The texts listed below are young adult fiction most suited to NCEA Level 1 and level 6 of the curriculum as they tend to be narrative driven with fairly obvious messages:

1.1 Extended Texts

Text Title
Text Author
Comment
Non-Fiction


Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence
Doris Pilkington

Going Solo
Roald Dahl

Hiroshima
John Hersey

Kinder Transport
Diane Samuels

Mihipeka
Mihi Edwards

Night
Elie Wiesel

Not Without My Daughter
Betty Mahmoody

The Blind Side
Michael Lewis

Touching The Void
Joe Simpson

Novels


A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove
James Maloney

Against the Odds
Matt Te Pou

A Kind of Loving
Stan Barstow

Animal Farm
George Orwell

An Ocean in Iowa
Peter Hedges

Black Like Me
John Howard Griffin

Blue Feather
Gary Crew

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Graphic Novel)


Children of the Dust
Louise Lawrence

Feed
M T Anderson

Finding Grace
Alyssa Brugman

Fighting Ruben Wolfe
Markus Zusak

I Coriander
Sally Gardner

I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Margaret Craven

Island of Shattered Dreams
Chantel T Spitz

Jolt
Bernard Beckett

Kidnap of Jessie Parker
William Taylor

Kit’s Wilderness
David Almond

Lester
Bernard Beckett

Letters from the Inside
John Marsden

Lionheart
Jesse Martin

Looking for Alibrandi
Melina Marchetta

Montana 1948
Larry Watson

Mutuwhenua
Patricia Grace

Northern Lights
Philip Pullman

Noughts and Crosses
Malorie Blackman

Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck

Orchard Street
Maurice Gee

Out Walked Mel
Paula Boock

Owl
Joanna Irwin

Peeling the Onion
Wendy Orr

Q+A
Vikas Swarup

Red Cliff
Bernard Beckett

Red Dog in Bandit Country
Fleur Beale

Red Necklace
Sally Garnder

Rocco
Sheryl Jordan

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred Taylor

Shadow Waters
Inna Furey

Sold
Zana Mushen

State Ward
Alan Duff

Strange Objects
Gary Crew

Sumitra’s Story
Rukshana Smith

Talking in Whispers
James Watson

Tangerine
Edward Bloor

Taronga
Victor Kelleher

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
John Boyne

The Chocolate War
Robert Cormier

The Conch Bearer
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Mark Haddon

The Fat Man
Maurice Gee

The Giver
Lois Lowry

The Highest Tide
Jim Lynch

The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

The Outlanders
Margaret Beames

The Pearl
John Steinbeck

The Running Man
Richard Bachman

The Ten PM Question
Kate de Goldi

The Wave
Morton Rhue

The Whole of the Moon
Duncan Stuart

This Boy’s Life
Tobias Wolfe

Thunder Road
Ted Dawe

Tomorrow When The War Began
John Marsden

Unwind
Neil Shustiman

Violence 101
Denis Wright

Water in the Blood
Alan Bunn

Whale Rider
Witi Ihimaera

Women for Walking
Witi Ihimaera

Z For Zachariah
Robert C O’Brien

Plays


An Inspector Calls
J B Priestley

A Streetcar Named Desire
Tennessee Williams

Grace - Pat Spillane


Macbeth
Shakespeare

Niu Sila
Dave Armstrong and Oscar Kightley
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare

Rosie
Pat Spillane

The Pohutukawa Tree
Bruce Mason

The Tempest
Shakespeare

Twelfth Night
Shakespeare

Twelve Angry Men
Reginald Rose

1.1 Short Texts


Poetry



Maya Angelou


Billy Collins


Ruth Dallas


Carol Ann Duffy


Sia Figiel


Seamus Heaney


Sam Hunt


Selina Tusitala Marsh


Apirana Taylor


Hone Tuwhare

Short Stories



Roald Dahl

Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes


Patricia Grace

Witi Ihimaera
Pounamu Pounamu&others


Graham Lay

Flight
Doris Lessing


Owen Marshall

Like Wallpaper
Carl Nixon


Frank Sargeson


Apirana Taylor

Visual Texts – Teachers will need to check the Censor’s rating for the following texts to ensure they follow the law. This web address will help:
www. Censorship.govt.nz/DDA/Pages/Screens/DDA/DecisionSearchCriteriaPage.aspx
About a Boy


Amelie


Bend it Like Beckham


Billy Elliot


Bowling for Columbine


Boy


Chocolat


Coach Carter


Dark Knight


Dead Poets’ Society


Field of Dreams


Forrest Gump


Freedom Writer’s Diary


Goodnight and Good Luck


In Pursuit of Happyness


Into the Wild


Invictus


Juno


M*A*S*H series


Mean Creek


October Sky


O Tamaiti (Short Film)


Purely Belter


Remember the Titans


Rabbit Proof Fence


Romeo and Juliet


Secondhand Wedding


Slumdog Millionaire


Spider Man


Stand By Me


Strictly Ballroom


Ten Things I Hate About You


The Basketball Diaries


The Blind Side


The Breakfast Club


The Diary of Anne Frank


The Hurricane


The Power of One


The Sapphires


The Strength of Water (NZ)


The Truman Show


The War Horse


The World’s Fastest Indian


Tomorrow When the War Began


Touching The Void


V For Vendetta


Walk the Line


What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?


Short Stories



Raymond Carver


Kate Chopin

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
F Scott Fitzgerald


Janet Frame


Patricia Grace


Witi Ihimaera


Katherine Mansfield


Owen Marshall

Arrangement in Black and White
Dorothy Parker



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