Looking for books to give to a special pre-teen or teen in your life? I'll be posting my book recommendations throughout the month with a MotherReader twist (though I have to say, MotherReader has 84 book/gift combinations posted as of today, so you must go and check out her fantastic ideas).
Here are my Friday Five, in no particular order:
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: include a canteen or stainless steel water bottle and a copy of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook.
2. Undercover by Beth Kephart: include a beautiful journal, fountain pen and dictionary/thesaurus. Or ice skates, hat, scarf and gloves.
4. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt: include with a book on Shakespeare, a New York Yankees baseball cap (though if you're so inclined, a Boston Red Sox baseball cap would do nicely) and good pair of running shoes.
5. Shug by Jenny Han: include with friendship bracelet kit, camera, scrapbook and a book on self-esteem for girls.
Here are some reader suggestions:
Val (Valerie Hobbs Writing for Life) recommends:
M. Thompson recommends: