Penguin Books set up the holiday hotline, which provides personalized recommendations for people on your gift list. You tell them what the person you are buying for likes and they email you back suggestions. This is my attempt at summarizing Kid 2’s recent reading choices.
Favorite books: John Green (especially Looking for Alaska), Fault in Our Stars, Harry Potter series, Sociopath Next Door, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, likes fiction with angel and demon themes (must be well researched.) Read Twilight “for vampires” rather than romance.
Favorite films and shows: John Constantine (tv-show), True Blood, and Harry Potter.
Let’s see what they can do with that. I will report results later today.
The problem with Kid 2 is that she has a very good ear for YA voice, so her frequent complaints are that protagonists in the novels she reads sound like old ladies.