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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Everdeen regards it as a death
sentence when she is forced to
represent her district in the
annual Hunger Games, a fight to
the death on live TV. But Katniss
has been close to death before and survival, for her, is second
nature. "The Hunger Games" is a
searing novel set in a future with
unsettling parallels to our
present. Welcome to the
deadliest reality TV show ever...
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Bella Swan leaves Phoenix to
live with her father in Forks,
Washington, she meets an
exquisitely handsome boy at
school for whom she feels an
overwhelming attraction and
who she comes to realize is
not wholly human.
Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney
Everyone loves the adventures of
Excerpt from the book:
“Let me get something straight: this
is a JOURNAL, not a diary. This was
Mom's idea, not mine. But if she
thinks I'm going to write down my
"feelings" in here or whatever, she's
crazy. The only reason I agreed to
do this at all is because I figure later
on when I'm rich and famous, this
book is gonna come in handy. But
for now I'm stuck with a bunch of
morons. Today is the first day of
school, so I figured I might as well
write in this book to pass the time.
Just don't expect me to be all "Dear
Diary" this and "Dear Diary" that.
Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets by J K Rowling
Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his
second year at Hogwarts School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does
he know that this year will be just as
eventful as the last ...even getting
there is an adventure in itself! The
three firm friends, Harry, Ron and
Hermione, are soon immersed in
the daily round of Potions,
Herbology, Charms, Defence Against
the Dark Arts, and Quidditch. But
then horrible and mysterious things
start happening. Harry keeps
hearing strange voices, sinister and
dark messages appear, and then
Ron's sister Ginny disappears ...
Eldest by Christopher Paolini
Darkness falls...Despair abounds...Evil
reigns...Eragon and his dragon ,
Saphira, have just saved the rebel state
from destruction by the mighty forces
of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the
Empire Now Eragon must travel to
Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further
training in magic and swordsmanship,
the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is
the journey of a lifetime, filled with
awe-inspiring new places and people ,
each day a fresh adventure. But chaos
and betrayal plague him at every turn.
Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust.
Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight
a new battle back home in Carvahall one that puts Eragon in even graver
danger. Will the king's dark hand
strangle all resistance? Eragon may not
escape with even his life...
The brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren
My brother, Jonathan, knew
that I was going to die.
'How can things be so terrible,'
I asked. 'That some people
have to die, when they're not
even ten years old?'
'I don't think it's that terrible,'
said Jonathan. 'I think you'll
have a marvellous time.'
A tender story of courage,
love, and life after death.
The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
This is the prelude to
"The Lord of the Rings".
Bilbo Baggins is a
hobbit who enjoys a
unambitious life. But
his contentment is
disturbed when the
wizard, Gandalf, and a
company of dwarves
arrive on his doorstep
to take him on an
The fault in our stars by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical
miracle that has bought her a few years,
Hazel has never been anything but terminal,
her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis.
But when a gorgeous plot twist named
Augustus Waters suddenly appears at
Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is
about to be completely rewritten. Insightful,
bold, irreverent, and raw, "The Fault in Our
Stars" is award-winning author John Green's
most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet,
brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and
tragic business of being alive and in love.
"A novel of life and death and the people
caught in between, "The Fault in Our Stars"
is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry,
and then you come back for more"
(Markus Zusak, author of "The Book Thief").
Emily the Strange by Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
Emily the Strange: 13 years old.
Able to leap tall buildings,
probably, if she felt like it. More
likely to be napping with her four
black cats; or cobbling together a
particle accelerator out of lint,
lentils, and safety pins; or rocking
out on drums/
painting a swirling feral sewer
mural; or forcing someone to say
"swirling feral sewer mural" 13
times fast . . . and pointing and
The Paul Street Boys by Ferenc Molnar
The novel is about schoolboys
in Budapest at the turn of the 20th
century, who defend their playground, the
"grund", from the "redshirts", a team of
other boys who want to occupy it. The boys
regard the "grund" as their "Fatherland",
constitute themselves its "National Army"
and constantly use all the terminology of
nationalism as common at the time in
Hungary as elsewhere in Europe.
The book can be seen as a biting satire of European
nationalism and a premonition of the First World
War which broke out a few years after its publication.
The book has earned the status of the most famous
Hungarian novel in the world. Ernő Nemecsek is now
ranked in those schools among the eternal heroes of
youth literature, such as Oliver Twist and Tom Sawyer
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok
Airport, en route with her parents to a
vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for
just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty-rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar--pays
for Gemma's drink. And drugs it. They
talk. Their hands touch. And before
Gemma knows what's happening, Ty
takes her. Steals her away. The unknowing
object of a long obsession, Gemma has
been kidnapped by her stalker and
brought to the desolate Australian
Outback. STOLEN is her gripping story of
survival, of how she has to come to terms
with her living nightmare--or die trying to
Marked – House of night by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
When sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird gets
Marked as a fledgling vampire she must join the
House of Night school where she will train to
become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes
it through the Change. But Zoe is no ordinary
fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the
Goddess Nyx and discovers her amazing new
power to conjure the elements: earth, air, fire,
water and spirit.
When Zoey discovers that the leader of the
Dark Daughters, the school's most elite group,
is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must
look within herself to embrace her destiny with a little help from her new vampire friends.
Everlost by Neal Shusterman
Nick and Allie don't survive the car accident...
...but their souls don't exactly get where
they're supposed to get either. Instead, they're
caught halfway between life and death, in a
sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of
the living world, filled with all the things and
places that no onger exist. It's a magical, yet
dangerous place where bands of lost children
run wild and anyone who stands in the same
place too long sinks to the center of the Earth.
When they find Mary, the self-proclaimed
queen of lost kids, Nick feels like he he's found
a home, but Allie isn't satisfied spending
eternity between worlds. Against all warnings,
Allie begins learning the "Criminal Art" of
haunting, and ventures into dangerous
territory, where a monster called the McGill
threatens all the souls of Everlost.
The little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince is a classic tale of
equal appeal to children and adults.
On one level it is the story of an
airman's discovery, in the desert, of
a small boy from another planet the Little Prince of the title - and his
stories of intergalactic travel, while
on the other hand it is a thoughtprovoking allegory of the human
condition. First published in 1943,
the year before the author's death
in action, this translation contains
Hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Nora's never been particularly attracted to
the boys at her school. Not until Patch came
along. With his easy smile and eyes that
seem to see inside her, she is drawn to him
against her better judgement. But after a
series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not
sure who to trust. Patch seems to be
everywhere she is and knows more about
her than her closest friends. And when she
tries to seek some answers, she finds
herself near a truth that is way more
unsettling than anything Patch makes her
feel. For Nora is right in the middle of a
centuries-old battle between the immortal
and those that have fallen - and sooner or
later, she's going to have to pick sides...
Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter
Fire alone can save our Clan...
For generations, four Clans of wild cats have
shared the forest according to the laws laid
down by the powerful ancestors. But the
warrior code is threatened, and the Thunder
Clan cats are in grave danger. The sinister
Shadow Clan grows stronger every day.
Noble warriors are dying -- and some deaths
are more mysterious than others.
In the midst of this turmoil appears an
ordinary housecat named Rusty . . . Who
may yet turn out to be the bravest warrior of
Enemies –part one in the Blade series- by Tim Bowler
“So what am I going to tell you? Not much
so don't get excited. You probably want to
know my name. Well, that's a bit of a
problem. I got loads. But there is one name
I like. Everybody called me it in the old
days. No one does now cos no one in this
city knows it. And that's fine. I don't like to
remember. But I do like the name. You can
use it if you want. BLADE. “
Narrated by Blade himself, be prepared to
enter his world. It's not pretty ...it's urban,
real and dangerous.
As Blade's story unfolds, readers will
become completely hooked by this
Sherlock Holmes by Conan Doyle
• Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes' The most famous introduction in the
history of crime fiction takes place in
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in
Scarlet, bringing together Sherlock
Holmes, the master of science
detection, and John H. Watson, the
great detective's faithful chronicler.
This novel not only establishes the
magic of the Holmes myth but also
provides the reader with a dramatic
adventure yarn which ranges from the
foggy, gas-lit streets of London to the
burning plains of Utah. The Sign of the
Four, the second Holmes novel,
presents the detective with one of his
greatest challenges. The theft of the
Agna treasure in India forms a catalyst
for treachery, deceit and murder.
Nightmare academy by Frank Peretti
Enter a place where gravity is turned
upside down, time runs backward, and
nightmares are real.
The Veritas Project is their code name-but only a handful of people know teens
Elijah and Elisha Springfield have been
covertly commissioned by the President
to investigate strange mysteries that delve
into the paranormal and supernatural.
Their charge is to find out not only what
happened, but why--the "veritas" (Latin
for truth) behind the seemingly
Welcome to their nightmare case . . .
He was once a normal fifteen-year-old
boy. But that teen and that life have
become . . . nothing. His whole mind
seems to have been erased.
Now he only stares into space and
whispers two ominous words . . .
"Nightmare Academy." And the only way
to solve the case is for Elijah and Elisha to
step inside his nightmare.
Middle school – the worst years of my life
by James Patterson and Chris Tessetts
It's Rafe Khatchadorian's first day at Hills
Village Middle School, and it's shaping up
to be the worst year ever. He has enough
problems at home without throwing his
first year of middle school into the mix,
but luckily he's got an ace plan for the best
year ever--if only he can pull it off. With his
best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding
him points, Rafe tries to break every rule
in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct.
Chewing gum in class--5,000 points
Running in the hallway--10,000 points
Pulling the fire alarm--50,000 points
But not everyone thinks Rafe's plan is a
good idea, especially not the teachers,
parents, and bullies who keep getting in
his way. Will Rafe decide that winning is
the only thing that matters? Are things
about to go from magic to tragic?.
Imants Ziedonis, Latvian poet
Spring this year arrived as clean
as if in its Sunday best, and we felt
that we were still in our work clothes, our
unwashed, with the dog in the barnyard
mangy and shedding.
And we didn't know whom to blame,
or ourselves, for being out of step.
Beauty, says the old schoolteacher,
should arrive unexpected,
and cause a little discomfort.
Perhaps one of the reasons the recently
departed Latvian poet Imants Ziedonis was
held in such high regard is that, even
though his poetry was deep and
thoughtful, it was often, at the same time,
accessible and understandable.
In fact, Ziedonis had quite the knack for
writing song lyrics – many songs featuring
his words remain immensely popular.
Something about his works lends itself to
popular music. This has been reconfirmed
many times – the most recent example
being the Viegli album project, where
various Latvian musicians wrote songs with
the words of Ziedonis.
Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
"Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief"
is the first bestselling book in Rick
Riordan's phenomenally successful
Percy Jackson series
Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero. “Look, I
didn't want to be a half-blood. I never
asked to be the son of a Greek God. I
was just a normal kid, going to school,
playing basketball, skateboarding. The
usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my
maths teacher. Now I spend my time
battling monsters and generally trying
to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus,
God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his
lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is
a very bad idea.”
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
is the first of Mark Twain's novels
to feature one of the best-loved
characters in American fiction.
From the famous episodes of the
whitewashed fence and the ordeal
in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe,
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
is redolent of life in the Mississippi
It is a humorous book about
emotions and superstitions,
murder and revenge, starvation
Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James
So were you glad, deep down? Were you glad to be
rid of her? Your perfect sister? Were you secretly
glad when she was killed? Following a horrific
tragedy that leaves her once perfect family
devastated, Katherine Patterson moves to a new
city, starts at a new school, and looks forward to a
new life of quiet anonymity. But when Katherine
meets the gregarious and beautiful Alice Parrie her
resolution to live a solitary life becomes difficult.
Katherine is unable to resist the flattering attention
that Alice pays her and is so charmed by Alice's
contagious enthusiasm that the two girls soon
become firm friends. Alice's joie de vivre is
transformative; it helps Katherine forget her painful
past and slowly, tentatively, Katherine allows
herself to start enjoying life again. But being friends
with Alice is complicated - and as Katherine gets to
know her better she discovers that although Alice
can be charming and generous she can also be
selfish and egocentric. Sometimes, even, Alice is
cruel. And when Katherine starts to wonder if Alice
is really the kind of person she wants as a friend,
she discovers something else about Alice - she
doesn't like being cast off. Shocking and utterly
absorbing, Rebecca James' strong narrative will grip
readers from the very first page.
I am number four by Pittacus Lore
We were nine, three are dead, I am
number four. Nine teenagers and their
guardians are hiding on Earth …
protected by a charm that means they
can only be killed in numeric order, three
are already dead. John Smith is Number
Four. And his mortal enemies are hunting
him down. The only way to keep off
radar is to keep moving, never staying in
one place for long. Finally in the firing
line, all he can do is adopt the guise of a
student and pray his unusual gifts – his
legacies – stay hidden long enough for
him to settle into this new community.
But others seem to sense his otherness
and when small-town life sucks him into
its intrigues, it's only a matter of time
before his true nature is revealed. And
that means there's no space for love,
friendship or a future if it means
protecting not only himself, but the other
Marley & me by John Grogan
Tells about the heart-warming tale of
how a wiggly yellow fur ball of a puppy
could grow into a barrelling, ninety-seven
pound stramroller of a Labrador retriever
who would prove that unconditional love
comes in many forms.
John and Jenny were just beginning their
life together. They were young and in
love, with a perfect little house and not a
care in the world. Along comes Marley,
mischievous, hyperactive and so unruly
he is expelled from obedience school.
How could they possibly know that this
incorrigible dog could teach them more
about love for life than they could hope
to teach him?
Stealing Phoenix by Joss Stirling
What do you do when your
soulmate turns out to be a thief?
Steal her, of course. Phoenix was
raised within the Community, a
gang of thieves with paranormal
powers, under the control of a
harsh master known as the Seer.
The notion that there's a soulmate
out there for every person with a
paranormal gift is mere myth in
Phoenix's world. That is until the
Seer gives Phoenix the details of
her next target, Yves Benedict. He's
more than just her next victim, he
is her destiny. To be together,
Phoenix must break away from the
Community but resistance against
the Seer puts them both in mortal
danger. Phoenix has never trusted
anyone before, now it's time to
trust Yves with her life
The water babies by Charles Kingsley
When Tom, an ill-treated little
chimney-sweep, jumps into a clear,
cool stream to clean himself
something magical happens; he is
turned into a tiny water baby by the
fairies. He enters a strange, magical
underwater world, and travels beyond
the world's end to the other end-ofnowhere, getting into all sorts of
scrapes and encountering creatures
beautiful and frightening along the
way. He also learns many important
lessons - it is a voyage of discovery
that Tom will never forget.
Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
DORK DIARIES: TALES FROM A NOT-SO-FABULOUS
New school. New mean girl. New crush. New diary
so I can spill about all of it…
I put a lot of really personal stuff in this diary along
with my sketches and doodles.
But, mostly it’s about how TRAUMATIC it was
transferring to my new private middle school,
Westchester Country Day.
And, how alot of the CCP (Cool, Cute & Popular)
kids were really SNOBBY and made my life TOTALLY
miserable. People like, oh, I don’t know, maybe…
And, it just so happened that I got stuck with a
locker right next to hers. I could NOT believe I had
such CRAPPY luck. I knew right then and there it
was going to be a VERY, VERY long school year !
The miller of Angibault by George Sand
The Miller of Angibault (1845) is
George Sand's `arch-socialist' novel,
according to the writer herself.
Rejected by its original publisher as
too violent an attack on property, it
actually satirizes the utopian ideals
of Paris reformers who try to put
their naive plans into action among
the country folk of Sand's native
Berry. The Miller of Angibault
reflects both the ebullient political
movements of its period and the
despairing conviction that the
Revolution of 1789 had changed
nothing. This is a new translation
which fully captures Sand's selfeffacing humour and gentle lyricism.
Favourite books ofof book favouritesGroup
The whole list our Joyful Reading
1. Le Meunier d'Angibault
2. Diary of a Wimpy kid
4. Stealing Phoenix
6. The Fault in our stars
7. The Hunger games
8. Emily the Strange
Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
9. Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
10. Tom Sawyer
11. The Hobbit
12. The Paul Street Boys
13. Nightmare Academy
Frank E Peretti
14. I am number four
15. Marley and Me
16. Sherlock Holmes
17. The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint Exepury
18. Percy Jackson and the Olympian thieves
19. Middle school, the worst years of my life
James Patterson and Chris Tebbets
20. Imants Ziedonis poetry
21. Dork Diaries
Rachel Renee Russell
22. Warrior Cats
23. The Water Babies
24. Beautiful Malice
25. Hush hush, Crescendo, Silence, Finale
26. The Blade series
27. The Twilight series
29. The house of night series; Marked
P C Cast, Kristin Case
30. Klara series
31. I miss you, I miss you
32. Brother Lionheart
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