Here are some more recommendations for your child’s next read (taken from The School Reading List). All books are available to borrow from the LRC.
Year 7 – Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari
A spectacular coming-of-age story where different cultures collide and combine. Through evocative and lyrical prose, the reader will see Mira’s unlikely friendship with Jide, learn of tightly guarded secrets, and empathise with Mira’s awakening despite a difficult home life.
Year 8 – Wink by Rob Harrell
Based on the author’s own experiences, the reader follows the life of Ross, a boy dealing with a devastating diagnosis of cancer. While he strives to maintain normality and his dignity, Ross finds imaginative and inspirational ways to get through life at school and at home.
Year 9 – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
In the future, all society is overseen by the World Controllers. Everything is ordered and efficient. But Bernard has other ideas and wants to do more than ask questions.
Year 10 – Every Day by David Levithan
This thought-provoking story follows ‘A’, who wakes up each day in a different body. ‘A’ knows not to change things or get too involved, until one day ‘A’ meets Rhiannon, who changes everything.
Year 11 – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A highly anticipated and competitive local kite championship attracts Amir and Hassan, who are keen to win. Set in Afghanistan in 1975, this novel hinges on one event afterwards which will change Hassan’s life forever, and one which years later he seeks to put right.
Sixth Form – Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
This tremendously ambitious novel follows six people whose lives span different periods and places, yet are all strangely connected by intrigue and a tattoo. Themes of power, ambition and where we fit in the universe underpin a plot of epic proportions.
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