Young people tend to be the bravest readers. I’ve met many adults who say “I don’t read children’s books” as if they are in a foreign language they never learnt. But many of them are teaching big, bold lessons disguised as beautiful, challenging stories.
1. Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
2. Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
3. The Wave - Morton Rhue
4. The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge
5. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
6. Am I Normal Yet? - Holly Bourne
7. Refugee Boy - Benjamin Zephaniah
8. The Tulip Touch - Anne Fine
9. Panther - David Owen
10. Asking for It - Louise O'Neill
Quite a few here that I haven't heard of before. Always more to do.