Reading lists

Books to escape or enhance your family holiday

Whether you want to escape from arguing siblings and dodgy hotel decor, or you’re using your break to fulfil some serious reading inspiration, here are ten books to get stuck into on holiday

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

An iconic YA novel from Native American author Alexie, this is based on his own high school experiences of leaving the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. Illustrated with cartoons by Ellen Forney, it’s a smart but no-holds-barred look at growing up covering race, sex, alcohol and bullying. In the US it managed to win a lot of awards while also being banned in several states. 

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