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    Question great book for teenager to learn Java?

    My 16.5 year old son is interested in learning Java. As a resource I would like to purchase a readily available but highly readable, recommended book. I would love some suggestions.

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    Headfirst Java is a nice, easy to read book for beginners : Head First Java - Google Book Search
    I think that the best resource that i had when i first started learning java was Bruce Eckel's MindView, Inc: Free Electronic Book: Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition.

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    I read Thinking In Java when i was 16, and found it pretty boring although very informative. Generally Head First can keep your attention pretty well, its full of little jokes and such.

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    I think it is depend on the skills of reader. Some people are able to read for a long time, that full of theories. Some people likes to work with jokes as you said. Actually some teenagers also in both ways.

    There are some best materials on Sams publication as well. Explain most of the concepts in simple word on the book of 21 days Java.

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    Headfirst Java is a nice, easy to read book for beginners??? lol even the authors of the book say that the book is not suitable for beginners. (page xxii of the intro)

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    I agree with Eranga:
    I think it is depend on the skills of reader
    I found nothing difficult about it.

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    I am currently using this book in my AP Computer Science class. I have had previous programming experience but I still think it would be a very good book for beginners.

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