Essential reading for every boy aged 13. 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 boy in the striped pyjamas
by John Boyne (2006)
   
The cry of the wolf
by Melvin Burgess (1989)
   

And then there were none
by Agatha Christie (1939)

   
The hunger games
by Suzanne Collins (2008)
First book in the Hunger games series
   
The graveyard book
by Neil Gaiman (2008)
   
Inventing Elliot
by Graham Gardner (2003)
   
The red necklace
by Sally Gardner (2007)
First book in the French Revolution series
   
Silent to the bone
by E.L. Konigsburg (2000)
   
A wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula Le Guin (1968)
First book in the Earthsea series
   
Goodnight Mister Tom
by Michelle Magorian (1981)
   
Tomorrow, when the war began
by John Marsden (1993)
First book in the Tomorrow series
   
Private Peaceful
by Michael Morpurgo (2003)
   
The recruit
by Robert Muchamore (2004)
First book in the CHERUB series
   
Follow the rabbit proof fence
by Doris Pilkington (1996)
   
Northern lights
by Philip Pullman (1995)
First book in the His dark materials series
   

Cirque du Freak
by Darren Shan (2000)
First book in the Saga of Darren Shan series

   
The secret diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4
by Sue Townsend (1982)
First book in the Adrian Mole series