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Six summer reads for… older readers!

Our final six summer read recommendations are here! This one’s for any Inkpots looking to dip their toe into the diverse world of young adult books, from mystery stories to graphic novels to contemporary.

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard: Barnard’s refreshing take on female friendship and mental health will leave you gasping for breath. Will the mysterious Suzanne come between best friends Caddy and Rosie?

Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie: adopted Lauren is forced to reassess all she knows about her roots after discovering her photo on a website for missing people. A perfect introduction to young adult thrillers, McKenzie always keeps you guessing. 

Unboxed by Non Pratt: four school friends meet to open a memory box buried years ago. Chaos ensues when they share their darkest secrets to honour their late friend Millie. Short, pacey and dripping with realism, this is perfect for dyslexic or reluctant readers.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: follow Jacob as he investigates what made the children of Peregrine’s so peculiar in the first place. Great for Harry Potter fans.

Holes by Louis Sachar: at Camp Greenlake Juvenile Detention Centre, digging holes is considered character building. But when Stanley Yelnats arrives, he realises there could be something more sinister hidden beneath the surface. Sachar’s infamous dark humour fills these pages.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (graphic novel): the hilarious adventures of a young shapeshifter whose life entwines with that of a super villain. A must read for any budding artists searching for inspiration.

Once you’ve engrossed yourself in one of these and are full to the brim with inspiration, you can come along to one of our summer holiday workshops. Find out more here, or head straight to our booking page!

Happy reading!



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