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....

River boy
by Tim Bowler (1997)

A gathering
A gathering light
by Jennifer Donnelly (2003)

A monster calls
by Patrick Ness (2011)

Follow the rabbit proof fence
by Doris Pilkington (1996)

Feather boy
by Nicky Singer (2002)

The book thief
by Markus Zusak (2005)

by Joan Bauer (1992)

Shark girl
by Kelly Bingham (2007)
First book in the Shark girl series

See you in the cosmos
by Jack Cheng (2017)

by Sarah Crossan (2017)

The weight of water
by Sarah Crossan (2012)
No and me
by Delphine de Vigan (2007)

Granny was a buffer girl
by Berlie Doherty (1986)

Maggot moon
by Sally Gardner (2012)
The year 1000
by Robert Lacey & Danny Danziger (1999)

The adoration of Jenna Fox
by Mary E. Pearson (2008)
First book in the Jenna Fox series

The wave
by Morton Rhue (1981)

The little prince
by Antoine de Saint Exupery (1943)

Drums, girls, and dangerous pie
by Jordan Sonnenblick (2004)

by Fred Uhlman (1971)

by Maya Van Wagenen (2014)
The wrong boy
by Suzy Zail (2012)
Refugee boy
by Benjamin Zephaniah (2001)

by Gabrielle Zevin (2005)


The five people you meet in heaven
by Mitch Albom (2003)

Hidden girl
by Shyima Hall (2014)