No, not awesome books that happen to have been around for ten years, but awesome books that would be awesome for ten-year-olds. Persephoneers, I’m in the midst of a book dilemma and, well, you’re all awesomely bookish and Middlemarch mad. Who else was I going to ask for help?
So here goes: I’m on the hunt for a couple of books to give a ten-year-old. But the thing is, it’s been a while since I was ten, and given Juniper Junior is only just about to be five, the books we read are usually far too young for a ten-year-old. Sitting on the floor of Juniper Junior’s bedroom, I even went through his bookcases (yes, almost five and with two bookcases) and I know I read a lot of those books before I hit the young adult years but goodness, I can’t remember how young I was when I read them. One of the very few books I can remember reading when I was ten was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, but it’s one of those books that is in pretty much every home.
Whatever we send her, I want to know that inside that parcel are awesome protagonists and awesome stories. So, is there a book you think every ten-year-old should read? A book you would love to have read when you were ten years old?
Your brief, Persephoneers:
- Suitable for a ten-year-old with average reading ability