What book should I get my 13 year old sister to turn her into a patrician? She...

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

What book should I get my 13 year old sister to turn her into a patrician? She is an avid reader but is mostly stuck on YA genre trash at the moment. Hoping to slowly wean her off and into more high-brow, yet age appropriate, lit.

TechHater
TechHater

Kama Sutra

FastChef
FastChef

@TechHater
kek but no

For reference, I've previously got her books like The Little Prince, and for her last birthday I got her the Hobbit which she loved, and subsequently read my copies of LOTR. I'd like to expand her horizons a little bit

w8t4u
w8t4u

@FastChef
read LOTR
she's already a patrician. leave her alone.
but really id say
redwall
anything by roald dahl really
the house of the scorpian

askme
askme

give her Anna Karenina, teenage girls (who read books) love it

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@w8t4u
If she has read LoTR, all those will be well below her reading bracket.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@w8t4u
I absolutely adored Redwall myself at that age, but not really my sister's thing. She's pretty much got all the Roald Dahl stuff already.

I've never heard of the House of the Scorpion but I'll look into it. Anna Karenina is a good suggestion.

Methshot
Methshot

@TurtleCat
Codreanu's For My Legionaries

Emberburn
Emberburn

@askme
yeah get her this or something by Austen

Flameblow
Flameblow

something by austen or the bronte sisters

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Emberburn
actually get her some of FlinFlan's short stories, they are easy to digest, well written, written by a women, seemingly edgy at first glance (I know some bookish girls of that age are into that), but are morally good

RavySnake
RavySnake

Aesop's Fables.
Discworld?

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@TurtleCat
lolita :^)

Flowers for algernon is fucking great for teens who are into reading

maybe something light and contemporary like The Lovely Bones or Room, not fully patrisch, but a step in the right direction in any case

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@lostmypassword
agreed, i don't even know what else to recommend her. tell her to move on to book of the new sun i guess kek.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@TurtleCat
Give her the Odyssey. It's easy to read and gives her a soft start with the greeks

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@StonedTime
Get her Hamilton's Mythology first

TechHater
TechHater

@RavySnake
Byron's collected works

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@TechHater
didn't mean to quote

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@TurtleCat
real talk she might like murakami. He's not perfect but can be a good bridge between YA and lit

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Get her Earthsea by Ursula le Guin

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@TurtleCat

The Black Tulip by Dumas
The Red and the Black by Stendhal

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Stupidasole
Black Tulip - too violent, all that Protestant-Catholic bloodshed.
Red and Black - a story of a hypocrite piece of shit manipulator and liar.
Try again

Illusionz
Illusionz

That's the thing, you shouldn't *make* her read anything. Just gently and without judgement of what she does read, make it apparent that you think reading real literature is something worthy of respect. It doesn't even require you to do anything, if it's actually the case that you do. She'll see that and she'll get to doing it in his own time, so long as she feels you're someone who she wants the respect of.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@BunnyJinx
Seconding Le Guin.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@BunnyJinx
This.

@ZeroReborn
And this.

And Fahrenheit 451.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@TurtleCat
My Twisted World by Eliot Rodgers
@BunnyJinx
But, seriously, get her Le Guin

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Flameblow
This, I wish I had read Wuthering Heights as 13.

idontknow
idontknow

@CodeBuns
this is solid advice desu, he has some decent literary themes that are digestable and pretty enjoyable

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@CodeBuns
@idontknow
Aren’t they a little too sexual?

hairygrape
hairygrape

@Nojokur

It's clear you haven't read either books. There's no bloodshed in the Black Tulip

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@TurtleCat
Cortazar's short stories, I don't know if you can find it in english, but "Historias de cronopios y de famas" is great for a young people

Techpill
Techpill

@kizzmybutt
She's 13. She's, most likely, going to become sexually active within the next 6 to 18 months.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Techpill
Get her Naked Lunch

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Techpill
damn, I remember to pass near to a group of 11~12 yo girls and hear them talking about suck a dick. I felt old, sad and virgin...

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Gigastrength
Seconding Cortázar, any short story antology would be great.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Fanged Noumena by Nick Land.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@lostmypassword
@FastChef

if she actually liked the LotR she might like The Once and Future King.

Inmate
Inmate

@Emberfire
lmao didn't you have 20$ in your pocket?

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Tell her to Google Henry T. Laurency, books are free and I wish I read them at 13.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Watership Down

WebTool
WebTool

You're all fucking lefty turbo plebs

Give her one of the following; The Bell Curve, Thus Spoke Zathustra, Infinite Jest, The Fountainhead, Gravity's Rainbow, or Casino Royale.

Unless you want her to be Tyrone's little sjw cum rag

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@WebTool
The Fountainhead is just plain bad writing, and this is coming from someone who legitimately agrees with Rand's ideology on quite a few fronts.
I'd say that her least shit fiction work is We the Living, but it's still not that good honestly.
I know you're just attempting a shitty meme though..

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Skullbone
Great answer. Considered this.
She needs something she'll love.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

How about The Invisible Man? She's at an age where she can start appreciating some of the themes explored in that.

Bidwell
Bidwell

I've decided to get her A Wizard of Earthsea, might pick up something else if I see it down the track.

A number of books mentioned were also great suggestions – she already has dipped into Austen, so I will be encouraging this further, but mum owns them so she can loan.

Some other suggestions are books I already own that I've made it clear she has access to my library and can loan from me if she wants, including Hamilton's Mythology, the Odyssey, Murakami, Fahrenheit, as well as Infinite Jest and Gravity's Rainbow (lmao).

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

the last unicorn.
the once and future king
the princess bride

TreeEater
TreeEater

@TurtleCat
Chronicles of Narnia
Tom Sawyer / Huckleberry Finn
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lord of the Flies

Bidwell
Bidwell

Ulysses obvs. That way you can derail this reading train early.

Methshot
Methshot

@w8t4u
anything by roald dahl really
the house of the scorpian
@TreeEater
A Series of Unfortunate Events
@Illusionz
That's the thing, you shouldn't *make* her read anything. Just gently and without judgement

t.Reddit

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

The Catcher in the Rye and Lord of the Flies
They are still Young Adult but more complex than most shit Young Adult novels that 13 year olds would be reading

Playboyize
Playboyize

she won’t actually read anything you give her, op

just let her read what she likes, it’s good enough that a 13 year old is reading.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Techpill
Not if she reads the right lit....

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@TurtleCat

Don't mind the pretentious title, this is a great introduction to literature and poetry

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Grapes of Wrath, Lord of the Flies, shit like that

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Playboyize
Get the fuck off my image board

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

if she's already sort of intellectual this might be good

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Senlin Ascends, Bancroft might be an ideal choice. It bridges the genre fiction/literary divide very well.

His dark materials is also good YA.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@BunnyJinx
His Dark Materials is trash

Techpill
Techpill

A Wizard of Earthsea. A comfy epic, despite the writer being a bit of a social justice warrior.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@TurtleCat
Fernando Pessoa - The Book of Disquiet

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@TurtleCat
But seriously, Le Guin

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Harmless_Venom
Gentile is must for all ages desu

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