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Hotdoggy Tue 17-Oct-17 12:14:43

Hi, I’m looking for gripping books to do with thrillers, mysteries or horror for an 11 year old girl. She seems to have moved on from the real girlie stuff and wants to get stuck into a real interesting book. Many thanks

TempStamos Tue 17-Oct-17 12:24:03

My 10 year old Dd is reading the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime and loves it. Not sure what it’s about but from the cover and blurb it looks like a crime mystery kind of book.

Hotdoggy Tue 17-Oct-17 14:46:53

I’ve just looked this one up and it has good reviews. Thanks

Any more recommendations anyone??

metalmum15 Tue 17-Oct-17 14:58:33

I'm not sure if this is her cup of tea (more fantasy) but dd10 loved The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mckenzie, she couldn't put it down.

2014newme Tue 17-Oct-17 15:00:15

Would Ruby redfort be too young?
Hunger games
I'm assuming she's read all harry potter, lemony snicket, percy jackson etc

metalmum15 Tue 17-Oct-17 15:03:46

newme my dd is currently reading Ruby Redfort, they're very thick books so certainly something to get stuck into!

Hotdoggy Tue 17-Oct-17 21:04:19

The nowhere emporium sounds good, the hunger games sounds a bit too heavy going for her, but ruby Redford is interesting. Thanks all.

2014newme Tue 17-Oct-17 21:06:14

I love Ruby redfort because she's a super brainy girl spy and the books have puzzles and codes to solve

2014newme Tue 17-Oct-17 21:08:30

Also the classics like little princess, secret garden, Heidi, railway children, borrowers the Michael morpurgo books if she hadn't read those.
Good night Mr tom and machine gunners.
My dd us 9 but she's a bookworm. Just read a book she really enjoyed called Frozen in Time it won the blue peter award a few years ago.

ojell Tue 17-Oct-17 23:53:25

Try Philip Pullman’s Sally Lockhart mysteries - a quartet of gripping Victorian detective stories, with a strong but credible female protagonist. The first in the series is “The Ruby in the Smoke”.

2014newme Wed 18-Oct-17 06:45:02

Going to order the philip pullman from library today, great tip thanks

MrsPnut Wed 18-Oct-17 06:51:18

My 11 yo has read the nowhere emporium, she has also read this year - Cogheart and Moonlocket by Robert Bunzl, Ned’s circus of marvels by Justin Fisher, The Uncommoners series by Jennifer Bell, The Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman amongst others.

Her favourite was Cogheart and Moonlocket but she would recommend all of the above.

2014newme Wed 18-Oct-17 06:55:58

Going to write all these down!

metalmum15 Wed 18-Oct-17 07:16:08

We also have The Girl who wasn't there by Karen MCCombie, which is a ghost story with a twist, recommended for age 10 and up.

metalmum15 Wed 18-Oct-17 07:16:10

We also have The Girl who wasn't there by Karen MCCombie, which is a ghost story with a twist, recommended for age 10 and up.

BlueChampagne Wed 18-Oct-17 12:56:34

Has she read the "Murder most Unladylike" series? DS1 loves them and is now stuck into Ruby Redfort.

Could also start on Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie or Daphne du Maurier.

AveEldon Thu 19-Oct-17 15:42:04

The Sinclair’s Mysteries
Rick Riordan

Hotdoggy Thu 19-Oct-17 17:58:31

Wow! So many wonderful book suggestions. I’ve looked them up and have ordered some for Xmas presents too for her. Thanks to your kids too for sharing their favourite books. smile

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