Our second library entry comes from the brilliant Sean (seen here with his team, to the left). Another top notch selection of titles, from another teen lit devotee – here we go:
1) My Name is Mina / David Almond
One of my favourite books of the year.
2) Long Lankin / Lindsey Barraclough
The scariest book of last year.
3) Noughts & Crosses / Malorie Blackman.
Superb idea, strongly executed
4) Cry of the Wolf / Melvin Burgess
Just re-read, very poweful
5) VIII / Harriet Castor.
Engaging story retelling the early years of Henry VIII
6) Grace / Morris Gleitzman.
7) Everybody Jam / Ali Lewis
Moving story, sometimes bittersweet – but touches of humour elevate
8) Kai-Ro / Graham Marks. Brilliant imagining of the Greek Gods of old
9) Monsters of Men / Patrick Ness
Lyrical prose, strong narrative and well-rounded characterisation.
10) My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece / Annabel Pitcher
One of this year’s debuts.
11) Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Septys.
Moving account of a little-known period in history
12) The Snow Merchant – Sam Gayton.
A great seasonal read-aloud for 9+ with wonderful line drawings. You will need a cup of hot chocolate with this one!
Certainly one of the best libraries in North London, I promise I’m not biased, be sure to go take a visit:
Haringey Park, London, N8 9JA
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