I need everybody's help. My 6th grade son is an avid reader. The child reads pretty nearly everything. He's also a very advanced reader. Here's my problem. Matthew has gotten into authors such as Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo. He just finished reading Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables". While I'm very pleased that he was able to read and understand these books (I was in HS before I could tackle that one), I was not happy with the multiple, uncomfortable conversations we had when he asked about some of the very adult themes in them. I don't know all that much about children's and young adult literature, except for the perennial classics, which he's pretty much already read. I'm asking for suggestions for novels I can get for him that will keep him entertained but not deal with such adult topics. I've spent hours in Barnes and Noble trying to find appropriate books and I'm coming up empty.