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Yvettep
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Username: Yvettep

Post Number: 3295
Registered: 01-2005

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Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 - 01:14 pm:   

My daughters and I are about to begin the 7th and (I assume) final Harry Potter installment. Although they are looking forward to the remaining movies, they are experiencing a little sadness that this particular literary journey is about to come to an end--and so am I.

Does anyone have any ideas for similar series appropriate for children in the "tween" years (9-12)?

Some of the stuff marketed as "Young Adult" fiction is really not appropriate for their age group, but many of the stuff that is for their age is not as layered and complex as what they've grown used to w/the Potter books.

BTW, here is an interesting blog post about YA writers of color: http://www.racialicious.com/2008/12/08/on-race-and-ya-lit/

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