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Reading Challenge

For Years 7-10, our top readers will be setting themselves an achievable but challenging reading target and working towards this throughout the term. For example, if a student only reads modern fiction, they should try a classic. Or it may be to finish the book they started.

Students on the programme will have check-ins to see how they're getting on and to encourage them further, as well as a reflection journal in which to keep notes and write down their overall thoughts.

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Books for Readers:


Year 7

1. Wink

2. Coram Boy

3. Artichoke Hearts

4. The Machine Gunners

5. White Fang

6. Journey to the River Sea

7. The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket

8. When Life Gives You Mangoes

9. Twelve Minutes to Midnight

10. The Death Defying Pepper Roux

11. Gladiator (book 1)

12. The Weight of Water

Year 8

1. Salt to the Sea

2. I Capture the Castle

3. The Time Machine

4. Crossing

5. Stargirl

6. Witch Child

7. The Hobbit

8. The Northern Lights

9. Girl, Missing

10. Scavengers

11. The Silver Sword

12. Chains

Year 9

1. The Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy

2. The War of the Worlds

3. Orangeboy

4. The Woman in Black

5. Thief

6. The Old Man and the Sea

7. How I Live Now

8. The Book Thief

9. Looking for JJ

10. Blood Red, Snow White

11. Paper Towns

12. Ketchup Clouds



1. Things Fall Apart

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

3. Water for Elephants

4. Snow Child

5. An Artist of the Floating World

6. To Kill a Mockingbird

7. Jane Eyre

8. The Lovely Bones

9. Frankenstein

10. And Then There Were None

11. The Song of Achilles

12. Stardust

13. Boys Don’t Cry

14. The Quiet at the End of the World