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Harry Potter Series- J.K Rowling

                Harry Potter is a series of seven    fantasy novels written by the British author J.
               K. Rowling. The series chronicles the adventures of a

               young wizard, Harry Potter, the titular character, and his
               friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are
               students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The

               main story arc concerns Harry's quest to overcome the Dark
               wizard Lord Voldemort, who aims to become immortal, conquer

               the wizarding world, subjugate non-magical people, and destroy all those who
               stand in his way, especially Harry Potter. 11+

               Holes – Louis Sachar

                                Stanley Yelnats IV is a teenage boy from a family of destitute
                                that is affected by "a hex", which they point the finger at
                                Stanley's great-great-grandfather, accused of purloining a pig.
                                Stanley's latest adversity is to be wrongly accused of purloining a
                                pair of shoes (after one bad day in school) contributed to a
                                children's orphanage by the baseball player Clyde "Sweet Feet"

               As retribution, Stanley is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile imprisonment and
               disciplinary facility which, notwithstanding its name, is in the middle of a sterile
               desert. 11+

               The Fault in our Stars – John Green

                Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old teenager with thyroid
               cancer that has spread to her lungs, attends a cancer patients'

               support group at her mother's behest. During a support meeting,
               Hazel meets a 17-year-old teenage boy named Augustus Waters,
               whose osteosarcoma caused him to lose his leg. Augustus is at the

               meeting to support his mutual friend, Isaac, who is losing his
               remaining eye to cancer. The two bond immediately after the meeting and

               Augustus invites Hazel to his house where the two strengthen their bond over a
               movie and their experiences with cancer. 13+

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