Le Rocquier School: Recommended Book List Year 7 & 8

 

Wonder

 

R.J.Palacio

A funny, frank story about a boy struggling to fit in because of his looks.

 

Bone: Out from Boneville

 

Jeff Smith

A comic book

saga in which   unlikely heroes       fight the forces         of evil to save an     idyllic valley.

 

Journey to the River Sea

 

Eva Ibbotson

A tale of discovery for an orphaned girl to S.America

 

Artemis Fowl

 

Eoin Colfer

Adventures of a 12 year old genius and dangerous fairies.

 

Gone

 

Michael Grant

A fight for survival when everyone over 15 suddenly disappears.

 

The Fault in Our Stars

 

John Green

Exploring love, life and death through the eyes of a teenage girl.

 

Diary of a Skateboarding

Freak

 

Ben Powell

Extracts from the diary of a skater.

 

Noughts & Crosses

 

Malorie Blackman

First novel in a trilogy of teenagers lives in a segregated society.

 

Goal!

 

Robert Rigby

The story of a young boy’s dream to become a footballer.

 

Harry Potter

 

J.K. Rowling

The first in the series of Harry Potter’s magical adventures as a wizard.

 

Holes

 

Louis Sachar

A funny story of survival and friendship.

 

Lord Loss

 

Darren Shan

Book one in the compelling dark horror series: The Demonata.

 

Percy Jackson

 

The Lightning Thief

The funny adventures of a boy who discovers he is half boy, half God.

 

The Enemy

 

Charlie Higson

Children fight to survive in a world where the adults have been turned into zombies.

 

Soccer Squad:

Starting Eleven

 

Bali Rai

The stories of a group of friends attempts to get into a football club.

 

The Story of Tracy Beaker

 

Jacqueline Wilson

The funny, thoughtful story of life in a children’s home.

 

 

The Medusa Project series

 

Sophie Mckenzie

The thrilling adventures of four teenagers developing psychic abilities.

 

 

Touching the Void

 

Joe Simpson

A personal account of a climb before and after disaster strikes.

 

How to Train your Dragon

 

Cressida Cowell

The funny, gripping story of a boys attempt to become a hero.

 

Twilight

 

Stephenie Meyer

A teenage romance with a vampiric twist.

 

The Hobbit

 

J.R.R. Tolkien

Classic story of magic, dragons, treasure and adventure.

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

 

Jeff Kinney

The amusing story of a ‘wimpy kid’ in diary format.

 

Goodnight Mr.Tom

 

Michelle Magorian

An amazing tale of friendship between a shy evacuee and a surly old man.

 

Gangsta Granny

 

David Walliams

A hilarious moving novel about a “gangsta granny.”

 

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

 

James Patterson

An action series with adventure and mystery.

 

The Spooks Apprentice

 

Joseph Delaney

A chilling thriller based on the fight against evil and the supernatural.

 

The Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox

 

Ali Sparkes

A thriller based around a school for children with special powers.

 

Chinese Cinderella

 

Adeline Yen Mah

The author’s moving story of growing up as an unwanted daughter in China.

 

The Way of the Warrior

 

Chris Bradford

Exciting action packed adventure of a boys fight for survival from a shipwreck in Japan.

 

Kensuke’s Kingdom

 

Michael Morgurgo

A story of survival and friendship between a Japanese man and a young boy on a secluded island.

 

The Weight of Water

 

Sarah Crossan

First love, friendship and quiet courage in this story of immigration and coming of age.

 

Calvin and Hobbes

 

Bill Watterson

The magical and funny adventures of a young boy and his toy tiger. Comic format.