My 11 year old dd has just finished reading The Amber Spyglass. 'I am now into love stories,' she says. 'What can I read?' I have given her: The Greengage Summer (Rumer Godden) The Seeing Stone (K Crossley Holland) I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith)
And she has just finished How I Live Now (Meg Rosoff)
I think dd is over J Wilson- she has read quite a few. Some are very good I know.
Haven't tried Anne McCaffrey, but will put her on the library list!
I know Hilary McKay very well indeed, Seeker, she will be delighted to hear your dd likes her books so much. If your dd would like signed copies I could get them easily but don't know how to get them to you.
Fillyjonk, I googled Thinas, wondering who I had missed.
Jane Eyre is a good idea, but I think both the Hardy brothers may be over her head. I personally cannot read them but that is the result of being dragged through Far From the Madding Crowd at school, paragraph by relentless paragraph. (Still do not know what a madding crowd is either, nor what they were doing to the sheep).
Seeker, yes I could do it easily. Hilary Mckay has a website: www.hilarymckay.co.uk with a link for readers to contact her. The messages do not go online, but the answers do, so if you or your dd sent 'I am Seeker's dd, this is my address' it would remain private but I could get a book sent.
Website is updated every few days, so it would not take long.