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Literacy

 

N.B: some YA books deal with particularly serious issues/mature themes; please ensure that you are happy for your son/daughter to read a certain book beforehand.

Top 10 Teen Books:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins  YOUNG ADULT
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee YOUNG ADULT
4. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
5. 1984 by George Orwell YOUNG ADULT
6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
7. A Streetcat Named Bob by James Bowen
8. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky YOUNG ADULT
10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë YOUNG ADULT

The Guardian’s Top books that will …

Teach you about love:
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Forever by Judy Blume YOUNG ADULT
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer YOUNG ADULT
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Thrill you:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins YOUNG ADULT
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare YOUNG ADULT
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Gone by Michael Grant
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

Transport you:
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Change the way THAT you think:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee YOUNG ADULT
A Streetcat Named Bob by James Bowen
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman YOUNG ADULT
Wonder by RJ Palacio
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeby Mark Haddon YOUNG ADULT
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky YOUNG ADULT

Help you to understand you:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger YOUNG ADULT
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness YOUNG ADULT
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
The Outsiders by SE Hinton YOUNG ADULT

Make you cry:
The Color Purple by Alice Walker YOUNG ADULT
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck YOUNG ADULT
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini YOUNG ADULT
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Before I Die by Jenny Downham YOUNG ADULT
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult YOUNG ADULT

Make you laugh:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison YOUNG ADULT

Scare you:
1984 by George Orwell YOUNG ADULT
Lord Loss by Darren Shan YOUNG ADULT
The Rats by James Herbert YOUNG ADULT

Teach you about love
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Forever by Judy Blume YOUNG ADULT
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer YOUNG ADULT
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff YOUNG ADULT
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë YOUNG ADULT

 


 

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