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Books for 12 year old boy

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Bumbelinadance Tue 12-Jun-18 08:44:36

Looking for inspiration
He has done Harry Potter , outgrown David Walliams , world of norm , diary of a wimpy kid
He can handle some “grown up “themes ..for example he has recently finished John Boyne “ Boy in the striped pyjamas”

Any suggestions warmly welcomed

anotherpersona Tue 12-Jun-18 10:53:52

Infinity Drake
Artemis Fowl
Young Bond
Young Samauri

Ohyesiam Tue 12-Jun-18 11:00:34

My side of the mountain
Wildwood and Under Wildwood
Skellig and part 2 My Name is Mina

Trying to remember the name of a series, might be called Wolf spirit, by Michelle Pavier I think. I thought they were about native Americans but they are about ancient Britain when there were bears and wolves about. The author has really thought about what life would be like with the earth as the only resource. Lots about tribal life and hunting but with respect for nature.

UrbaneSprawl Tue 12-Jun-18 12:15:58

Depending on his interests, how about:
The Eagle of the Ninth (and sequels)
Weirdstone of Brisingamen (and sequels)
His Dark Materials series
Good Omens
Goodnight Mr Tom
A Begonia For Miss Applebaum
A Short History Of Nearly Everything

BlueChampagne Tue 12-Jun-18 12:43:45

A Wizard of Earthsea
Mortal Engines
Cider with Rosie
My Family and other Animals

Bumbelinadance Tue 12-Jun-18 13:16:03

Ooh lots of suggestions

Many thanks to all
Am going to spend some time on amazon later with him
Going get down to the library also

Anything to get him Off that Xbox
Drives me mad
He looks like he works in a call centre

Witchend Tue 12-Jun-18 13:38:53

Ds is loving the James Heriot vet books atm.

GrouchingTiggerHiddenSomething Tue 12-Jun-18 19:06:55

I've just introduced my 12 year old DS to Douglas Adams, he also likes Terry Pratchett. He is a fan of books that make him laugh. Recently we both enjoyed Wonder by R J Palacio.

Bumbelinadance Wed 13-Jun-18 22:00:04

Some great ideas here
Had fun compiling an amazon list
Thankyou so much to everybody for their time

MillyTheKid Wed 13-Jun-18 22:46:55

Skulduggery Pleasant series of books by Derek Landy

5foot5 Mon 25-Jun-18 16:00:10

What about the Cherub books by Robert Muchamore?

Applepress Wed 27-Jun-18 08:50:27

My 12-year-old son is currently loving the Mortal Engines series, and has also recently devoured the Cherub books. Also loves My Family and Other Animals.

GreenthoughtInAGreenShade Wed 27-Jun-18 08:53:05

I seem to remember 12-ish being when i got into agatha christie novels

BlueChampagne Wed 27-Jun-18 13:04:35

Sherlock Holmes?

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