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Old 11-06-2008, 03:51 PM
Septima is offline
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The Golden Compass trilogy
I second this, and came here to recomend it.

I would also recomend "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Heinlein, although maybe that is one she already had?

Also, "The Dispossessed" by Ursula K. Le Guin, which has much the same feel to it.

I'll also recomend "Our Man in Havanna" (by Graham Greene?). It is neither fantasy/scifi, nor "sceptic litterature", but it's a really funny book about screwing over an irrational authority

The "Science of Discworld" books are funny, and the second one deals with human culture and creativity. It suggests why "belief" (not neccesarily religious belief) is in some ways a usefull step on the evolutionary ladder, which may help her deal with some of the nuttery her parents are displaying.