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Reading matter for my 11 year old daughter


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Posted on 16 Apr 2010, 23:15:40 BST
uk_reviewer says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2010, 23:14:52 BST
uk_reviewer says:
anyone with a sense of humour

Posted on 16 Apr 2010, 23:06:48 BST
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Posted on 16 Apr 2010, 23:02:16 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2010, 23:00:10 BST
uk_reviewer says:
I would try Salinger

Posted on 16 Apr 2010, 19:43:52 BST
bookqueen says:
palo cohello the alchimist and the diary of ann frank were two of the first books i'd ever read and on occasion go back too there's also a little bit of wisdom in each

Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 21:25:30 BST
S. EADINGTON says:
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Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 20:56:07 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2010, 11:07:42 BST
Erin Frost says:
Samantha - my daughter is 11 too and LOVES Hannah Montana etc... although you prefer something else for her, what about a biography about people, music groups she is interested in.

Posted on 10 Apr 2010, 20:40:35 BST
February83 says:
Louise Rennisson writes illiterate drivel. Avoid. The Twilight series is trashy but fun, and passably written.

Posted on 7 Apr 2010, 20:58:20 BST
Jenny says:
sam-tv is bad nowadays, the messages young girls are getting are truly horrible. Basically, be thin and everything will be okay. Nevermind your brain, getting a boyfriend is the most important thing. I don't know how Miley Cyrus (or whatever she's called) sleeps at night. I guess at least there are books out there that contain positive female role models. To be honest, i'm glad i'm not a parent. I don't know what i'd do. I guess if i had a girl i'd advise her to watch Xena.

Posted on 7 Apr 2010, 17:05:48 BST
JennyD - are you sure she's your cousin? She sounds just like my daughter.
I've looked at Knife and think it's worth a try - so thanks for that. She reads in bed - the only time she feels she's not missing "the action".
As for role models - don't get me started.
You know you're getting older when all the characters on TV are v young and really quite irritating. :0)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2010, 16:54:03 BST
Jenny says:
sass- whats what my nana used to say. That Hannah Montana makes my skin crawl, things were different when i was a kid. Whatever happened to Clarissa Explains it All and Sister sister? Those were positive female role models.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2010, 16:52:09 BST
Jenny says:
Samantha- my cousin is terrible, she doesn't read at all despite being a fantastic speller. She has no interest in reading because she wants everyone to pay attention to her, she cant just be by herself and she finds reading boring. However, there was one book she really got into, 'Knife' by RJ Anderson. Having looked it up on Amazon, it seems to be quite well-received.

Posted on 7 Apr 2010, 16:09:27 BST
Judy Blume! Perfect girl-drama. Or Louise Rennisson, very funny books.

Or even the Hannah Montana books themselves, they may be drivel but my old teacher said that reading the cereal box was better than reading nothing!

Posted on 7 Apr 2010, 12:19:20 BST
C. Lanty says:
Try Erin Hunter. The series about bears called Seekers has had my 11year old rivetted.

Initial post: 7 Apr 2010, 12:04:28 BST
My daughters reading level was excellent until recently and then she just stopped reading - I couldn't find anything she was interested in. Teachers at school have commented on how her reading in school is suffering. Has anyone any ideas? She's v girly, is 11 but secretly wants to be 22 and loves all the American drivel on TV (Hannah Montana etc blah de blah). I'm trying to introduce her to new authors in the hope that we'll happen upon something she likes. Jean Ure at the moment - Sharon Creech on the way. Any ideas would be gratefully received. Many thanks
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