Youth Reads For Summer


Summer is here. And we all know what that means: spending way too much time with your family, of course! Luckily, a team of heroes from Treasure House School, consisting of both students and teachers, has come together to save the day. Whether you want a distraction from your “droning parents”, or you ARE a “droning parent” looking to relive your youth through literature, we have a book for you on this list! Relieve the tension of the summer holidays by escaping into an entirely different world…

Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

"One book I loved when I was younger was Jamaica Inn. It was the most exciting thing I’d ever read! It kept you in suspense right up until the end and had a shocking climax. There is a terrible dilemma and the atmosphere was oppressive. Better than a blockbuster movie!" – HW

Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

"I really liked how interesting and original this book was. It was very emotional, and a lot of exciting events happen throughout the series." - KH

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

"I hate reviewing books. I also hate giving opinions. The most I'm willing to say right now is that this book is good. Possibly. Read it or face the wrath of my army of worms, I guess." - KB

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo

"A deeply atmospheric trilogy about a young boy who is destined to become a magician. There are no wizard schools here. Gwyn lives in a remote part of Wales, his magical companion is a tiny silver spider, and the only person who still believes in magicians is his gran." - MJ

The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo

My Name Is Mina by David Almond

"A compelling criticism of the education system is something that I'm always here for, and My Name Is Mina provides this excellently. Excellently enough for me to provide the Elusive KB Opinion. (If, like Mina, you also hate school and want to start a revolution against the creativity-crushing system, call me on xxx-xxxx-xxxx. My wonderful army of worms and I are happy to provide our services.)" - KB

My Name Is Mina by David Almond

Emma’s Island by Honor Arundel

"Emma’s parents die and she is sent to live with her mad artistic aunt. I loved this book because Emma’s life was so different to my boring life of going to school. I wanted to live on an island like the main character." – CO

Emma’s Island by Honor Arundel

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

"This book is ten times better than the film. The different chapters are written from different character perspectives. The storyline is fascinating, and you just want to find out more." - ES

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

Stig of the Dump – Clive King

"This is a great book to read in the summer holidays. It made me want to go off and explore and make things. I love how the characters create things out of rubbish." - BL

Stig of the Dump – Clive King

1984 by George Orwell

"This book is brilliantly written but in clear simple language. The ideas behind the story are amazing." – OC

1984 by George Orwell

Godhanger by Dick King-Smith

"This book is about an Eagle that lives in the forest and rules the forest, it is full of animal tales with lots of adventure and intrigue thrown in." – AB

Godhanger by Dick King-Smith