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Initial post: 6 Apr 2012 17:27:28 BDT
read all the percy jackson plus follow ups and other series by rick riordan read the dark materials hunger games eagle series harry potter series alex rider diamond and a lot more NEED HELP!!!!

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 20:00:57 BDT
P. J. Taylor says:
Hi Ruth,

Give Brian, His Granddad & The Cup of Ages a try. Very similar to Harry Potter.

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 20:19:05 BDT
tj says:
Hi. Ihave recently come across a novel called The Owners, Volume 1, Alone by Carmen Capuano. Have to say, my kids thought it was great and it is written specifically for teenagers. Hope this helps.

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 20:22:57 BDT
tj says:
Hi. Ihave recently come across a novel called The Owners, Volume 1, Alone by Carmen Capuano. Have to say, my kids thought it was great and it is written specifically for teenagers. Hope this helps.

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 20:25:56 BDT
tj says:
Hi. Ihave recently come across a novel called The Owners, Volume 1, Alone by Carmen Capuano. Have to say, my kids thought it was great and it is written specifically for teenagers. Hope this helps.

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 20:29:08 BDT
tj says:
Hi. Ihave recently come across a novel called The Owners, Volume 1, Alone by Carmen Capuano. Have to say, my kids thought it was great and it is written specifically for teenagers. Hope this helps.

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 22:30:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2012 22:30:40 BDT
Have you tried H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) (Hive), Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant - book 1), Tunnels (Tunnels 1), or Wings (more for girls)?

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 22:37:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2012 22:40:26 BDT
Hazel says:
Do you know these series?
The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson

The Seventh Tower (1) - The Fall by Garth Nix

The Keys to the Kingdom Collection 7 books Set RRP 48.93 ( Mister Monday, Grim Tuesday, Drowned Wednesday, Sir Thursday, Lady Friday, Superior Saturday, LordSunday)(Garth Nix (The Keys to the Kingdom)) (The Keys to the Kingdom)
also by Garth Nix

Warriors Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6 by Erin Hunter (Don't be put off, just because they are about cats. These are great stories, and the cats are very humanlike)

The Lost Years (Merlin (Puffin)) by T.A. Barron

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 23:38:47 BDT
Chris Wooding does a fun set of Young Teenage books- Malice/Havoc, Huanting of Alaizabel Cray, Poison and others

Posted on 7 Apr 2012 23:38:54 BDT
J. Wilson says:
Its difficult to find books for that reading age when they are only 11 so you may still be concerned with content.
Some possibles include the Charlie Bone series and the Snow Spider book
Also the Pseudonymous Bosch series which are humorous.
Have they tried Enid Blyton ?
Also some older books if you can get hold of them "Foxy", "My Friend Foxy" etc about a boy and a fox
If they like horses the K.M Peyton books
and
The Black Stallion is always a good book !
My kids found the Arthur Ransome books a bit dated unfortunately but they are a great read - set in the Lake District, sailing etc and adventure - might suit the age range you are talking about

Posted on 8 Apr 2012 21:41:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Apr 2012 22:28:07 BDT
Get him out of the kids' section and onto older stuff! When I was his age I loved Douglas Adams, so try him on The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He should also enjoy / have no difficulty with Terry Pratchett, and there are a LOT of those (the first is The Colour Of Magic, but Guards! Guards! is also a good place to start). Neil Gaiman (Stardust, Neverwhere). David Gemmell, maybe (he might like Gemmell's Troy series if he enjoyed Percy Jackson). If he likes the Bond films, try some Ian Fleming. If he liked Harry Potter, try him on some fantasy like David Eddings or Raymond E Feist (Magician is about a young apprentice wizard). They shouldn't defeat a bright 11-year-old.

Posted on 8 Apr 2012 22:52:20 BDT
Mrs J says:
star wars, Alex rider, Spooks, Hive, Villian.net are all series my son aged 11 has loved. Can any recommend any other books

Posted on 8 Apr 2012 23:16:39 BDT
Charlie says:
The Gone series by Michael Grant, the fifth book has just been released in the UK, with one more to complete the series. The Maze Runner by James Dashner, and also 0.4 by Mike Lancaster. Me myself being 14 these are the type of book I'd be reading.

Posted on 9 Apr 2012 22:45:29 BDT
eager reader says:
Anthony Horrowitz is great. Blood Ties by Sophie McKenzie is also a fantastic book.

Posted on 10 Apr 2012 05:43:34 BDT
Del Shannon says:
Kevin's Point of View, by Del Shannon. :)

Posted on 10 Apr 2012 13:22:01 BDT
pilsbury says:
A Flight of magic (B's Flying adventures)

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 21:28:31 BDT
jaggite says:
This is a good one about a girl who finds a ring that changes her life forever
Crimson Blood

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 07:47:21 BDT
Juliet says:
Hi I have the same problem however with a very genre stuck 14 year old leading the way .
Our most recent successful find have been the Cherub series from Robert Muchamore the story starts with James the main character @ 11yrs but like HP he ages through the books.
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare and of course the Hunger Games trilogy have also been enjoyed.

Posted on 21 Apr 2012 04:38:21 BDT
Debbie Wood says:
My niece is also 10 going on 14 and is reading 'the Secrets of Yiamergin' at the moment. Its fantasy fiction and any age can pick it up to read.

Posted on 21 Apr 2012 11:57:14 BDT
D S says:
Tom Becker's Darkside novels are great reading for young teens. Really well written as well as exciting plots.

Darkside

Also recommend John Wyndham 'The Chrysalids' - a classic adventure/scifi

Posted on 21 Apr 2012 17:12:01 BDT
Mary Vickers says:
Some really good suggestions here - can I add the brilliant Agora series by David Whitley. Book 1 is The Midnight Charter and the sequel is The Children of the Lost - a bit like Dark Materials in that the main characters are a boy and a girl battling to find the truth of a mysterious prophesy, I hope I've done this link right The Midnight Charter

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 12:08:04 BDT
pinkygirl says:
If he has a reading age of 14, try Robin Hobb's 'Assassin's Apprentice' - very readable and very inventive. If he likes this, there are two more in this series, then a set of 3 'Liveships Traders', then a further 3 sequels to the 'Assassin' series, then 3 'Rainwilder Chronicles' (sequels to the 'Liveship Traders'). I've just read the first 6 - really well written and very hard to put down.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 12:11:06 BDT
pinkygirl says:
The Snow Spider trilogy very good (Welsh mythology) and aimed at children. The Robin Hobb books aren't aimed at children, but I think the 'Assassin' series, or at least the first one in the series, is okay for an 11 year old to read. I've also just read GP Taylor's 'Shadowmancer', which I thought was very good - this is aimed at children.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 12:13:59 BDT
pinkygirl says:
Diana Wynne-Jones is also very good, and apparently was an influence on JK Rowling. Good ones to start with are 'Charmed Life', 'Eight Days with Luke', 'Archer's Goon' and 'Wilkinson's Tooth'. You might also want to try Madeleine L'Engle's 'A Wrinke in Time'.

Posted on 26 Apr 2012 04:21:54 BDT
Susan Law says:
Try the Cherub series by Robert Muchamore, earlier ones should be okay for younger readers, a great read particularly for boys as its stories about children trained as spys.
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