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Love stories for 11 year olds.

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barbarianoftheuniverse Mon 14-Jul-08 21:43:31

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)

So can anyone think what next?

Cynthia32 Tue 15-Jul-08 03:46:16

Are you a fan of Jacqueline Wilson?

seeker Tue 15-Jul-08 05:26:25

Hilary Makay - starting with Saffy's Angel. Slightly easier reads than the three you have given her and brilliant. My 12 year old re-reads them as comfort books.

She also loves Anne McCaffrey's Dragon books. There's love in there - even if it's often between a man and his dragon! Dragonsinger is a good one to start with.

barbarianoftheuniverse Tue 15-Jul-08 08:23:04

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.

FILLYJONKhasayarnshopASBO Tue 15-Jul-08 08:25:56

jane eyre
thinas hardy

FILLYJONKhasayarnshopASBO Tue 15-Jul-08 09:12:52

thomas hardy also good...

thinas is his letter known brother, his stuff MIGHT be a bit too racy though. stick with thomas.

FrannyandZooey Tue 15-Jul-08 09:17:14

oh all the k.m.peyton books
the pennington ones
horse ones: the last ditch etc
dear fred

barbarianoftheuniverse Tue 15-Jul-08 09:38:59

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 Tue 15-Jul-08 10:53:54

Barbarianof the universe - dd would LOVE that - could you really?

It was Hilary McKay that introduced my dd to a world beyond Jacqueline Wilson - she hasn't looked back!

StellaDallas Tue 15-Jul-08 10:56:06


barbarianoftheuniverse Tue 15-Jul-08 11:00:41

Seeker, yes I could do it easily.
Hilary Mckay has a website: 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.

seeker Tue 15-Jul-08 14:31:27

Thank you - that's brilliant! I'll do it this evening!

popmum Tue 15-Jul-08 14:36:25

is judy blume a massive no no now? (enjoyed them myself as a early teen)

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