Ten books that every child should read before they leave school

I saw this article in The Independent on ten books that kids should read before they leave school, if I look at what (majority) of the kids post on social media, the ghastly grammar, lack of vocabulary and inexcusable spelling mistakes I think that this list of books is optimistic and sadly I have my doubts whether they will have the ability to understand the content. Of course Harry Potter is not that complicated but still requires a love of reading to get through them.

source: http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/the-10-books-every-child-should-read-before-they-leave-school–ZJKJg3s1Ne

The 10 books every child should read before they leave school

George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984 has beaten Harry Potter to the top of a list of books that “every student should read before leaving secondary school”.

The selection, dominated by classic literature, was chosen by 500 teachers.

1. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

3. Animal Farm by George Orwell

4. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

5. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

6. The Harry Potter series by J K Rowling

7. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

8. The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger

9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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