To celebrate World Book Day 2021, our Senior Prefects share their favourite titles and the reasons why they’d recommend them.
The man who didn’t call by Rosie Walsh
Summer, romance, mystery, plot twists. Perfect story for anyone who enjoys a mystery, with an ending that will shock you all!
Molly, Crome House Captain
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Have you ever wondered what school teachers and sumo wrestlers have in common, how the Ku Klux Klan is like a group of real-estate agents or why drug dealers still live with their mums? No, neither had I until I read this book which uncovers the intricacies of the world using economics.
Lucy, Mancroft House Captain
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A beautiful story of love, bravery, and sacrifice. This powerfully raw and poetic book will drown you in your emotions. I smiled, seethed, and sobbed – leaving me to wonder if I will ever recover.
Diana, Deputy Head of School
Arthur: the dog who crossed the jungle to find a home by Mikael Lindnord
One for animal lovers and those who crave adventure! A heart warming and easy-to-read shaggy dog story based on the true events of unique story.
Leo, Mancroft House Captain
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A shocking novel highlighting the racial prejudice of mid-1930s Alabama. Written from the perspective of a young girl, Harper Lee describes the loss of childhood innocence, whilst emphasising the importance of courage and tolerance.
Freya, Deputy Head of School
Legacy by James Kerr
An insight into the greatest ever sports organisation – the All Blacks. Not only is it essential for sports people, but for everyone, providing an insight into what makes a great leader and why better people make better All Blacks.
Joe, Head of School
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A short compelling read, taking you into the world of the roaring twenties in New York. A story of unrequited love, mysterious pasts and outrageous parties, Fitzgerald takes you on an adventure with every word.
Bella G, Editor of the Perseverando Post, Secretary General of Langley Model United Nations
The Caraval series by Stephanie Garber
Magic, Enchantment, Love, Sisterhood and Brotherhood, Betrayal, Secrecy, Quests and Rewards, but remember it is only just a game. This book series is lavishly imaginative and is full of pure magic which you can’t help but escape in.
Tegan, Head of School
The Art of Logic by Eugenia Cheng.
The writer presents a mathematicians point of view about logic and how this can be used to see, argue and think better. This is great for any budding debaters who are interested in maths or anyone looking to explore the complexities of many real-life problems.
Charlotte, Mancroft House Captain
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.
This fascinating book highlights the importance of family and love through WW2, as well showing horrific and upsetting times experienced by the families. Guaranteed to have you on the edge on your seat.
Caitlin, Beauchamp House Captain
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
A comedy sci-fi following the adventures of Arthur Dent and friends through space and time, discover: the importance of a towel, the answer to the ultimate question, and DONT PANIC!
Jess, President of the Debating Society