book suggestions

Allison Marles apm at
Wed Aug 11 17:20:59 EDT 2004

I can't say for sure that I would have liked these if I were a boy,
but I would have liked them in grade 9/10 (in fact, I did get to 
study Ender's Game when I was in grade 10):

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Sabriel by Garth Nix (need at least one with a female protagonist)
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Good Omens by Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin


On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 02:17:25PM -0600, Robyn Starkey wrote:
> We actually need suggestions of *books* rather than bookshops. She knows 
> Justin; this is not about getting titles, it's about more firm 
> recommendations. The problem is not coming up with ideas, but rather with 
> compelling ideas. What would you really like to study if you were a boy in 
> Year 9/10?
> >> Why doesn't she contact the good people at The Little Bookroom in
> >Elizabeth
> >> St? They are a specialist children's bookshop and will have advice on 
> >good
> >> science fiction and fantasy for this age.
> >>
> >> Judith in Sydney
> >
> >
> >Or--Tim's Bookshop in High Street, Kew, which specialises in YA books of 
> >all
> >types.
> I would never ever ever recommend this shop to anyone after some of the 
> experiences I had with it; including a shop assistant who refused to sell 
> me a copy of a book by Kazuo Ishiguro because I wouldn't understand it.
> Robyn

I'm too young to buy a lifetime supply of Ovaltine.
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