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The World Beneath by Janice Warman - £6.99
One boy's struggle for freedom during South Africa's anti-apartheid movement.  1970s South Africa.   Eleven-year-old Joshua lives with his mother, who works as a maid for the Malherbes in a white middle-class area in Cape Town. We see this e ... more
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Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer - £7.99
I was sent here because of a boy. His name was Reeve Maxfield, and I loved him and then he died, and almost a year passed and no one knew what to do with me.  A group of emotionally fragile, highly intelligent teenagers gather at a therapeutic ... more
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The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £12.99
A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spel ... more
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In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang - £12.99
Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make fr ... more
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A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond - £12.99
I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I knew them both... knew how they lived and how they died.   Claire is Ella Grey's best friend. She's there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East land ... more
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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley - £7.99
Lie #1: I'm not afraid. Lie #2: I'm sure I'm doing the right thing. Lie# 3: I don't care what they think of me.   It's 1959. The battle for civil rights is raging. And it's Sarah's first day of school as one of the first black students at ... more
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Red Leaves by Sita Brahmachari - £6.99
A topical and moving novel about family, love, community, the tangled roots of history and searching for a place to call home. By the Waterstones Prize-winning author of Artichoke Hearts.  Aisha is a thirteen-year-old refugee living in London. ... more
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Terror Kid by Benjamin Zephaniah - £6.99
Rico knows trouble. He knows the look of it and the sound of it. He also knows to stay away from it as best he can. Because if there's one thing his Romany background has taught him, it's that he will always be a suspect. Despite his efforts to stay ... more
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Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman - £6.99
Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians - an elite peacek ... more
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Boys Don't Knit by T. S. Easton - £6.99
Meet Ben Fletcher, an Adrian Mole for a new generation.   Ben Fletcher must get to grips with his more 'feminine' side following an unfortunate incident with a lollipop lady and a stolen bottle of Martini Rosso...   To avoid the Young Offenders ... more
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She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick - £7.99
Set in London and Manhattan, prize-winning author Marcus Sedgwick explores obsession, trust and coincidence in a page-turning thriller about Laureth Peak's mission to find her missing father.   Laureth Peak's father is a writer. For years he's ... more
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The Wall by William Sutcliffe - £7.99
Joshua is thirteen. He lives with his mother and stepfather in Amarias, an isolated town on top of a hill, where all the houses are brand new. At the edge of Amarias is a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which can only be crossed through a heavily for ... more
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This Book is Gay by James Dawson - £7.99
A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexuality.   Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at wha ... more
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The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale - £6.99
Everyone at school thinks that Evie broke her ribs in a car crash ... Evie doesn't talk about why she was adopted and why she really needed an operation. Because some things should never be said.   Now, she is safe and even has a souvenir from ... more
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120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (and Influence People) by Ana Benaroya - £10.00
Want to know how to turn your life into a Soap Opera? Want to know how to create a masterpiece? Want to know how to only speak in metaphors or how to become a morning person? Want to know how to fight the urge?   This brilliant, fresh ne ... more
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How to Be a Girl by Anita Naik - £8.99
How To Be A Girl examines exactly what it means to be a girl today. It looks at everything from the everyday niggles and pressures of being a girl, such as body hair (and how to deal with it), judgements made on physical appearance and intelligence, ... more
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Bone Jack by Sara Crowe - £6.99
Ash’s dad has returned from war, close to a breakdown and lost in a world of imaginary threats. Meanwhile, Ash’s best friend Mark is grieving and has drifted away into his own nightmares. Ash’s only escape is his lonely mountain running, training to ... more
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OMG! I'm in Love with a Geek! by Rae Earl - £6.99
Hattie Moore is fourteen and thinks she might be in love ... with a geek!  This is the year Hattie wants to find real FULL-ON love. No more McFitties, but real, long-term love. And she thinks she knows who with. His mum may still call him Goosey W ... more
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz - £6.99
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When they meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common.  But as the two loners start spending time toge ... more
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Breaking Butterflies by M. Anjelais - £7.99
Two teens are drawn together, promised to each other since childhood by their dreaming mothers.   The girl is sweet, empathetic and ordinary. The boy: brilliant, charismatic – and ill.  No one knows it yet, but he is incapable of feeli ... more
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Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan - £7.99
From the New York Times best-selling author of Every Day, another thoughtful and original perspective on the things we do for love.  The two boys kissing are Craig and Harry. They're hoping to set the world record for the longest kiss. They'r ... more
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Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti - £11.99
Now in its updated second edition, Full Frontal Feminism is a book that continues to embody the forward-looking messages that author Jessica Valenti propagated as founder of the popular website, Feministing.com.   Full Frontal Feminism is a smart a ... more
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Being a Boy by James Dawson - £6.99
Everything you wanted to know about puberty, but were too afraid to Google.  Queen of Teen nominee, acclaimed YA author and former PSHCE teacher James Dawson expertly guides boys through puberty – from surviving the social scene to learning ... more
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Salvage by Keren David - £6.99
A heart-rending but compulsively readable look at how the choices our parents make affect our lives...for ever.  Aidan Jones was my brother. But I couldn't really remember his face. I couldn't remember talking to him or playing with him. He was just ... more
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Dead Boy's Club by Geoffrey Malone - £6.99
'If they ever come here,' his father had warned, 'drop everything. Just run and hide!' And now they were here. God's Freedom Army or whatever their name was. Bringers of blood and suffering. Rebels! Killers! Every one of them.   Hundreds of thousa ... more
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The Head Over Heart by Colette Victor - £6.99
Zeyneb is like any other thirteen-year-old British girl, juggling the demands of her social life, school work and family.  But as a Muslim girl attracted to a non-Muslim boy she has more difficult choices – and one very big decision. Now a woman ... more
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She Wore Red Trainers: A Muslim Love Story by Na’ima B. Robert - £6.99
A unique romance, written by an award-winning author, that explores the possibilities and passions young Muslims face when falling in love.   When Ali first meets Amirah, he notices everything about her - her hijab, her long eyelashes and her ... more
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Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall - £10.99
A world of gods and monsters. An elemental power rising. This is Robin Hood, reborn, as he has never been seen before...   Robin Loxley is seven years old when his parents disappear without trace. Years later the great love of his life, Marian ... more
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In Bloom by Matthew Crow - £6.99
In Bloom is a bright, funny, painful and refreshing novel about wanting the very best from life, even when life shows you how very bad it can be. It is a story about how to live.  Francis Wootton’s first memory is of Kurt Cobain’s death and there hav ... more
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War Girls by Adèle Geras and others - £6.99
1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict.   This collection of short stories explores how the First World War changed and shaped the lives of women forever. A courage ... more
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Riot by Sarah Mussi - £6.99
Revolution starts with disillusion.   A terrifying, topical novel that's essential reading for teens everywhere.   England is struggling under a recession that has shown no sign of abating. Years of cuts has devastated Britain: banks ar ... more
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Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman - £6.99
Five days ago I stopped taking my medication. I think it might be one of those decisions. How do you know? Maybe if I just start taking them again everything will go back to the way it was?   I don't think so.   Alex As Well exp ... more
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More Than This by Patrick Ness - £7.99
From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life – or perhaps afterlife – of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.  A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in h ... more
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Mosi's War by Cathy MacPhail - £6.99
Patrick is happy living with his mum. She lets him do what he wants, pretty much, and it's only when his granny comes to stay that he has to get down to his homework and go to bed early. Then Patrick meets Mosi, a quiet, polite boy who, along with hi ... more
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Summer's Dream by Cathy Cassidy - £6.99
The next scrumptious story in Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls series, following Cherry Crush and Marshmallow Skye. Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson.   Summer has always dreamed of dancing, and when a place at ballet school comes up, ... more
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Hate by Alan Gibbons - £9.99
In 2007 Goth Sophie Lancaster was murdered just for looking different - inspired by her story, Hate is a hard-hitting real-life thriller about friendship, courage, loss, forgiveness and about our society and communities.  Eve's older sister, Ro ... more
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My Brother's Keeper by Tony Bradman and Tom Bradman - £5.99
A novel of the First World War.   Alfie signs up for the army aged just 15, carried away by patriotic fervour at the start of the Great War. But life in the trenches is very far from his dreams of glory. It's hard, and cold, and it's boring. ... more
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Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope by Cendrine Wolf - £7.99
Oksa Pollock is a normal thirteen-year-old girl, starting a new life in London. New lives, new friends, a new school and new adventures. But bizarre things start happening around Oksa she finds she can produce fire from her hands, move objects with h ... more
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After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross - £6.99
What if you woke up tomorrow and everything had changed?   Money is worthless. Your friends are gone. Armed robbers roam the streets. No one is safe.   For Matt and his little brother, Taco, that nightmare is a reality. Their o ... more
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Cowgirl by Giancarlo Gemin - £6.99
Growing up on the embattled Mawr Estate in South Wales, all Gemma sees are burglaries, muggings, sadness and boredom. With a dad in prison and a mum who has given up hope, she, like everyone around her, is holding on to memories of the times when hap ... more
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Raining Fire by Alan Gibbons - £7.99
Fast-paced and topical, a tense real life thriller about gun crime in an inner city gangland, by prize-winning author, Alan Gibbons.  The gun is the coward's fist. The gun is power.  Alex and Ethan are growing up on an estate where there are ju ... more
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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - £7.99
“Dead girl walking,” the boys say. “Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper.   Raw and shocking: a book that pulls no punches. Published to massive critical acclaim, this is a lyrical and chilling account of a girl’s descent into the vortex of ... more
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Into That Forest by Louis Nowra - £6.99
This is the story of two girls lost in the Tasmanian bush, saved and raised by two Tasmanian tigers.   We were lost, and the only thing that could help us were the tiger. The more I looked at its black eyes, the more I seen kindness, and I knew it ... more
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Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf - £6.99
Mike doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends. (Okay, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's never invited to parties.   But one day Tschick, the odd n ... more
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Song Hunter by Sally Prue - £6.99
Mica is different from the rest of her people. They are content simply to survive, but Mica wants something more, something extraordinary . . .  At night she hears mysterious voices calling. Mica is determined to find out who they belong to, but th ... more
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Bombmaker by Claire McFall - £6.99
The English government have closed the borders with their Celtic neighbours. Any Celt found in England is branded with a tattoo, found twice they are executed.  Scottish Lizzie is the 'property' of psychopathic London gang boss Alexander. Can Li ... more
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The Wrong Boy by Suzy Zail - £6.99
The story of a Jewish girl sent to Auschwitz with her family. She falls in love with the wrong boy – the German son of the camp commander.  Hanna is a talented pianist, and the protected second daughter of middle class Hungarian Jews. Relativel ... more
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One Day in Oradour by Helen Watts - £6.99
On a hot summer afternoon in 1944, SS troops wiped out an entire French village. 644 men, women and children died that day. Just one child survived. This book tells the story of what happened in Oradour, and imagines what drove both the SS officer wh ... more
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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff - £7.99
My name is Elizabeth but no one's ever called me that. My father took one look at me when I was born and must have thought I had the face of someone dignified and sad like an old-fashioned queen or a dead person, but what I turned out like is plain, ... more
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Frost by Kathryn James - £6.99
There's something in the mist - as beautiful as starlight, as fierce as wolves, as heartless as ice.   The forest beyond the mist is the home of the Elven: rarely glimpsed, misunderstood. Evan belongs here - enigmatic, beautiful Evan, and Nell is ... more
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Love in Revolution by B.R. Collins - £6.99
Esteya is fifteen. As war rumbles closer, Esteya's brother - an important figure in the Revolutionary Communist Party - is able to protect their family from the worst of the privations of war. Then Esteya meets an extraordinary girl, Skizi, an outcas ... more
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