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janeite · 17/10/2009 21:34

Have put this in children's but suspect that actually I may want some adult recs too.

DD1 is 14 - which books should I get her for Christmas? This year she has read all of the Twilight series plus Host; all of Jane Austen's; I Capture The Castle; To Kill A Mocking Bird; a couple of Georgette Heyers (but didn't like them); A Gathering Light and various other teenage things etc.

What next please?

And what for dd2 who is 12?

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BonsoirAnna · 18/10/2009 17:43

How about the Elizabeth Jane Howard Cazalet Chronicles? I adored those, though they weren't published until my 20s. Very girly, very historical (and very historically accurate).

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LittleWhiteWereWolf · 18/10/2009 18:01

Also Holly Black is great for "modern tales of faerie". Tithe and Valiant and brilliant.

Can you tel I can't wait til DD is old enough for me to enforce inflict share my books with?

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LadyGlencoraPalliser · 18/10/2009 18:09

Just looked out Ivy and gave it to DD, she is already deep into it, which is great except she still has one or two bits of homework to do...

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janeite · 18/10/2009 18:14

Thanks again, all. DD1 has read the Holly Blacks but there is a lot of food for thought here.

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Prinnie · 18/10/2009 18:22

How about The Shell Seekers, Jayne Eyre, Catcher in the Rye, Memoires of a Geisha?

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janeite · 18/10/2009 18:24

I think dd1 may well like Memoirs Of A Geisha. Wish I could remember who I lent my copy to!

She also says she wants to read Time Traveller's Wife but I can't remember who I lent that to either.

Thanks for the info re Madeleine Wickham - will deffo get some.

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LadyGlencoraPalliser · 20/10/2009 10:58

DD finished Ivy last night and was outraged by the ending.

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janeite · 20/10/2009 18:26

I've forgotten it

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owlandpussycat · 20/10/2009 18:35

dd really liked "Does my head look big in this?" as wel as the noughts and crosses series

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itsbeingsofearful · 20/10/2009 18:46

The Hunger Games series Suzanne Collins
Mortal Engines quartet Phillip Reeve
House of the Night series PC Cast

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janeite · 21/10/2009 17:54

They've both read the Mortal Engines ones and I love them too!

Will order Hunger Games I think and try to get dd2 to read Noughts And Crosses (but the final one was dire!).

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nutsnraisins · 21/10/2009 21:30

I've just ordered this for my daughter who is 12. Based on a recommendation here on mumsnet. It looks really good.
www.amazon.co.uk/McCready-Half-heart-Locket-Hazel-Allan/dp/1905537115/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21 =1254236425&sr=8-1

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LadyGlencoraPalliser · 23/10/2009 13:57

Let us know what it's like. I'm a bit wary based on the fact that its self-published and the recommendation was almost certainly by the author pretending to be a fan. She only had four posts on mumsnet and all of them were promoting the book.

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JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy · 23/10/2009 16:04

I think nutsnraisins is the same poster as the previous self-promoter tbh. I've already reported it.

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Pippadippa · 27/11/2009 20:37

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LadyGlencoraPalliser · 30/11/2009 21:48

You must really like the book Pippadippa. You have posted an identical post on seven different threads.

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brightspark2 · 30/11/2009 22:02

I loved Forever Amber at that age - and One and A Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

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cory · 02/12/2009 08:22

Dd is heavily into Daphne du Maurier, not just Rebecca, but Jamaica Inn and Frenchman's Creek. Also mrs Gaskell (backed up by some quite good films).

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