With World Book Day just TWO days away, the parents in the studio are frantically clashing through their kitchen cupboards and old cardboard boxes in the attic to find an outfit that they've only just been told they need to find.

You've seen loads of children's books and photos of kids dressed up as Gansta Granny, the Gruffalo and The Cat in the Hat, but we're here to tell you about OUR favourite books. Yes - ours. Not our kids', not our neighbours, ours.

After a huge debate in the office, nobody could narrow down to just one favourite book, so we've compiled a list of the books that are those "we can't put it down!" books. (please note - these are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

1) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak:"After the death of Liesel's younger brother on a train to Molching, Liesel arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann, distraught and withdrawn. During her time there, she is exposed to the horrors of the Nazi regime, caught between the innocence of childhood and the maturity demanded by her destructive surroundings."

 

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2) The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins:"Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence, but Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature."

 

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3) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline:"Teenager Wade Watts lives with his aunt in Oaklahoma City in the "stacks", a poverty-stricken district constructed of trailer homes piled on top of each other. He spends all his spare time as a "gunter" ("egg hunter"), logging on to the OASIS as an avatar under the moniker Parzival, reading Halliday's journal Anorak's Almanac, and researching details of the 1980s pop culture, mainly classic video games and movies, that Halliday loved."

 

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Ready Player One

 

4) The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer:"Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, TWILIGHT, NEW MOON, ECLIPSE and BREAKING DAWN capture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. The set will give existing fans a focus for their devotion and new fans will be entranced as the love story between Bella and the Vampire Edward develops from tentative beginnings in Twilight to its stunning conclusion in the publishing."

 

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The Twilight Saga

 

5) The Shack by William P. Young:"Mack's youngest daughter, Missy, was abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, still trapped in his great sadness, Mack recieves a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack. Against his judgement Mack arrives at the shack on a wintry after, and what he finds there will change his life forever."

 

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The Shack

 

6) The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne:"The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it's about. If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. Sooner or later, you will arrive with Bruno at a fence. We hope you never have to cross such a fence."

 

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

 

7) One Day by David Nicholls:"Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. 'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? and the year after that? and every year that follows?"

 

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One Day

 

8) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green:"Hazel Grace Lancaster - a 16-year-old with cancer that has spread to her lungs - attends a patient support group at her mother's behest. At first, she hesitates because she feels like it has done her nothing. She thinks attending the support group could be the worst part of her life, until a particular support meeting, Hazel meets a 17-year-old boy named Augustus Waters, whose osteosarcoma caused him to lose his right leg, which was replaced with a prosthetic."

 

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The Fault in Our Stars


Post By Olivia Searle