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Books for tweens and teenagers

Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm (suitable for ages 11+)
A science fiction adventure to keep young readers on the edge of their seats!

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman (first book of His Dark Materials trilogy, suitable for ages 11+)
First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this first book in the series won the UK’s top awards for children’s literature.

Holes by Louis Sachar (suitable for ages 12+)
A powerful narrative that is also a witty and compelling novel.

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (suitable for ages 12+)
Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain and her family live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle.

The wheel of time by Robert Jordan. (suitable for ages 12+)
Described as a ‘fantasy phenomenon’.The Wheel of Time is a series of high fantasy novels written by American author James Oliver Rigney Jr., under his pen name of Robert Jordan. The story spans multiple eras and generations, but focuses around the battle between a great hero known as the Dragon and an evil entity known as the Dark One.

Explore World Book Day recommendations for top 25 books for teens here

In 2014 World Book Day asked young people and adults nationwide to nominate the books that have rocked their worlds, to help WBD create their own list of Writes of Passage – the ultimate list of 50 books that will change YOUR life and keep you reading. Check out the results here.


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