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0008412936
Paperback:This winter:2020 Paperback
Author: Oseman, Alice
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: The festive season isn't always happy for Tori Spring and her brother Charlie. And this year's going to be harder than most. 'I used to think that difficult was better than boring, but I know better now. I'm not going to think about the past few months, about Charlie and me, and all of the sad. I'm going to block it all out. Just for today'. Teenagers
Title series: A solitaire novella
144 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0008422141
Paperback:Punching the air:2020 Paperback
Author: Zoboi, Ibi Aanu
Author: Salaam, Yusef
Illustrator: Pasha, Omar T.
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Suddenly, at just 16 years old, Amal Shahid's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it? Teenagers
386 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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000837306X
Hardback:Daughter from the dark:2020 Hardback
Author: Diachenko, Serhii
Author: Diachenko, Marina
Translator: Hersey, Julia Meitov
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Science fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Russian Late one night, fate brings together DJ Aspirin and ten-year-old Alyona. After he tries to save her from imminent danger, she ends up at his apartment. But in the morning sinister doubts set in. Who is Alyona? A young con artist? A plant for a nefarious blackmailer? Or perhaps a long-lost daughter Aspirin never knew existed? Whoever this mysterious girl is, she now refuses to leave. A game of cat-and-mouse has begun. Claiming that she is a musical prodigy, Alyona insists she must play a complicated violin piece to find her brother. Confused and wary, Aspirin knows one thing: he wants her out of his apartment and his life. Yet every attempt to get rid of her is thwarted by an unusual protector: her plush teddy bear that may just transform into a fearsome monster. Alyona tells Aspirin that if he would just allow her do her work, she'll leave him - and this world. Teenagers
300 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0141350865
Paperback:Half bad:2014 Paperback
Author: Green, Sally
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Half Bad' by Sally Green is a debut novel about one boy's struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches. You can't read, can't write, but you heal fast, even for a witch. You get sick if you stay indoors after dark. You hate white witches but love Annalise, who is one. You've been kept in a cage since you were 14. All you've got to do is escape and find Mercury, the black witch who eats boys. And do that before your 17th birthday. Easy! 12+. Teenagers
383 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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This book is one of the titles chosen for Children's Book Day at work, so it was 'required reading' rather than something I chose for myself for pleasure. Yet that is precisely why I love taking part in Children's Book Day. It gives me the opportunity to read books I may not otherwise have given a second look to. {Sorry, I ended that sentence with a preposition!} Sometimes, it feels like a chore, but there are always some titles I'm really glad I read. This is one of the latter. There were some issues that took me a while to get into, such as the change in style from 'you' to 'I', but I soon found myself caught up in Nathan's world and his problems. I will definitely be reading the sequel.
07/06/20
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0349003343
Paperback:Internment:2019 Paperback
Author: Ahmed, Samira, (Fiction writer)
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Atom
Resource type: Physical
Note: Set in a horrifying 'fifteen minutes in the future' United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin is forced into an internment camp for Muslim-Americans along with her parents. With the help of newly-made friends also trapped within the camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp's Director and his guards. Teenagers
386 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1444927205
Paperback:Orangeboy:2016 Paperback
Author: Lawrence, Patrice
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Not cool enough, not clever enough, not street enough for anyone to notice me. I was the kid people looked straight through. Not any more. Not since Mr Orange. Sixteen-year-old Marlon has made his mum a promise - he'll never follow his big brother, Andre, down the wrong path. So far, it's been easy, but when a date ends in tragedy, Marlon finds himself hunted. They're after the mysterious Mr Orange, and they're going to use Marlon to get to him. Marlon's out of choices - can he become the person he never wanted to be, to protect everyone he loves? Teenagers
432 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1406372161
Paperback:On the come up:2019 Paperback
Author: Thomas, Angie
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it - she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be. Teenagers
434 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Was blown away by this author's first novel and a little worried this subject matter wouldn't suit me. Needn't have worried. The writing is so good that you are immersed in the characters whether you "do rap" or not.
08/04/20
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1471405834
Paperback:Our chemical hearts:2016 Paperback
Author: Sutherland, Krystal
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Henry Page, a hopeless romantic and film buff, is smitten as soon as Grace Town walks into his classroom. But Grace - who looks in need of a good bath, is dressed in guy's clothing, and walks with a cane - is unlike any leading lady he's ever obsessed over. And when Henry and Grace are both offered positions as editors of their high school newspaper, the mystery of Grace begins to captivate him. Why does she visit a graveyard every afternoon? What secret does she keep locked away in her bedroom? Above all, why is Grace Town so deeply sad? Before he knows it, Henry is sure that he is the one to unlock her happiness. But Grace is capricious, changeable, infuriating, and, above all, damaged. Henry will need to be the strongest he has ever been to survive this particular love story. Carries warning. Contains some strong language. Teenagers
312 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1471407292
Paperback:Again, again:2020 Paperback
Author: Lockhart, E.
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Adelaide Buchman's younger brother succumbs to a drug overdose, she saves his life. In the aftermath, looking for distraction, she becomes a stylish, bright charmer who blows off school and falls madly in love - even though her heart is shattered. Adelaide is catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times while finally confronting her brother, their history, and her own strength. Teenagers
289 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1474949525
Paperback:The places I've cried in public:2019 Paperback
Author: Bourne, Holly
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Usborne
Resource type: Physical
Note: Amelie loved Reese. And she thought he loved her. But she's starting to realise love isn't supposed to hurt like this. So now she's retracing their story and untangling what happened by revisiting all the places he made her cry. Because if she works out what went wrong, perhaps she can finally learn to get over him. 14+. Teenagers
360 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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This provides a good awareness on relationships. It takes reader through an emotional journey.
14/01/20
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Paperback:Shine:2020 Paperback
Author: Jung, Jessica
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Resource type: Physical
Note: What would you sacrifice for a chance to live your dream? For 17-year-old Korean-American Rachel Kim, the answer is: everything. The rules at DB Entertainment - Seoul's largest and most successful K-pop label - are simple. Train 24/7. Be perfect. Don't date. Easy, right? But then Rachel gets the chance to duet with DB golden boy Jason Lee. And he's exactly the kind of distraction Rachel can't afford to have. Teenagers
338 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408890216
Paperback:The gifted, the talented and me:2019 Paperback
Author: Sutcliffe, William
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Fifteen-year-old Sam isn't special. He's not a famous vlogger, he's never gone viral, and he doesn't want to be the Next Big Thing. What he likes most is chatting to his friends and having a bit of a kick about. None of which was a problem until Dad got rich and Mum made the whole family move to London. Now Sam is being made to go to the North London Academy for the Gifted and Talented, where every student is too busy planning Hollywood domination or starting alt-metal psychedelica crossover bands or making clothes out of bathmats to give someone as normal as him the time of day. Can Sam navigate his way through the weirdness and find a way to be himself? Teenagers
322 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408855763
Paperback:The bombs that brought us together:2017 Paperback
Author: Conaghan, Brian
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: 14-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes for ever. Sometimes, to keep the people you love safe, you have to do bad things. As Little Town's rules crumble, Charlie is sucked into a dangerous game. There's a gun, and a bad man, and his closest friend, and his dearest enemy. Charlie Law wants to keep everyone happy, even if it kills him. And maybe it will. Teenagers
360 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1780620004
Hardback:Silence is goldfish:2015 Hardback
Author: Pitcher, Annabel
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Indigo
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tess Turner has never really felt she fitted in and after what she read that night on her father's blog she knows for certain that she never will. How she deals with her discovery makes an entirely riveting, heart-breaking story told through Tess's eyes as she tries to find her place in the world. Teenagers
365 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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A beautiful book written beautifully well and with such a beautiful plot I could just not put it down. So far my favourite Pitcher book, I was amazed at how she was able to capture the character of Tess perfectly and realistically. I would not choose to read books about teen girls but automatically the character of Tess was likable and kind, with, for once, an understandable reason to her "silence" later on in the book, I read on and thoroughly enjoyed the story. The cleverness of the plot with the stories of the teachers at school who manipulated Tess, with her friends and her father was gripping and the outcome led me to rejoicing out loud. Through the story we saw Tess' growth and the end was a pride worthy moment (I won't spoil it!) I would definitely recommend it as a book as firstly, its a great depiction of secondary school and the struggles of a teenager in this age. Secondly, it's very well written and lastly, it's un-put-a-down-able...so it's worth reading as it doesn't ta
17/04/16
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Hardback:The monsters we deserve:2018 Hardback
Author: Sedgwick, Marcus
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Zephyr
Resource type: Physical
Note: Taut, tense, terrifying. Prizewinning author Marcus Sedgwick writes of the monsters we create in literature and in our own minds in this reappraisal of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'. Teenagers
262 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Paperback:The art of being normal:2016 Paperback
Author: Williamson, Lisa
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
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 ; 20 cm (pbk)
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I liked this, interesting look at trans issues.
02/04/19
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Paperback:The toll:2019 Paperback
Author: Shusterman, Neal
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: The explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling 'Arc of a Scythe' series. It's been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver. In this pulse-pounding finale to Neal Shusterman's internationally bestselling trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead. Teenagers
Title series: Arc of a scythe
630 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1406393444
Paperback:Blood moon:2020 Paperback
Author: Cuthew, Lucy
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Resource type: Physical
Note: During astronomy-lover Frankie's first sexual experience with the quiet and lovely Benjamin, she gets her period. It's only blood, they agree. But soon a graphic meme goes viral, turning their fun, intimate afternoon into something disgusting, mortifying and damaging. As the online shaming takes on a horrifying life of its own, Frankie begins to wonder: is her real life over? Teenagers
400 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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178654038X
Paperback:Meat market:2019 Paperback
Author: Dawson, Juno, (Young adult fiction writer)
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Jana Novak's history sounds like a classic model cliché: tall and gangly, she's uncomfortable with her androgynous looks until she's unexpectedly scouted and catapulted to superstardom. But the fashion industry is as grimy as it is glamorous. And there are unexpected predators at every turn. Jana is an ordinary girl from a south London estate, lifted to unimaginable heights. But the further you rise, the more devastating your fall. 14+. Teenagers
401 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Meat Market is an honest yet fictional look at real problems faced in the fashion industry by models. This is an industry which is often glamourised by the media, but Juno Dawson sends a powerful message in this book to its readers about body image and the reality of the fashion industry. Meat Market covers various topics such as feminism, body image, bullying and eating disorders, which are extremely relevant in today's society. Tackling the many flaws of this toxic world, it picks up on ideas of self-image relatable to many teens today. So is modelling as glamorous as it really seems?...A great YA read!
20/10/20
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0747594805
Paperback:The graveyard book:2009 Paperback
Author: Gaiman, Neil
Author: Riddell, Chris
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a perfectly normal boy. Apart from the fact that he lives in a graveyard and is being raised and educated by ghosts. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that the real dangers lurk. Teenagers
288 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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A dark themed fantasy adventure that taps into the world of both the dead and living. 3/5
11/11/16
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0007538065
Paperback:Divergent:2014 Paperback
Author: Roth, Veronica
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in Society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, in the attempt to form a 'perfect society'. On her Choosing Day, Beatrice Prior renames herself Tris, rejects her family's Abnegation group, and chooses another faction. 13+. Teenagers
Title series: The divergent trilogy
487 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions. One day a year all 16 year olds must select the faction to which they will spend the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. But tris has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it means death. i would recommend this book to anyone that loves a love story mixed with action, the initiates have to go through big tests of endurance and tests of both physiological and physical strength, it is followed by an equally as gripping sequel, Insurgent
09/07/20
Isabella Mason
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Paperback:Clap when you land:2020 Paperback
Author: Acevedo, Elizabeth
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people. In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance - and Papi's secrets - the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they've lost everything of their father, they learn of each other. Papi's death uncovers all the painful truths he kept hidden, and the love he divided across an ocean. And now, Camino and Yahaira are both left to grapple with what this new sister means to them, and what it will now take to keep their dreams alive. Teenagers
416 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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140886813X
Paperback:Toffee:2020 Paperback
Author: Crossan, Sarah
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Allison is in danger at home. Her stepmother has run away and her father is getting worse. So she runs away too and with no where to live finds herself hiding out, miles from home, in an elderly woman's shed. But this woman, Marla, has dementia and doesn't recognise her as Allison, believing she is an old friend from her past called Toffee. So this is who Allison becomes, morphing into a person Marla usually knows and trusts but sometimes fears and fights. As their bond grows, Allison begins to ask herself - where is home? What is a family? And most importantly, who am I, really? Teenagers
398 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Jasper Jones:2017 Paperback
Author: Silvey, Craig
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Windmill Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in Late on a hot summer night, Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 13, is startled by a knock on his window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan. Rebellious and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie agrees - despite his misgivings. General adult
299 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Crossfire:2019 Paperback
Author: Blackman, Malorie
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 34 years have passed since Sephy Hadley - a Cross - first met Callum McGregor - a nought. Their love was forbidden, powerful - and deadly. Life is seemingly very different now for noughts and Crosses - including for Sephy and Callum's families. But old wounds from the past are hard to heal, and when you're playing a game as dangerous as they are, it won't be long before someone gets caught in the crossfire. Teenagers
Title series: The Noughts & Crosses sequence
409 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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