Dd is nearly 11. She loves Jacqueline Wilson books . I think they're grim and tedious, but it's her choice.
I'm trying to broaden her horizons.I've borrowed Wilma Tenderfoot by Emma Kennedy from the library, but dd found it too hard. I've bought Enid Blyton, J.K. Rowling, The Artemis Fowl series but she never finishes them as they don't capture her interest for long enough.
Does anyone have any suggestions? She hates anything remotely scary and loves books with bunnies or kittens on the cover!!! What's appropriate for her age?
Born to Run does have quite a lot of sad bits in it, so maybe avoid that, and in Adolphus Tips the first lot of kittens are drowned, but the reader hasn't bonded with them at all, if you see what I mean. Adolphus Tips has a very happy ending and I would have said it was suitable for a nearly 11 year old. Morpurgo usually has poignant parts in his stories, but I think they are sooo much better than JW, which as you say, can be v.grim.