Becoming Jo by Sophie McKenzie

Recommended by Nikki Bhatt (@likeshookfoil)

Form and genre: prose, coming of age

Length: 336 pages

Summary: A modern re-telling of Little Women with the same spirited, enduring characters but different endings.

Age recommendation and challenging content: Beth is diagnosed cancer in this re-telling and Lateef (Laurie) is a Syrian refugee. Would recommend for Y7.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Students who loved it went on to read Little Women.