Teen Blog

New to High School? Some good books

In Year 9 and stuck for something to read? You might like one or two of these.

The Chronicles of Prydain, Lloyd Alexander (Fantasy)

Chains and Forge, Laurie Halse Anderson (Historical)

I Am Not Esther, Fleur Beale (General/New Zealand)

Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collins (Fantasy)

Cosmic, Frank Cottrell Boyce (General)

Millions, Frank Cottrell Boyce (General)

The Wardstone Chronicles, Joseph Delaney (Fantasy)

Alex series, Tessa Duder (General/New Zealand)

The Breadwinner Trilogy, Deborah Ellis (General)

Ranger’s Apprentice series, John Flanagan (Fantasy/Historical)

Inkheart Trilogy, Cornelia Funke (Fantasy)

Coraline, Neil Gaiman (Fantasy/Horror)

Once, Morris Gleitzman (Historical/War – and also Then and Now)

Fly By Night, Frances Hardinge (Historical)

Young Bond series, Charlie Higson (Spy)

The Outsiders, S E Hinton (General)

Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz (Spy/Adventure)

Cry of the Taniwha, Des Hunt (General/New Zealand)

The Secret Countess, Eva Ibbotson (Historical)

The Karazan Quartet, V M Jones (Fantasy/New Zealand)

Denzil series, Sherryl Jordan (Fantasy/New Zealand)

Son of the Mob, Gordon Korman (General)

Schooled, Gordon Korman (General)

The Boyfriend List, E Lockhart (General)

Tomorrow When the War Began, John Marsden (Adventure/War)

Bloody Jack adventures, L A Meyer (Historical/Adventure)

Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian (Historical/War)

CHERUB series, Robert Muchamore (Spy/Adventure)

Henderson’s Boys series, Robert Muchamore (Spy/War)

The Inheritance cycle, Christopher Paolini (Fantasy)

Maximum Ride series, James Patterson (Spy/Adventure)

Hatchet, Gary Paulsen (Adventure)

The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Michelle Paver (Fantasy/Historical)

Alanna: the first adventure, Tamora Pierce (Fantasy)

The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Louise Rennison (General/Humour)

Percy Jackson series, Rick Riordan (Fantasy)

The Lost Hero, Rick Riordan (Fantasy)

Holes, Louis Sachar (General)

Cirque du Freak series, Darren Shan (Horror)

When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead (General)

Bartimeaus trilogy, Jonathan Stroud (Fantasy)

The Eagle of the Ninth, Rosemary Sutcliff (Historical)