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16-10-2017, 09:23 PM
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Any book ideas

We are doing our usual home made Christmas but want to add some books to Gracie's presents, trouble is her teacher tells us she is reading at 15 year old level ! I've been looking at books for 15 year olds but the content isn't really suitable for a 9 year old, so I'm struggling.

If anyone has any ideas I'd really appreciate them as she is an avid reader and I want to keep her interested in books not let her get bored.

My husband isn't a great reader I think if he's read one book in 30 years I'd be very surprised so he's no help at all

She loves who dunnits and anything about horses or dogs.
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16-10-2017, 09:28 PM
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Re: Any book ideas

I honestly think if you as a family can talk openly and honestly , The Hunger Games are fantastic books for that age , with that maturity
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16-10-2017, 09:30 PM
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That's a good one I read it and there wasn't anything I'd not talk to her about in them.
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16-10-2017, 09:33 PM
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Re: Any book ideas

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That's a good one I read it and there wasn't anything I'd not talk to her about in them.

I was wondering about recommending them because of the theme of the games.

I'm handing mine over to my grandson soon. He's a tad sensitive still so will wait another year
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16-10-2017, 09:35 PM
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Re: Any book ideas

Do you think Grace would like the Harry Potter books, Julie?

My granddaughter read the whole set of them when she was almost 10.
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16-10-2017, 10:02 PM
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When I was that age I read many of the books by Enid Blyton, an Englishwoman. I don't know if they are still in print but your local library should be able to help. All of Enid Blyton's books center on young teenagers having thrilling mysteries and adventures.
Miss Blyton, single-handedly, set my feet upon a life-long journey of travel and exploration.
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16-10-2017, 10:08 PM
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Might the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis interest her?

Or the Jacqueline Wilson books?

The Enid Blyton Famous Five books seem to be making a come back as well.
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16-10-2017, 10:09 PM
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When I was that age I read many of the books by Enid Blyton, an Englishwoman. I don't know if they are still in print but your local library should be able to help. All of Enid Blyton's books center on young teenagers having thrilling mysteries and adventures.
Miss Blyton, single-handedly, set my feet upon a life-long journey of travel and exploration.
Yes Bakerman, the bookshops still stock Enid Blyton books here. I used to love her books in my childhood days
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16-10-2017, 10:13 PM
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Or the Jacqueline Wilson books?

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I was going to suggest Jacqueline Wilson too.

Dustbin baby is a brilliant book for teens. I'm sure Grace wold enjoy reading it.
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Anything by Michael Murpurgo.
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