Summer Reading 2016 Great Books For Young Adults

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Anderson M T The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Vols 1 and 2. Young Octavian is being raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers. but it is only after he opens a forbidden door that learns the hideous nature of their. experiments and his own chilling role in them Set in Revolutionary Boston the novels take. place at a time when Patriots battled to win liberty while African slaves were asked to risk. their lives for a freedom they would never claim,Austen Jane Pride And Prejudice. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune. must be in want of a wife, Witless Mrs Bennet has only one aim in life finding a good match her five daughters The. witty sparring between her feisty spirited daughter Elizabeth and proud Mr Darcy is a joy to. read Will they ever reconcile Read on,Avi The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. The story takes place during the crossing of a ship from England to America in the 19th. century The book chronicles Charlotte s experiences as she is pushed outside her sheltered. naive existence and learns about life aboard the ship She learns a valuable lesson about not. judging people based on first impressions or positions of authority. Bacigalupi Paola Ship Breaker, This novel portrays a futuristic world destroyed by global warming Nailer a 17 year old ship. breaker must scavenge among ancient oil tankers looking for copper and other treasures to. sell Paolo Bacigalupi has created an award winning novel that invites teens to explore. environmental issues and to think about how their choices today can affect future generations. Blackman Malorie Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman was the UK Children s Laureate 2013 2015.
Thought provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society. Sephy is a Cross a member of the dark skinned ruling class Callum is a Nought a. colourless member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses The two have. been friends since early childhood but that s as far as it can go In their world Noughts and. Crosses simply don t mix Against a background of prejudice and distrust a romance builds. between Sephy and Callum a romance that will lead both of them into terrible danger Can. they possibly find a way to be together,The first novel in the Noughs and Crosses trilogy. Bray Libba The Diviners, Evie O Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to live with her. uncle Will in New York City It s 1926 and the city is filled with speakeasies Ziegfeld girls. and rakish pickpockets, Evie worries her uncle will discover her darkest secret her supernatural powers But when. the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Uncle Will is called to the. scene Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer if he doesn t catch her first. Breslin Theresa Prisoner Of The Inquisition, Zarita only daughter of the town magistrate lives a life of wealth and privilege Saulo son of. a family reduced by circumstances to begging witnesses his father wrongfully arrested and. dealt with in the most horrifying way Hauled off to be a slave at sea and pursued by pirates. he encounters the ambitious mariner explorer Christopher Columbus Throughout his. hardships Saulo is determined to survive for he has sworn vengeance on the magistrate and. his family,Burgess Melvin The Hit, A new drug is going around Death It gives you a huge rush for a week then kills you.
Adam s life is rubbish so why not take it,This novel would be suitable for senior students. Camilleri Andrea The Story of the Nose,Retelling of Gogol s The Nose. The Collegiate Assessor Kovalyov wakes one morning to discover that his nose has. disappeared It has mysteriously found its way into a loaf of bread on the barber. Yokovlevich s breakfast table The barber attempts to dispose of it but when Kovalyov steps. out onto the St Petersburg streets he finds his nose now the size of a human wearing a gold. embroidered uniform and travelling around in a carriage. Camilleri is well known for his Inspector Montalbano series of crime novels now a TV. Choldenko Gennifer Al Capone Does My Shirts, Life gets interesting for Moose Flanagan and his family when they become residents of the. famous prison island Alcatraz,Christie Agatha Murder on the Orient Express. A snowdrift stops the luxurious Orient Express in its tracks overnight In the morning a. passenger is dead in his compartment stabbed a dozen times the door locked from the inside. Hercule Poirot uses his little grey cells to solve the mystery. Clare Cassandra City of Bones, Shadow Hunters walk the streets of New York City patrolling the creatures of the.
underworld Clary Fray is unaware of this other world until the night she visits the. Pandemonium Club and witnesses a demon slaying Without warning she is drawn into the. dark and exciting world of fallen angels and monsters. This is the first book in the popular Mortal Instrument series. Collins Suzanne The Hunger Games, When Katniss Everdeen s sister s name is drawn in the reaping she steps in to take her place. The annual Hunger Games is a battle to the death and Katniss will not let her little sister die. but now she must be partnered with the one boy from District 12 she cannot bear to harm. Katniss must rely on keen battle skills and sharp wit to protect both her and the baker s son. while thinking of a way to outsmart the government that would control them all. This is the first book in the smash hit Hunger Games trilogy. Crossan Sarah The Weight Of Water,A novel in verse. Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes Kasienka and her mother. head for England Life is lonely for Kasienka At home her mother s heart is breaking and at. school friends are scarce But when someone special swims into her life Kasienka learns that. there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat. The Weight of Water is a brilliant coming of age story it also tackles the alienation. experienced by many young immigrants,You might also like Breathe. Dashner James The Maze Runner, When Thomas wakes up in the lift the only thing he can remember is his name He s surrounded by. strangers boys whose memories are also gone, Outside is a limitless ever changing maze It s the only way out and no one s ever made it through alive.
Then a girl arrives The first girl ever And the message she delivers is terrifying Remember Survive. The first novel in the bestselling series,Dessen Sarah The Truth About Forever. Macy Queen believes that keeping her life organized and predictable will help her deal with. her father s death However when her boyfriend breaks up with her she decides to start. taking chances beginning with an impulsive decision to get a summer job with a small. catering company With a cast of quirky and endearing characters this is a great story about. love and the power to heal, You might also enjoy Dessen s Along For The Ride which is available as an audiobook. Sleeping is overrated in this romance about two insomniacs Auden and Eli both have trouble. sleeping She s dealing with a divorced family and he s grieving the death of his best friend. Over the short summer they form a friendship and discover that accepting change and moving. on is healing for both of them,Dowswell Paul Auslander. A chilling and thought provoking thriller about a Polish orphan s subversion of Nazi ideals. When Peter s parents are killed he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw Then German soldiers. take him away to be assessed They decide that Peter is racially valuable He is. volksdeutscher of German blood With his blond hair and blue eyes he looks just like the boy. on the Hitler Jugend poster Someone important will want to adopt Peter Professor. Kaltenbach is very pleased to welcome such a fine Aryan specimen to his household But. Peter is not quite the specimen they think He is forming his own ideas about what he is. seeing what he is told Peter doesn t want to be a Nazi and so he is going to take a very. dangerous risk The most dangerous risk he could possibly choose to take in Berlin in 1942. Other great historical fiction novels by Dowswell include Powder Monkey Red Shadow and. Sektion 20,Doyle Catherine Vendetta,Retelling of Romeo Juliet. When five brothers move into the abandoned mansion next door Sophie Gracewell s life. changes forever Drawn to Nic Sophie finds herself falling into a world governed by. powerful families When Sophie s own family skeletons come to life she must choose. between two warring dynasties the one she was born into and the one she is falling in love. with When she does blood will spill and hearts will break. Farmer Nancy A Girl Named Disaster, Nhamo is an unloved unwanted orphan Rather than face a hateful marriage she decides to.
flee her Mozambique village Her transition from half starved wild child to a strong. independent young woman with a place in the modern world gives a tender moving and. warmhearted quality to an extraordinary adventure story. Another novel by Farmer you may enjoy is The House of the Scorpion multiple award. winning book which takes a futuristic look at a society who believes in cloning Matt a clone. of the powerful 140 year old drug lord El Patron is kept isolated from other members of his. household and is both despised and feared by those around him When Matt learns that his. sole purpose is to provide El Patron with organs to help him live longer he seeks the help of. a good friend to help his escape This book raises questions about the value of life individual. freedom and the ethics of cloning and would be suitable for senior students. Fletcher Susan A Little In Love, Retelling of Eponine s story from Victor Hugo s Les Miserables. Forman Gayle If I Stay, After a car accident kills her family and leaves her hovering between life and death 17 year. old Mia must make a choice Should she stay and continue in this world as a gifted cellist. bound for Julliard without her family or should she allow herself to die Her observations of. her past and present give meaning to what is most valuable about life. Frank Anne The Diary Of A Young Girl, A world classic a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the. human spirit, In 1942 with Nazis occupying Holland Anne and her family fled their home in Amsterdam. and went into hiding For the next two years they and another family lived hidden in the. Secret Annexe of an old office building Cut off from the outside world they faced hunger. boredom the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters and the ever present threat of. discovery and death, The diary ends in August 1944 when they were betrayed to the Nazis.
Funke Cornelia Inkheart, Meggie loves books So does her father Mo a bookbinder although he has never read aloud. to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared They live quietly until one night a stranger. knocks at their door He has come with a warning that forces Mo to reveal an extraordinary. secret a storytelling secret that will change their lives for ever. The first novel in the trilogy,Gaiman Neil The Graveyard Book. When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing his entire family who would have thought. he would find safety and security in the local graveyard Brought up by the resident ghosts. ghouls and spectres Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead But. for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him after all he is the last. remaining member of the family Will Bod survive to be a man. You might also like Coraline another Gaiman classic. Gantos Jack Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key, Joey is a good kid but his teachers never know what he s going to do next He sharpens his. finger in the pencil sharpener and swallows his house key He can t sit still for more than a. minute Joey is buzzing This is an exceptionally funny story about a boy with severe. attention deficit disorder ADD,This book would appeal to reluctant readers. Gardner Sally Maggot Moon, A boy with one green eye and one blue eye has no chance of staying out of trouble in a world.
where conformity is paramount but there is more originality in Standish that just his eyes. Gaughen A C Scarlet,Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Scarlet a feisty lady thief has made a home in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood and his. band of thieves but a face from the past may put her forest life and people she loves in. Grant Michael BZRK, A war is raging in the nano where biots and nanobots battle in the brain for control of the. human race For the soldiers of BZRK and AFCG it may be victory or madness. Grant Michael and Katherine Applegate Eve Adam, What if you could design the perfect boy Eve is given the chance but what are the. consequences of playing god, You might also enjoy Gone Everyone over fifteen is disappearing in Sam s town and the. ones left behind are turning to him for help They must unite and find a way to rule. themselves while preparing to battle supernatural elements. Green John The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel and Gus are both Cancer Kids with very different prognoses when they meet and bond.
over what they share outside of their disease Funny poignant honest and powerful. If you like The Fault In Our Stars why not try Papertowns or Looking For Alaska or An. Abundance Of Katherines,Gregory Philippa The Other Boleyn . Summer Reading 2016 Great Books For Young Adults The books recommended for ages 12 18 meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles including contemporary realistic fiction fantasy horror and science fiction as well as non fiction It is not meant to be viewed as a definitive selection There is a

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