Homework GCSE

KS4 Reading List for English and English Literature

Reviews of all of these books, and many others, are available on the following website: http://www.cool-reads.co.uk This is a site made by young people, for young people and you can post your own reviews of books on it when you've read them.

Animal Farm (George Orwell)
A book with a message, Orwell's easy style will keep you gripped from the start.
Noughts and Crosses (Malorie Blackman)
A modern day love story with a twist.
Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
If you like religious thrillers, you'll enjoy this from the author of The Da Vinci code.
The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)
Great if you like Dracula!
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night (Mark Haddon)
A really popular book you won't be able to put down.
Elsewhere (Gabriell Zevin)
A sensitive look at death and the afterlife.
The Golden Compass (Bill Pullman)
A great fantasy book.
A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle)
A sci-fi struggle between good and evil.
The Lovely Bones
A hard-hitting story from an unusual viewpoint.

Some GCSE texts:

  • To Kill a Mocking Bird (Harper Lee)
  • The Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
  • The Catcher in the Rye (J D Salinger)
  • Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
  • Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

Year 10 and 11 students have been allocated Monday and Thursday evenings in which to complete their English homework.

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