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Books to read to 11 year old

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Blackcathaireverywhere Thu 30-Jan-14 10:12:27

Does anyone have any suggestions of books to read to a 11 year old? He reads a fair amount to himself and likes horror/action kind of books (e.g. Cirque du Freak, Maze Runner, Alex Rider)...but we all still enjoy reading a book to him at bed time.

Lately though, nothing is quite hitting the mark. I think I would like to read some books that stretch him a bit, maybe some children's classics, but he seems to bore quite easily! We tried The Lost World but he didn't enjoy it (I loved it and finished it on my own!). He seemed to quite like A Series of Unfortunate Events, but doesn't seem to want to hear book 2!

We've got plenty of ideas of books for him to read to himself, but I feel like the ones we read to him should be slightly different (maybe that's where I am going wrong!).


Jasmine33 Tue 25-Feb-14 14:33:22

This suggestion may seem off the wall a bit but it's a true story about a kid who had cancer and it's about his treatment and how he recovered. It's called The Amazing Cancer Kid. The boy in the story is now 12 years old. The book does contain some gruesome details but it is illustrated in a way designed to appeal to kids that age and a bit older.

BlueChampagne Fri 28-Feb-14 21:21:50

Alan Garner?

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