Friday, 25 May 2018

Reading suggestions for a tech-savvy intermediate school boy


This week I was asked for a booklist for a student (requested by the boy's father - here's hoping the reader will be as keen). 
"His interests include adventure (fiction) technology, computers, programming and gaming (fiction and non-fiction) . enjoyed reading the Harry Potter series, is there anything similar in that genre that you could recommend?"

I am just about to order a bunch of tech-orientated books after finding this booklist of YA Books for Gamers on the excellent Epic Reads website. We have quite a few of these books in the collection already, and those I don't have, I will order. This list prompted the following suggestions too. These books are, of course, not just suitable for male readers, but anyone keen on big adventure, sometimes with a high tech twist, as often loved by girls as boys.

So here’s a bit of a list to be starting with. A couple of NZ authors first, then some other series. Follow the links for info on each book.
The Project (aka The Most Boring Book in the World)
After Harry many kids move on to these series:
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (aka The Golden Compass)
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

This is very much just a starter list and I'd love to receive suggestions of more to add, to build up a really wide-reaching list.

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