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1405264438
Paperback:Two boys kissing:2014
Author: Levithan, David
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Resource type: Physical
Note: The two boys kissing are Craig and Harry. They're hoping to set the world record for the longest kiss. They're not a couple, but they used to be. Peter and Neil are a couple. Their kisses are different. Avery and Ryan have only just met and are trying to figure out what happens next. Cooper is alone. He's not sure how he feels. As the marathon progresses, these boys, their friends and families evaluate the changing nature of feelings, behaviour and this crazy thing called love. 12+. Teenagers
243 pages ; 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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1406331171
Hardback:Release:2017
Author: Ness, Patrick
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Today will change Adam Thorn's life. Between his religious family, unpleasant boss and his ex-boyfriend, the bindings of his world are coming undone. And way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake. Is there time for Adam to find his release? Teenagers
286 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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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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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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1910200646
Hardback:Unbecoming:2015
Author: Downham, Jenny
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Spanning three generations of women in one family, Jenny sensitively addresses dementia, single motherhood and teenage angst. Teenagers
436 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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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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1908844361
Paperback:Pantomime:2013
Author: Lam, Laura
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Resource type: Physical
Note: Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist's apprentice and soon becomes the circus's rising star. Gene and Micah have a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada. Teenagers
394 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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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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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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0008170118
Talking book - CD:Radio silence:2016
Author: Oseman, Alice
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Jammer Audiobooks
Resource type: Physical
Note: Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret - not even the person she is on the inside. But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favourite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken. Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances' dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past. She has to confess why Carys disappeared. Meanwhile at uni, Aled is alone, fighting even darker secrets. It's only by facing up to your fears that you can overcome them. And it's only by being your true self that you can find happiness. 13+. Teenagers
9 CDs (615 min.) (CDs)
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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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1407180029
Paperback:Noah could never:2018
Author: Green, Simon James
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Note: Noah and Harry are now officially boyfriends, but is Noah ready to go all the way? It's no help that a group of cosmopolitan French exchange students have descended on Little Fobbing - including sexy Pierre Victoire, who seems to have his eye on Harry! Will Noah ever catch a break? Teenagers
403 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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The sequel to Noah Can't Even, such a cute funny book. Loved Noah and Harry.
28/03/19
babycakes
Staffordshire
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1442408936
Paperback:Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe:2014
Author: Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles 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 together, they discover that they share a special kind of friendship - the kind of friendship that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through their friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves - and about the kind of people they want to be. Teenagers
359 pages ; 21 cm (pbk)
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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
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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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1534420371
Paperback:Autoboyography:[2017]:First edition
Author: Lauren, Christina
Year: [2017]
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles A 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. 14+. Teenagers
407 pages ; 21 cm (pbk)
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