The Ripley Academy

Year 9 Reading List

  1. Title: Fahrenheit 451
    1. Author: Ray Bradbury
    2. Link? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fahrenheit-451-Flamingo-Modern-Classics/dp/0006546064/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2R7Y5C8Q4O3O3&dchild=1&keywords=farenheight+451&qid=1612443438&sprefix=fare%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-1
    3. What is it about? A dystopian future where all books are to burned. The novel is considered a classic of dystopian fiction.

  1. Title: The Martian
    1. Author: Andy Weir
    2. Link? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Martian-Andy-Weir/dp/1785031139/ref=sr_1_1?crid=RZJ9SLG3QR79&dchild=1&keywords=the+martian+andy+weir&qid=1612443560&sprefix=the+martian+and%2Caps%2C153&sr=8-1
    3. What is it about? Astronaut Mark Watney is left stranded on Mars and must survive with limited tools and resources.

 

  1. Title: Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation)
    1. Author: Laura Hillenbrand
    2. Link? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unbroken-Laura-Hillenbrand/dp/0007580576/ref=sr_1_1?crid=9UV50SMTWELH&dchild=1&keywords=unbroken+laura+hillenbrand&qid=1612443768&s=books&sprefix=unbroken+%2Cstripbooks%2C148&sr=1-1
    3. What is it about?  A former Olympian’s courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. A thrilling survival epic. 
       

  1. Title: Ready Player One
    1. Author: Ernest Cline
    2. Link? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline/dp/0099560437/ref=pd_bxgy_img_3/260-4978151-6851532?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0099560437&pd_rd_r=f7b9ac5b-75d9-4d9a-9376-1323496c5928&pd_rd_w=FVf43&pd_rd_wg=ychgY&pf_rd_p=dcf35746-0212-418b-a148-30395d107b2d&pf_rd_r=W3691VHB5BMZ068JNE0Q&psc=1&refRID=W3691VHB5BMZ068JNE0Q
    3. What is it about? In the future of 2044 young people escape to the virtual world of the OASIS. For Wade Watts he has the opportunity of a lifetime to discovery hidden treasure and save the OASIS.

  1. Title: The Call of the Wild
    1. Author: Jack London
    2. Link? https://www.gutenberg.org/files/215/215-h/215-h.htm (This is a free web copy)
    3. What is it about? A young man travels with his dogs during the height of the American goldrush to seek fame, fortune and fulfilment in the wilds.

 

  1. Title: The Road to Winter
    1. Author: Mark Smith
    2. Link? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Road-Winter-Wilder-Trilogy/dp/1925355128
    3. What is it about? A boy living alone following a deadly civil war has to survive on Australia’s coast with just himself and his dog to rely on. Things change with a mysterious girl arrives and asks for his help.

 

  1. Title: Akarnae
    1. Author: Lynette Noni
    2. Link? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Akarnae-Medoran-Chronicles-Lynette-Noni-ebook/dp/B06XWBXWBK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=akarnae&qid=1612698796&sr=8-1
    3. What is it about? The first of the five-part MEDORAN CHRONICLES offers a new slant on magical parallel worlds – it’s Harry Potter meets X-Men, with a twist of Narnia. 

  1. Title: Warcross
    1. Author: Marie Lu
    2. Link? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Warcross-Marie-Lu/dp/0241321441/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=warcross&qid=1612698881&sr=8-1
    3. What is it about? For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game - it's a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally.

 

  1. Title: Dry
    1. Author: Neil Shusterman
    2. Link? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dry-Neal-Shusterman/dp/1406386855/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2F5KN09E216X3&dchild=1&keywords=dry+neal+shusterman&qid=1612698973&sprefix=dry+neal+sh%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-1
    3. What is it about? The drought – or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it – has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.
      Until the taps run dry.
      Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbours and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life – and the life of her brother – is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.