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Books for a 12 yr old boy

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AuntieMaryHadACanary Wed 20-Apr-16 20:20:33

Can anyone suggest any books for a 12 year old boy? He has enjoyed the Cherub series by Robert Muchamore, The Bear Grylls mission survive series, the Tom Gates books, the How to Train Your Dragon series. He is a good reader, has always loved books but has hit a bit of a wall recently.
Any other ideas gratefully received! Thanks

freshprincess Wed 20-Apr-16 20:27:04

Marking place so I can pinch some idea. Since DS has started high school and no longer has to fill in his 'reading diary' anymore, he hardly reads anything.
The last set he read was the Charlie Higson Zombie series. I'm struggling to get him interested in anything else.

Sadik Wed 20-Apr-16 20:28:03

DD liked the Insignia trilogy (SJ Kincaid)

marceline Wed 20-Apr-16 20:36:16

My 12 yo has just started getting the R L Stine 'Goosebumps' series and seems quite gripped.

AuntieMaryHadACanary Wed 20-Apr-16 20:36:32

It is a bit of a tricky age isn't it, freshprincess?
Thanks for the suggestion sadik I'll take a look.

AuntieMaryHadACanary Wed 20-Apr-16 20:37:10

Thanks marceline I'll have a look at that too.

Allalonenow Wed 20-Apr-16 20:37:58

Holes, or anything by Louis Sachar
Millions, or anything by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Knight's Fee or anything by Rosemary Sutcliff
Anything by Ursula Le Guin
Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

Older classics, Ivanhoe, The Thirtynine Steps....

AuntieMaryHadACanary Wed 20-Apr-16 20:41:28

Ooh super suggestions Allalonenow thank you!

PotatosMum Wed 20-Apr-16 20:43:30

Anything by Darren Shann smile

sunnydayinmay Wed 20-Apr-16 20:44:16

I have just upgraded ds1's library card and let him loose in the teenage section (12-16's). Loads of books I hadn't heard of.

AntiquityUbiquity Wed 20-Apr-16 20:49:23

Ds12 has recently loved

Rot and Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry
The Knife of Never Letting Go trilogy by Patrick Ness
Re-creating all the Percy Jackson books
Hunger Games books

AuntieMaryHadACanary Wed 20-Apr-16 21:17:43

Thanks everyone loads of suggestions, you lot are fab!smile

mrsmortis Thu 21-Apr-16 12:34:21

The Stoneheart trilogy by Charlie Fletcher, especially if you live in London or he is familiar with it. It's based in London in the present day so everything is recognisable but it's a fantasy too and it makes you look at all the monuments and statues you see completely differently.

BlueChampagne Fri 22-Apr-16 13:13:35

Complete Sherlock Holmes?
Alan Garner?
Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur trilogy?

Second Ursula Le Guin

bumblingbovine49 Fri 22-Apr-16 13:57:11

Ds like the maze runner set of books by James Dashner. Also he has been reading "The Gone Series by Michael Grant He seems to like them a lot

bumblingbovine49 Fri 22-Apr-16 13:57:21

DS (11) like the maze runner set of books by James Dashner

Also he has been reading "The Gone Series by Michael Grant He seems to like them a lot

Allalonenow Fri 22-Apr-16 14:40:30

Oh, glad someone mentioned The Hunger Games and Alan Garner. There's also The Dark is Rising series (Susan Cooper IIRC) DS used to read them around Christmas time.
And don't forget The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings if he's not already read them.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 22-Apr-16 14:48:01

The Roman Mysteries
Cirque du freak by Darren Shan
Ds1 is 13 but started reading Discworld at 12. He absolutely loves them.
Swallows and Amazons; the full series

BlueChampagne Fri 22-Apr-16 22:07:26

Second The Dark is Rising and Tolkein
Swallows and Amazons great for the right child (I loved them as a kid)
Leon Garfield?
Jack London?
Even Robert Graves's "I, Claudius" perhaps

MeDented Fri 22-Apr-16 22:35:42

The Spooks series too

Nicknamegrief Fri 22-Apr-16 22:48:00

The Redwall books by Brian Jacques.
Lord of the Rings/Hobbit.
Terry Pratchett.
Miss Pettergrew's something something peculiar children.
The Marvels- by the guy who wrote Hugo, I think.
Lord of the Flies
Phillip Pullman's books!

AntiquityUbiquity Sat 23-Apr-16 08:01:49

Heartland Trilogy by Chuck Wendig

It's all zombies & dystopia here!

BlueChampagne Sat 23-Apr-16 20:50:08

Has he read Mortal Engines?

iseenodust Sun 24-Apr-16 16:45:01

Dark Lord (actually humorous)
Skullduggery Pleasant
Phantom Tollbooth
The Roman Mysteries by C Lawrence
Percy Jackson

deepdarkwood Mon 25-Apr-16 17:57:41

Marking place to add/nick later :-)

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