Comedy

Osbert the Avenger by Christopher William Hill

Recommended by Katie (@Iteechur) Form and genre: Gothic prose – humour – full of tricks and treats and murders most horrid! Length: 352 pages Summary: Osbert is a genius and attends a school designed for people like him. Except the teachers are awful and someone has to stop them! Age recommendation and challenging content: Year …

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The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Recommended by Marcus Stanforth (@marcusstanforth) Form and genre: Prose/Novel/Romance Length: 289 pages Summary: After his stint in a psychiatric hospital, Pat returns to his parent’s house desiring the return of his estranged wife Nikki. He meets Tiffany, who has her own issues too. They care for each other: Pat performing in a dance competition with …

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Recommended by Marcus Stanforth (@marcusstanforth) Form and genre: Prose/Novel/Bildungsroman/Epistolary Length: 231 pages Summary: In this coming-of-age novel, we see the world through Charlie’s eyes as he writes letters about what he learns at high school. However, what he’s learning is not on the curriculum; drink, drugs, sex and sexuality are just some of the things …

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