Feeling glum, bored, braindead, and lazy? Do you need
motivation, meaning and a message to make the most
of the wonder that is life? Read on, get inspired....











Skellig
by David Almond (1998)
First book in the Skellig series
   
Tuck everlasting
by Natalie Babbit (1975)
   
River boy
by Tim Bowler (1997)
   
The snow goose
by Paul Gallico (1940)








Joey Pigza swallowed the key
by Jack Gantos (1998)
First book in the Joey Pigza series
   
Two weeks with the queen
by Morris Gleitzman (1989)
   
The long walk
by Kerry Greenwood (2004)
   
The silver donkey
by Sonya Hartnett (2004)







Ugly
by Robert Hoge (2015)
   
I am David
by Anne Holm (1963)
   
The book of everything
by Guus Kuijer (2004)
   
Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen (1989)
First book in the Hatchet series







Feather boy
by Nicky Singer (2002)







Becoming Joe DiMaggio
by Maria Testa (2002)
   

Blueback
by Tim Winton (1997)

   



Kit's wilderness
Kit's wilderness
by David Almond (1999)
   

The weight of water
by Sarah Crossan (2012)
   

Out of my mind
by Sharon M. Draper (2010)
   
The heaven shop
by Deborah Ellis (2004)








George
by Alex Gino (2015)
   

The endless steppe
by Esther Hautzig (1968)







See you at Harry's
by Jo Knowles (2012)







Red sky in the morning
by Elizabeth Laird (1988)







Sky hawk
by Gill Lewis (2011)
   
Chinese Cinderella
by Adeline Yen Mah (1999)
   
Trash
by Andy Mulligan (2010)







Wonder
by R.J. Palacio (2012)







A long walk to water
by Linda Sue Park (2010)







My sister lives on the mantlepiece
by Annabel Pitcher (2011)







The little prince
by Antoine de Saint Exupery (1943)








Geek girl
by Holly Smale (2013)
First book in the Geek girl series








Popular
by Maya Van Wagenen (2014)







Refugee boy
by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)