Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Any good books?

My sister is 12 years old and she wants to know some good books to read for that age she likes the sisterhood books and the Mark Twains do have any good books for that age??? Thanks a Bunch!

19 Answers

  • Bryce
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The Giver by Lois Lowery -- ANYTHING by Lois Lowry!

    If she's precocious enough for Twain, maybe Tolkien? Have her start with The Hobbit.

  • 1 decade ago

    I definitely agree about Lois Lowry, starting with The Giver.

    At 12 I was reading Tolkien, also the Narnia books were excellent, though I may have read them a little younger.

    There's a book called Legend of the Sandhill Crane that's the first book I ever stayed up all night reading, it was excellent. There may be more by that author.

    My 11 year old son is reading Eragon, and loves it.

    He also loves the Lemony Snickett books, which are silly, but entertaining.

  • 1 decade ago

    Shug by Jenny Han

    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

    Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

    Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

    Runaway Princess by Kate Coombs

    Beast by Donna Jo Napoli

    Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

    Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

    So B. It by Sarah Weeks

    Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

    Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

    Giver by Lois Lowry

    Pepperland by Mark Delaney

    The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

  • Fozzie
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Charlotte's Web may seem a little young for her, but it's really well written.

    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

    Artemis Fowl

    Harry Potter

    Zack Files

    then there's the old classics: Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys

    check with your local library, they should have a list of books and authors for her age range.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Confessions of a Teenage Babysitter

    or any book by Cameron Dokey

    or Eragon (followed by Eldest)

    or any book by Donna Jo Napoli

    or any book by Carolyn Meyer (especially the Anne Boleyn story)

    or I'd Say I Love You But I'd Have To Kill You....

    or the "Once Upon A Time" series (written by various authors)

    to name but a few! =)

    ALSO check out this website:

    Happy reading!

    Source(s): My 16 year old daughter.....the Book Chick.
  • 1 decade ago

    I am 13 years old and I LOVE the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. She should also try the books by Tamora Pierce. Go to the websites to see if she might be interested.

  • 1 decade ago

    Abarat by Clive Barker. It's this fantesy book about this girl named Candy. And The Wish is pretty good, too. The Wish is about a girl named Wilma who goes to a new school and gets humiliated and then has really low confidence. Hope she has fun!

  • 1 decade ago

    I would strongly recommend the Shiloh Trilogy by Phylis Reynolds Naylor. The titles are Shiloh, Shiloh Season and Saving Shiloh, and any books by Beverly Cleary.

  • 1 decade ago

    If she wants to read valuable literature she should try

    Hector Malot - Alone in the World (a happy ending novel)

    Gerald Durrel - My Family and Other Animals (funny)

  • 1 decade ago

    Sure! Here I come:

    ~Jules Verne:

    "Five weeks in a balloon"

    "Twenty leagues under the sea"

    "Captain's Grant children"

    "Journey to the center of the Earth"

    "The South's star"(or something like this...:D)

    "From the Earth to the moon"

    ~L. Frank Baum:

    "The wizard of Oz"

    ~Charles Dickens:

    "David Copperfield"

    ~Jonathan Swift:

    "Gulliver's journeys"(Lilliputs....:D)

    ~Selma Lagerlof:

    "Nils Holgersson"(A beautiful journey in Sweden)

    ~Karl May:

    "Winnetou"(a wonderful book about Indians, I think they are called Apaches)

    " Inca's will"

    That's all for the moment, if you want more, please say it!

    Source(s): My experience
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