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There are many famous and illustrious books written with children as their protagonists. Old school like Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, hugely famous like Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling or still divisive like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. There are many reasons for these books not only being popular but winning awards and causing such a divide between people. They often show a different view of the world than we're used to experiencing as adults and often directly contradict our own memories as children. What can't be disputed though is that much can be learnt through these often meticulously researched, a highly emotive books.

 

(These are in a loose order of how much I think you should read them and if you've already read any in this list - you're pretty much going to love all the others)

 

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

Between Shades of Gray by Ruth Sepetys

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Mogorian

Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Book Thief by Markus Zuzack

Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Room by Emma Donoghue

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossini

Let the Right One In by John Lindqvist

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Boy on the Mountain by John Boyne

The Girl with all the Gifts by M. R. Carey

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

 

 

 

 

This is not anywhere near a complete list but I can say I've read all these books and thought they were all well worth reading for different reasons.

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