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
by Douglas Adams (1979)
First book in the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series

Go ask Alice
by Anonymous (1971)
Noughts & Crosses
by Malorie Blackman (2001)
First book in the Noughts and crosses series
by Judy Blume (1975)
Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury (1953)
Ender's game
by Orson Scott Card (1985)
First book in the Ender Wiggin series
Tales of the unexpected
by Roald Dahl (Anthology 1979)
Deadly, unna?
by Phillip Gwynne (1998)
First book in the Deadly, unna? series
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
by Mark Haddon (2003)

Generals die in bed
by Charles Yale Harrison (1930)
Across the nightingale floor
by Lian Hearn (2002)
First book in the Tales of the Otori series
The old man and the sea
by Ernest Hemingway (1952)
The simple gift
by Steven Herrick (2000)
The outsiders
by S.E. Hinton (1967)
First book in the Outsiders series
Where eagles dare
by Alistair Maclean (1967)
The declaration
by Gemma Malley (2007)
First book in the Declaration series
A monster calls
by Patrick Ness (2011)
Mortal engines
by Philip Reeve (2001)
First book in the Predator cities series
by Jerry Spinelli (2000)
First book in the Stargirl series
Of mice and men
by John Steinbeck (1937)
The killer's cousin
by Nancy Werlin (1998)
The boy in the burning house
by Tim Wynne-Jones (2000)