Learning Resources

Engaging reluctant readers with the books of Melvin Burgess

Age: 14+
Curriculum areas: Literacy and English
Authors: Melvin Burgess

Junk and Bloodtide are two brave and unflinching novels about the difficult journeys some people take through life. This resource will help you discuss the books with readers and tackle the controversial issues within. There are also ideas to help you use these books as a springboard for further reading.

You can also find some links to resources for other gritty young adult fiction at the bottom of the page.