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Boys 12 Essential reading for every boy aged 12. Regardless of genre, format, length and how dull the cover looks, every one is a winner. Go on, you know you want to read them...


Skellig
Skellig

by David Almond (1998)

First book in the Skellig series


The spook's
              apprentice The spook's apprentice

by Joseph Delaney (2004)

First book in The Wardstone chronicles series


Parvana
Parvana

by Deborah Ellis (2000)

First book in The breadwinner series


A fortunate life
A fortunate life

by A.B. Facey (1985)

 


The Sea of Trolls
The Sea of Trolls

by Nancy Farmer (2004)

First book in The Sea of Trolls series


The ruins of
              Gorlan
The ruins of Gorlan

by John Flanagan (2004)

First book in The ranger's apprentice series


The snow goose
The snow goose

by Paul Gallico (1940)

 


Once
Once

by Morris Gleitzman (2005)

First book in the Felix and Zelda series


The silver
              donkey
The silver donkey

by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

 


Charmed life
Charmed life

by Diana Wynne Jones (1977)

First book in the Chrestomanci series


The book of everything
The book of everything

by Guus Kuijer (2004)

 


The call of the wild
The call of the wild

by Jack London (1900)

 


The giver
The giver

by Lois Lowry (1993)

First book in The giver series


The false
              prince The false prince

by Jennifer A. Nielsen (2012)

First book in the Ascendance series


Wolf brother
Wolf brother

by Michelle Paver (2004)

First book in the Chronicles of ancient darkness series


Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

by J.K. Rowling (1997)

First book in the Harry Potter series


The amulet
              of Samarkand
The amulet of Samarkand

by Jonathan Stroud (2003)

First book in the Bartimaeus series


The new policeman
The new policeman

by Kate Thompson (2005)

First book in the Liddy series


Cue for
              treason
Cue for treason

by Geoffrey
Trease (1940)

 


Blueback
Blueback

by Tim
Winton (1997)

 



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