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1445055988
Talking book - CD:Unbecoming:2016
Author: Downham, Jenny
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Spanning three generations of women in one family, Jenny sensitively addresses dementia, single motherhood and teenage angst. Teenagers
12 CDs (12 hr., 31 min.) (CDs)
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0062380257
Hardback:True letters from a fictional life:2016
Author: Logan, Kenneth
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: HarperTeen
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles If you asked anyone in his small Vermont town, they'd tell you the facts: James Liddell, star athlete, decent student and sort-of boyfriend to cute, peppy Theresa, is a happy, funny, carefree guy. But whenever James sits down at his desk to write, he tells a different story. As he fills his drawers with letters to the people in his world - letters he never intends to send - he spills the truth: he's trying hard, but he just isn't into Theresa. It's his friend, a boy, who lingers in his thoughts. James's secret letters are his safe space - but his truth can't stay hidden for long. Will he come clean to his parents, his teammates and himself, or is he destined to live a life of fiction? Teenagers
336 pages ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1780621639
Paperback:Far from you:2015
Author: Sharpe, Tess
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Indigo
Resource type: Physical
Note: Nine months. Two weeks. Six days. That's how long recovering addict Sophie's been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend Mina died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong - a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered. Forced into rehab for a drug addiction she'd already beaten, Sophie's finally out and on the trail of the killer. But can she track them down before they come for her? Teenagers
341 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1481475460
Paperback:The Great American Whatever
Author: Federle, Tim
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
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1583227202
Paperback:Hello, cruel world, 101 alternatives to teen suicide:2006
Author: Bornstein, Kate
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Seven Stories
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles This self-help manual centres on real and difficult issues experienced by teenagers on the margins of society today and offers alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturise) to the irreverent (shatter family values). General adult
192 p. ; 18 cm (pbk)
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1407158279
Hardback:George:2015
Author: Gino, Alex
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Note: A bright, bold debut about a girl who happens to have been born a boy but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream, 'George' is a pertinent and poignant middle-grade read for kids of all backgrounds. Ages 5 - 12
215 pages ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1608868095
Hardback:Lumberjanes, to the max edition:2015
Author: Watters, Shannon
Author: Ellis, Grace
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Resource type: Physical
Title series: Lumberjanes
272 (Hbk)
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1608868893
Hardback:Lumberjanes, to the max edition:2016
Author: Stevenson, Noelle
Author: Watters, Shannon
Artist: Nowak, Carolyn
Artist: Allen, Brooke A.
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Together, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley take on everything that goes bump in the night. From scary stories to magical portals that lead to a land untouched by time, it's definitely not your average summer! Later, camp counselor Jen just wants to have a normal lesson with her cabin, teaching the girls the basic survival skills needed without any supernatural intervention when a blizzard hits camp. Teenagers
272 pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm (hbk)
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1781125856
Paperback:Unboxed:2016
Author: Pratt, Non
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly Four friends meet up at their old school to open the memory box they stowed there years ago - with five letters inside for four them, because their friend Millie has died. When they open the box they find a new letter from Millie and discover that she has left them special instructions: permission to open her letter only if they all read aloud the letters they wrote to their older selves, revealing their deepest secrets. Teenagers
139 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1471166201
Paperback:They both die at the end:2017
Author: Silvera, Adam
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Mateo receives the dreaded call from Death-Cast, informing him that today will be his last, he doesn't know where to begin. Quiet and shy, Mateo is devastated at the thought of leaving behind his hospitalised father, and his best friend and her baby girl. But he knows that he has to make the most of this day, it's his last chance to get out there and make an impression. Rufus is busy beating up his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend when he gets the call. Having lost his entire family, Rufus is no stranger to Death-Cast. Not that it makes it any easier. With bridges to mend, the police searching for him and the angry new boyfriend on his tail, it's time to run. Isolated and scared, the boys reach out to each other, and what follows is a day of living life to the full. Though neither of them had expected that this would involve falling in love. Teenagers
373 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1781128383
Paperback:Letting go:2019
Author: Clarke, Cat
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dyslexic-friendly When Agnes made a promise to her girlfriend Ellie, she thought that they would be together forever. One year later, Agnes is keeping that promise and it's put her in a situation she never could of predicted; climbing a desolate mountain, in miserable weather, with Ellie and her new boyfriend Steve. But when the weather takes a frightening turn and the sky-high tension between the trio hits its peak, Agnes will have to push herself further than she ever thought was possible. Carries warning. Not suitable for younger readers. Teenagers
73 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0434023302
Hardback:The sunlight pilgrims:2016
Author: Fagan, Jenni
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: William Heinemann
Resource type: Physical
Note: Set in a Scottish caravan park during a freak winter - it is snowing in Jerusalem, the Thames is overflowing, and an iceberg separated from the Fjords in Norway is expected to arrive off the coast of Scotland, 'The Sunlight Pilgrims' tells the story of a small Scottish community living through what people have begun to think is the end of times. Bodies are found frozen in the street with their eyes open, euthanasia has become an acceptable response to economic collapse, schooling and health care are run primarily on a voluntary basis. But daily life carries on: Dylan, a refugee from panic-stricken London who is grieving for his mother and his grandmother, arrives in the caravan park in the middle of the night - to begin his life anew. General adult
310 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1788950607
Paperback:Proud:2019
Editor: Dawson, Juno, (Young adult fiction writer)
Author: Bird, Caroline
Illustrator: Khan, Saffa
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography, Poetry
Publisher: Stripes
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is an anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ+ YA authors and new talent, responding to the broad theme of pride. Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Teenagers
351 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Oh, how happy it makes me to have such incredible LGBTQ+ books being published! This one was a delight, made me smile, cry, and even laugh out loud. The art is a big plus. It might be YA literature, but it should be read by everyone!
09/06/19
MorganeBr
Oxfordshire
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014135609X
Paperback:Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda:2015
Author: Albertalli, Becky
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles 16-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. And worse still, so will the privacy of 'Blue', the pen name of the boy he's been emailing. With messy dynamics emerging in Simon's once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon's life suddenly becomes just a little complicated. Now Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out - without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met. Teenagers
303 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Loved this book, it's so sweet and really easy to read.
28/03/19
babycakes
Staffordshire
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0141356111
Paperback:The upside of unrequited:2017
Author: Albertalli, Becky
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 17-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love - she's lived through it 26 times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can't stomach the idea of rejection. So she's careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie's orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly's cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness - except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny, flirtatious, and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back. Teenagers
336 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Loved this book, devoured it within a couple of hours.
28/03/19
babycakes
Staffordshire
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0062418351
Hardback:Ramona Blue:2017
Author: Murphy, Julie
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Ramona was only 5 years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. Since then, it's been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over 6 feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she's fiercely devoted to her family and she knows she's destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever. Teenagers
432 pages ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1509805141
Paperback:Fans of the impossible life:2015
Author: Scelsa, Kate
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Mira is trying to pretend that she's a fully functioning human - rather than a girl who can't get out of bed for days on end. Jeremy is a painfully shy art nerd in self-imposed isolation aften an incident that ruined his last year of school. And Sebby the charming gay foster kid who seems to carry sunlight around with him. For Jeremy, it's as if he has always been expecting Sebby, though they have only just met. For Mira, she finally feels awak when she's with him. But Sebby has his own secrets, and it's only together that the three of them can fix their broken selves - and live their impossible lives. Teenagers
326 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1471403955
Paperback:This book is gay:2014
Author: Dawson, James
Author: Dawson, Juno
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at sexual orientation and gender identity. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more. For children
270 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1423185277
Hardback:Gracefully Grayson:2014
Author: Polonsky, Ami
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: 'he' is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender's body. The weight of this secret is crushing, but sharing it would mean facing ridicule, scorn, rejection or worse. Despite the risks, Grayson's true self itches to break free. Will new strength from an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher's wisdom be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit? Teenagers
208 pages ; 20 cm (hbk)
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1471146189
Paperback:History is all you left me:2017
Author: Silvera, Adam
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: OCD-afflicted seventeen-year-old, Griffin, has just lost his first love - his best friend, ex-boyfriend and the boy he believed to be his ultimate life partner - in a drowning accident. In a desperate attempt to hold onto every last piece of the past, a broken Griffin forges a friendship with Theo's new college boyfriend, Jackson. And Griffin will stop at nothing to learn every detail of Theo's new college life, and ultimate death. But as the grieving pair grows closer, readers will question Griffin's own version of the truth - both in terms of what he's willing to hide, and what true love ultimately means. Teenagers
294 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1471171035
Paperback:The inexplicable logic of my life:2017
Author: Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it's senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realising he no longer knows himself. If Sal's not who he thought he was, who is he? 14+. Teenagers
445 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0241331056
Paperback:Leah on the offbeat:2018
Author: Albertalli, Becky
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this sequel to the acclaimed 'Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda' - soon to be a major motion picture, 'Love, Simon' - we follow Simon's BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat - but real life isn't always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she's the only child of a young, single mum, and her life is decidedly less privileged. And even though her mom knows she's bisexual, she hasn't mustered the courage to tell her friends - not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. So Leah really doesn't know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. Teenagers
343 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Leah on the offbeat is very good book as it isn't about the main character but the main character's best friend as it says in the book. It shows that no matter what you can find love. Like Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda, it is one of my favourite books!
01/11/18
chloe howell
Staffordshire
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000824409X
Paperback:I was born for this:2018
Author: Oseman, Alice
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: For Angel Ahmadi, life is only about one thing: The Ark - a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are currently taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark's fandom has given her everything - her friendships, her dreams, her place in the world. Jimmy Kaga-Ricci owes everything to The Ark too. He's their frontman - and playing in a band is all he's ever dreamed of doing. It's just a shame that recently everything in his life seems to have turned into a bit of a nightmare. Because that's the problem with dreaming - eventually, inevitably, real life arrives with a wake-up call. And when Angel and Jimmy are unexpectedly thrust together, they will discover just how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be. Teenagers
394 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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I personally hate fandom culture and think it can easily become super toxic. So I assumed I'd hate this book, however that was not the case. I fell in love with this book and its characters, and being honest it was through their self hatred that I saw myself. I related so much, and then with the character Jimmy's anxiety. This book just handled mental health, I cannot say well because neither of the characters were getting treated, but it was very authentic! As much as this book is about fandom culture, and fame, its just so much more. I would highly recommend this!
24/06/19
C. B.
Glasgow - old
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1783442328
Hardback:We are all made of molecules:2015
Author: Nielsen, Susin
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Andersen Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Meet Stewart. He's geeky, gifted, and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum. Meet Ashley. She's popular, cool, and sees things very differently to her new family. Her dad has come out and moved out - but not far enough. And now she has to live with a freakazoid step-brother. Stewart can't quite fit in at his new school, and Ashley can't quite get used to her totally awkward home, which is now filled with some rather questionable decor. And things are about to get a whole lot more mixed up when these two very different people attract the attention of school hunk Jared. Teenagers
309 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Really interesting story, very well told and a lovely ending.
20/08/17
haadd
Shropshire
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1407179942
Paperback:Noah can't even:2017
Author: Green, Simon James
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Note: Painfully geeky Noah Grimes think his best chance at social normalcy is to strike up a romance with Sophie. But his plans are hopelessly derailed when his best (and only) friend Harry kisses him at a party. That's when things go from bad to utter chaos. Teenagers
365 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Noah is a really funny, kind and confused character. Really enjoyed this story.
28/03/19
babycakes
Staffordshire
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