For her Transition Year Extended Essay, Emily Speckter has read Desert Flower, by Waris Dirie:-
I really enjoyed reading this book. The author describes in an impressive way what her life was like and how destiny, courage and wisdom led her through. I especially like the images of the details that are described as well as the emotions and the locations. That makes it real and conceivable. Maybe there could be a little bit more information of living in that country and the religion. That would have been useful for my essay.
And Jessica Scott read Kensuke's Kingdom, by Michael Morpurgo:-