Top Ten Tuesday! Books that feature characters in school

Hello! Top Ten Tuesday is here again and I’m finding it hard to contain my excitement! This is one of my all time favourite book tags to do and  to read so be sure to link me to your post in the comments below!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the beyond amazing The Broke and Bookish. If you don’t already you should head over there and check out the list of all the amazing book bloggers who take part, it’s a great way to find other bloggers who might read the same books as you!

This week I’m talking about my top ten books that feature characters who are still in school. This is always an interesting element for me, especially in YA fantasy where they have to balance otherworldly life and school? I don’t think I could manage!

1)The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

(Goodreads) (My Review)

This book instantly popped into my head as a great example of simultaneously having to save the world and keep up good grades. This is a great example of a YA heroine and it’s an enjoyable, unputdownable story.

2) Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith

(Goodreads) (My Review)

In contrast, this isn’t a case of balancing schoolwork, rather it’s coming to terms with suddenly being in a whole new school full of people who (like Ewan) have the power to see magical creatures. This is an amazing self-published novel and would suit anyone who enjoys magical school stories.

3) Voiceless


Imagine having to endure school with the added issue of suddenly being completely unable to speak or to communicate properly through any means! Voiceless is a great YA science fiction novel that explores that very issue.

4) Sabriel


I know the vast majority of this book takes place outside the academy but I wanted to mention Sabriel because any school where you can learn magic is exciting in my brain and I think there’s enough ‘school’ in this book for it to qualify for this list.

5) Beautiful Creatures


Admittedly, I would never want to attend school in Gatlin, but it’s an important element to these books. Regardless of all the supernatural events that happen in Gatlin, teenagers are still teenagers and somehow school always seems worse…


6) The School for Good and Evil


Another fictional school that, if I’m honest, I don’t think it would be too fun to attend. Also, since the school changes every book I’m not sure how anyone gets anything done! These are fun silly books to read and the school certainly warrants a place on this list.

7) Daughter of Smoke and Bone


Ok so it isn’t high school per say. But some of my favourite parts of DOSAB are the bits in Art School. Could it be because those are the parts with Zuzana? Most probably.

8) Harry Potter


I mean. Do we really need to discuss this? Hogwarts is my dream school.

9) All the Birds in the Sky

(Goodreads) (My Review)

Again, a book with only a portion actually in a school. But I think this does a good job of indicating how much school and the friends we make there can actually form our future selves.

10) The Changeling


Book #2 in this series (The Dark Beloved) actually has a lot more ‘school’ in it but both deal with the clash of the real world and the fantasy realm for a character who is still in school.

So there you have it. 10 books that have characters who are still in school. I hope you enjoyed it and maybe found something new to read! Link me to your post below and I’ll be sure to stop by!



9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday! Books that feature characters in school

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  1. I was looking down the list and about to leave a comment asking where on earth Harry Potter was! Saw it just in time :’) I really want to read some of these, loved ‘Daughter Of Smoke & Bone’!

    Awesome choices, feel free to check out my TTT list on book pairings for curriculum classics 🙂

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