Penguin have released a new YA series with beautifully designed covers titled "The Originals". This series is "a celebration of the first and the best in the Young Adult genre, with writing that still feels as fresh, illuminating and sometimes even shocking as it did when it was first published".
The Originals includes tales of love, war, rebels, survival and stories to make you think. Penguin have even created a reading guide, and some great printables to accompany the series:
|The Originals Reading Diary|
Here's a complete list of the titles currently available:
The Wave by Morton Rhue
Based on a nightmarish true episode in a Californian high school, when a teacher wanted to demonstrate the dangers of propoganda and group-think.
Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brian
A powerful post-apocalyptic novel in which nuclear war has devastated America.
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
A haunting and timeless tale of the dangers of unexpected wealth.
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Masterful linked short stories by Nobel prizewinner John Steinbeck.
Buddy by Nigel Hinton
A convincing account of a boy's faltering relationship with his father, with an atmospheric 1980s setting.
Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
A Carnegie Medal-winning thriller by Robert Swindells.
No Turning Back by Beverley Naidoo
The powerful and moving story of Sipho and his struggle to survive on the city streets of Johannesburg in the 1990s.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
An outstanding story of teenage rebellion, written when the author was only 17 years old.
After the First Death by Robert Cormier
A brilliantly tense hostage drama.
The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig
A novel based on the author's true-life experience.
Postcards from No Man's Land by Aiden Chambers
A Carnegie-medal winning novel about love, discovery and betrayal.
The Twelfth Day of July by Joan Lingard
The first of Joan Lingard's influential Kevin and Sadie books, set in Belfast during the Troubles.
Across The Barricades by Joan LingardThe sequel to The Twelfth Day of July.
Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty
The moving story of two teenagers and an unplanned pregnancy.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
An enchanting coming-of-age story, told in the form of Cassandra Mortmain's journal.
Learn more about The Originals series over on the Penguin website.