The Fault in Our Stars

Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Hazel’s cancer is terminal, but when Augustus Waters appears at the Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be rewritten.

Looking for a fantastic young adult summer reading list? Check out these 23 great reads.

23 Books for Your Perfect Young Adult Summer Reading List

23 Books For Your Perfect Young Adult Summer Reading List. I haven't read through the whole list, but it looks like there's something for everyone.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams,      William Nicholson (Illustrator)

The Velveteen Rabbit (Dover Children's Classics). A book that left my entire class gaping and gasping for the rabbit, and the widest eyes as the "nursery fairy" came to visit the rabbit. LOVE this book!

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book. Take a trip down memory lane with this handy guidebook, inspired by those little books with the golden spines! I have this book!

This book will change how you look at life.

The Hours - Michael Cunningham. This is one of the most beautifully written books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

Paul Meets Bernadette, love it! Paul loves Bernadette because she shows him the whole world outside the fish bowl. A banana becomes a boat, a vase of flowers is a forest and a teapot is an elephant feeding her babies.

Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb - Swimming left and right, up and down, and in big and small circles in his bowl, Paul the fish is astonished when newcomer Bernadette drops in and introduces him to an amazing outside world.

The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson

The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson. Read July Homer does matter.

Keeping the World Away by Forster, Margaret

Another great one by Forster. Gwen John, the sister of Agustus John, and a Slade artist who goes to Paris and has an affair with Rodin.

The Bright Side of My Condition

After escaping from the Norfolk Island penal colony on a whaling ship, Bloodworth and his three fellow convicts are left on a remote southern island by a captain who promises to pick them up in a year's time

EVERY DAY by David Levithan-- Every day, A wakes up in a different body of someone close to his age and general location. He has always been able to be detached, until he wakes up in Justin's body and falls in love with his girlfriend, Rhiannon.

Mandy Hager's new award winning young adult novel

Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and Best Young Adult Fiction: Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager. An extraordinary story of a boy who protects a baby orca that locals believe is threatening their livelihood.

My Policeman – Bethan Roberts

My Policeman – Bethan Roberts

My Policeman: perhaps my favourite - really enjoyed this one. By Bethan Roberts

The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett.   An unexpected tear jerker. Beautiful wordless story.

The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett: A wordless picture book in which a girl sees a bicycle she wants to buy, works hard for a kindly neighbor to earn the money for it, then gets a pleasant surprise. From the author of The Boy and the Airplane.