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02:29 pm: books for my nieces
I've got two nieces, 10 and 13, both read a lot. The last time I saw them, I gave the 13-year-old A Natural History of Dragons. Turns out she *loves* dragons, so I lucked out there. The book she was reading was The Life of Pi. I gave the 10-year-old The True Meaning of Smekday, which I was worried might be a little young for her, but I love that book so much I wanted to share it, and it turns out that like most avid readers, she enjoys things intended for older and younger people.

So I'm casting my mind around for Christmas presents. I haven't read Uprooted, but it seems very popular among my reading list. Maybe Seraphina, but a kid who loves dragons has probably read it already. The Cloud Roads wouldn't be too mature for a kid who chose to read Life of Pi, right?

Do you have any suggestions?

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From:rozasharn
Date:December 12th, 2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
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If they haven't read them already, I recommend for the 13-year-old Nation by Terry Pratchett and/or The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley.
Both of them might enjoy Castle Hangnail, by Ursula Vernon. Has some dragon-related content but is mainly friendship, adventure, loyalty against bullying, and humor.
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From:boxofdelights
Date:December 13th, 2015 07:16 am (UTC)
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I've been meaning to read Castle Hangnail!
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