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11 yr old boy - avid reader - any suggestions....

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Yvette22 · 27/04/2011 09:56

My son has just devoured the Angie Sagie series (Flyte, Physik etc)...any suggestions for further reading?

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Lolly75 · 27/04/2011 14:20

My twelve year old son has really enjoyed the Charlie Bone series and is quite keen on Darren Shan although I reserve judgement on them!

Yvette22 · 27/04/2011 20:53

Hi Lolly - Charlie Bone looks right up his street, thanks so much for suggestion (might give Darren Shan a miss as he's rather prone to sleepwalking and night terrors!!) Yvette

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Themumsnot · 27/04/2011 21:04

The Lion Boy series by Zizou Corder are good.
Cornelia Funke's Inkheart series is also excellent.
He might like the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins also.

roisin · 27/04/2011 21:06

Popular authors with my two avid reader boys (11 and 13)

Anthony Horowitz
Eoin Colfer
Christopher Paulini
Emma Clayton: The Roar
Suzanne Collins
Rick Riordan
Michelle Paver

Yvette22 · 28/04/2011 10:01

Great, thanks so much for all of the suggestions. Just what I needed. Thanks1

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clare21 · 28/04/2011 12:02

You could also try Diana Whynne Jones. My son's loved Charlie Bone and a bookseller's recommended going for her next.

pointythings · 28/04/2011 21:53

Second Diana Wynne Jones, would also recommend the Roman mysteries by Caroline Lawrence - DD1 age 10 is hooked on those.

SecretSpi · 03/05/2011 13:21

I second Michelle Paver - and try the Sebastian Darke books by Philip Caveney.

DFTBA · 06/05/2011 17:08

I highly recommend these series:

Charlie Higson - Young James Bond
Chris Ryan - Alpha Team
Anthony Horowitz - Alex Rider, The Power of Five etc...
Robert Muchamore - Cherub, Henderson's Boys
Suzanne Collins - Hunger Games

Anthony Horowitz also has many other books that are not part of series that are very good.

deaconblue · 09/05/2011 13:32

Holes by Louis Sachar - a fabulous book
Anything by David Almond - I love Skellig

deaconblue · 09/05/2011 13:33

Sorry that should read anything by David Almond - the capital makes it look like there's a book called "Anything" :)

Leelee13 · 17/05/2011 15:40

There's a new website called Fiction Express where kids can vote on what the author writes next. My son's not a huge reader, but he heard about this at school and is really enjoying it.

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