Hello! Can you recommend a books for 13 years old thank youHello! Can you recommend a books for 13 years old thank you Mykamikaela #recommend #young adults
Short history of nearly everything by bill bryson
I enjoyed this one and think it’s for that age range: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1101919280/
Boy or girl?
Girl… thank you btw!
Girls at that age start to read romance so the YA sections start to get into love and relationships.
orion’s awakening : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Orions-Awakening-Star-Magic-Joseph/dp/1976898455/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535291460&sr=8-1&keywords=orion%27s+awakening
What kind of movies does she like?
Romance, or horror
@Mykamikaela, “Wait For Me By Moonight.” The cover is awful, but it’s great.
“Bone Chiller” is a good teen thriller.
“Edenbrooke” for a cute romance.
@Cambria thank you
What types of books does she read normally?
Hmmm that’s such a wide category. There are so many amazing authors out there. I suggest Eric Walters he has so many great books
Okay thank you
If she likes horror..I was reading Stephen King back then..
Okay thank you!
Though Stephen King has a lot of adult content just as a warning.
One of my daughter’s favorite collections when she was that age was Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
Okay thank you!
Black Lightning by K.S. Jones, The Ghost in The Gardens by HL Carpenter , Rita Monette’s Swamp Legends series…
Percy Jackson, Kai’s Secret, The Disappearing Act, and Wonder are some of my student’s favorites
Modern Fairy tales..Chris Colfer books. Both my granddaughter & I read them. Series of 3 or 4. Haven’t finished.
The Talisman, by Stephen King & Peter Straub
All of the books from Land of the Stories
Percy Jackson series
The Outsiders by SE Hinton
My 13 year old really likes Sarah Dessen. Colleen Hoover might be good. Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instrument Series.
Are you referring to yourself?
My friend and me lol
Cherub series (my 11 year old, who reads at a higher level than me loves them), PenDragon, Ready Player One, Artemis, Armada, The Martian.
Cherub series is good
Everything Everything by Elizabeth Yoon, Numbers, Sophie Mackenzie books, Sarah Crossan books, Juno Dawson books, The Hate You Give, Murder Most Unladylike series, Anne Cassidy books….
I love The Ranger’s apprentice series (21 books counting the spinoffs but everyone is worth reading for the adventures and life lessons), I was also really into Shakespeare at that age, if she hasn’t read Harry Potter yet then definitely that, I loved the Earthsea Chronicles at 13&14, also the Maximum Ride books by james Patterson.
If he/she likes science fiction and humor, try @Steve‘s “The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty.” Great award-winning read.
So many great reccomendations above – land of stories is fun; and if she likes more romantic stuff – check out The Selection Series; I agree with Cassandra Clare and maybe Kasie West too. For more suspenseful – the Hunger Games, The new World Series (Rising is the first one) and there are some great teen true crime novels by April Henry (Girl Stolen; Body in he Woods). ?
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a must read!
My side of the mountain.
The Hunger Games, The City of Ember, the Fifth Wave, Maze Runner, Land of Stories, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie. Take it from a former English teacher, he’ll relate to this. Aren’t many contemporary books out there for young males. Trust me!
What do they like? Fantasy, sci-fi, non-fiction, dystopian?
Librarian here – don’t see age, we see what they like and their reading level. I have 10 year olds that come in my library reading Stephen King.
Agree. I was 10 when I read Carrie when it was released.
Patrick ness chaos walking trilogy
the school for good and evil
Chicken soup for the teenage soul. Be prepared to explain that it’s NOT a recipe book though.
Star girl, Percy Jackson , little women,
Watership Down. When I was in 6th grade I read it 3x then as an adult I purchased a first addition for my collection!!!
Scott Westerfield wrote a wonderful steampunk trilogy. The first volume is Leviathan is excellent. It’s exciting and got a message. The two other books are great, too. Coming-of-age.
Throne of Glass
I don’t think that’s appropriate. As the series goes they stop being PG13
Harry potter series
John Grisham has a series of Theodore Boone . Kid lawyer
The Martian Chronicles.
Artemis Fowl books
I would also make sure to decided based on the 13 year old’s personality and dreams! Stick close to those in choosing to make it the most pleasurable experience possible.
The Edgewood series and From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion are great Young Adult books! ( and you will like them too )
The Percy Jackson series
r.l stone fear street
Meg Cabot books
Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander
f paul wilson wrote 3 books for teens.
Flavia DeLuce series
I think Ready Player One is okay for 13 y.o
Shiver series, Fallen Series
Asa Lind books
James Patterson has a whole bunch for young adults.
Harry Potter books.
Rachel Vail books or Sarah Dessen
The Edge Chronicles or Peter and the Star Catchers
The Belgariad (David and Leigh Eddings), Memory, Sorrow and Thorn (Tad Williams)
Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar children series
@Angel its a series?
yes there are 4 books
4 is not out yet, I think October
@Angel. oh cool my daughter loves the movie
Then she will love the books!
@Angel great good christmas gift
Yes! Get her the boxed set of the first 3! Great xmas gift! Or birthday! Whens her BD?
Green glass house
Sky song . Podkin one ear. Secrets of the sun king. Polar bear express club. ?
Warrior Cats! I’m even reading them now too
Classics are always great! Treasure island. Swiss family Robinson. Charlotte’s Web. Charlie and the chocolate factory. Matilda. R.L. Stine Fear Street or goosebumps. Etc…
The Graveyard Book, Coraline, The Giver
Theodore Boone series…
My 13 year old is definitely waaaaay pst Charlottes Webb and Diary of a Wimpy kid. These seem more like recs for my 8 year old… does anyone have some more “mature” recs for teens? She is reading A Quiet Kind of Thunder right now and LOVES it. The Hate You Give is great too!!!
Not all kids are the same, they all read at different levels. The stories are still delightful regardless.
@Angela , very true!!! Many of the recs just seem below a 13 yr olds interests… but maybe I’m crazy! I have a 9, 11, 13, and 14 yr old so maybe the younger ones are more mature bc if the older ones.
@Debbie yes!!! That’s a great suggestion!! For sure. I’ll pass along to my girls
@Megan I read Gone WITH the Wind.at that age.
GoodReads has pretty good lists by age!
Two they get you to read in australia around that age are the “tomorrow when the war began” series and anything by @Matthew
Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series staring with Wolf Brother.
The Wormling five-book series by Jerry B. Jenkins was outstanding in its excellent balance of an exciting, engaging story line and its readability (e.g., chapters are not too long). The Wingfeather Saga four-book series by Andrew Peterson is also quite well written, exciting, and engaging, but the chapters (and total page count) are longer.
Boy in Striped Pajamas.
Of Mice and Men.
Looking for Alaska.
How to Kill a Mockingbird.
Hunger Games series
The Maze Runner
I also really liked the “Among the… ” series! By margaret peterson haddix. That was my fav as a young teen.
Bridge to Terabithia, Tuck Everlasting, Number the Stars, The Giver, Stargirl
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. It was a series recomended to me by an 11 year old. I’m 39 and could not put it down. It’s the same author as The Hunger Games.
Appropriate Romance = Coffee House Angel by suzanne selfors, horror= My Living Nightmare (Cirque du Freak series) by Darren Shan, action = The Thirty Nine Clues series, droll humor = The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickit.
Wonder is a first book. my grand daughter says they are awesome… !
Kon Tiki. I read it when I was in 7th grade. Real life advdnture.
The Last Hunter by Jeremy Robinson
Will Grayson, Will Grayson or perhaps other books by John Green? Maybe Harry Potter if you haven´t read it
How to hang a witch, Eliza and her monsters, crown of croswald, caraval, six of crows… lol those are the books that come to mind haha?