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    Default Fab book for 12 year old girl?

    My 11 year old loves diary of a whimpy kid and dork diary series'. She has started the tomorrow series and loves them

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    Default Fab book for 12 year old girl?

    ^ I was going to say the same thing before, that if she's old enough to have read the Hunger Games, then she most likely has

    Less chance with the Tomorrow series as they were written over 15 years ago, the film is several years old, so less hype about the series.

    Also unsure if the series was popular overseas or just here.

    Useless fact: I have a signed Tomorrow series When I was a teenager I was invite to a writing workshop with John Marsden

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    Default Fab book for 12 year old girl?

    Oh another one I remembered I loved at that age was My Place by Sally Morgan. Fantastic true story about an aboriginal girl and her family history.

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    Default Fab book for 12 year old girl?

    ^ Yes, My Place is wonderful!

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    Okay, a little update and another question...

    I contacted my 12 year old niece's mother and she said that Miss 12 likes any old book as long as it's not got too many big words. Her reading level is about two years behind her age so something for a ten year old would be about right.

    With this new information, does anyone have any recommendations? Are the Princess Diaries too difficult to read? The content of the story is probably fine, - but are these easy books to get into?

    (ps, I don't think my sister-in-law is much of a reader herself. Reading doesn't run in the family as such)

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    Default Fab book for 12 year old girl?

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    OP, it's not Christmassy as such but The Hobbit film is coming out Boxing Day, so if she hasn't read it already the book might be timely.
    The Hobbit isn't the easiest book to get into though.

    Also not Christmassy and maybe not her type of book but I absolutely love the Arthur series the first one is called 'Arthur and the seeing stone' although that might be more appropriate for a boy. It's about King Arthur, he's about 12 in the first book too. It's great

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    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    The Hobbit isn't the easiest book to get into though.
    Wash your mouth out! It's been my favourite book since I was 10

    What about Kate DiCamillo books? Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux or (my favourite!) The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane come to mind...
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    Wash your mouth out! It's been my favourite book since I was 10
    I didn't say it was bad! Just at that age I found it difficult to get into

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    Default Fab book for 12 year old girl?

    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    I didn't say it was bad! Just at that age I found it difficult to get into

    “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”

    How can anyone not read further?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”

    How can anyone not read further?!
    I don't know the words confused me! Unless we're thinking of a different hobbit oO I ended up reading it properly when I was about 14/15 though.


 

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