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Writes of Passage: 50 Books That Will Change Your Life

This list was originally published to coincide with World Book Day 2014 when young people and adults were asked to name the books that rocked their worlds. The result was "Writes of Passage" - the ultimate list of 50 books designed to change peoples' lives and to keep them reading.
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from worldbookday.com · made by Kev Devine
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The Wasp Factory (Iain Banks)
The Wasp Factory (Iain Banks)
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The Rats (James Herbert)
The Rats (James Herbert)
3
The Shining (Stephen King)
The Shining (Stephen King)
4
1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
5
Lord Loss (Darren Shan)
Lord Loss (Darren Shan)
6
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
7
Forever... Judy Blume
Forever... Judy Blume
8
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
9
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
10
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
11
Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)
12
How I Live Now
How I Live Now
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13
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
14
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
15
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
16
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Louise Rennison)
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Louise Rennison)
17
Geek Girl (Holly Smale)
Geek Girl (Holly Smale)
18
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾
19
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
20
Northern Lights (Philip Pullman)
Northern Lights (Philip Pullman)
21
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
22
Percy Jackson (Rick Riordan)
Percy Jackson (Rick Riordan)
23
Harry Potter
Harry Potter
24
The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
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25
Noughts & Crosses (Malorie Blackman)
Noughts & Crosses (Malorie Blackman)
26
A Street Cat Named Bob (James Bowen)
A Street Cat Named Bob (James Bowen)
27
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
28
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
29
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
30
Wonder (R.J. Palacio)
Wonder (R.J. Palacio)
31
The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
32
Before I Die (Jenny Downham)
Before I Die (Jenny Downham)
33
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
34
War Horse
War Horse
35
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
36
My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
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37
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
38
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
39
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
40
The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton)
The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton)
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