My son reads quite well. He likes the Rick Riordan books and books of that nature. He also like reality based books. He likes adventure and humor and he has little patience for romance. He’s in sixth grade. The issue is that his teacher wants him reading books at a ‘higher level’ that she approves, and I haven’t had a chance to talk to her about what that means, and my son doesn’t know either. He’s already read the Harry Potter books, and pretty much I let him read whatever makes him happy. He’s a fairly avid reader and so my philosophy is that as long as he’s reading, he’s golden.
But I’m wondering if you have any thoughts on book recommendations that might work for him. The current crop of YA books is difficult because they have romance and he finds anything remotely associated with that squicky. I was pondering the Shannara series, although my books are packed up in boxes, and possibly some of David Coe’s books. And come to think of it, Kristen Britain’s Green Rider books might work. I gave him Anne McCaffrey’s first three Pern books, but he’s not that interested. Doesn’t like all the weird names. I think it’s because he hasn’t got to the dragons yet, but then again, it might just be his taste.
So thoughts? I”m interested in anything and everything. Nothing’s off limits (except maybe horror since he shies from that), but he can deal with most everything else. Well, except romance. That one has to be fairly low key if he’s going to keep reading.