My Top 10 Books
This was inspired by b00kw0rm99's top 10 reads list.
10. The How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell
These are aimed at younger children, but I still enjoy them. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is the small, shy, failure of a son of Viking Chief Stoik the Vast. He is on a mission to prove to his father that he will one day be the best chief his tribe has ever seen, along with his best friend Fishlegs and his very small dragon, Toothless.
9. The Hetty Feather trilogy by Jacqueline Wilson
Hetty Feather is a Victorian girl abandoned as a baby in the Foundling hospital (basically an orphanage where children are trained to be servants and soldiers). She hates everything about it, apart from her friends.
8. The Gone series by Michael Grant
I have only read one and a bit of the five books, but I am really enjoying them so far. In book one, everyone over-15 suddenly disappears, and some children discover that they have special powers. Without adults, they soon start to run out of food and have to defend themselves against the mutant animals, dangerous powers and The Darkness. And that's only book one!
7. The Darcie Lock trilogy by Julia Golding
Darcie Lock is 14-year-old spy. In these books, Darcie meets the President of America, almost gets killed by a fashion designer and goes on a cruise to Egypt.
6. The Uglies trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
These books are set in the future, when on your 16th birthday you get plastic surgery to go from an Ugly to a Pretty. The Pretties live in an amazing city, and Tally, the main character, can't wait to become one until her new friend starts to convince her otherwise. These are great if you like The Hunger Games.
5. A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
All 13 of these books are really enjoyable, funny and interesting. They are about the Baudelaire orphans siblings who find themselves orphaned and alone at the start of the first book. Through the rest of the series they find themselves in the care of many unusual guardians while trying to escape from the evil Count Olaf. There is also a film, which is a combination of the first three books.
4. The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
There are nine books in this series and the first one is a film. They are about a boy called Alex Rider who discovers after his uncle's death that he was a spy and Alex is forced to become one too.
3. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I only heard about these when the film was first advertised, but I had read them all by the time it was in the cinemas. I won't explain what it is about because you probably know.
2. The Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth
Only two of the three books are out at the moment, but the next one will be out on 22nd October this year. I recommend these if you like The Hunger Games. They are set in future Chicago and the city is split into five different groups called Factions. When you are 16, you get to choose to stay in your home faction with your family or move to a different one and leave everyone you know behind. I won't say any more or I'll spoil it.
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I won't explain what it's about because you probably already know, but I just love the books and films so much! If you like these, go on the studio tour in London. It's amazing!
I love so many books that I couldn't fit them all in, but these are probably my favourites. Thanks for reading this!
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