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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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0316011274
Paperback:Luna:2006
Author: Peters, Julie Anne
Year: 2006
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Megan Tingley Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Regan's brother Liam can't stand the person he is during the day but at night he transforms himself into Luna, with the help of Regan's clothes and makeup. Now everything is about to change, as Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. Are Liam's family and friends ready to welcome her into their lives? Teenagers
248 pages ; 21 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1405273410
Paperback:Grasshopper jungle:2014
Author: Smith, Andrew
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Resource type: Physical
Note: In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend Robby have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises. This is the truth. This is history. It's the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it. Teenagers
394 pages ; 20 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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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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0062007408
Paperback:Dangerous angels:2010
Author: Block, Francesca Lia
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles These five postmodern fairy tales chronicle the thin line between fear and desire, pain and pleasure, cutting loose and holding on in a world where everyone is vulnerable to the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all; Love. Teenagers
496 p. ; 21 cm (pbk)
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1910200328
Hardback:The art of being normal:2015
Author: Williamson, Lisa
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: David is funny and quirky and has always felt different from other people - but he also has a huge secret that only his two best friends know. Ever since he can remember, he has felt like a girl trapped in the body of a boy. Teenagers
357 pages ; 22 cm (hbk)
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I loved this book and couldn’t put it down. The characters were amazing and very believable. David wants to be a girl and struggles with school, friends and his parents as he tries to conform to being a boy but he know this isn’t what he wants to be. He is bullied at school and called a freak, he has two friends who know the truth and stand by him throughout the book. Leo joins the school in Year 11 and comes from a totally different background to David where money is thin on the ground and his home life is challenging with a father who has walked out on him years ago and a mother who doesn’t give him much emotional support. David tries to befriend Leo but is rejected, however, as times goes on Leo ends up sticking up for David and a relationship is formed. The author captures feelings of isolation and loneliness within David has he tries to understand his gender identity. David is trying on women’s clothes and it just isn’t working, he looks in the mirror and realises that he is lon
01/12/15
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1847394078
Paperback:The perks of being a wallflower:2009
Author: Chbosky, Stephen
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pocket
Resource type: Physical
Note: Charlie is a shy and introspective boy, a wallflower always standing on the edge of the action. We learn about him through the letters he writes to someone of an undisclosed name, age and gender. General adult
231 p. ; 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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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
Whyisstraightthedefault
Staffordshire
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