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Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« on: August 30, 2010, 21:43:46 PM »
My 15 yr old son needs to read 6 English literature books for his Grammar School: not too easy not too difficult, not too thin not too thick, not too dull not too exciting.

Any suggestions?  ::)
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 21:54:46 PM »
I'd recommend this - if you can get hold of it - it's got plenty of old fashioned Englishness to it, plenty of pictures and it's about skool too! Coo, er, gosh sir, look at your egg, isn't it runny?

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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 21:59:20 PM »
 ;D
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"as any fule kno"  ;)

Dat ekspleens the crab tok heer  ;D
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 09:34:40 AM »
To Kill a Mockingbird
Great Expectations
Birdsong
The History of Mr Polly
Of Mice and Men
Animal Farm

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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 12:19:50 PM »
To Kill a Mockingbird
Great Expectations
Birdsong
The History of Mr Polly
Of Mice and Men
Animal Farm
Nice six-pack!
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 13:24:38 PM »
Catcher in the Rye
Lord of the Flies
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2010, 13:45:44 PM »
1984
Brave New World
The Collector
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 16:36:24 PM »
Atlas Shrugged



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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 08:13:28 AM »
Atlas Shrugged



j/k!! :PPP

Hope that's a joke, have you actually read it?? god bless that poor kid!!

How about some Michael Morpurgo stuff? Light enough for a kid but well written and with some meaty issues often taken on. Stuff like War Horse etc.

There is a free booklet available from some libraries and children's centres, see if i have a copy on me, it's about 30 pages long and has recommneded reading for each age group right up until about 16, some really unusual thought provoking recommendations in it.
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 18:34:03 PM »
I did some school work on 'Of Mice and Men' last year, it was a really good book.  :)
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 19:09:05 PM »
Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman

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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2010, 19:11:07 PM »
Anything by Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie

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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2010, 19:51:22 PM »
I saw The Lord of the Flies at Asda last week in a bin near the checkout for £1. Bargainacious. I nearly bought one myself but decided that I probably wouldn't read it. I read it in school at age 13 and it freaked me out. 
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2010, 21:20:01 PM »
The books that stuck with me when I read them in my teens at school were:

Huck Finn (still my favourite book)
My Family and Other Animals
Emil and the Detectives (May be a little young, I was about 12 or 13 I think).
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2010, 23:02:57 PM »
Empire of the Sun - JG Ballard
English Passengers - Matthew Kneale
1984 - George Orwell
The Beach - Alex Garland
A Star Called Henry - Roddy Doyle
Flashman in the Great Game - G Macdonald Fraser
A Tale of Two Cities - Dickens
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