Recommended Teen Reads

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Recommended Teen Reads

Michael Grant
Two teenagers are recruited to a secret worldwide organisation that is fighting a battle against a formidable foe at the nano level.
BZRK is a brilliantly original thriller: ‘a battle for the soul and freedom of the human race carried out simultaneously in the world we know, and in a world that you’re never going to expect.’
For 12- 18 years
Andrew Lane 
Fire Storm is set in Scotland. The year is 1868, Sherlock Holmes is fourteen and this gripping adventure describes how he perfects his deductive skills as he attempts to solve a series of baffling mysteries, involving kidnapping, bodysnatchers and a man who claims he can raise the dead. Before he knows it, Sherlock is fighting for his life as he battles to discover what has happened to his friends.
It’s elementary my dear readers!
For 11-14 years
Code Name Verity
Elizabeth Wein
Code Name Verity tells the heartbreaking tale of a friendship between two young women: a pilot and a spy, set during the Second World War. But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends Verity, has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in Verity’s own words as she’s captured by the Gestapo: ‘I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do” .
For 14-16 years
J D Sharpe
On the advice of a corpse, Oliver flees his ghastly orphan life to seek his destiny in the dark streets of old London Town, despite the perils of the woe-begotten zombie-infested journey. There he meets the shadowy Dodger, the evil old soul-stealer Fagin, and the menacing Bill Sikes, who is more beast than man. But will Oliver Twisted be the world's salvation, or its downfall?
If you think you know Oliver Twist, think again!
For 12-14 years

Out of the Depths
Cathy MacPhail
Tyler Lawless has an unusual and sometimes scary gift. She is able to see dead people. And sometimes they speak to her, asking for her help.  When Tyler is sent to a new school because her so called 'storytelling' about seeing dead teachers gets her into too much trouble, she is hoping to make a fresh start. But that isn't going to be easy as a boy who is supposed to be dead keeps appearing in her classroom. He's trying to tell her something, but can Tyler work out what it is?
For 12 – 15 years. 
Patrick Ness
This is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss. The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming...The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.
For 11 – 15 years
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