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Reading For Pleasure - YEAR 9 COMING OF AGE The reading choices below are suggestions to help you with your journey as a reader. Remember reading supports your learning and your personal interests. It’s also a great way of relaxing!


Brilliant when you have little time or energy to read full novels! These titles take on average 1-2 hours to read.

Beyond the Bounty Tony Parsons Clouded Vision Linwood Barclay Follow me Sheila Flanagan Get the Life you Really Want James Caan Going for Gold: Welsh Olympic Dreams for 2012 Strangers on the 16.02 Priya Basil The Cleverness of Ladies Alexander McCall Smith WATCH OUT FOR … Quantum of Tweed:The Man with the Nissan Micra Conn Iggulden (Spoof Spy Thriller) CONTEMPORARY A Monster Calls Patrick Ness (Bereavement) An Act of Love Alan Gibbons (Modern war and friendship) Being Billy Phil Earle (Family issues)

Bruised Siobhan Parkinson (Family issues)

Bruised Siobhan Parkinson (Family issues) Dark Matter Michelle Paver (Ghost) Darke Ride Caroline Green (Eerie fairground adventure) Half Brother Kenneth Oppel (Sci-fi/animal adventure) Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery Karen David (Humour) Maximum Ride James Patterson (Manga) The Knife of Never Letting Go (Sc-fi adventure) There is no dog Meg Rosof (Fantasy/Romance) Undead Kirsty Mckay (Horror) Wereworld Rise of the Wolf Curtis Jobbing (Horror)

Iboy Kevin Brooks (Sci-fi, bullying) Life on the Refrigerator Door Alice Kuiper (Coping with family illness) My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece Annabel Pitcher (Tragedy) News from the Dead Mary Hooper (True, historical) The Blood Red Road Moira Young (winner Costa Teenage Award )

The Glass Collector Anne Perera (Young boy seeking hope in Cairo) The Seeing Stone Kevin Crossley Holland (King Arthur adventure series) WATCH OUT FOR…Itch Simon Mayo (Sci-fi adventure)

Non-Fiction Also great for a ‘dip and read!’ 21st Century Lives Sporting People (Liz Gogely) Green Glass Beads (poems selected by Jacqueline Wilson) ROMANCE CLASSIC AND MODERN Entangled Cat Clarke (Amnesia) Heartburn Anne Cassidy (Romance, thriller) Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman (Mixed race romance) Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen (Classic Gothic romance) MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL Stepping Stones Greg Mortenson (Building schools in Pakistan) The Diary of Anne Frank (The Holocaust) You Can Really Get it if You Really Want Levi Roots (Business entrepreneur) USEFUL WEBSITES and ONLINE RESOURCES www.behindthebookshelf World Book day 2012 has placed reading at the heart of technology. For the rest of the year the app to download new, exclusive stories from top authors onto your phone / tablet will be available via the World Book Day Website (

Library year 9 reading choices 2012

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