Essential reading for every girl 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

by Laurie Halse Anderson (1999)
Go ask Alice
by Anonymous (1971)
Hope was here
by Joan Bauer (2000)
Noughts & Crosses
by Malorie Blackman (2001)
First book in the Noughts and crosses series
by Judy Blume (1975)
Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury (1953)
A great and terrible beauty
by Libby Bray (2003)
First book in the Gemma Doyle series
Tales of the unexpected
by Roald Dahl (Anthology 1979)
Dear nobody
by Berlie Doherty (1991)
A swift pure cry
by Siobhan Dowd (2006)
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
by Mark Haddon (2003)
Across the nightingale floor
by Lian Hearn (2002)
First book in the Tales of the Otori series
The simple gift
by Steven Herrick (2000)
The outsiders
by S.E. Hinton (1967)
First book in the Outsiders series
The declaration
by Gemma Malley (2007)
First book in the Declaration series
Saving Francesca
by Melina Marchetta (2003)
First book in the Saving Francesca series
A monster calls
by Patrick Ness (2011)

Z for Zachariah
by Robert O'Brien (1974)

Mortal engines
by Philip Reeve (2001)
First book in the Predator cities series
How I live now
by Meg Rosoff (2004)
by Jerry Spinelli (2000)
First book in the Stargirl series
by Stephanie Spinner (2002)
Of mice and men
by John Steinbeck (1937)
The killer's cousin
by Nancy Werlin (1998)
If you come softly
by Jacqueline Woodson (1998)
First book in the If you come softly series
The boy in the burning house
by Tim Wynne-Jones (2000)
Memoirs of a teenage amnesiac
by Gabrielle Zevin (2007)