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Suggested Reading List

Top 25 books for Year 8 students to read and enjoy.  A more comprehensive list can be downloaded below.

Classics
A Christmas Carol by C Dickens
The Hound of the Baskervilles by A C Doyle
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Science Fiction
The War of the Worlds by H G Wells
Gone series by M Grant
Chaos Walking Trilogy by P Ness

Adventure/Crime/Thriller
Itch series by Simon Mayo
The Ruby in the Smoke by P Pullman
Montmorency by E Updale
Chaos Unleashed by J Highfield

Fantasy/Horror
My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey
Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
More than This by Patrick Ness 
                  (Ashcroft Winner of Carnegie Award 2015)
Furnace Series by A G Smith

Different Cultures
Chinese Cinderella by A Yen Mah
The Kite Rider by G McCaughrean
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

History/Current Affairs
Poppy by Mary Hooper
Pompeii  by R Harris
Wonder by RJ Palacio

Biography/Autobiography
Diary of an Unteenager by P Johnson
Gervelie’s Journey: A Refugee Diary by A Robinson & A Young

General
Sweet Honey by Cathy Cassidy
Geek Girl series by Holly Smale
                               (FAB Award Shortlist 2015)
Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
                               (FAB Award Shortlist 2015)
My Family and Other Animals by G Durrell

 Year 8 Suggested Reading List