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Fiction book for 11 year old girl

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Mytwobeautifulgirls Sat 20-Aug-16 20:47:11

Evening all, my eldest daughter starts secondary school soon!! She has been told to bring a fiction book to read.
Does anyone have any recommendations...?
She is not overally kean on reading so would benefit from something that will be interesting, funny and probably quite true to real life..

Any ideas greatly appreciated

HPFA Sat 20-Aug-16 21:08:23

These suggestions from my twelve year old daughter:

I would recommend My Sister Jodie by Jacqueline Wilson. its about two sisters starting a new school. one of them is a eleven year old girl. it isn't exactly funny, but it is definitely interesting.
also the Diamond Girls by Jacqueline Wilson.
I still love Enid Blyton books particulary Malory Towers.
I hope this selection will be of some use to you and your daughter.

AugustRose Sat 20-Aug-16 21:36:00

DD1 (now 14) suggests The One and Only Ivan, it's one of her favourite books and she read it at 11. She also suggests Jacqueline Wilson books and anything by Michael Morpurgo.

PatriciaHolm Sat 20-Aug-16 21:40:43

DD enjoys the school for stars series, easy reading and fun. She's also just enjoying the Potion Diaries.

EllyMayClampett Sat 20-Aug-16 21:47:19

Mine read the Hunger Games trilogy. When she got to year seven they all had. I haven't read them, but I assume they are a bit dark for 11 year olds. That said, I try not to censor reading.

INeedNewShoes Sat 20-Aug-16 21:50:04

The Philip Pullman series that includes Tiger in the Well. Fab, gripping books (and far more accessible than the Northern light s trilogy) .

Oscarandelliesmum Sat 20-Aug-16 21:53:58

My niece recently loved Jarred dreams by camilla chester.

Mytwobeautifulgirls Sat 20-Aug-16 22:05:45

Thanks everyone we are heading to Waterstones next week with this list. They sound good books. Hunger games she watched the films got her the book to read not interested hmm

cherrypiesally Sat 20-Aug-16 22:46:16

Malaria Blackmail books are fab.

JustRichmal Sun 21-Aug-16 08:36:38

Gerald Durrell, My family and other Animals
Alison Sparks, Frozen in Time
Lauren St John, The White Giraffe.

Dd loves fantasy stories and has been hooked on Percy Jackson for years.

It may be worth going along to a library and getting out a few books to see which ones still interest her after the first few pages.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sun 21-Aug-16 08:57:51

Caroline by Neil Gaimen?

dementedma Sun 21-Aug-16 09:00:44

The Silver Sword by Ian Serailler

tinytreefrog Sun 21-Aug-16 09:52:10

Murder most unladylike like?
Fairly easy read, but quite a thrilling story. Dd1 11 enjoyed it.

brightspark2 Sun 21-Aug-16 09:53:40

Anne McCaffrey - the Tower series is good - telepathic/telekinetic teenagers - Damia etc

GetAHaircutCarl Sun 21-Aug-16 10:19:51

Charlotte Sometimes.
Noughts and Crosses.
Ways To Live Forever.

GetAHaircutCarl Sun 21-Aug-16 10:24:54

Anything by Jean Ure and Sophie MCKenzie.

amidawish Sun 21-Aug-16 10:44:39

i don't think the school would be very impressed with Jacqueline Wilson for yr 7s.

One (Carnegie Winner)

are both great books and easy to read

EllyMayClampett Sun 21-Aug-16 13:46:44

I don't think a school would mind. Every prestigious, London girls' school that we toured had at least of Jacqueline Wilson in the library.

TheTartOfAsgard Sun 21-Aug-16 13:47:54

The hobbit.

EllyMayClampett Sun 21-Aug-16 13:49:20

Wonder is a super book. I don't know a child who hasn't fallen in love with it. It would be an easy read too.

I second Noughts and Crosses. DD lived that one. Both DDs have read several Malorie Blackman books.

EllyMayClampett Sun 21-Aug-16 13:50:30

Ugg! Typing on a phone. Sorry!

That should read "a shelf of Jacqueline Wilson!"

And lived=loved

MrsGsnow18 Sun 21-Aug-16 13:52:54

Louise Rennison books are hilarious!

amidawish Sun 21-Aug-16 15:55:42

my yr5 DD (who isn't an avid reader or that good at English) has been told to stop reading Enid Blyton & Jacqueline Wilson and to "move on a level" by a few different teachers over the past year

the vocab, sentence structure etc really isn't great.

yes it's good that they read, and if it gets them reading when they otherwise wouldn't, then fine (DD is reading lots of JW over the summer) but it is just not a book i would advise turning up to yr7 English with!

Bobochic Sun 21-Aug-16 16:54:22

The Village by the Sea
The Bridge to Terabithia
When Marnie Was There
Tom's Midnight Garden
Hugo Cabret
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The School for Good and Evil

Redsrule Sun 21-Aug-16 17:59:30

Eve Ibbotson is great as are Sally Gardner, Neil Gaiman, Phillip Reeve, Derek Landy. I would check what is on the syllabus for English though. The new Sacher ' Fuzzy Mud' is funny, contemporary and explores both environmental concerns and bullying. Wonder and Coraline are popular Y7 texts and she would probably rather explore the class reader in lessons.

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