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    Does anyone have any ideas for a 13 year old to read? I want either novels, Cricket books are Rugby League books. No kiddy ****, but Andy Griffiths and Morris Gleitzman are good, but anything younger than that are dire. I have to get them from the local library as well by the way.

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    Depends what kind of genre you are into or want to explore tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    Does anyone have any ideas for a 13 year old to read? I want either novels, Cricket books are Rugby League books. No kiddy ****, but Andy Griffiths and Morris Gleitzman are good, but anything younger than that are dire. I have to get them from the local library as well by the way.
    Read the Tomorrow... series around your age. Would recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Depends what kind of genre you are into or want to explore tbh.
    Well, as mentioned above, I like Morris Gleitzman and his style quite a lot. I also enjoyed the Lockie Leonard series as well, but can't get the second book anywhere. Does that help at all?


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    I've never heard of either of them i'm afraid, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Read the Tomorrow... series around your age. Would recommend it.
    We had half of Tomorrow when the war began last year, and I loved it. Putting it on loan right now. When I finish it, I will move onto the next book. Looking forward to reading this series.

    Any other suggestions?

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    Finally got around to reading To Kill A Mockingbird. No idea why I waited so long. It's a horribly sad and depressing story, but at the same time there are many moments of warmth and humour. The character of Atticus Finch is really an inspiration for someone aspiring to be a defense lawyer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Finally got around to reading To Kill A Mockingbird. No idea why I waited so long. It's a horribly sad and depressing story, but at the same time there are many moments of warmth and humour. The character of Atticus Finch is really an inspiration for someone aspiring to be a defense lawyer.
    Unless, of course, you're a defence lawyer in a small American town south of the Mason-Dixon Line.....

    I like Atticus more as a 'this is what it means to be a man' character, not so much as a lawyer although, yeah, I agree that I wish more defense lawyers were like him. I gather the character of Furious (Trey's Dad) from Boyz n The Hood was based on him too.

    A great real-life example of Atticus I can think of, even though he was a prosecutor, is Vince Bugliosi. Love that guy and his books.
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    Yeah Atticus isnt so much a lawyer, as a role model to his children, best aspect of his character is his attitude to family life and impression on everyone around him. Reckon that reflects heavily in the book how much his influence inspires the children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    We had half of Tomorrow when the war began last year, and I loved it. Putting it on loan right now. When I finish it, I will move onto the next book. Looking forward to reading this series.

    Any other suggestions?
    Artemis Fowl series?

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    Finish Highway To Hell: The Life and Times of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott by Clinton Walker. A good read, not just for anyone who's in love with the character, but many Australian music fans would enjoy this as well. He goes in depth about the music scene in the 60s and 70s down under. The first half of the book is only about 50-60% about Bon, the rest about the musicians in Oz around that time. He does demonize the Youngs quite a few times, which is probably why many AC/DC fans couldn't be bothered reading the book and why the band wanted nothing to do with the book. He brings up how Bon was dispensable to the Youngs, how Bon had to sometimes simplify lyrics in order to appease the band, how his notebook full of songs went missing after his death, the management's cold hearted handling of his death, etc.

    Overall, I think he does a good job of relating emotions to the character most AC/DC fans love, as there was really not much known about him and his struggles in making it to the top and his struggles with himself. I did get the feeling that Walker does Bon a disservice by not going in detail about his songs later in life and how they sometimes reflected his state of mind.

    Overall a good book, but could've been much better, but that's of course an expected opinion from a Bon fan.
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    I started reading Nikki Sixx's The Heroin Diaries today. Am about a quarter through it, already finding it awesome, dark and quite scary. Great read so far & much like The Dirt you don't need to be a Crue fan to enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    We had half of Tomorrow when the war began last year, and I loved it. Putting it on loan right now. When I finish it, I will move onto the next book. Looking forward to reading this series.

    Any other suggestions?
    His Dark Materials.
    Or something.

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