READ THESE BOOKS! Year 9 Suggestions Why We Took the Car Wolfgang Herndoff. Mike doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends. And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's never invited to parties. But one day Tschick, the odd new boy at school, shows up at Mike's house out of the blue. He dares him to go on a road trip with him. No parents, no map, no destination. Will they get hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere? Probably. Will they meet crazy people and get into serious trouble? Definitely. But will they ever be called boring again? Not a chance!
The Bunker Diary Kevin Brooks. Room meets Lord of the Flies, The Bunker Diary is a pulsepounding exploration of what happens when your worst nightmare comes true - and how will you survive? All the Truth That’s In Me Julie Berry. This is a story of desperate yearning and unrequited love. It's a page-turning mystery full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. But most of all it's an empowering drama about a girl's journey from victim to hero.
Rivers of London Ben Aaronovitch. Rivers of London is highly recommended for anyone lookOut of the Easy Ruta Sepetys. Out of the Easy is ing for some urban fantasy fun with a real life set against the vivid backdrop of 1950s New Orle- spin, the sights and smells of London just ooze ans. Written by New York Times bestselling auout from between the pages. thor Ruth Sepetys, this novel has something for everyone: love, mystery, murder, blackmail and The Rest of Us Just Live Here Patrick Ness. Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irwarmth. reverent novel powerfully asks what if you wereThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas n't the Chosen One? Adams. One Thursday lunchtime the Earth is unWe Were Liars E Lockhart. E Lockhart has createxpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has on- ed a mystery with an ending most readers won't see coming, one so horrific it will prompt some ly just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope to return immediately to page one to figure out how they missed it! with. Empire of the Sun J G Ballard. The story of a The Mermaid’s Sister Carrie Anne Noble. This is boy’s life in a Japanese prisoner of war camp a young adult fantasy which won the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in the Young during World War Two. Adult Fiction category. Quirky and fanciful but The Earthsea Quartet Ursula Le Guin. One of the beautifully written, this is a superbly paced story major works of fantasy of the twentieth century. and if you like a story with a happy ending, then Elsewhere Gabrielle Zevin. Liz is killed in a hit this is the one for you! and run accident and her ‘life’ takes an unexThe Lord of the Rings J.R.R Tolkien. ‘One ring pected turn. But things carry on almost as they to rule them all and in the darkness bind them.’ did on Earth except that the inhabitants get The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Arthur Conan younger, dogs and humans can communicate, Doyle. Classic detective fiction. and new relationships are formed.
READ THESE BOOKS! Year 9 Suggestions Stuff of Nightmares Malorie Blackman. Kyle has always been afraid of things, especially dying. But when he gets on the train that is taking him and his class on a school trip, he has no idea how close to death he is going to come.
young girl growing up and becoming an independent woman in Victorian England. The Hunted Charlie Higson. The sickness struck everyone over fourteen. First it twisted their minds, next it ravaged their bodies. Now they roam the streets, crazed and hungry.
Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters Gail Giles. When Jazz is reported dead and her apartment burns The Machine Gunners Robert Westall. Some down, Sunny, Jazz's sister, receives a letter from bright kid’s got a gun and 2000 rounds of ammo. jazz. But how could she? Jazz is dead! And that gun’s no peashooter. It will go through My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Annabel a brick wall at a ¼ of a mile away. Pitcher. Heart breaking and funny in near equal Refugee Boy Benjamin Zephaniah. As the family measure, this is the story of 10-year-old Jamie's lay sleeping soldiers kicked down the door of the direct and wide-eyed telling of the emotional house and entered waving their rifles round erchaos he and his family live through following the ratically… death of his sister in a terrorist attack. The Lie Tree Frances Hardinge. Faith's father The Child’s Elephant Rachel Campbell-Johnston. has been found dead under mysterious circumAn African tale of two halves: Born Free/Bambi stances, and as she is searching through his becrossed with a dark and sad tale of child sol- longings for clues she discovers a strange tree. diers . The tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you What I Was Meg Rosoff. 'I was at boarding school whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when in East Anglia, my third. I didn't want to be eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person there. But if there had been no school, there who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more would be no Finn. He lived in a hut on the coast. people who believe it, the bigger the truth that He was like the hut in fact - it took a while for is uncovered. The girl realises that she is good at both of them to warm up. Now I am waiting for lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths the end, and looking back to the beginning.' far and wide across her small island community. The Flambards series K M Peyton. This series But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovfollows the life of Christina, who grows up as an ers that where lies seduce, truths shatter . orphan in the home of her crippled Uncle. It gives a wonderful peak into life during the early The Echo Boy Matt Haig. Audrey’s father taught part of the 20th century and WWI. Great books her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of about life, living and love. books and music, philosophy and dreams. A moat The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark that makes Audrey different from the echoes: Twain. Mark Twain’s satiric masterpiece opens Daniel is an echo – but he’s not like the others. with Huck running from his murderous father He feels a connection with Audrey; a feeling Danwhile Jim is fleeing slavery. The pair join forces iel knows he was never designed to have, and and pilot a raft down the Mississippi with many cannot explain. And when Audrey is placed in adventures. terrible danger, he’s determined to save her. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte. The story of a