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

any suggestions for a good book for a twelve year old to read?

it could be humorous or a mystery story or anything else.

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Expect: Romance, Drama, Fashion, History, Fantasy, Classics, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Suspense

    1.Thanks For the Memories – Cecelia Ahern

    2.A Hundred Dresses - Eleanor Estes

    3.Undead Series – MaryJanice Davidson

    4.The Land of Elyon Series – Patrick Carman

    5.Poseur: a novel – Rachel Maude

    6.The Nanny Diaries: a novel – Emma McLaughlin

    7.Private Series – Kate Brian

    8.The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette – Carolly Erickson

    9.Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire – Amanda Foreman

    10.The Spiderwick Chronicles – Tony DiTerlizzi

    11.The Clique Series – Lisi Harrison

    12.Aquamarine –Alice Hoffman

    13.Animal Farm - George Orwell

    14.The Midnight Twins Series – Jacquelyn Mitchard

    15.The Alchemyst Series - Michael Scott

    16.Fallout – Ellen Hopkins

    17.A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

    18.A.B.C. Murders – Agatha Christie

    19.Towards Zero – Agatha Christie

    20.The Host – Stephenie Meyer

    21.The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

    22.Paisley Hanover Acts Out - Cameron Tuttle

    23.Mediator Series – Meg Cabot

    24.What I saw and How I lied – Judy Blundell

    25.Stealing Heaven – Elizabeth Scott

    26. Picture Perfect by Catherine Clark

    27.Wings – Aprilynne Pike

    28.L.A. Candy – Lauren Conrad

    29. The Market – J.M. Steele

    30.The Faerie Path- Frewin Jones

    31.Boys Series – Meg Cabot

    32.Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

    33.Splendor – Anna Godbersen

    34.The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield

    35.Sleeping With The Fishes – MaryJanice Davidson

    36.Dead until Dark - Charlaine Harris

    37.The Mortal Instruments Series- Cassandra Clare

    38.The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

    39.A Great and Terrible Beauty Series – Libba Bray

    40.Prep: A Novel - Curtis Sittenfeld

    41.Vegan Virgin Valentine - Carolyn Mackler

    42.The Tea Rose series - Jennifer Donnelly

    43.Madapple – Christina Meldrum

    44.A Countess Below Stairs – Eva Ibottson

    45.The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisengberger

    46.Tiger Rising – Kate DiCamillo

    47.Educating Carolina – Patricia Cabot

    48.The Fetch– Laura Whitcomb

    49.Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict - Laurie Viera Rigler

    50.Bride Quartet Series – Nora Roberts

    51.Ivy – Julie Hearn

    52.Secrets of the Tudor court : pleasure palace - Kate Emerson

    53.King's Rose - Alisa M Libby

    54.Just Ella - Margaret Peterson Haddix

    55.Virgin's secret - Victoria Alexander

    56.This is Chick-Lit – Lots of people

    57.The Breakdown Lane - Jacquelyn Mitchard

    58.Stray – Stacy Goldblatt

    59.Summer After – Carrie Karasyou

    60. A reliable wife : a novel - Robert Goolrick

    61.The Alphas – Lisi Harrison

    62.Secrets of my Hollywood Life – Jen Calonita

    63.Crash Into Me - Albert Borris

    64.Coffeehouse Angel - Suzanne Selfors

    65.Perfumes – Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez

    66.Elements of Writing Fiction-Beginnings, Middles, & Ends – Nancy Kress <series>

    67.Healthy eating for preteens and teens : the ultimate guide to diet, nutrition and food - Leslie Beck

    68.How to Be Good - Nick Hornby

    69.Something Borrowed - Emily Giffin

    70.Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot

    71.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer

    72.Organize Yourself! – Kate Kelly, Ronni Eisenberg

    73.Organize Your Life: free yourself from clutter & find more personal time – Kate Kelly, Ronni Eisenberg

    74.Graceling – Kristen Cashore

    75.Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

    76.Peony In Love – Lisa See

    77.Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – Lisa See

    78.Woman In The Wall – Patrice Kindl

    79.TTYL Series – Lauren Myracie

    80.Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - Jeff Kinney

    81.The Debutante - Kathryn Williams

    82.The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd

    83.Daughters of the sea : Hannah - Kathryn Lasky

    84.Ransome My Heard – Meg Cabot

    85.Julie & Julia [My Year of Cooking Dangerously] – Julie Powell

    86.Snowed In – Rachel Hawthorne

    87.Once A Witch – Carolyn MacCullough

    88.Sussanah Morrow – Megan Chance

    89.How Not To Be Popular – Jennifer Ziegler

    90.The Red Necklace – Sally Gardner

    91.Witch-Hunt: Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials – Marc Aronson

    92.The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Legal History – Peter Charles Hoffer

    93.Vanishing Acts: A Novel – Jodi Picoult

    94.Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World – Vicki Myron

    95.Autobiography Of A Wardrobe: a memoir - Elizabeth Kendall

    96.The Magician’s Elephant – Kate Dicamillo

    97.Cheri and The Last of Cheri - Colette

    98.Wish I Might: from the life of Willa Havisham - Coleen Paratore

    99.Summer Intern- Carrie Karasyov

    100.Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

    101.The Luxe Series - Anna Godbersen

    102.501 Must See Movies - Niel Randles

    103.501 Must Read Books - Emma Beare

    This is MY reading list so that will explain all of the self help

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try books by Jacqueline Wilson, if you're a girl:



    Girls in Love

    They're all pretty good, and if you like that sort of genre, books by Cathy Cassidy, Jean Ure and Karen McKombie are also pretty appropriate. They were my favourite books in Year 6.

    Otherwise, A Series of Unfortunate Events is great - if you like mystery. It keeps you hooked on to find out what happens with each book.

    If you like fantasy, try Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda or Cybelle's Secret by Juliet Marillier.

    As for humour:

    Give Peas a Chance by Morris Gleitzmen

    Round the Twist by Paul Jennings

    The 'Just' series by Andy Griffith

    If you want to try some classics, 101 Dalmations, The Railway Children, Alice in Wonderland, The Wind in the Willows are all great places to start. I suggest you try classics, even if they seem thick and dull, because there are good reasons why they're called 'classics',

    Happy reading!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Misery- Stephen King

    Author get kidnapped by a crazy fan and must find his way out

    Carrie-Stephen King

    girl who gets made fun of find out that she has telekensis and destorys the town

    It -Stephen King

    a killer clown lives in the sewers of a manie town and kills childern and 7 kids find out and try to kill it

    Cujo-Stephen King

    a 200 lb saint bernard get bit by a bat and goes rabid and attacks everyone

    The grimm brothers fairy tales

    examples are Cinderella Snow white little red riding hood

    Needful things-Stephen King

    a new shop keeper is in town and he has your favorite items just how much are you willing to pay for them

    Interview with a vampire- Ann Rice( 100 times better than twilight and goes through many time periods ohh also she has a whole vampire series)

    This one is kinda hard to explain its about a vampire that has an interview with a (human) new reporter about his life and it startes out in the south in like mid 1800 and ends in pairs like 150 years later and every thing that he went through

    The Vampire Lestat- Ann Rice

    this is another book in the ann rice vampire series and i think that most people will like this becuase its a autobiography of the vampire Lestat its very very good

    The Shining-Stephen King

    All work and no play makes jack a dull boy

    Edger allen poe ( The Raven is the best)

    Practical Magic

    Witchs that live day to day lives and have problems with love

    Desperation-Stephen King

    6 people have to end the rath of evil in a western town 100 miles from where jesus lost his sandles and things get very intese

    Firestarter-Stephen King

    about a little girl who, when she gets angry or very upset, can start fires

    Christine-Stephen King

    a kid buys a car he has always wanted and the car has always wanted him

    Nightshift-Stephen King

    Short story collection

    Four past midnight-Stephen King

    Short story collection

    Sherlock homes

    Hes a detactive

    Dracula (the original)


    Salems Lot- Stephen king

    a town is over run with vampires and one man must stop it

    Pet Sematary- Stephen King

    When their cat dies, Jud takes Louis to an ancient Indian burial ground, and when they bury the cat there, it comes back to life

    JAWS- Peter Benchley

    Do i really have to explain that one

    The Strand case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson

    Spilt people in one body ones a murder

    The legend of sleepy hollow

    the headless horse man

    Thinner- Stephen King

    I have read every book on this list and they are all very good but by far Misery is the best!

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Velvet Room

    by: Zilpha Keatley-Snyder

    The Star of Kazan

    Eva Ibbotson

    Both novels focus on a 12 year-old girl's exposure to self-knowledge and the understanding she is deeply cherished by her family.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Absolutely anything by Scott Westerfeld, or John Green, especially:

    -Paper Towns by: John Green


    -The Midnighters trilogy by: Scott Westerfeld

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  • Skulduggery Pleasent! By Derek Landy seriously funny and action packed!

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  • 4 years ago

    Graceling via Kristen Cashore city of Bones city of Ashes city of Glass via Cassandra Clare The Host via Stephenie Meyer The Percy Jackson sequence via Rick Riordan fantasy haven sequence via Brandon Mull The Princess Academy via Shannon Hale (each and every thing via Shannon Hale is staggering!) Dragon slipper Dragon flight via Jessica Day George sunlight and Moon, Ice and Snow via Jessica Day George Cage of Stars via Jacquelyn Mitchard Eragon Eldest Brisingr via Christopher Paolini The starvation video games via Suzanne Collins (e book 2 popping out on Sept a million) Twilight Saga via Stephenie Meyer Harry Potter sequence via J.ok. Rowling No. a million women folk detective company via Alexander McCall Smith (10 books in all) night international sequence via L J Smith Vampire Diaries via L J Smith i did no longer like: Marked sequence (too lots swearing) Interview with Vampire via Anne Rice (too violent for me) The gruesome sequence (e book 3 has emo style reducing occurring) Artemis chicken sequence (evil genius youngster)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Lemony Snicket and a series of unfortunate events >:o

    Alex Rider series as well by anthony horowitz

    hmm...The Midwife's Assistant

    One by One - has murder...

    Everybody Poops is also good :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    How To Be Popular by Meg Cabot

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dan bOWN lOST sYMBOL

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