Best Books I have Read
0 0 01. The Long Song - Andrea Levy
The Long Song-
Follows the life of July, a black slave in Jamaica, 1832. A brilliant, well-woven but sad story.
1 10 02. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Armada Lions) - Judith Kerr
When Hitler stole pink rabbit-Anna must run from her home with her family, as her father is anti-Nazi, leaving everything behind.Follow her across countries, schools and homes. Set in WW2, this is based on Judith Kerr's life as a child.
1 6 03. A Countess Below Stairs - Eva Ibbotson
Now The Secret Countess.
Russian countess Anna has fled from Russia and hides her identity as a housemaid, despite having lived the life of a rich countess her whole life. But when she falls in love with the son of the Dowager she works for, an engaged man, will it be revealed?
4 9 04. The Recruit (Cherub) (2010)
Cherub: The recruit: A fast, adventuruous story which follows James as he enters Cherub, a world of highly-trained child secret agents (Ok, NOT anything as cheesy as it sounds.). Easy to read, which is fine as there are 3 series, 2 set in the modern day and one in WW2, and this particular one has 12 or so books in it.
4 9 05. The Magic Toyshop (VMC) - Angela Carter
The magic toyshop-A unique novel about childhood, love, beauty and the destrcution of it,magic weaved in every page.
10 9 06. Wither (Chemical Garden) - Lauren DeStefano
Wither-a new story about a dystopian future, when women die at 20, men at 25, where Rhine is sold as a bride to Linden, trapped by his evil father and in love with his servant, Gabriel. Will she and Gabriel be able to escape, or will Rhine have to live out the rest of her days amongst weak Linden, her two sister wives, young, naive Cecily and gentle Jenna, and Linden's scheming, perhaps murdering Father?
14 8.5 07. Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
Noughts and Crosses-A story of love and friendship, where the Crosses, the black people, are in charge over the white Noughts. Will Sephy, a rich Cross, ever be able to be with her best friend Callum, a lowly Nought? a modern dystopian Romeo & Juliet twist.
20 8.5 09. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
To kill a mockingbird-a powerful story set in the 30's about a lawyer, his children, overcoming racism and true beauty, and the mystery of Boo Radley
36 8.8 010. Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics) - Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre-orphaned Jane has lost her family, yet not her dignity. When she falls in love with her master, will she lose him too?
47 8.7 011. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The Book Thief- Liesl, who steals books and has lost her brother and mother,is sent to live in Munich with a German family during Hitler's uprise in 39.
214 7.8 012. The Host - Stephenie Meyer
Wanda is a 'soul', who has taken over Melanie's unconcious body. Yet Melanie refuses to be silenced, and Wanderer longs for Melanie's lover whom she has never met...
392 8.4 013. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Katniss Everdeen, 16, takes her younger sister's place in the Games, a televised punishment in which 24 teenagers must fight to the death-and there can be only one winner. To win, Katniss must kill innocent people, including the gentle Peeta Mellark, find food-Katniss must survive.
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