October Good Reads – KS4

Posted: 10th October 2023

The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington


Fourteen-year- Ella hopes to survive the horrors of the Holocaust when she joins the seamstresses in the sewing workshop at Birkenau-Auschwitz concentration camp.

This is a powerful tale of resilience, friendship and survival.  It is at times a  painful, uncomfortable read but ends with a hopeful conclusion will leave a lasting impression on thoughtful readers.


Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


Pip is an orphan without any expectations. It is only when he begins to visit a wealthy elderly lady, Miss Havisham and her adopted niece that he begins to hope for something better.

When it is revealed that Pip has inherited a large sum of money from a mysterious benefactor on the condition that he moves to London to become a gentleman, Pip’s adventure really begins.  Wonderful detail and characterisation makes this book a true classic.

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