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Book recs (preferably a series) for 15 yo DS?

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Ihatemytoes Wed 31-Oct-12 19:14:45

He loved The Hunger Games, and the "Gone" series by Michael Grant. Can anyone recommend something along those lines please?

TunipTheHollowVegemalLantern Wed 31-Oct-12 19:16:45

Knife of Letting go series (Chaos Walking) by Patrick Ness. My nephew can't decide whether his favourite book is that or the Hunger Games.

zillyzilly Wed 31-Oct-12 19:16:52

Game of Thrones? They know boys of this age like series, so you could ask at Waterstones?

TunipTheHollowVegemalLantern Wed 31-Oct-12 19:17:42

sorry, Knife of NEVER Letting Go, I mean

R2PeePoo Wed 31-Oct-12 21:45:02

The Charlie Higson series (The Fear, The Dead, The Enemy and The Sacrifice)- grown ups become crazed cannibals and children/teens are left to survive as they can.

Also the Rot and Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry. Twenty years after the zombie epidemic the survivors are living in compounds, but the real enemies are no longer the zombies (who are still around and still a threat)

He might also enjoy 'The Walking Dead' graphic novels. And 'Divergent' and 'Insurgent. Oh and World War Z. Also "Children of the Dust' and I second The knife of never letting go series, very good. City of Ember (and sequels?). Noughts and Crosses series...oh oh oh and The Forest of Hands and Teeth series

All of these are very fast paced, well plotted and written. These sort of books are my guilty pleasure and I loved 'the Hunger Games'.

JollyJackOLantern Wed 31-Oct-12 21:50:49

My dyslexic sisters struggled quite a bit with the knife of never letting go because of the way it is written, so you may want to keep this in mind if your DS has dyslexia.

The amazon page lets you have a look at the first few pages so you can see what I mean.

Ihatemytoes Thu 01-Nov-12 18:54:31

Thanks! I'll be following these up.

madamehooch Sat 03-Nov-12 11:19:08

Have just read a brilliant new book called 'Insignia' by S J Kincaid. Only one in the series so far but, hey, your son can be a trendsetter!

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