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Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get it Together (Sort Of) by Arden Rose - £7.99
In her teen debut, social media star Arden Rose offers a fresh, real-talk guide to teens ready to grow up in a collection of original essays featuring her wickedly funny advice about independence, mental health, relationships, sexuality, décor, and ... more
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I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan - £7.99
'I promised myself this time would be different. I would stand up for myself.'   Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem is used to being invisible. So no one is more surprised than her when Arif Malik, the hottest boy in school, takes a sudden interes ... more
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Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed - £7.99
A romantic and relevant debut about Islamophobia and how it affects the normal life of a teenage girl.  Maya Aziz dreams of being a film maker in New York. Her family have other ideas. They want her to be a dutiful daughter who wears gold jew ... more
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Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan - £7.99
Science geek Meg is left to look after her little sister for ten days after her free-spirited mum leaves suddenly to follow up yet another of her Big Important Causes.  But while Meg may understand how the universe was formed, baby Elsa is a ... more
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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler - £7.99
Fifteen-year-old Virginia feels like a fat, awkward outsider in her perfect family, especially next to her golden-boy big brother Byron. She's got a lot to deal with – her weight, her best friend moving away, the mean girls at school – not to men ... more
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Outwalkers by Fiona Shaw - £10.99
The border’s closed, Jake said. No one can get into Scotland, just like no one can cross the Channel...  This is England and it’s no longer a free country. The Government can track anyone, anywhere, from a chip implanted at birth. But Jak ... more
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A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe - £7.99
A powerful, haunting, contemporary debut that steps seamlessly from the horrors of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore, by an award-winning Ghanaian-British filmmaker.  Sante was a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest la ... more
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Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson - £7.99
2018 Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner   Jade is a girl striving for success in a world that seems like it's trying to break her.  She knows she needs to take every opportunity that comes her way. And she ... more
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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor - £10.99
Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world.  Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are Afr ... more
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Naondel: The Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff - £8.99
In the opulent palace of Ohaddin, women have one purpose – to obey. Some were brought here as girls, captured and enslaved; some as servants; some as wives. All of them must do what the Master tells them, for he wields a deadly and secret power. & ... more
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Tell It to the Moon by Siobhan Curham - £6.99
To make a dream come true, tell it to the moon!   Tell It to the Moon continues the story of Moonlight Dreamers Amber, Maali, Sky and Rose, who are not like everyone else and don't want to be: becoming friends gives them the courage to be them ... more
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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz - £7.99
A warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging, infused with humour, from the bestselling author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.   Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mex ... more
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Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls - £7.99
Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.   Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she ... more
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Draw the Line by Laurent Linn - £7.99
After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to use it, and know where to draw the line in this powerful debut novel exquisitely illustrated by the author.  Adrian Piper is used t ... more
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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren - £7.99
Funny and poignant coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren about two boys who fall in love in a writing class, one from a progressive family and the other from a conservative religious community.  Three y ... more
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The Asperger Teen's Toolkit by Francis Musgrave - £12.99
With minimal text and fun, comic book style graphics, this is a treasure trove of information for young people with Asperger Syndrome and their carers.   Exploring the science of how the human mind works, it gives handy tips on how to cope wi ... more
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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde - £7.99
When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.   Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public ... more
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From Prejudice to Pride: A History of LGBTQ+ Movement by Amy Lamé - £13.99
A rare and inspiring retelling of the LGBTQ+ movement's struggle for civil rights.   From Prejudice to Pride looks at the rise and achievements of the LGBTQ+ movement and the different communities, pioneers and stories of heartbreak and courage th ... more
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T is for Tree by Greg Fowler - £7.99
Eddy knows he’s not like other teenagers. He doesn’t look like them. He doesn’t think like them. He doesn’t go to school or have friends like they do. Eddy’s not even allowed to leave his bedroom – except on shower day of course. He doesn ... more
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My Life, Your Life: Understanding Sexuality by Honor Head - £12.99
A sensitive and positive look at some of the big issues that concern children as they grow up.   This book looks at the issues around sexuality - what it means, being lesbian, gay or bisexual, coming out, homophobia and accepting yourself and ... more
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Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation by Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young - £16.99
PALESTINIAN CHILDREN SHARE THEIR DREAMS AND FEARS FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR COUNTRY.  In Palestine today, a second generation of children and young people is growing up experiencing life under occupation. These are children who know only fear ... more
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This Book Will (Help You) Change the World by Sue Turton, illustrated by Alice Skinner - £9.99
Protest injustice. Campaign for change. Vote for your future.   Featuring contributions from C4 anchor Jon Snow, Avaaz.com founder Jeremy Heimans, leader of Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution Joshua Wong and more, this is a powerhouse guide to po ... more
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Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano - £14.99
This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestse ... more
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Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu - £7.99
When an unlikely teenager stands up to sexism in her high school she unwittingly starts a feminist revolution that shakes her whole town. It's time to fight like a girl! Perfect for fans of Holly Bourne.   Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with ... more
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It's All In Your Head: A Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together by Rae Earl, illustrated by Jo Harrison - £9.99
What I hope you take away from this book: good Mexican food deserves to go viral; good underwear never features the word 'string'; good mental health is the single most important thing you need to live a happy life.   I don't have a psychology ... more
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Pax by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen - £6.99
The moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox and their epic journey to be reunited. Beautifully illustrated by multi-award winner, Jon Klassen.   Pax was only a kit when his family was killed and he was rescued by his ... more
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A Change Is Gonna Come: Brand New Stories and Poetry About Change by Various authors - £7.99
An anthology of stories and poetry on the theme of change featuring Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers for Young Adults.  Featuring top Young Adult authors and introducing a host of exciting new voices, this anthology of stories and poe ... more
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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager, illustrated by Zoe More O - £12.99
This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG. Three starred reviews!   World history has been made by countless lesbian, ... more
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Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah - £7.99
Alem is on holiday with his father for a few days in London. He has never been out of Ethiopia before and is very excited. They have a great few days togther until one morning when Alem wakes up in the bed and breakfast they are staying at to find th ... more
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Thornhill by Pam Smy - £14.99
"Pam Smy has created a wonderful piece of work in Thornhill... I think it's terrific."(Philip Pullman) As she unpacks in her new bedroom, Ella is irresistibly drawn to the big old house that she can see out of her window. Surrounded by overgrown g ... more
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Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World by Reshma Saujani - £12.99
Crack the code to your future dreams...  Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code (https://girlswhocode.com/) has been leading the charge to get girls interested in technology and coding. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire y ... more
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The Ones That Disappeared by Zana Fraillon - £7.99
Beautiful, magical and moving, this is a Skellig for a new generation, from the author of The Bone Sparrow, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2017 and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016.   Some stories need to be told... A moving, bea ... more
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Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence - £7.99
A love story interwoven with an edge-of-the-seat mystery. Two very different young people discover who loves them, and who they can love back.   The breathtaking second book from the author of Orangeboy, winner of the Waterstones Children's Bo ... more
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Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird - £6.99
Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees.   Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far ... more
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City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson - £7.99
The Hunger Games meets The Thief Lord in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya.  In the shadows of Sangui City, a street-thief called Tina patiently plots her revenge. Her mother has been shot dead at the home of one of Kenya's richest ... more
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Overheard in a Tower Block by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Kate Milner - £6.99
Gazing at the stars from five storeys up, smelling the bins from five storeys below. Overheard arguments, overheard laughter. ​  A disappearing father and a Mermaid-Queen mother; statues that sing for flesh and blood; bullies wh ... more
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This Is Not a Sex Book by Chusita Fashion Fever - £14.99
YouTube sensation Chusita Fashion Fever explores every aspect of sexuality for teenagers, covering everything from how to tell if he or she likes you, to sexual orientation, kissing, your first time and the difference between on-screen sex and what t ... more
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Troublemakers by Catherine Barter - £7.99
In three years I will be able to vote and I will still have less power than I did at the moment that I saw that email, which was such a tiny thing but look what happened.   Fifteen-year-old Alena never really knew her political activist mother ... more
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The Girl Guide by Marawa Ibrahim, illustrated by Sinem Erkas - £8.99
Eight times world-record breaking hula-hoop star Marawa Ibrahim was told that she was too chubby during her teenage years to succeed as a performer. Today she is one of the most solicited circus performers worldwide, having worked with fashion power- ... more
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Release by Patrick Ness - £12.99
The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls.   It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart. Bu ... more
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Like Other Girls by Claire Hennessey - £7.99
Here's what Lauren knows: she's not like other girls. She also knows it's problematic to say that - what's wrong with girls? She's even fancied some in the past. But if you were stuck in St Agnes, her posh all-girls school, you'd feel like that too. ... more
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The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah - £7.99
Love across the battle lines?   Michael’s family hate immigrants. Mina is an Afghan refugee. Awkward....  Michael’s into graphic design and hanging out with his friends. He’s not too sure where he stands on immigration, the issue that’ ... more
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Beyond the Wall by Tanya Landman - £7.99
The story of a runaway slave girl and her dangerous journey through the murky underworld of Roman Britain, by Carnegie Medal-winning author Tanya Landman.  From Tanya Landman, author of the 2015 Carnegie Medal winner Buffalo Soldier, comes a ... more
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Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom by Amnesty International UK - £7.99
A varied and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems for teens with a conscience, with striking cover illustrations by award-winning children’s laureate Chris Riddell.   With contributions from Frances Hardinge, Sarah Crossan, Ma ... more
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Noah Can't Even by Simon James Green - £7.99
Poor Noah Grimes! His father disappeared years ago, his mother’s Beyoncé tribute act is an unacceptable embarrassment, and his beloved gran is no longer herself.  He only has one friend, Harry, and school is... Well, it’s pure hell. Why can’t ... more
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Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley - £7.99
Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory.  And it’s mostly about sex.  No, it isn’t that kind of theory. Aki already knows she’s bisexual - even if, until now, it’s mostly been in the hypothetical sense.  Aki’s theory is that she ... more
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The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas - £6.99
Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost.   Grace has Asperger's and her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all ... more
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Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman - £7.99
Olivia and her twin brother, Aidan, are heading alone back to Earth following the virus that completely wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety.   Nathan's ship is heading in the opposite direction. But on the journ ... more
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - £7.99
A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. "A stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time."(John Green, No. 1 New York Times bestseller) Sixteen-year-old ... more
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Wing Jones by Katherine Webber - £7.99
Debut novel about a mixed-race family hit by tragedy in 90s Atlanta, from a talented young writer.   For fans of David Levithan, Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell: a sweeping story about love and family from an exceptional new voice in YA.  With a ... more
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A Dangerous Crossing by Jane Mitchell - £7.99
Ghalib doesn’t want to leave his home, but Syria has become too dangerous, and his family has no choice but to flee. Together they start out on a terrible journey that leads them through dark and dangerous places. They come under fire; they are fle ... more
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