KS4, Suggested Reading List: Summer Term,



Plot Summary

Reading Age / Interest Age

Clara Kumagai

Catfish Rolling

Philosophy, Science Fiction and Japanese Mythology. Love, loss and an earthquake caused by a monster

9+ /


Adam Silvera

They Both Die At the End

DeathCast is a service that lets people know when they are going to die. Mateo and Rufus get the call…they will die today! A story of how these strangers cross paths. LGBT fiction which gained fame on TikTok – clocking over 100 million views



Madeline L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

The discovery of a planet, ruled by a pulsating brain called ‘It’  … this novel has sold over 10 million copies worldwide



Joseph Heller

Catch 22

Voted one of the best novels of all time. Set during WW2. Yossarian finds himself in catch 22 – a sinister bureaucratic rule


Ned Vizzini

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Craig is determined to be successful in life. An exploration of depression and suicide. This book deals with Teen/Adult themes!

14+ / YA

Margaret Atwood

The Handmaids Tale

A dystopian, religious tyranny which enslaves women who can conceive into a life of breeding. This book became an instant Feminist Classic upon release,

16+ / YA

Philip Roth


14 years before the Polio Vaccine is created. The Polio disease sends child after child to crippling death. This book explores the fears of a pandemic, but more importantly, fate.  


Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

An Autobiography about growing up in the Southern States of America, Angelou looks at racism, rape, abuse and teen pregnancy.

14+/ YA

Parent discretion advised