July Good Reads – KS4: The sky is everywhere – The Lord of the Rings

Posted: 6th July 2022

This months good reads from our amazing librarian, Mrs Daniels, are here!

Both books are great for anyone but we think they are best suited for those currently in Key Stage 4.

The sky is everywhere – Jandy Nelson

This is a moving story about seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker who lives happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to centre stage of her own life – and suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two boys. One boy takes Lennie out of her sorrow; the other comforts her in it.   It covers the difficult themes of death, grief and love.  Suitable for 14+ years.


The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien

This sequel to The Hobbit is a fantasy masterpiece. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.  This book will stand the test of time.




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