.

bruffin Sun 28-Nov-10 22:55:15

Thanks ilovehens
I told her when I read your post and she didn't know about the other books.

cilldara Wed 01-Dec-10 19:50:31

DD aged 12 read my copy of The Help in holidays and loved it.

She has also loved The Knife of never letting go trilogy.

LadyGlencoraPalliser Thu 02-Dec-10 10:43:39

There is a new Malorie Blackman out - Boys don't Cry - which DD1 has requested for Christmas. She adored the Hunger Games trilogy and is reading The Knife of Never Letting Go at the moment. Trashwise, I have bought her Fallen and Torment, by Lauren Kate, because she does go for that ghastly 'dark romance' stuff. She has also really loved To Kill a Mockingbird recently though, so things aren't all bad. She likes Kevin Brooks too - iBoy was last week's best read.

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