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What age for Malory towers

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Fisharefriendsnotfood Tue 04-Dec-12 17:20:47

I bought a box set of Enid blyton Malory towers for the bargain price of a fiver today, am wondering which niece it is most suitable for, one is 8 one is 10.5

Takver Tue 04-Dec-12 18:27:16

I'd say probably the 8 year old, though it depends on her reading level. But I think you're safer as she will definitely grow into it.

I have a 10.5 year old and a lot of her classmates are reading Hunger Games, Alex Rider, that sort of thing.

BOFingSanta Tue 04-Dec-12 18:35:24

I was going to say 8 too.

Fisharefriendsnotfood Tue 04-Dec-12 18:46:49

Thanks smile

I remember loving them but no idea what age I was

PearlyWhites Tue 04-Dec-12 19:02:10

I would say 10 if they are not nearly 11 and not 8 unless they are nearly 9 based on my dd's and their friends

sunmoonstarstoo Tue 04-Dec-12 19:03:28

I think 8 too, my daughter was 8 when she read them and she loved them.

DeWe Tue 04-Dec-12 19:42:53

I would say 8 too. My 12yo passed them down to her little sister when she was 10yo.

barefootcook Wed 05-Dec-12 02:24:45

I would say 10 as the girls in the first book are about that age and the series spans their secondary school years. That said, the are a fairly straight forward read. I gave a set to my 10 year old niece and she loved them. She is an able reader too.

Fisharefriendsnotfood Thu 06-Dec-12 15:44:36

I spoke to Sil and I'm going to give them to the 10 year old on her recommendation, she can pass to you get niece in time. Thanks everyone smile

quirrelquarrel Sat 15-Dec-12 14:57:46

I read them until I was 13....more of a nostalgia thing but still.

Lovely present smile

MirandaWest Sat 15-Dec-12 14:59:43

DD is 7 and has just started reading the first one. Seems to be enjoying it so far although not sure quite how much she understands the world of boarding school yet smile

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