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mumnosbest Thu 19-Sep-19 19:37:04

DS is yr10 and DD is yr7. DS and me have been running our own little book club for a while where we read the same book and chat about it. This has been easy enough as I'll read anything so he chooses. DD has started secondary school and wants to join in. Can anyone suggest a good book that both might enjoy? She's a good reader so not worried about the reading level. Thinking possibly war or crime themed but open to any suggestions.

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Leeds2 Thu 19-Sep-19 19:49:53

Not war, or crime, but how about Wonder by RJ Palacio? They may have seen the recent film.
Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman.

mumnosbest Thu 19-Sep-19 21:05:55

Thanks, I'll have a look at these

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LoveGrowsWhere Fri 20-Sep-19 08:42:00

The Book Thief
Rule Britannia by Du Maurier
(DS did Wonder at school in yr7)

Sewingbea Fri 20-Sep-19 17:17:36

Judith Kerr's "Bombs on Aunt Dainty", which is a sequel to "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit".

Leeds2 Sat 21-Sep-19 00:17:40

War Horse might lead to lots of discussion.

And any Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple for murder.

Witchend Sat 21-Sep-19 11:38:48

Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.

Both ds and dd2 (aged about 14yo and 10yo when they read it) loved it, and we had lots of discussions. It could be interesting if they do Princes in the Tower in history for ds as he will be extremely vocal that Richard didn't do it. grin

Greenleave Sat 21-Sep-19 11:50:16

What love suggestions here, we have ran out of books to read so much my 11 yrs old is diving in war and peace and already in 1/3 of the book the last 3 weeks or so. I havent read it though, too many words for me.

quissum Sat 21-Sep-19 14:05:35

Hunger Games? Lots to talk about.

PopGoesTheWeaz Sat 21-Sep-19 16:21:17

The Giver

TonTonMacoute Sat 21-Sep-19 16:39:50

The Wolf Brother séries by Michelle Paver, I think they are called Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.

PopGoesTheWeaz Mon 23-Sep-19 11:10:09

Waht about some of the Neil Gaiman childrens books like Coraline

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