My tweener niece is tired of fairy tales. She wants stuff that’s more about real people doing cool stuff. Non-fiction is fine. Anne Frank would be a little too harsh a buzz for Christmas, perhaps, but stuff more along those lines.
Fiction is also fine, if there’s a particularly good updated mystery series. But she doesn’t want books about Olden Times. She wants Modern Times.
Which is fine. I’m toying with giving her The Dubliners. But that would be Olden Times, I guess.