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    #125926 - 03/21/12 09:36 AM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: MidwestMom]
    Rocky Offline
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    What about a Wrinkle in Time? Chronicles of Narnia? Both are a bit older and should be available.

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    #125927 - 03/21/12 09:48 AM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: Val]
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    MidwestMom, try Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke.

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    #125941 - 03/21/12 12:06 PM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: Val]
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    My 13-year-old son who likes dystopian novels is reading Battle Royale.

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    #125984 - 03/22/12 10:08 AM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: Val]
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    Midwest Mom, Rick Riordan has another series besides Percy Jackson called the Kane Chronicles, which is about Egyptian rather than Greek mythology. It actually exists parallel to the Percy series (the Greeks live in Manhattan, while the Egyptian stuff happens in the Bronx I think?, but they mention that Manhattan is off limits, lol) I prefer Percy, but maybe if she started with these she might then be interested in moving to the Greek series. Also, there is the second Percy series as well which talks about the Roman vs Greek versions of the Gods.

    As a child, I also really loved (still do!) the Harperhall series by Anne McCaffrey. Those are shorter books but get you into the whole Pern universe which is several dozen books. The Dragonflight series is good, too, but does have some sexual content.

    And a friend's son is reading the Fablehaven series, which I had never heard of and am going to try to find. It has great reviews on Amazon. Maybe someone here is familiar with it?

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    #126207 - 03/26/12 08:41 AM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: Val]
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    Thanks for the suggestions. We've tried most of them, but I forgot about the Narnia books. I didn't particularly like them, but I expect DD8 to.

    LNEsMom, I also really enjoyed the Harperhall trilogy, but our library doesn't have it in an audio form. frown I own all of the Anne McCaffrey Pern books and reread them every year or so.

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    #126260 - 03/26/12 07:26 PM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: MidwestMom]
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    Originally Posted By: MidwestMom
    LNEsMom, I also really enjoyed the Harperhall trilogy, but our library doesn't have it in an audio form. frown I own all of the Anne McCaffrey Pern books and reread them every year or so.


    That's too bad that they don't have it. And I reread them frequently too! Was sorry to hear she passed away last fall. I still read her son's contributions to Pern, but it is definitely not the same. frown

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    #126262 - 03/26/12 07:44 PM Re: The Ultimate Book Thread? [Re: Val]
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    How about "The Dark is RIsing" by Susan Cooper? It is available to download on audio (at least at our online library). There are 5 books in the series, but the first one is a little slow. The Dark is Rising is actually Book #2 and really picks up the action. There's magic and the age-old conflict between good and evil.

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