Please recommend books for a tween boy
June 9, 2011 11:18 AM Subscribe
My eleven-year-old son needs more books. What would the hivemind recommend?
posted by bluemoonegg to media & arts (77 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
My first AskMefi question! I'd like to drag my son out of Minecraft and Angry Birds (at least some of the time) and into more books. He likes reading, but seems bored by most stuff meant for his age group. He enjoyed the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series and the "Bone" graphic novels. He always leans towards graphic novels and comics (which are great), but could use more straight text books that will grab his interest. He: is scary smart, has a dry/sarcastic/dark sense of humor, is very tech savvy, is quiet and introverted, is not interested in sports, is not very interested in strong fantasy or scifi themes (heck, that's all I read at that age). Books where a nerdy kid solves complex problems/puzzles and saves the day are a plus. What do your tweens like to read, or what did you love to read when you were eleven?