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If DS likes Alex Rider, what else would he like?

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RedSkyAtNight Wed 08-Nov-17 11:51:52

DS reads and re-reads the Alex Rider series over and over again. I'd like him to try branching out into something new. Any suggestions?

He's 13, so can cope with young adult books, but tends to prefer "easy reading" so doesn't have to be! The other thing he's reading at the moment (with me) is the Time Riders series - he quite likes books with a historical setting.

Many thanks.

Witchend Wed 08-Nov-17 15:52:45

Cherub are the ones mine "graduated onto".

There's also the Young Bond series, but also older ones like Biggles if that catches his interest.

notsomanky Wed 08-Nov-17 15:59:56

DS2 age 12 likes this author Chris Bradford

He liked the Bodyguard series but has also read his Ninja Warrior books

iseenodust Wed 08-Nov-17 16:00:35

Young Samaurai
The Dog Hunters (historical setting)
Infinity Drake series
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict
Chase by Linwood Barclay

notsomanky Wed 08-Nov-17 16:00:57

Also, there is a Young James Bond Series and a Young Sherlock Holmes series he could try.

notsomanky Wed 08-Nov-17 16:01:41

Eek I got it wrong it was the Young Samurai series not young Ninja!

ojell Wed 08-Nov-17 19:34:48

Has he tried Artemis Fowl?

tiffanysfanny Wed 08-Nov-17 19:39:05

The maze runner

Jasminedes Wed 08-Nov-17 19:40:56

Try some of Simon Mayo's books, quite actiony, dd read 3 or 4 of them.

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 08-Nov-17 19:42:53

My two have raced through the Magesterium series and loved them

GreenSofa Wed 08-Nov-17 19:43:13

Here are the contents of my son's favourite bookshelf!
Artemis Fowl series
The Edge Chronicles (loads of books by Stewart/ Riddell)
'Mortal Engines series (3 books philip Reeve)
Christopher Paolini's series- Inheritance, Eldest, Dark Mysteries series by Phillip Pullman
Hornblower (Forester)
Tolkien books, Sherlock Holmes and even some Dickens (!)

Pickledonion24 Wed 08-Nov-17 19:44:37

I’m 23 now and read the cherub series even at 21 I read the latest books so I could finish the series

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