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Suggested Reading List

Top 25 books for Year 9 students to read and enjoy.  A more comprehensive list can be downloaded below.

Classics
Metamorphosis by F Kafka
Animal Farm by G Orwell
In Cold Blood by T Capote

Science Fiction
Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Death of Grass by J Christopher

Adventure/Crime/Thriller
Martyn Pig by K Brooks
Road of the Dead by James Jauncey 

History/Current Affairs
The Book Thief by M Zusak
Girl with a Pearl Earring by T Chevalier
Boy Soldier by A Mcnab &  R Rigby

Different Cultures
Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landeman
                  (National Carnegie award Winner 2015)
The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean                                      (Carnegie award Shortlist 2015)
Refugee Boy by B Zephaniah
Shine by Candy Gourlay

FantasyHorror
Noble conflict by Malorie Blackman
                            (FAB Award Shortlist 2015)
Department 19 series by Will Hill
His Dark Materials Trilogy by P Pullman
The Otori Trilogy by L Hearn

Biography/Autobiography
The Color Purple by A Walker
Empire of the Sun by J G Ballard
On the Edge: My Story by R Hammond

General
Under her Skin by James Dawson
Dead Ends by Erin Lange (FAB Award Shortlist 2015)
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by D Adams
So Much to Tell You by J Marsden

 Year 9 Suggested Reading List