Second and Third Year Novels

Girl, Stolen at Magpie Books Enniskerry

Girl, Stolen

€9.99 EUR

Girl, Stolen

by April Henry
€9.99 EUR
Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mother fills her prescription. Before Cheyenne realizes what has happened, the car is being stolen from the car park. Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia - she is also blind. Griffin, the teenage driver, hadn't meant to kidnap her - he was just stealing a car for the gang. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne's father is the president of Nike, everything changes - now there's a reason to keep her. Will Cheyenne be able to survive this harrowing ordeal, and escape? And if so, at what price?
Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

€10.95 EUR

Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck
€10.95 EUR

Drifters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back - and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California's Salinas Valley, but their hopes are dashed as Lennie - struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy - becomes a victim of his own strength. Tackling universal themes of friendship and shared vision, and giving a voice to America's lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men remains Steinbeck's most popular work, achieving success as a novel, Broadway play and three acclaimed films.

Of Mice and Men is a prescribed text on the Junior Cycle.

Stone Cold at Magpie Books Enniskerry

Stone Cold

€10.99 EUR

Stone Cold

by Robert Swindells
€10.99 EUR

Stone Cold is an exciting and disturbing thriller by Robert Swindells. A tense, exciting thriller combined with a perceptive and harrowing portrait of life on the streets as a serial killer preys on the young and vulnerable homeless. 17-year-old Link is distrustful of people until he pairs up with Deb, homeless like him. But what Deb doesn't tell him is that she's an ambitious young journalist on a self-imposed assignment to track down the killer and that she's prepared to use herself as bait...

Stone Cold is a prescribed novel for year two and three students of Junior Cycle English.

The Dare at Magpie Books Enniskerry

The Dare

€2.90 EUR

The Dare

by John Boyne
€2.90 EUR

A compelling quick read from the author of the international bestseller The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

At the start of his school holidays, Danny Delaney is looking forward to a trouble-free summer. But when his mother returns home one afternoon, flanked by two policemen, he knows that something terrible has happened. Mrs. Delaney has accidentally hit a small boy with her car. The boy is in a coma at the local hospital and nobody knows if he will ever wake up.

Consumed by guilt, Danny’s mother closes herself off, while Danny and his father are left to pick up the pieces of their fractured family.

Told in John Boyne’s unique style from the point of view of the twelve-year-old boy, The Dare is a brilliantly compelling story about how one moment can change a family forever.

The Dare is a prescribed novel for year two and three students of the Junior Cycle English.

The Lord of the Flies at Magpie Books Enniskerry

The Lord of the Flies

by William Golding
€10.95 EUR
A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors. a group of schoolboys. assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued By day. they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas. but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast.In this. his first novel. William Golding gave the traditional adventure story an ironic. devastating twist. The boys delicate sense of order fades. and their childish fears are transformed into something deeper and more primitive. Their games take on a horrible significance. and before long the well-behaved party of schoolboys has turned into a tribe of faceless. murderous savages.First published in 1954. Lord of the Flies is now recognized as a classic. one of the most celebrated of all modern novels.
The Outsiders at Magpie Books Enniskerry

The Outsiders

€9.50 EUR

The Outsiders

by S E Hinton
€9.50 EUR
The Outsiders by S E Hinton is a ground-breaking, timeless story by a brilliant writer. '...the hand at the back of my neck was strong. I'm drowning, I thought ...' The Socs' idea of having a good time is beating up Greasers like Ponyboy. Ponyboy knows what to expect and knows he can count on his brothers and friends - until the night someone takes things too far. The original teenage rebel story.
To Kill a Mockingbird at Magpie Books Enniskerry

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee
€8.99 EUR
'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.' Lawyer Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much...A benchmark of classic American literature, To Kill A Mockingbird approaches the highly sensitive topic of racism in 1930s America with humour, warmth and compassion, making it widely recognised as one of the best books of the twentieth century and in American literature.