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Summer Reading Recommendations

Some suggestions to keep young eyes off screens

If you are looking for some suggestions to keep young eyes off screens and on the page, look no further! The following list is a mixture of classics, young adult fiction, new publications and old favourites. Recommendations from friends prove to be the most reliable for making reading choices, so I am sure that you can find something for your child from this list provided by their peers.

Happy holidays: happy reading!

Annie Mayes

 Malorie BlackmanBlack and White, Noughts and Crosses

John BoyneThe Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Charlotte BronteJane Eyre

Emily BronteWuthering Heights

Meg Cabot - Insatiable

Lucy Christopher Stolen

Cassandra ClareThe Infernal Devices trilogy

Paul CoelhoThe Pilgrimage

Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games

Frank Cottrell Boyce - Millions

Joe Craig - The Jimmy Coates series

Gail ForemanIf I Stay, If I Was Here

Robert GalbraithThe Cuckoo’s Calling

John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars, Looking For Alaska

Simon Herrick - Relentless

Charlie HigsonThe Enemy, The Dead, The Fear, The Sacrifice, The Hunted

Anthony Horowitz The Alex Rider series

Piper KermanOrange is the New Black

Stephen KingCell, Dreamcatcher, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Jeff Kinney - The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Harper LeeTo Kill a Mockingbird

C.S. LewisThe Chronicles of Narnia

Sarah J. MaasThe Throne of Glass series

Yann MartelsThe Life of Pi

Sophie MckenzieGirl Missing, Sister Missing, Missing Me

Marissa MeyerThe Lunar Chronicles

Michael MorpurgoLittle Foxes, Kasper Prince of Cats

Robert MuchmoreThe Cherub series, The Henderson’s Boys series

Patrick Ness - The Chaos Walking trilogy

George OrwellAnimal Farm

Tom Palmer - Own Goal

Christopher PaoliniEragon, Eldest, Brisinger, Inheritance

Rainbow Rowell Eleanor and Park

Rick RiordanThe Percy Jackson/ Heroes of Olympus series

Veronica RothThe Divergent series

J.K. RowlingThe Harry Potter series

Darren ShanThe Vampire’s Assistant

Akil SharmaFamily Life

Dodie SmithI Capture the Castle

John SteinbeckOf Mice and Men

David WalliamsGangsta Granny, Rat Burger

Gabrielle ZevinAll These Things I’ve Done