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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Paperback
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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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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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1788950607
Paperback:Proud:2019
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Poetry
Publisher: Stripes
Resource type: Physical
Note: 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
320 pages ; 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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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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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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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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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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