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Book for 16 year old

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totorosfluffytummy Tue 17-Dec-19 12:50:53

My 16 yr old DS has not really read for pleasure for about 2 years now and I want to buy him a book he will want to read!
Before this I remember him reading "The Enemy" book series by Charlie Higson and he enjoyed the Noughts & Crosses books by Malorie Blackman.
Any recommendations?
What are your 16+ teens reading?

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DonPablo Tue 17-Dec-19 12:53:11

Stephen King? John Grisham?

My 15 yo ds has just devoured 1984, the handmaid's tale and the Testaments.

What's he into? Generally, because that helps. I read Station 11 and passed that on to ds who thought it was great.

tassisssss Tue 17-Dec-19 12:54:21

My lad is the same. He does like sports biographies though.

Starstruck2020 Tue 17-Dec-19 12:57:59

My 14 year has just asked for “the darkest minds”. Not quite aged 16 but the do read a wide range of books

totorosfluffytummy Tue 17-Dec-19 16:22:42

Had to unexpectedly go sorry.
All great ideas thank you!
He likes sports, comedy, gaming & IT...

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totorosfluffytummy Tue 17-Dec-19 16:23:41

I loved 1984 I think I'll get that..

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totorosfluffytummy Tue 17-Dec-19 16:28:46

Sports biographies he should enjoy.
I looked at The Darkest Minds books online they look really good I just wasn't sure if they were his age group. Might get the first one and see how it goes.

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Starstruck2020 Tue 17-Dec-19 23:05:11

They do look quite good.. I might have a read of it too.

The 5th wave series is another good dystopian series if he likes that sort of thing, with nothing too strongly themed and a movie as well

cultmaskid Tue 17-Dec-19 23:20:45

I just got my cousin who is about 15 a book by sam Warburton on his rugby life

Pieceofpurplesky Tue 17-Dec-19 23:47:38

My 15 yo DS enjoyed the Tattooist of Aushwitz and is currently reading five People You Meet in Heaven

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