World Book Day 2023: Our young people recommend their favourite booksThu, 2nd Mar 2023
As part of World Book Day this year, we asked our young people about what they are currently reading and their favourite books!
In Dumfries, some of young people completed reviews of their favourite books. These included graphic novels such as The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone By, and Marvel Zombies. While William’s favourite book is the Wolf in White Van by John Darrinelle. About this book, William says:
- Darrinelle’s history as a songwriter lends to a unique, vivid and poetic writing style.
- Use of non-linear narrative to effectively tell a story.
- A character that speaks mainly through thought that resonates with disabled readers.
- A realistic and empathetic portrayal of mental health issues. A managed blend of drama with dark comedic moments and fantasy through story-within-a-story tropes.
- A misdirecting promotion and blurb that tricks the reader into giving the unique story a surprise chance.
- A story that can only be told through book form, unadaptable as film or television.
- I have about triple the thoughts for the space I have, there are too many ways in which this is the best book to ever coherently tune into the limits of description.
We have compiled a reading list of books currently being read by our young people and team, for you to peruse and potentially find something you are interested it:
- “Memory Man” by David Baldacci
- “The 100 (Book 3)” by Kass Morgan
- “A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale” by Elizabeth J. Braswell
- Sir Bobby Charlton’s Autobiography
- the series of Doctor Who novellas
- the Manga “Promised Neverland” by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
- “The Seven Sisters” by Lucinda Riley
- “Bones” by Cathy Rice
- “How to Kill Your Family” by Bella Mackie
- “The Mermaid of Black Conch” by Monique Roffey
- “Harlem Shuffle” by Colson Whitehead
- “The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone By” by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore
- “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy
- “Wolf in White Van” by John Darnielle
- “Marvel Zombies” by Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips and Arthur Suydam
- “The Decagon House Murders” by Yukito Ayatsuji
- “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak
- “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig
- “A Realm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England” by Dan Jones