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...And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne
...And a Happy New Year?
Holly Bourne
In a nutshell: auld lang syne with the Spinster Club The end of What’s A Girl Gotta Do saw the three members of the Spinster Club heading off their different ways, now in this special short novel, Holly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2016
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
13 Minutes
Sarah Pinborough
Maxim Jakubowski March 2016 Highly Recommended. The world and mind of teenage girls proves again to be a minefield of jealousy, intrigue, cunning and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/02/2016
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
13 Minutes
Sarah Pinborough
Highly Recommended. More psychological thriller than strict horror I nevertheless wanted to include this because, primarily, it’s a wonderful book but also because it comes with genuine, if non-supernatural, thrills. This is a tight, claustrophobic and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
4321: Based on the Screenplay by Noel Clarke by Jim Eldridge, Noel Clarke
4321: Based on the Screenplay by Noel Clarke
Jim Eldridge, Noel Clarke
High tension drama as 4 friends find themselves caught up in drugs, diamonds, sex and violence. Best friends Shannon, Jo, Kerrys and Cassandra have only one thing in common and that is their friendship. But, as their lives spin in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/05/2010
A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl
Tanya Lee Stone
This is a brilliantly observed wake-up call for teenagers about life and love and the pitfalls of choosing the bad boy as your man. A story of self-discovery, broken hearts but more than anything any girl who reads this book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2008
A Brighter Fear by Kerry Drewery
A Brighter Fear
Kerry Drewery
Movingly portrayed, the irrepressible hope familiar to all teenagers is played out against a background that is completely unfamiliar. Growing up in Baghdad under Saddam Hussain’s repressive regime, Lina is used to being careful what she says and even careful...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2012
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
This edition of The Christmas Carol is one of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect bound at a terrifically good value...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2009
A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson
A Company of Swans
Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson’s Journey to the River Sea is the book that for many will be the most memorable of all the books they read as a child. Like Journey to the River Sea, A Company of Swans is set in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
A Crack in Everything Welcome to the Other Side by Ruth Frances Long
A Crack in Everything Welcome to the Other Side
Ruth Frances Long
Izzy learns the truth about the secret world of the Sidhe coexisting alongside the human one, and the angels and demons who watch over the affairs of mortals, making their own plans. She becomes a pawn in this game, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
A Little in Love by Susan Fletcher
A Little in Love
Susan Fletcher
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Eponine tells the heart wrenching story of her own life of suffering and cruelty in this emotional roller coaster taken from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Brought up in poverty, from the youngest...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
A Monster Calls by Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness
A Monster Calls
Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness
Winner of the Galaxy Children's Book of the Year Award 2011. May 2011 New Gen Book of the Month. Prize-winning Patrick Ness displays brilliant new skills of sensitivity in this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2011
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
A Monster Calls
Patrick Ness
Prize-winning Patrick Ness displays brilliant new skills of sensitivity in this hauntingly touching story of how a boy deals with the looming threat of his mother’s death from cancer. Haunted by a monster in his dreams, denied much information by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
A Monster Calls (Movie Tie-in) by Patrick Ness
A Monster Calls (Movie Tie-in)
Patrick Ness
Grown from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd and beautifully illustrated by Jim Kay, Patrick Ness’s extraordinary A Monster Calls has already won numerous awards and earned universal praise. There is now a major film coming and this is the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
A Monster Calls: Special Collector's Edition by Patrick Ness
A Monster Calls: Special Collector's Edition
Patrick Ness
This is a gorgeous illustrated hardback of the award-winning novel complete with added interviews with author, illustrator director and cast and photos from the production. Grown from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd and beautifully illustrated by Jim Kay,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
A Really Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
A Really Short History Of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson
Full of extraordinary discoveries and wonder at the world we live in, this is a thrilling scientific journey through history. It raises and answers many of the questions young readers ask about how the greatest scientific discoveries were made and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2008
A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond
A Song for Ella Grey
David Almond
Shortlisted for the Bookseller Young Adult Book Prize 2015. One of our Books of the Year 2014 Award-winning David Almond is at his lyrical best in this eloquent, tender and ultimately devastating contemporary teenage love story which draws lightly but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson
A Song for Summer
Eva Ibbotson
Eva Ibbotson is so clever at capturing moments in history and weaving a story around them and her characters too are so real you feel you can reach out and touch them. Here in A Song for Summer is absolutely...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
A Swift Pure Cry
Siobhan Dowd
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2007. A superb first novel, beautifully written, deeply moving and full of heartbreak. When Shell Talent’s mother dies everything around her begins to fall to pieces. Tired of looking after her younger brother and sister...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2010
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
A Thousand Nights
E.K. Johnston
Set against a vividly drawn desert backdrop, this spellbinding novel about love, self-sacrifice and the power of stories shimmers as vibrantly as a queen’s finely threaded robes. When cruel king Lo-Melkhiin arrives in her village, the eloquent narrator of this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
A Thousand Nights
E.K. Johnston
Set against a vividly drawn desert backdrop, this spellbinding novel about love, self-sacrifice and the power of stories shimmers as vibrantly as a queen’s finely threaded robes. When cruel king Lo-Melkhiin arrives in her village, the eloquent narrator of this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
A Trick of the Dark by B. R. Collins
A Trick of the Dark
B. R. Collins
Prize winning B.R Collins' A Trick of the Dark is a gripping supernatural thriller which explores the darker sides of adolescence. Annis sees her older brother Zach crushed and broken when the walls of a ruined house fall on to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2009
A Very Good Chance by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
A Very Good Chance
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
In a Nutshell: Taking a chance | Choose your own path | A heart-warming tale about friendship and finding yourself, with added horse-driven adrenalin. There are two outcasts in Minty’s class, Ned and Martin. Neither of them speak and they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
A Witch in Love by Ruth Warburton
A Witch in Love
Ruth Warburton
When love is tangled up in magic, how can you be sure what's real? The second novel in the Winter trilogy, this follows the critically acclaimed debut A Witch in Winter.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2012
A World Between Us by Lydia Syson
A World Between Us
Lydia Syson
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2013. Packed full of passion – both political and of all other kinds – this is a harrowing, thrilling and romantic account...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2012
Abandon by Meg Cabot
Abandon
Meg Cabot
The first book in the brand-new dark and dangerously seductive trilogy from bestselling teen author Meg Cabot. It's dark paranormal romance at its best and combined with Meg's brilliant storytelling powers we think she's hit the jackpot. She paints a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2011
Accidental Friends by Helena Pielichaty
Accidental Friends
Helena Pielichaty
A touching tale that involves four young strangers getting accidentally involved with each other through a chance encounter. Together they embark upon their college education that will change their lives forever. Helen Pielichaty has written a brilliant hard-hitting teen book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/02/2008
Accidents Of Nature by Harriet Mcbryde Johnson
Accidents Of Nature
Harriet Mcbryde Johnson
A hard hitting but heartwarming story to change everyone's view of disability forever. Jean has cerebral palsy but her parents have always made her think that the goal was to be as 'normal' as normal as possible. Ten days at...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2008
Across the Barricades A Kevin and Sadie Story by Joan Lingard
Across the Barricades A Kevin and Sadie Story
Joan Lingard
Across the Barricades is part of Joan Lingard's ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie series, the sequel to The Twelfth Day of July. Both books are part of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. The Originals are the pioneers of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
Adored: An It Girl novel by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Adored: An It Girl novel
Cecily Von Ziegesar
Rich, clever and glamorous, the It Girls know how to live well. But success can come at a price as Jenny soon discovers when, having got what she’s always wanted including her own TV show, she finds that her life...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
After the First Death by Robert Cormier
After the First Death
Robert Cormier
In a Nutshell: Psycho-political thriller * Terrorist hijacking * Extremes of patriotism Unreservedly uncompromising, this gripping, thought-provoking novel raises pertinent questions about trust, sacrifice and the extremes people will go as a result of absolute devotion to a cause, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2016
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Life-lessons, loves, laughs & LOADS more! _________________________ Especially compiled for Young Adults, this section is awash with wonderful worlds to escape to, great stories and characters you’ll love. _________________________

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