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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:27 am 
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Just that really, any ideas please?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:42 am 
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No, but watching with interest...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:52 am 
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Anne McCaffrey dragon series ? Old but good.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:09 am 
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Clan of the Cave Bear (going back a bit further!) series; the Manda Scott Boudica novels; was just listening to Lindsey Davis on Woman's Hour talking about her Falco series; maybe even something like Dune for a sci-fi angle; Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries if she hasn't already read them - start off fairly young (though still a bit gruesome!) but apparently get more teenager-y; Robert Harris has written two or three Roman era books.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:12 am 
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When I was about her age I loved this book - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Those-About-Die-Daniel-Mannix/dp/0345242408 - which is probably, as my teenagers would say, highly inappropriate, but utterly fascinating.

And of course there's all the actual legends themselves. I've been watching the Vikings tv series and would like to learn more about that mythology.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:22 am 
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If she liked The Hunger Games she may like Divergent and the Gone series.

On the Myths and Legends theme would Percy Jackson / Kane Chronicles be any good or are they too young?

Or the Book Theif? Or The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon maybe (or shadow of the wind)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:24 am 
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kittymum wrote:
If she liked The Hunger Games she may like Divergent and the Gone series.

On the Myths and Legends theme would Percy Jackson / Kane Chronicles be any good or are they too young?

Or the Book Theif? Or The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon maybe (or shadow of the wind)


DD loved the Hunger Games and has just enjoyed Divergent. DS enjoyed the Hunger Games and hated Divergent! Percy Jackson probably a little young for my DS. Gone was a huge hit in this family.

I tried to get the Clan of the Cave Bear books for DD a couple of years ago & struggled a little (I loved them when they came out, although thought they became a little silly as they developed). They may be available again now - there seemed to be loads of them.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:19 pm 
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My dh has been a big Tolkien fan all his life, and read hefty novels as a child, I can tell you that he soaked up Steven king as a teenager and an adult, maybe a little old for her, but she could start with the novella "the body" (stand by me), and see what she thinks, I think with Steven king the graphics are left to the imagination to do the work far more than with some thriller/horror books. Also historical novels seem to capture him, such as Bernard Cornwell books.
There is also Terry pratchett of course, I remember him devouring all of those when we first went out as youngters..*****years ago. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:25 am 
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Some great ideas, thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:24 am 
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Just to add, dh has told me that king wrote the fantasy book "the eyes of the Dragon" for his 14 year old daughter! He mumbled something about the dark towers series too.

Carrie is of course about teenage girls too.


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