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Read Scottish Teen Books

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Author/book resource, Get inspired, Reading culture
Language: English
Genre: Activism, Adventure, Animals, Environment, Family, Fiction, History, Humour, Identity, LGBTQ+, Nature, Scotland
Age group: 12-14, 15-18, Teens
Audience: Professionals

Browse our book list along with some book group questions which you might like to consider on your own after reading or discuss with your book group.

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You can also download this guide as word document or PDF at the bottom of the page.

Reading list and book group questions

The Climbers book group questions 

Themes: Friendship, rivalry, climbing

Hide and Seek book group questions

Themes: Second World War, spies, bravery

The Summer We Turned Green book group questions

Themes: Family, climate crisis, humour, activism

Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu book group questions

Themes: Family, friendship, young carers, ballroom dancing, Chinese culture

Cardboard Cowboys book group questions

Themes: Family, friendship, homelessness, bullying, body image

The Rewilders book group questions

Themes: Adventure, environmental conservation, bullying, friendship, nature

Only on the Weekends book group questions

Themes: Poetry, LGBTQIA+ relationships, romance, friendship, homophobia

Know My Place book group questions

Themes: Foster care, family, belonging 

Talking History book group questions

Themes: Social justice, history, activism, politics