These mood-boosting books were suggested by Reading Hack groups, young library volunteers and visitors to the Southbank’s 2016 YA Weekender. The final list was decided by young people from Shoreditch Library.

9781406350487

More Than This »

Patrick Ness

9780552565974

Wonder »

R. J. Palacio,

9780008115272

We Should All be Feminists »

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

9781409157250

Eleanor & Park »

Rainbow Rowell

9780099460879

I Capture the Castle »

Dodie Smith, Valerie Grove

9780349002323

Crongton Knights »

Alex Wheatle

9781409590309

Am I Normal Yet? »

Holly Bourne

9781596437746

This One Summer »

Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki

9780141365466

Matilda »

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

9780007174164

A Bear Called Paddington »

Michael Bond, Peggy Fortnum

9780141340050

Bodyguard Series »

Chris Bradford