Year 8 and Beyond Recommended Reading

General Reading

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The Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore

The Gallagher Girls Series by Alley Carter

The watcher in the shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The shadow of the wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Enemy Series by Charlie Higson

Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy

A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Tamar by Mal Peet

Turbulence by Jan Mark

Just in Case by Meg Rosoff

A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd

Her Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

What I Was by Meg Rosoff

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine

Apache by Tanya Landman

Ruby Red by Linzi Glass

Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd

Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Creature of the Night by Kate Thompson

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Silas Marner by George Eliot

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Walkabout by James Vance Marshall

Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner

The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird

Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman

The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean

Black Rabbit Summer by Kevin Brooks

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by Michael Boyne

Thursday’s Child by Sonya Hartnett

Rowan The Strange by Julie Hearn

The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff

White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick

Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace

The 10th Circle by Jodi Picoult

Spirit Hunter (Bloodline) by Katy Moran

Falling by Sharon Dogar

Waves by Sharon Dogar

The Numbers trilogy by Rachel Ward

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman

Checkmate by Malorie Blackman

Doublecross by Malorie Blackman

Z for Zachariah by Robert O'Brien

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Emperor Series by Conn Iggulden

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Across the Barricades by Joan Lingard

Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

To Sir With Love by ER Braithwaite

Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

More than this by Patrick Ness

Dark Satanic Mills by Julian Sedgwick

Running Girl by Simon Mason

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Sisterland by Linda Newbery

A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

The African Queen by C. S. Forrester

Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardner

I’m the King of the Castle by Susan Hill

The Light/Gone series by Michael Grant

Paper Towns by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

The Maze Runner series by James Dashner

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner