Recommendations

Exam season will be over soon – what to do? what to read?
 
Many teens are caught up in exam season, eating up the start of summer with revision and stress. At least the end is in sight and summer holidays beckon. After putting down the pen on the final paper and ‘filing’ away exam notes – what relaxation is planned by most teens.
 
Summer is a time of holidays, of camping, road trips, festivals, summer jobs, driving lessons and maybe doing nothing at all. There will be time for reading too – perhaps for some it isn’t the most appealing past time after having to read and revise for weeks, but it is a great way to relax and to escape.
 
Here are some suggestions for some post-exam escape reads:
 
 
 
 
Just want to escape? A Court of Thorns and Roses by SJ Maas, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater, Harry Potter by JK Rowling (summer holidays is a good time to tackle this series) and  The Owl Service by Alan Garner
 
If you are into music festivals, take a look at Remix by Non Pratt. The backdrop to this book about friendship, relationships and love is a three day music festival. The story is both enjoyable and realistic and an easy and straightforward read.
 
Planning a road trip? Here are some good books about road trips and friendship and love: The Last Summer of Us by Maggie Harcourt, Amy and Roger’s Epic Adventure by Morgan Matson, How to be Bad by E. Lockhart et al and Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray.
 
If a beach holiday is on the cards then escape with Blue by Lisa Glass, It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han, Cruel Sumer by James Dawson,
 
Finished your GCSEs? See what happens to these teens as they start sixth form: This is Not a Love Story by Keren David, The Worst Girlfriend in the World by Sarra Manning, The Flynn Series by Sophie Mckenzie
 
Off to University? Don’t let The Secret History by Donna Tartt put you off.
 
Planning a gap year? The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke, Australia on the cards? Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis, India? Q&A by Vikas Swarup.
 
 
These are just a few suggestions – there are so many goos books out there; books that appeal to different moods and personalities. Have a browse and find something for you: something you like and you enjoy and you can lose yourself in.

A Court Of Thorns And Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
All The Bright Places

All the Bright Places

Author: Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Penguin Books
Amy And Roger's Epic Detour

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Being Billy

Being Billy

Author: Phil Earle
Publisher: Penguin
Belzhar

Belzhar

Author: Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Blue

Blue

Author: Lisa Glass
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Boy Don't Knit

Boy Don't Knit

Author: Tom Easton
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Close Your Pretty Eyes

Close Your Pretty Eyes

Author: Sally Nicholls
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books
Cruel Summer

Cruel Summer

Author: James Dawson
Publisher: Indigo
Everybody Jam

Everybody Jam

Author: Ali Lewis
Publisher: Andersen
Falling Fast

Falling Fast

Author: Sophie McKenzie
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Author: J K Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury
How To Be Bad

How To Be Bad

Author: Emily Lockhart
Publisher: Hot Key Books
It's Not Summer Without You

It's Not Summer Without You

Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Penguin
Luuurve Is A Many Trousered Thing

Luuurve is a Many Trousered Thing

Author: Louise Rennison
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren
Ostrich Boys

Ostrich Boys

Author: Keith Gray
Publisher: Definitions
Q & A

Q & A

Author: Vikas Swarup
Publisher: Black Swan
Remix

Remix

Author: Non Pratt
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Spud

Spud

Author: John van de Ruit
Publisher: Penguin
The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Black Swan
The Last Summer Of Us

The Last Summer of Us

Author: Maggie Harcourt
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
The Owl Service

The Owl Service

Author: Alan Garner
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren
The Scorpio Races

The Scorpio Races

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic
The Sea Sisters

The Sea Sisters

Author: Lucy Clarke
Publisher: HarperCollins
The Secret History

The Secret History

Author: Donna Tartt
Publisher: Penguin Books
The Worst Girlfriend In The World

The Worst Girlfriend in the World

Author: Sarra Manning
Publisher: Atom
This Is Not A Love Story

This is Not a Love Story

Author: Keren David
Publisher: Little Brown