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                14-15 Essential reading for every boy aged 14-15. 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...


The
              hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

by Douglas Adams (1979)

First book in The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series


Go ask Alice
Go ask Alice

by Anonymous (1971)

 


Noughts and
              crosses
Noughts and crosses

by Malorie Blackman (2001)

First book in the Noughts and crosses series


Ender's game
Ender's game

by Orson Scott Card (1985)

First book in
the Ender Wiggin series


Tales of the unexpected Tales of the unexpected

by Roald Dahl (1979)

 


Deadly, unna?
Deadly, unna?

by Phillip Gwynne (1998)

First book in the Deadly, unna? series


The
              curious incident of the dog in the night-time
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

by Mark Haddon (2003)

 


Generals die in bed
Generals die in bed

by Charles Yale Harrison (1930)

 


Across the nightingale floor
Across the nightingale floor

by Lian Hearn (2002)

First book in the Tales of the Otori series


The old
              man and the sea
The old man and the sea

by Ernest Hemingway (1952)

 


The simple
              gift
The simple gift

by Steven Herrick (2000)

 


The outsiders
The outsiders

by S.E. Hinton (1967)

First book in The outsiders series


Where eagles
              dare
Where eagles dare

by Alistair Maclean (1967)

 


The declaration
The declaration

by Gemma Malley (2007)

First book in The declaration series


A monster calls
A monster calls

by Patrick
Ness (2011)

 


Z for Zachariah
Z for Zachariah

by Robert C. O'Brien (1974)

 


Mortal engines
Mortal engines

by Philip Reeve (2001)

First book in the Predator cities series


Stargirl
Stargirl

by Jerry Spinelli (2000)

First book in the Stargirl series


Of mice and
              men
Of mice and men

by John Steinbeck (1937)

 


The killer's cousin
The killer's cousin

by Nancy
Werlin (1998)

 


The boy in
              the burning house
The boy in the burning house

by Tim Wynne-Jones (2000)

 



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