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User Topic: Christmas recommendation for 13 yo girl?
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Default  Posted: 1:47 PM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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!


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Default  Posted: 2:43 PM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

How about the Chronicles of Narnia series?


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Default  Posted: 2:55 PM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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Default  Posted: 6:43 PM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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

http://www.goodreads.com/series/49403-the-time-quintet

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.

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/43.Best_Young_Adult_Books#19063


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Default  Posted: 7:53 PM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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)]


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Default  Posted: 8:22 PM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thank you! Thank you!


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Default  Posted: 9:00 PM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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...


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Default  Posted: 9:51 PM, November 26th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thank you! Looking forward to shopping with this list!


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Default  Posted: 8:32 AM, November 27th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The Divergent series is EXCELLENT!!!


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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, November 27th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I second the Divergent series!

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

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Default  Posted: 9:11 PM, November 28th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


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Default  Posted: 5:14 AM, November 29th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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Default  Posted: 5:36 AM, November 29th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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Default  Posted: 7:21 PM, November 30th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My girls loved the Piers Anthony Xanth series at that

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Default  Posted: 7:46 PM, November 30th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


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Default  Posted: 12:14 PM, December 1st (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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Default  Posted: 12:47 PM, December 1st (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.

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Default  Posted: 5:22 PM, December 10th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My 12 year old grandaughter loved the Hobbit.


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Default  Posted: 11:35 AM, December 13th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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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