I want to help my 12 year old niece to enjoy reading. Neither of her parents read much and so we want to encourage her by giving her a book or two. The problem is that most books which seem to be aimed at girls of that age are all about BOYS and MAKE UP..she isn't a girly girl at all and I think this sort of book will put her off. The adventure and detective type books all seemed to be marketed for boys and I am worried that if friends see her reading a "boys" book they will make fun of her.
Can anyone recommend an author or any books that might suit her. Preferably something that comes as a series so we can keep getting the next one to encourage her.
Thanks a lot