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Book recommendations for 12years old girl

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Cherrytree2013 Sat 17-Aug-13 22:19:54

Can anyone recommend some books for my 12 years old daughter to read over the rest of the summer holiday? Her favorite books are the Harry Potter books,but I would like her to have a wider range of books to read. Please advise. Thanks!

Picturesinthefirelight Sat 17-Aug-13 22:35:53

Anything by Eoin Colfer or Antony Horowitz

Power of Five


Dragonfly Pool


booksteensandmagazines Sat 17-Aug-13 22:45:14

Here are a few that came to mind:
The Bell Between Worlds by Ian Johnstone is newly out - its fantasy and very well written
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman - adventure/love story/dystopian
Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater - adventure/fantasy/legend
I have put together a reading list for 11/12 year olds and one for 12/13 year olds - they are graded by difficulty and there is a very brief outline of the book included in the list so you may find more appealing books on them:

xalyssx Sat 17-Aug-13 23:00:34

Rick Riordan
Lemony Snicket
Darren Shan
Scott Westerfeld
Philip Reeves

jennifersofia Sat 17-Aug-13 23:02:11

My 12 year old has been enjoying Percy Jackson, also likes Diana Wynne Jones, and of course there is E Nesbit.

Earlybird Sat 17-Aug-13 23:36:18

Suggestions from my dd:

I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
The Alchemist by Michael Scott
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Wildwood by Colin Meloy

Takver Sun 18-Aug-13 09:09:05

If she likes the HP books, I think she'd very likely enjoy Diana Wynne Jones. The Power of Three and Homeward Bounders might be good ones to start with.

DD really likes the Eragon books by Christopher Paolini - still fantasy though more traditional dragons-swords-sorcery sort of stuff

If you're looking for a change from fantasy -

She's just been reading The Misfits by James Howe which I got her after a thread on here - she says its an easy read & enjoyable, its about a group of 12 y/o friends in school.

She also likes the Casson family books - I think the first one is Saffy's Angel

Cherrytree2013 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:29:30

Many thanks for all your suggestions! I will deifinitely pass on all your recommendations to her!

Dancergirl Wed 21-Aug-13 22:39:08

My dd also loves HP and has also enjoyed Sophie Mackenzie, Malorie Blackman and Cornelia Funke (ink trilogy, she's finding them quite heavy going though).

And the Hinger Games.

Suzie70 Fri 13-Sep-13 14:19:01

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CaptainSweatPants Fri 13-Sep-13 14:21:22

Has she read Philip Pullman ?

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