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5. Atonement by Ian McEwan
An epic, heartbreaking novel about how your life will fall apart if you use the "C" word.
4. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Gripping story that will terrify the parents of university students everywhere.
3. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Four people decide to kill themselves, then don't.
2. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The most unconventional and rewarding murder mystery you will ever read.
1. Carrie by Stephen King
Beware teenage girls who have not had the birds and the bees conversation with their mothers.