At Louth Academy, we cannot wait to share our passion for reading with Year 7 students in September. If your child wishes to read over the summer in preparation for Key Stage Three English, we have produced a list of suitable books you could choose from below. Please contact the Academy if you have any enquires regarding this.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
A hauntingly touching story of how a boy deals with the threat of his mother's death from cancer. Denied much information by his family, treated as a weirdo by his classmates and a "special case" by his teachers, Conor is haunted by a monster in his dreams, and struggles to get to grips with devastating emotions.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time By Mark Haddon
When Christopher Boone discovers the dog dead on the lawn, he follows in the footsteps of his hero Sherlock Holmes and sets out to find out who did it. But Christopher's Asperger's syndrome means he finds emotions near-impossible to unravel!
Trash by Andy Mulligan
Raphael is a dumpsite boy. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping on it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, the world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It's a bag of clues. It's a bag of hope. It's a bag that will change everything.
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
In the first book of the Alex Rider series a fourteen-year-old Alex is forcibly recruited into M16. Armed with secret gadgets, he is sent to investigate Herod Sayle, a man who is offering-state-of-the- art computers to every school I the country. But the teenage spy soon finds himself in mortal danger.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2 By C.S. Lewis
Lucy stumbles upon the magical world of Narnia, a land of unicorns, centaurs, fauns... and the wicked White Witch, who terrorises all. Lucy soon realises that Narnia, and in particular Aslan, the great Lion, needs her help if the county's creatures are ever going to be free again... A tale of adventure, danger and friendship.
You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be by Marcus
Marcus Rashford MBE is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an average kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now, he wants to show you how to achieve your dreams, in this guide for life.