A book may take a year to write, months to edit and weeks to read, but with so many of them out there, where do you even think to start? Below, is a list of some of the most famous children and young adult’s books that everyone must read at some point in their life.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
This is book is a charming story about Christopher, a young boy who knows every country and capital in the world, and understands animals a lot more than he understands humans. The story is about Christopher’s mission to find out just who killed the neighbourhood dog. This book is a classic; it is funny, witty and captivating all at the same time, and it is very easy to relate to Christopher and the way he feels each and every day.
Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
When a young boy is washed up on a deserted island, he wonders whether he will live to see another day. He has no food, no water, nothing. When he wakes up to find a plate full of fish, fruit and water beside him, he knows he is not alone. Michael Morpurgo is one of the most talented, children’s authors of all time, and his writing style really helps the reader to relate to what might seem like a completely impossible situation. The book is written beautifully and children are bound to love the story and everything that happens in it.
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
If you haven’t already read this book when you were younger, I recommend you read it now. It is about the story of a young girl, Sal, and how her life takes a massive turn after her mother leaves. She spends most of the story trying to find her, and looking for clues as to where she might be. The characters are so loveable and the whole story is beautifully written. It might be more of a girly book, but it is a fantastic book that will leave you feeling warm inside.
The Twits by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is possibly one of history’s most renowned children’s authors and his writing is known to be witty and hilarious This book is definitely not an exception. The Twits is about a couple living together, but they absolutely despise each other and are constantly planning different practical jokes to aggravate each other. Each situation is absolutely genius and hilarious to read about. It is a really light read, but is ridiculously funny and will definitely leave you with a smile on your face.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
‘The Hunger Games’ is the first book in a trilogy of fast-paced science-fiction novels. The book is most definitely for both genders. It is a story about a young girl, Katniss Everdeen, who takes her sister’s place in the arena, for the 74th annual Hunger Games, where she will fight contenders from other districts, until someone wins and the rest die. It is a real page-turner that you will not want to put down until you have gotten to the very last page. The character’s emotions are portrayed brilliantly and the reader can really relate to the way they feel.