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Pentup posted 11/26/2013 13:47 PM

Likes books about "mythical" things. This is a church related exchange, so I don't want to get anything that could be construed as not clean Christian content. I think that rules out vampires. at least for me on this one.

Anyone have a daughter, granddaughter, niece reading something at this age bracket? I would do a gift card, but I think that would not be acceptable for this.
Thanks in advance!

heforgot posted 11/26/2013 14:43 PM

How about the Chronicles of Narnia series?

Pentup posted 11/26/2013 14:55 PM

Ooo! Thank you. I do not have kids and "mythical" is probably the last genre I would read, so appreciate the suggestion.

looking forward posted 11/26/2013 18:43 PM

Author Madeleine L'Engle's quintet is a classic series.
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

Check out the above link from the site Goodreads.
My intermediate students (12-13) loved these books.

Also the link below will give you a fairly comprehensive list of what Young Adult Fiction books are being read these days.

PhoenixRisen posted 11/26/2013 19:53 PM

Wrinkle in Time was my favorite
(not book related but Michael's has tons of art kits (jewelry making, frame decorating, etc) that I've often used for tween and early teen girls gifts)

[This message edited by PhoenixRisen at 7:54 PM, November 26th (Tuesday)]

Pentup posted 11/26/2013 20:22 PM

Thank you! Thank you!

PurpleRose posted 11/26/2013 21:00 PM

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Beautifully written young adult novel. It is up against Harry Potter for the best written YA novel of all time. :)

They are currently filming the movie...

Pentup posted 11/26/2013 21:51 PM

Thank you! Looking forward to shopping with this list!

tushnurse posted 11/27/2013 08:32 AM

The Divergent series is EXCELLENT!!!

GabyBaby posted 11/27/2013 11:19 AM

I second the Divergent series!

This one isn't "mystical", but its an oldie but goodie: The Anne of Green Gables series

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 11:20 AM, November 27th (Wednesday)]

storm77 posted 11/28/2013 21:11 PM

The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings. I also enjoyed the Divergent Series. You may also want to take a look at Cinda Williams Chima. She has two series that a 13 year-old would enjoy.

authenticnow posted 11/29/2013 05:14 AM

The Little House series was a favorite of mine way back when. Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Lostandpregnant posted 11/29/2013 05:36 AM

Lemony Snicket (not sure I'm spelling that right) are popular with my girls that age.

teach5 posted 11/30/2013 19:21 PM

My girls loved the Piers Anthony Xanth series at that

Nature_Girl posted 11/30/2013 19:46 PM

Anne of Green Gables series

I also heartily recommend the Chronicles of Narnia series. Get the entire series. If you start from the first book it's even more amazing.

Lucky2HaveMe posted 12/1/2013 12:14 PM

My dd enjoyed books by Tamora Pierce at that age. If I remember right, they are the genre you are looking for.

longtimewife posted 12/1/2013 12:47 PM

They aren't mystical but my DD loved (and still does) all the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. They would be quite appropriate for a church function too.

selkiescot posted 12/10/2013 17:22 PM

My 12 year old grandaughter loved the Hobbit.

Pentup posted 12/13/2013 11:35 AM

Thank you everyone!! I printed off this list and browsed the book store last night. Ended up with Divergent. Really appreciate all the help!

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