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Wolfiefan Sat 06-Aug-16 14:13:40

I have a teen boy who has read all the cherub series, maze runner, hunger games and young bond stories.
He's flipping voracious! He has the use of a kindle this holiday. What can I suggest he downloads? He's struggling to browse on Amazon.

brightspark2 Sat 06-Aug-16 14:14:40

Has he tried the Young Sherlock series by Andrew Lane?

Miss Peregrine's?

ImperialBlether Sat 06-Aug-16 14:18:31

I'd go back to basics with Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes.

Wolfiefan Sat 06-Aug-16 14:20:27

He wants to read the Hound of the Baskervilles. I have loads of Agatha Christie novels!

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sat 06-Aug-16 14:38:43

DS who is 13 and has also read all the ones you mention has just devoured the Bodyguard series. Can't remember who by...

He also enjoyed Agatha Christie's short stories (but not the novels - found them a bit slow to get going!). Loved a new series based on Wizard of Oz - Dorothy Must Die and so on.

Wolfiefan Sat 06-Aug-16 15:00:25

Thanks. Will have a search of the Bodyguard series.

ShanghaiDiva Sat 06-Aug-16 15:13:25

Slated trilogy by Teri Terry.
Henderson's boys by Muchamore

AverageGayLad Sat 06-Aug-16 15:19:24

Has he read Alex Rider? They're slightly more spy themed though.

SavoyCabbage Sat 06-Aug-16 15:25:19

I'm about to let my dd loose on my Ruth Rendells.

Anthony Horowitz's Sherlock Holmes books?
Maybe try a couple of Doyle short stories, before 'Hound'. It's good but the language might take a bit of getting used to.
Raymond Chandler?

Has he read 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime'?

Oh and 'The Cuckoo's Calling' by Robert Galbraith//JK Rowling might be worth a shot too.

travellinghopefully12 Sat 13-Aug-16 20:57:52

Anne Cassidy is fantastic for teens, the looking for JJ series in particular. They ask challenging questions, what is good or evil, really? And they are fantastic stories.

wineoclockthanks Sun 14-Aug-16 10:44:36

DS1 (14) loved all of those and has now moved to Lee Child's Jack Rider books. They are a bit violent but no more than the Cherub ones.

cdtaylornats Sun 14-Aug-16 13:41:50

Kathy Reichs Virals series. Mysteries with minor violence and only occasional hints of relationship.

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