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The best novels in English: readers' alternative list
W hich are the best novels ever written in the English language? No list could possibly satisfy everyone, as is always the case with listicles. When writer Robert McCrum completed his own , after developing it over the course of two years , it was greeted with a mix of enthusiasm and criticism. Most of the scepticism centred on the lack of diversity , though many readers had their own favourite omission. So we asked you to nominate the books you thought should have made the list. Here are the novels that received the most nominations, in no particular order — we have included all that received a minimum of two votes.
Michele Fry. Print book list. Intended for older readers, this story informs first-hand about the unpredictable attacks and sheer madness of Apartheid and a government that is now, fortunately, historical. The author eloquently rises above the suffering inflicted by the secret police on his family and friends, giving readers a story that powerfully portrays personal ingenuity and courage. Martin's Griffin, pages. Plagued by high anxiety, Cath shrinks at the thought of new people and situations. But just as she gets to college, her twin and BFF abandons her.
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Few adults will proudly or openly admit to reading YA fiction or middle-grade books. But you only have to count Harry Potter— themed weddings or Alice in Wonderland tattoos to realize that middle-grade fiction usually aimed at 8- to year-olds, is just as engaging and enjoyable for adults as it is for its target audience. Incredibly popular amongst children and teens, the Warriors series has been described as a Game of Thrones -style narrative, following the adventures of four clans of cats. Clever and beautifully unsettling, this novel from British author Matt Haig is intended for readers of all ages. Sound familiar? Inspired by real life events , R. Auggie Pullman is a kind-hearted year-old boy with a facial abnormality.
He knows. Teachers kept giving him what they considered classics, but those middle school books had nothing to do with who he was and what he saw each day. So he never touched them. Middle school kids today are coming of age in a time when they will have more access to information than ever before but lack the tools for integration. Giving them the tools to build a reading identity first will give them what they need to grow into whom they really want to be. Every one of these books offers a path to identity.