- How I live now, by Meg Rosoff.
Powerful, insightful, funny and moving. A 15 yr old girl is experiencing a dystopian view of Britain, being torn apart through civil war.
- Here Lies Arthur, by Philip Reeve.
Original, almost poetic writing at times - re-working the myth of King Arthur. Seen through the eyes of a young runaway, who becomes the assistant to Merlin.
And also - from a while ago,
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, by Mark Haddon.
If you haven't read it -do so. Funny and gives an insight into a the world of Christopher -a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome.
- For a silly, funny, childish read- go for the Mr Gum books - a series by Andy Stanton. You will see why he won the Roald Dahl award for funniest book last year!
- And for Picture books -that adults will enjoy -try local author Mini Grey - all her books are witty, anarchic, original works of art.
Why not have a read and let me know how you get on.