I need some reading suggestions. Chris is not interested in Eragon, Harry Potter, or any of the books I know. Anyone have suggestions for a book and/or series (I’m fond of series, as I think they encourage the kiddos to read more) for a 13 year old?
Books/Series that he’s liked: Hatchet, Maniac McGee, Where the Red Fern Grows, Diary of a Wimpy Kid… he can’t think of any more, except joke books. But I’m trying to find chapter books, something with “meat” in it, a storyline to keep him involved, characters he’ll want to know more about.
My suggestions so far (that he hasn’t read, and doesn’t seem terribly interested, but he’s going to give them a go unless I can find something else more interesting): The Three Investigators (I loved these when I was a kid), Hardy Boys (I also enjoyed), Charlie Bone, The Legend of the Guardians, Percy Jackson (this will also teach him more about Greek Mythology).
We’re starting White Fang today (at my request, as I believe in reading classics, too), but I’d also like for him to find some contemporary fiction for “fun” reading.
So, any suggestions? Please?