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Reading List - Year 8

Top 25 books for Year 8 students to read and enjoy.  A more comprehensive list can be downloaded below.


A Christmas Carol by C Dickens
The Hound of the Baskervilles by A C Doyle
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


Itch series by Simon Mayo
The Ruby in the Smoke by P Pullman
Montmorency by E Updale
Chaos Unleashed by J Highfield

Different Cultures

Chinese Cinderella by A Yen Mah
The Kite Rider by G McCaughrean
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo 


Diary of an Unteenager by P Johnson
Gervelie’s Journey: A Refugee Diary by A Robinson & A Young

Science Fiction

The War of the Worlds by H G Wells
Gone series by M Grant
Chaos Walking Trilogy by P Ness


My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey
Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
More than This by Patrick Ness (Ashcroft Winner of Carnegie Award 2015)
Furnace Series by A G Smith

History/Current Affairs

Poppy by Mary Hooper
Pompeii by R Harris
Wonder by RJ Palacio


Sweet Honey by Cathy Cassidy
Geek Girl series by Holly Smale (FAB Award Shortlist 2015)
Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski (FAB Award Shortlist 2015)
My Family and Other Animals by G Durrell

Year 8 Suggested Reading List

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