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Subject: Can anyone recommend any books?
Date Posted: 8/17/2009 8:30 PM ET
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I have a soon to be 13 yr old daughter who isn't into Sweet Valley High, or Nancy Drew and I am trying to find some new reading materials for her.   Can anyone help with any suggestions?


Date Posted: 8/17/2009 9:40 PM ET
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 How about the Anne of Green Gables books?

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 1:50 AM ET
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The Bar Code Tattoo.

Diary of  Anne Frank.

books by Judy Bloom

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 11:25 AM ET
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The Left Behind series for kids

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 7:57 PM ET
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How about the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson? It's pretty exciting, but the protagonist is a girl.
Date Posted: 8/18/2009 8:53 PM ET
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the Peaches books or Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants?

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 6:39 PM ET
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Well, what did she like ?
Date Posted: 8/19/2009 8:51 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/19/2009 10:37 PM ET
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How funny. I remember The Stand and Es being the first adult books I've read ( I was 13 as well) and since then I've read them a few times. Have you thought about letting her read The Stand ? I believe The Stand is quite approbiate if she's read the books you've mentioned. I know of a series the daughters of my friends all really like. The author is Laurie Stolarz http://www.lauriestolarz.com/novels.html and the books come from a series called "The Blue is for Nightmares" series. I've got the  books at here but haven't had the time to read them just yet.

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 11:17 PM ET
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I thought this Yahoo Answers post had some really good suggestions: http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080710053944AALpONf

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 9:17 AM ET
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I just finished reading Seven Deadly Sins series by Robin Wasserman. (I wanted to read it before my 13 yr old) 

  This series is about a group of high schools kids and does cover some mature topics for a 13 year old of MY high school days, but the characters in the book deal with real life "today" situations ranging from stereotypical scheming  mean  girl stealing boyfriend   to  pot smoking  drunken party, oops I slept with .. who?-- night.  (Yes, all seven of the deadly sins are committed over the course of the series.)

- this series is definitely going to promote great conversations  with my 13 year old as we discuss the  journeys of these six kids.   


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