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Spring Term 2020

The Cruel Prince – Holly BlackTitle: The Cruel Prince
Author: Holly Black

Jude was stolen at a young age and taken to live in the High Court of Faerie. There she learns to fit in and wants to win a place at Court. She has to defy the youngest and wickedest son of the High King and for that she must face the consequences.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for Years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in Years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

The Red Ribbon – Lucy AdlingtonTitle: The Red Ribbon
Author: Lucy Adlington

Ella loves to sew and dreams of one day having her own shop. One problem, she is currently a resident at Birkenau-Auschwitz and every dress she makes could be the difference between life and death. Will her friendship with Rose and a red ribbon, given to Ella as a symbol of hope, help her survive?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for Years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in Years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Dear Evan Hansen – Val EmmichTitle: Dear Evan Hansen
Author: Val Emmich

This novel was inspired by the award-winning Broadway show, Dear Evan Hansen. A letter that was never meant to be read by anyone pulls Evan into a family’s grief over the loss of their son. He suddenly has a purpose but trying to cover his lie just gets him deeper into trouble.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for Years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in Years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Crossfire – Malorie BlackmanTitle: Crossfire
Author: Malorie Blackman

Society is very different since we first met Sephy a Cross and Callum a Nought in Noughts & Crosses. Now there is a Nought Prime Minister for the first time and people are out to destroy him. Will Callie-Rose be able to help or will the abduction of two young people threaten everything?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for Years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in Years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Monster – Michael GrantTitle: Monster
Author: Michael Grant

Meteorites are hitting Earth again and with a virus even deadlier than in the ‘Gone’ series. Humans will mutate into creatures with power but power can corrupt and not all will become heroes.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for Years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in Years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Armistice Runner – Tom PalmerTitle: Armistice Runner
Author: Tom Palmer

Lily loves fell-running but much to her disappointment always comes in second. She discovers her great-great-grandfather used to run before the First World War but stopped when he came home. When she finds his diary will she discover the reason for stopping and will this help inspire her?

This book is suitable for all year groups and was part of the BookBuzz 2019 scheme.

Cilka’s Journey – Heather MorrisTitle: Cilka’s Journey
Author: Heather Morris

In ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ a young girl helped Lale to survive. Cilka’s journey is about that young girl and her story after she is liberated. Charged as a collaborator she is sent to a brutal prison camp in Siberia and quickly learns she has not escaped brutality. A remarkable story of survival.

This book is suitable for students in Years 10 and 11 only.

Archive – Recommended Reads

Autumn Term 2019

Autumn Term 2019

Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Author: Heather Morris

Lale  a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. He is put to work as a Tätowierer, tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism – but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

This book is suitable for students in years 10 and 11 only.

Title: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Author: Holly Jackson

Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. Pippa isn’t so sure. She chooses the case as the topic for her final year project and starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. If she keeps looking will she be in danger?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: The Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Agevedo

Xiomara is a gifted poet but hides this from her mother. With her mother’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church she is too afraid to speak out about how she really feels. Will she get the chance to really be herself?

Winner of numerous awards and most recently the Carnegie Medal Winner 2019.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: I Am Not A Number
Author: Lisa Heathfield

The Traditional Party have won the election but their reforms are harsh and extreme. If you don’t believe in their politics you are sent to a prison camp where you face unimaginable horrors. Ruby known only as number 276 knows this is wrong but how can she escape and is there anyone left to help?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Evermore
Author: Sara Holland

Jules journey continues in book two of the Everless series. Finally Jules understands who she is and what role she plays in the world. She stole the sorceress’s heart and now she wants it back. Who will win this next battle?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Toffee
Author: Sarah Crossan

Another masterpiece by the award-winning author, Sarah Crossan. Life at home becomes unbearable and Allison finds herself living in a shed of what she thinks is an abandoned house. Marla is lonely and confused and thinks Allison is Toffee, a friend from the past. Can the two help each other? A poignant, gripping and thought-provoking story.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Jelly
Author: Jo Cotterill

Jelly is the life and soul of the classroom. She is popular, funny and also overweight. She hides behind humour to deflect any negative comments but it still hurts. Her Mum’s new boyfriend is the first person to notice she is playing a part. With his help will she be able to show her feelings through her poems?

This book is suitable for all year groups and is part of the 2019 Bookbuzz programme.

Title: Drone Racer
Author: Andy Briggs

If you like high-tech books full of action and adventure you will love this. Carson and his friends cannot quite believe their luck when they find a drone in a scrapyard but when it starts talking they know they have stumbled on something unique.

This book is suitable for all year groups and is part of the 2019 Bookbuzz programme.

Summer Term 2019

Summer Term 2019

Title: Witch Hunter
Author: Virginia Boecker

Elizabeth is a witch hunter who loves her job but what happens when she is accused of witchcraft herself?  A great fantasy read where trusting her enemies might be the only solution she has.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: The Hawkweed Prophecy
Author: Irena Brignull

Two girls with two completely different lives bound together through a raven’s spell. The prophecy tells of the next queen but will dark powers intervene?

This books is suitable for all year groups.

Title: The Extinction Trials
Author: S.M.Wilson

For fans of The Hunger Games this is a must read.  The best of the best compete to bring back the dinosaur eggs but will they survive in a land full of monsters?

This book is suitable for all year groups.

Title: The Skylarks’ War
Author: Hilary McKay

Skylarks’ War is a beautifully poignant story of love, friendship and courage set in WWI.

This book is suitable for all year groups.

Title: Angelfall
Author: Susan Ee

Trying to survive in a world where you are being attacked by angels is not easy.  Penryn is street smart but will she be able to stop herself from helping the fallen angel Raffe?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Everless
Author: Sara Holland

Blood is money and time is power.  In Everless the rich extend their lives by extracting blood, bound to iron, while the poor are taxed and live terrible lives.  Will Jules be able to return to Everless without being recognised, to help save her dying father?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Don’t Even Think About It
Author: Sarah Mlynowski

One group of students get a flu jab that results in them being able to read minds.  All those secrets you really don’t want to share are now out there for everyone to hear.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Spring Term 2019

Spring Term 2019

Children of Blood and BoneTitle: Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi

This is a fantastic book and fans of Sarah J. Maas will love it. Magic is banned from the kingdom but one special girl has the power to change all of that. This book takes you on an exciting journey that you really don’t want to end.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

The Woman in the WindowTitle: The Woman in the Window
Author: A. J. Finn

Unable to leave the house because of her agoraphobia Anna finds herself drawn to the window to watch the world through her camera. New neighbours arrive and everything is not as perfect as they would like you to think. Will anybody believe Anna when she reports a crime?

Suitable for years 10 and 11 only. This is an adult book and is therefore not suitable or recommended for years 7, 8 or 9.

I Am ThunderTitle: I Am Thunder
Author: Muhammad Khan

A thought provoking tale of Muzna’s life as a muslim and her journey to find out who she is and where she belongs. A brilliant debut novel by an inspiring author.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Are We All Lemmings & SnowflakesTitle: Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes
Author: Holly Bourne

Olive doesn’t want to know her ‘diagnosis’ but does agree to go to Camp Reset. A painfully honest look at mental health in teens, with strong lead characters and brilliantly written.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

The Wizards of OnceTitle: The Wizards of Once
Author: Cressida Cowell

A magical story of a young boy wizard Xar and a young girl warrior Wish. If they can stop fighting long enough will they realise that an ancient evil is trying to return? A fantastic story for everyone to enjoy from the best-selling author of the ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ series.

This book is suitable for all year groups.

The Island at the End of EverythingTitle: The Island at the End of Everything
Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Ami lives on a beautiful island and even though her mother is ill she lives a happy life. This all changes when the government official arrives on the island and declares it a leper colony. Ami is taken to another island to live in an orphanage but will she be able to see her mother one more time? The author has based her story on the real life island of Culion in the Philippines that was the world’s largest colony of lepers from 1906 to 1998.

This book is suitable for all year groups.

The Ruins of GorlanTitle: The Ruins of Gorlan
Author: John Flanagan

This book is full of action, adventure and fantasy and a must read for fans of Tolkien. Will, an orphan, hopes to be a knight but is chosen as a Ranger’s apprentice. Will his training help with the battle that is coming to the kingdom?

This book is suitable for all year groups.

Kingdom of AshTitle: Kingdom of Ash
Author: Sarah J. Maas

Aelin’s journey from slave to queen reaches a dramatic conclusion in the final book of the Throne of Glass series. Will she escape from the iron coffin, will she be able to save her kingdom or will she pay the ultimate price to protect those she loves? A brilliant series for fans of epic fantasy.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Autumn Term 2018

Autumn Term 2018

Title: The Girlfriend
Author: Michelle Frances

A psychological thriller that proves to be a compelling read. Laura cannot wait to meet her son’s new girlfriend but something doesn’t feel right, yet nobody else can see it. An unforgiveable lie will test the strength of all the relationships.

Suitable for years 10 and 11 only. This is an adult book and is therefore not suitable or recommended for years 7, 8 or 9.

Title: Faceless
Author: Alyssa Sheinmel

Maisie loves running but whilst out one day she is burnt in a freak accident.  Coming to terms with her ‘new face’ proves difficult and adjusting to her new life is almost impossible.  No matter how many times she is told she is lucky she just doesn’t see it.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: The Walled City
Author: Ryan Graudin

Run fast, trust no one, always carry a knife.  These are the three rules to help you survive in the walled city. A fast paced and brilliantly written book that takes you deep in to the underworld of criminal activity.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: A Place Called Perfect
Author: Helena Duggan

Moving to a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop going blind is not the town that Violet wants to live in.  Even worse, she has to behave and be ‘perfect’, which is one step too far.

This book is suitable for all year groups.

Title: Ash Princess
Author: Laura Sebastian

This is a brilliant debut novel and thoroughly recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas.  Thora was born a princess but lives a terrible life under the Kaiser who killed her mother.  Can she find the strength to fight back and be the Queen her country needs her to be?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Dangerous Girls
Author: Abigail Haas

A group of friends are enjoying a luxury break when Anna’s best friend is brutally murdered.  Anna soons finds her innocence being questioned and is put on trial.  Will the truth shock everyone?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: The Smoke Thieves
Author: Sally Green

If you love Sarah J. Maas you need to read this book.  A princess, a soldier, a hunter, a traitor, a thief all find themselves on a journey never to forget.  This is a story that you never want to end.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi

A dystopian delight!  A girl that cannot touch without hurting is held prisoner by the Reestablishment.  To find her freedom she must look to her past.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: After The Fire
Author: Will Hill

YA Book of the Year 2018 award winner.  Father John controls everything and everyone living behind the fence. After the fire things change and Moonbeam starts to question if their way of living was the right way. Although this book is a work of fiction the author gained inspiration from the Waco siege.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Still Me
Author: Jojo Moyes

Book three in the award winning ‘You Before Me’ Series.  Louisa moves to New York to start a new job, confident that this new adventure is the right step for her.  Can she embrace the challenge and will her relationship with Sam survive?

Suitable for years 10 and 11 only.  This is an adult book and is therefore not suitable or recommended for years 7, 8 or 9.

Summer Term 2018

Summer Term 2018

Title: I Have No Secrets
Author: Penny Joelson

Jemma knows who committed the murder but how can you tell when you have no voice?  Suffering from cerebral palsy Jemma is unable to communicate with anyone.  Will a breakthrough in medical technology help or will it just put her in danger?

This book is suitable for all year groups.

Title: Abomination
Author: Robert Swindells

Martha knows the family secret and must not tell anyone about the abomination. When she makes her first real friend, will she reveal the truth?  A short read that is very thought-provoking.

This book is suitable for all year groups.

Title: Arthur
Author: Mikael Lindnord

This is a heart- warming true story of a stray dog and an adventure racer in Ecuador. After feeding him a meatball Arthur becomes Mikael’s shadow and follows him through the jungle. A bond quickly forms between them and Mikael knows he needs to bring Arthur home with him to Sweden? Will their story have a happy ending?

This book is suitable for all year groups.

Title: Shell
Author: Paula Rawsthorne

Living with cancer has become too much for Lucy so when she wakes up in a new body how will she react?  Unable to live as Lucy she questions whether her parents were right to make this decision.  How far would you go to stay alive?

This book is suitable for all year groups.

Title: How To Hang A Witch
Author: Adriana Mather

Moving to Salem Sam discovers she is not welcome. The witch trials still have a firm grip on the town and with the surname Mather there is going to be trouble. Can she help prevent the curse from being rekindled or is she the reason for it? A great read.

This book has been rated 11+ and therefore suitable for all year groups.

Title: Murder Most Unladylike
Author: Robin Stevens

This is the perfect book for students who like a mystery to solve.  For fans of Sherlock Holmes with a modern twist.

This book is suitable for all year groups.

Title: Hidden
Author: Miriam Halahmy

How far would you go to protect a stranger? This is the difficult decision that Alix and Samir have to make when they find a man washed up on Hayling Island beach.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Pax
Author: Sara Pennypacker

A heart-warming story of the bond between a young boy and his pet fox. When his father returns Pax to the wild what lengths will Peter go to be reunited? A great read for fans of Michael Morpurgo and Sam Angus.

This book is suitable for all year groups.

Title: Dear Martin
Author: Nic Stone

A fantastic read that is loosely based on real life events. Despite being a ‘good kid’ Justyce becomes a victim of racial profiling and ends up in police handcuffs. A really thought provoking book with so many issues raised that you cannot put the book down.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Spring Term 2018

Spring Term 2018

Title: Sweetfreak
Author: Sophie McKenzie

Your best friend is being bullied online and to make matters worse everyone thinks it’s you.  Carey once a popular girl now feels alone but is determined to find the truth.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: The Killables
Author: Gemma Malley

A world where they don’t believe in evil and citizens may only live in the city if the ‘evil’ part of their brain is removed.  Any bad signs and you are labelled a K but what happens to you then and who should you really trust? This is the perfect book for dystopian fans.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Wonder
Author: R. J. Palacio

One of the best books in the library and now with the release of the film it is even more popular.  A beautifully written, roller coaster book of emotions where the main character Auggie’s journey stays with you long after you finish reading.

This book is suitable for all age groups.

Title: The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas

Starr is the only witness to the shooting of a friend by a policeman.  She needs to decide if protecting the poor neighbourhood she was born in is more important that the life she leads at her posh high school.   This is a book to make you stop and think.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Dumplin’
Author: Julie Murphy

Willowdean has always been comfortable in her own skin, proud of her size and accepts being called Dumplin’ by her former beauty queen mum. She only starts to doubt herself when the new boy in town notices her. Will entering the Miss Clover beauty pageant get her self-confidence back?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Ask The Passengers
Author: A.S. King

Astrid spends hours watching the planes fly over her house, she doesn’t know the passengers but feels they are the only people who will not judge her.  This is a beautifully written story of a girl struggling with her identity, she doesn’t want to be labelled she just wants to be accepted for who she is.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: Eeny Meeny
Author: M.J. Arlidge

This is the first book in a detective series set in Southampton.  This is not for the faint hearted as a serial killer is on the loose and is out to play twisted mind games with his victims.

Suitable for years 10 and 11 only.  This is an adult book and is therefore not suitable or recommended for years 7, 8 or 9.

Autumn Term 2017

Autumn Term 2017

The Good DaughterTitle: The Good Daughter
Author: Karin Slaughter

Two sisters are forced in to the woods at gun point, one sister runs and the other stays. 28 years later life has moved on but secrets still surround them. This is a psychological thriller that you cannot put down.

Suitable for years 10 and 11 only. This is an adult book and is therefore not suitable or recommended for years 7, 8 or 9

Dividing EdenTitle: Diving Eden
Author: Joelle Charbonneau

This is a fantastic book from the best-selling author of the Testing series. If you love the Throne of Glass series this is the perfect book for you. A fantasy book that has lots of mystery and intrigue and two twins forced in to a competition neither want to take part in.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Being Miss NobodyTitle: Being Miss Nobody
Author: Tamsin Winter

This is a moving story of a young girl’s struggle to be heard. Rosalind is shy and can only speak in front of family and people she trusts. A new school proves a daunting place to be until she finds her voice through her blog.

This book has been rated 11+ and is therefore suitable for all year groups.

Blood GuardTitle: The Blood Guard
Author: Carter Roy

The Blood Guard are an ancient order of knights who are sworn to protect the thirty-six pure. Ronan Truelove is drawn in to this world by accident but soon discovers he is not the ordinary boy he thinks he is. This is a perfect book for those who like a mix of fantasy, action and adventure.

This book has been rated 11+ and is therefore suitable for all year groups.

One Of Us Is LyingTitle: One Of Us Is Lying
Author: Karen M.McManus

Five students walk in to detention. Only four leave alive. Each student has a secret that they want to hide at all costs but how far will they go to protect it?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

The PowerTitle: The Power
Author: Naomi Alderman

The Power starts with one or two but quickly spreads until women all over the world start taking control. They can inflict pain with a flick of the finger and no man is safe. Where will it end?

Suitable for years 10 and 11 only. This is an adult book and is therefore not suitable or recommended for years 7, 8 or 9.

Summer Term 2017

Summer Term 2017

Title: The Edge of Everything
Author: Jeff Giles

A mixture of fantasy, dystopia, romance, mystery and a great story line that keeps you hooked throughout. When a boy comes to Zoe’s rescue it starts a chain of events that no-one can see coming and really will push them to the edge of everything!

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: My Name’s Not Friday
Author: Jon Walter

This is a worthy inclusion in the Hampshire Book Award 2017. A gripping read about Samuel, a young boy who takes the blame for his brother’s mistake and as a result is sold into slavery.  He loses his name, his freedom and his home but never gives up on finding his brother again. This is a moving and beautiful written story.

This book has been rated 11+ and is therefore suitable for all year groups.

Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo

A fantasy novel that has great characters and a storyline full of twists and turns. A group of thieves are hired to commit the impossible crime but will the Ice Court prove to be one job too far?

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: 13 Minutes
Author: Sarah Pinborough

Natasha wants the answers to why she ended up in the icy water, why she was dead for 13 minutes and why she no longer trusts her best friends? A great read for fans of the Pretty Little Liars series. This is a psychological thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: The Gender Game
Author: Bella Forrest

This is the perfect book for fans of Hunger Games or Divergent. Set in a world where women rule the East and men rule the West. Violet wants to save her brother and will stop at nothing to do so even if it means a dangerous mission to Patrus.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Title: The Sun Is Also A Star
Author: Nicola Yoon

Do you believe in fate? Do you believe in soul mates?  If you do, you must read this book. Natasha and Daniel meet on the day she is due to be deported. He makes it his mission to make the level headed Natasha realise that they are meant to be together.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

Spring Term 2017

Spring Term 2017

Under Rose Tainted SkiesTitle: Under Rose-Tainted Skies
Author: Louise Gornall

This is a very moving and thought provoking story of Norah’s life living with agoraphobia. You see her daily struggle to maintain control and the lengths she goes to in order to make herself feel safe. All that is put at risk when she finds herself drawn to the new boy who moves in next door.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

All The Bright PlacesTitle: All The Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven

For fans of John Green this is a must read! Two students each find themselves on the school roof at the same time with issues that are overwhelming to them both. The characters are memorable and the journey they travel is unforgettable!

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

The Queen of the TearlingTitle: The Queen of the Tearling
Author: Erika Johansen

For fans of Sarah J.Maas and Victoria Aveyard. After being raised in secret Kelsea must try to claim her throne. Her Uncle, under the influence of the Red Queen, tries to stop her and so Kelsea must win the hearts of her people and her guards to fulfil her destiny to become Queen.

This is an adult book and therefore suitable for years 10 and 11 only.

Thirteen Days of MidnightTitle: Thirteen Days of Midnight
Author: Leo Hunt

This is perfect for fans of Derek Landy and Darren Shan. At a meeting with his father’s solicitor, Luke is told he is now a millionaire! Just one problem – he has also inherited eight very mean ghosts as part of the package! A great fantasy book that will keep you entertained throughout.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

OneTitle: One
Author: Sarah Crossan

This is a beautifully written story and worthy winner of many awards. Conjoined twins Grace and Tippi love their life, their friendship and their unbreakable bond. A life changing decision lies ahead but what does it mean for them? A book that you really cannot put down.

This book has been rated 14-19 and is therefore suitable for years 9, 10 and 11 or for any students in years 7 and 8 that have no restrictions on their account.

We Are All Made of MoleculesTitle: We Are All Made of Molecules
Author: Susin Nielsen

A look at family life through the eyes of a 13 year old who sees things a little bit different to most people. A great read for fans of Kim Slater and R.J. Palacio.

This book has been rated 11+ and is therefore suitable for all year groups.