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Key Stage 3 and 4 Novels with a Moral

KS3 and KS4 suggested reading list

Challenge yourselves to read novels and short stories with a thought-provoking or moral message. You may find yourselves studying one of these in class at some point. If you like the book, investigate others by the same author or with the same subject matter.

These are all books that we, the English department, think are great!

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman

His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

The Color Purple by Alice Walker (more adult themes)

Boy A by Jonathan Trigell

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Uglies trilogy by Scott Westerfield

The Killables trilogy by Gemma Malley

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky

A God in Ruins Kate Atkinson