Summer Reading Recommendations…

Looking for a book to take you away this summer? I’m sorry to say you can’t borrow books from the school library over the summer holidays, but look out for these in your local public library or in bookshops.

Book recommendations

Something Funny?

Sputnik’s Guide to Life of Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Prez is living in a foster home when he opens the door to Sputnik, a small green alien in a kilt whom everyone else thinks is a dog. Over the summer, Prez and Sputnik break lots of laws and have great adventures. It’s a hilarious read with some great insights into human nature, and dogs.

Something Gripping?

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys

World War II is coming to a close, and thousands of people are on the move. The characters we follow are thrown together and forced to unite when disaster strikes. Based on historical events, this is a story of survival and humanity in the face of tragedy.

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2017, and chosen as the best shortlisted book by a group of St James School students.

Something to mess with your mind (in a good way)?

The One Memory Flora Banks by Emily Barr

Flora is 17. After an accident she hasn’t been able to form any new memories since she was 10. Every few hours she has to read her notes to remind herself how old she is, what she’s doing, and not to panic. Then she kisses her only friend’s boyfriend – and can’t forget it.

Recommended for 13yrs+

by Mr Halpin


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