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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).

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?

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...

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?

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.

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

itsbeingsofearful · 20/10/2009 18:46

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

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. =1254236425&sr=8-1

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.

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy · 23/10/2009 16:04

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

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.

brightspark2 · 30/11/2009 22:02

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

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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