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      03-23-2012 07:23 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by GreenandChrome View Post
      ditto.

      Also look into Grisham's early books, they were a fun read.
      I was going through books with my mom and my sister (my nephew's mother) seeing who had read what and who wanted to read what as we all three trade books and then I donate them after we are all through with them and I pulled out a Grisham book that I had read and my nephew piped up and asked if he could read it.

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      03-23-2012 11:47 PM #27
      Some of my favorite fantasy books are by Dennis McKeirnan, specifically

      The Iron Tower (Omnibus edition 2000)
      The Dark Tide (1984)
      Shadows of Doom (1984)
      The Darkest Day (1984)
      The Silver Call (Omnibus edition 2001)
      Trek to Kraggen-Cor (1986)
      The Brega Path (1986)

      They mirror Lord of the Rings trilogy in some ways but give a more intriguing take on the little people, martially competent Warrows vs. Hobbits. I great story filled with Dwarfs, Elvs, Humans and Warrows fighting the dark forces, typical formula but with well fleshed characters, very good battles. Definitely a good read for mid teens.

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      03-24-2012 02:08 PM #28
      The Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan is great for 13-15 year olds.

      Heck, I've read them.

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      05-20-2012 07:56 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by hrama803 View Post
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      Came here to post this. I read some of the author's other stuff too and enjoyed it in junior high.

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      05-21-2012 10:04 AM #30
      I just finished reading Enders Game and Xenocide (a sequel in the Enders series). They were pretty entertaining and and would probably do for a good YA read.

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      05-21-2012 12:59 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      I just finished reading Enders Game and Xenocide (a sequel in the Enders series). They were pretty entertaining and and would probably do for a good YA read.
      Good call. I loved the Ender books.
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      05-22-2012 11:34 AM #32
      Started reading the Gregor the Overlander series. I'm only on like page 10 of book 1, but it was written by Suzanne Collins who also did Hunger Games. I randomly DL books that get good review or have interesting ideas behind them. Lately a lot of them seem to by YA fantasy/sci-fi though for some reason. After this I'll have to find some grown up books.

      I read the Hunger Games trilogy last month.

      I want to get back into Raymond E. Fiest. He has a pretty large library of fantasy and everyone I've read has been reads that keep me glued to the pages. His stories are epic and usually span across several books with the history and characters throughout his entire Krondor collection. You go from seeing a young boy become king and eventually an old man throughout the course of reading his novels. It kind of reminds me of the Wheel of Time series, but with much less slow parts. I started reading these back when I was just in high school.

    8. 05-25-2012 11:59 AM #33
      smart kid you got there..
      been reading book since I was 12, try Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew good reading materials.

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      06-25-2012 05:07 PM #34
      Terry brooks

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      08-23-2012 03:07 PM #35
      At age 14, I was reading anything and everything.

      Science Fiction classics:
      Asamov: Foundation trilogy, I-Robot series
      Dune trilogy
      Hitch Hikers Guide trilogy
      Ringworld
      The list is endless...

      All of the Sherlock Holmes short stories

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