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So my 10 year old who hates to read....well......found another series he is addicted to....

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KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 13:45:38

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cornsilk Sun 27-Sep-09 13:47:46

Are they for an advanced 10 year old though?

KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 13:49:44

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KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 13:50:26

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roisin Sun 27-Sep-09 13:52:34

It's great when they get hooked on something and really get stuck into reading, isn't it?

caykon Sun 27-Sep-09 13:52:53

my dss does not do reading. But he has also been addicted to the Darren shan Demonata.
Might read them myself and find out what the fuss is about grin

KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 13:54:52

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stitchtime Sun 27-Sep-09 13:54:54

kerry, i have some darren shans in .... bated breath.... hardback!!
he begged me. he has never before begged me for a book. how could i not get it?

corn, they are bot particularly brillinat books. not particularly well written or thought through. but i dont care. they are books, and he wanted to read them.

KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 13:55:36

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KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 13:56:01

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cornsilk Sun 27-Sep-09 13:57:04

Might give them a go then. My ds1 doesn't do reading and I've never found anything that he'll read by himself yet. <exasperated>

cornsilk Sun 27-Sep-09 13:57:58

I loved reading at that age as well Kerry. Ds2 loves it as well. Ds1 has dh's genes I think!

KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 13:59:10

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KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 14:00:01

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cornsilk Sun 27-Sep-09 14:03:12

Which one do I start with then? There's a few on Amazon. Are they too scary for 8 year olds? Ds1 usually persuades ds2 to read his books to him at bed time!

KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 14:05:25

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cornsilk Sun 27-Sep-09 14:07:29

He bought one of Anthony Horowitz home from school so we're gong to have a try with it. He'll expect me to read it to him though. hmm not just one blinking chapter either - I'll be there for an hour. Will order that Lord Loss and see what happens.

KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 14:08:39

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KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 14:09:17

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KerryMumbles Sun 27-Sep-09 14:09:58

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cornsilk Sun 27-Sep-09 14:11:30

ooo nice link - sounds good!
Just checked it's a Malorie Blackman that he has - doh!

cornsilk Sun 27-Sep-09 14:12:18

Will have to hide it from ds2 - he's like a reading machine.

overweightnoverdrawn Sun 27-Sep-09 14:44:27

just ordered the Lord loss one . Thanks for the heads up . Can you tell me what is the next book in the series . I ordered it fom amazon good price .

CNyle Sun 27-Sep-09 14:49:48

cherub
cherub , mine loved

janeite Sun 27-Sep-09 14:54:57

Do you mean Darren Shan?

Deffo too scary for eight year olds - they are really quite gory. Not brilliantly written but they do serve a useful function of encouraging reluctant boys to read.

The Malorie Blackman one about Nightmares is quite different to the 'norm' of kid's horror and maybe not quite so gripping for that reason. I think she's lost her touch a bit tbh.

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