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Great Reads

All students across Key Stage 3 are encouraged to read ten suggested books each year from the Cromer Great Reads list. The books are rated Mild, Medium, and Hot, so students can progress up the levels and read all books by the end of Year 9. 

Mild 

  • Thirteen Hours - Narinder Dhami
  • Wonder - RJ Palacio
  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone - JK Rowling
  • Once - Morris Gleitzman
  • Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
  • Boy - Roald Dahl
  • War Horse - Michael Morpurgo
  • The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Going Solo - Roald Dahl

Medium

  • The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
  • One - Sarah Crossan
  • Jessica's Ghost - Andrew Norriss
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  • Coram Boy - Jamila Gavin
  • Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
  • The Ghosts of Heaven - Marcus Sedgwick

Hot

  • The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  • Terror Kid - Benjamin Zephaniah
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • Brighton Rock - Graham Greene
  • Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • Dracula - Bram Stoker
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle