Top 50 books that will …


It has become commonplace to claim that teenagers read books that are too easy and that they won’t read books that challenge them. Teachers and librarians try hard to push challenging titles to older kids and to help with that cause the organisers of World Book Day have announced a list that might help. Here is an example and you can find further ideas on The Guardian site.

Books to change the way you think:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • A Streetcat Named Bob by James Bowen
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

About ncowie

I am an English teacher at Cromwell College in New Zealand.

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