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book recommendations for 12 year old and 13 year old boys

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var123 Thu 22-Oct-15 19:12:34

I asked last year for some book recommendations and I was rewarded with some amazing answers. DS1 and Ds2 have read and listened to many of the books I was recommended a year ago, but now, they've gone through them all and I am hoping for some more!

Wolf Brother, Darren Shan, Insignia, Gone, Bodyguard, Divergent were all good, especially Wolf Brother.

Can anyone suggest soem new ones?

Sadik Fri 23-Oct-15 12:21:35

Ancillary Justice trilogy if they like sci-fi (not specifically YA, but 13 y/o dd liked both a lot - main character is an AI from a spaceship)
The Wall by William Sutcliffe
More than This by Patrick Ness

var123 Fri 23-Oct-15 18:08:29

Thank you for those - the all look good.

Booksteensmagazines Fri 23-Oct-15 18:33:12

Spud by John van de Ruit - funny, thought provoking, different, boarding school set in South Africa

Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman - dystopian future

Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver - same author as wolf brother, set in Ancient Greece

Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace - Zimbabwe after Mugabe takes power through the eyes on an English boy in boarding school. Very good.

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman - so well written and thought provoking, Very popular with teens, both boys and girls

Washediris Fri 23-Oct-15 18:53:33

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Electrolux2 Fri 23-Oct-15 18:57:02

My son is reading now, then, once and something else..?? A series about children in ww2 I think
He's also fascinated with Orwell.

PolterGoose Fri 23-Oct-15 18:59:45

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TheWoodenSpoonOfMischief Fri 23-Oct-15 19:04:04

Ds1 has just started to get into scary story. I'm sure he'll be reading stephen king in a couple of years!
He's really enjoyed this recently
www.amazon.co.uk/Breathe-Ghost-Story-Cliff-McNish/dp/1842555596

Electrolux2 Fri 23-Oct-15 19:26:22

PolteRhode. He is 11 and has read them all
Started with animal farm
Then homage to Catalonia

He then went on a detour learning about socialism and Marxism in history books and enyclopedia

Then animal farm again!
1984 and is now reading some shorter texts I've never heard of

Dd is reading the secret garden. Which is actually a tricky text.

PolterGoose Fri 23-Oct-15 21:19:56

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BlueChampagne Sat 24-Oct-15 22:38:01

Sherlock Holmes
I, Claudius
Gerald Durrell

DH says Dune

multivac Sat 24-Oct-15 22:44:48

Railhead, by Philip Reeve, is super.
Definite second vote for The Wall, by William Sutcliffe
My boys (10) also very much enjoyed the Pittacus Lore 'I am Number Four' series - it's a literary franchise, but very well done.

multivac Sat 24-Oct-15 22:47:23

Oh, and there's a new Rick Riordan series just started, too; Magnus Chase. Norse gods.

Sadik Sun 25-Oct-15 09:24:28

Thinking of Philip Reeve, DD says the Mortal Engines books are very good. They were recommended to her by her lovely English teacher, apparantly it's his favourite YA series.

motherwithheadache Sun 25-Oct-15 19:31:17

dd, who also liked hunger games, divergent, maze runner,
likes mortal instruments/shadowhunter, timerider series

IndridCold Tue 03-Nov-15 18:55:03

Another vote for the Mortal Engines books. Also, Artemis Fowl. DS loved them at that age.

AgnesDiPesto Fri 27-Nov-15 23:00:08

This year my 11 &13 year old boys have been reading
Boy nobody Allan Zadoff
Muchamore Cherub series & rock band
Anthony Horowitz Alex Rider and power of 5
Sophie mcKenzie split second
Pittacus Lore I am 4
Maggot moon Sally Gardner
Phillip Pullman Northern lights
Susan Collins Hunger games and Gregor

notmynameohno Sat 28-Nov-15 14:58:50

DS 11 is enjoying Infinity Drake.
Also recommend the audio of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian read by the author.

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