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New Books for Young Adults

Fascinating fiction and non-fiction for young adults. (browse related category Childrens & Teenage Books )

Somebody Give This Heart A Pen - by Sophia Thakur - £7.99
From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a powerful first collection of poems exploring issues of identity, difference, faith, relationships, fear, loss and joy - and draws on her experiences as a young black woman.   Intricate, evoca ... more

Where the River Runs Gold - by Sita Brahmachari - £6.99
Is this the future? They said it would happen, and it did. The bees all died. They’re extinct. Now the world is divided – and hungry. While the few live in luxury, poor children labour on farms, pollinating crops by hand so the nation can eat. Sh ... more

Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship - by Lilah Sturges, Polterink and Alexa Sharpe - £10.99
While adventuring in the woods, Jo, Mal, Molly, April, and Ripley discover the hiding place of a group of magical creatures called Pookas and they think they've found new friends. But what they don't know is that the Pookas are tired of hiding, and t ... more

Slay - by Brittney Morris - £7.99
'We are different ages, genders, tribes, tongues, and traditions ... but tonight we all SLAY'   Black Panther meets Ready Player One. A fierce teen game developer battles a real-life troll intent on ruining the Black Panther-inspired video gam ... more

The Sleeper and the Spindle - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £8.99
A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell - weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spel ... more

The Power Book: What is it, Who Has it and Why? - by Various authors - £14.99
With this inspiring and brightly illustrated guide to power, learn about the different types of power, what it means to have power and what you can do with your own power to create positive change in the world, no matter who or how old you are.  ... more

With the Fire on High - by Elizabeth Acevedo - £7.99
Ever since she got pregnant, seventeen-year-old Emoni's life has been about making the tough decisions - doing what has to be done for her young daughter and her grandmother. Keeping her head down at school, trying not to get caught up with new boy M ... more

Letting Go - by Cat Clarke - £7.99
Never make a promise at a funeral. It’s my new motto.  When Agnes made a promise to her girlfriend, Ellie, she thought they would be together for ever. But when she has to keep that promise a year later, it puts Agnes in a situation she could n ... more

A Girl Called Shameless - by Laura Steven - £7.99
Funnier. Ruder. Angrier. Izzy O’Neill is back in the hilarious sequel to The Exact Opposite of Okay.   It’s been two months since a leaked explicit photo got Izzy involved in a political sex scandal – and the aftershock is far from over. ... more

The Black Flamingo - by Dean Atta - £12.99
‘I masquerade in makeup and feathers and I am applauded.’   Fiercely told, this is a powerful coming-of-age story told in verse, from one of the UK’s leading poets, Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan and Poet X.   A boy comes ... more

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America - by Ibi Zoboi (Editor) - £7.99
Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today — Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Bla ... more

Only the Ocean - by Natasha Carthew - £7.99
Breath-takingly fierce, smart and tender, Only the Ocean is a story of survival and courage in the midst of darkness that will thrill fans of Patrick Ness and Sarah Crossan.  The two girls sat at opposite ends of the boat and Kel dug and stre ... more

From Prejudice to Pride: A History of LGBTQ+ Movement - by Amy Lamé - £9.99
A rare and inspiring retelling of the LGBTQ+ movement's struggle for civil rights.   From Prejudice to Pride looks at the rise and achievements of the LGBTQ+ movement and the different communities, pioneers and stories of heartbreak and courage th ... more

The Hormone Diaries: The Bloody Truth About Our Periods - by Hannah Witton - £9.99
An honest, funny and feminist take on living with your period (and hormones!), by the award-winning sex education and body positivity vlogger, and author of Doing It!, Hannah Witton.  When it comes to periods, we’re often expected to cope w ... more

Heartstopper: Volume Two - by Alice Oseman - £10.99
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love.  An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the second volume of Heartstopper, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon. * ... more

The Boxer - by Nikesh Shukla - £7.99
Told over the course of the ten rounds of his first fight, this is the story of amateur boxer Sunny. A seventeen year old feeling isolated and disconnected in the city he’s just moved to, Sunny joins a boxing club to learn to protect himself after ... more

"I Will Not Be Erased": Our Stories About Growing Up as People of Colour - by gal-dem - £7.99
Fourteen joyous, funny and life-affirming essays from gal-dem, the award-winning magazine created by young women and non-binary people of colour.   gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, is created by women and non-binary people ... more

The Deepest Breath - by Me Grehan - £6.99
The Deepest Breath is a beautifully written, poetic, lyrical and insightful story of one girl’s coming into full awareness of who she is, and who she might want to love.   Stevie is eleven and loves reading and sea- creatures. She lives wit ... more

Free To Be Me: An LGBTQ+ Journal of Love, Pride and Finding Your Inner Rainbow - by Dom&Ink - £7.99
An LGBTQ+ journal for anyone from 13 to 103 - by writer, illustrator and utterly fabulous merman, Dom&Ink.  Every rainbow-coloured page is packed with LGBTQ+ activities, advice and attitude.  With spreads to colour, scribble, design a ... more

Kick the Moon - by Muhammad Khan - £7.99
A powerful, compelling novel from the critically-acclaimed author of I Am Thunder, about making friends, and breaking them too.   Fifteen-year-old Ilyas is under pressure from everyone: GCSE's are looming and his teachers just won't let up, hi ... more

Yay! You're Gay! Now What? A Gay Boy's Guide to Life - by Riyadh Khalaf - £8.99
Yay! You're gay! Or maybe you're bi. Or maybe you just feel different... in time, that difference will become the greatest gift you could ask for. It will bring you love, a sense of identity, a new community, and eventually the freedom to be yourself ... more

The Boy Who Steals Houses - by C. G. Drews - £7.99
Can two broken boys find their perfect home? By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, this is a gorgeously told, powerful story.   Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he's eve ... more

On the Come Up - by Angie Thomas - £7.99
The highly anticipated second novel from one of the literary voices of a generation.  The award-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech and fighting for your dreams, even as the odds ar ... more

Heartstopper: Volume One - by Alice Oseman - £10.99
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between - for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.   Charlie and Nick are at the same sch ... more

The Burning - by Laura Bates - £7.99
A rumour is like a fire. You might think you’ve extinguished it but one creeping, red tendril, one single wisp of smoke is enough to let it leap back into life again. Especially if someone is watching, waiting to fan the flames...  New sch ... more

To Be Perfectly Honest - by Jess Vallance - £6.99
The second book in a brilliantly funny YA series featuring the trials and embarrassing tribulations of teenager Gracie Dart. 'Gracie Dart is the screamingly funny YA heroine I've been waiting for' – Harriet Reuter Hapgood   Uncovering a fami ... more

When Dimple Met Rishi - by Sandhya Menon - £7.99
Will opposites attract when Dimple meets Rishi? A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy as joyfully refreshing as The Mindy Project and perfect for Rainbow Rowell fans.  A New York Times bestseller A Goodreads Choice YA finalist  The ... more

All the Invisible Things - by Orlagh Collins - £7.99
A warm, witty, important story about being a young woman today, and what it's like to find a real connection amid all the noise. Perfect for fans of Holly Bourne and Laura Steven's The Exact Opposite of Okay.   With Pez, the days felt endless ... more

Speak Up! - by Laura Coryton - £8.99
Use your voice to change the world! Don't just read about inspiring women: become one!Launching in time for International Women's Day 2019 - Speak Up! is the must-have empowering book to inspire a whole new generation of rebel girls.  Speaking u ... more

Proud: Stories, Poetry and Art on the Theme of Pride - by Juno Dawson (Editor) - £7.99
A stirring, bold and moving anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ+ YA authors and new talent, giving their unique responses to the broad theme of pride. Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. C ... more

Watch Us Rise - by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan - £7.99
A stirring and unputdownable read about what it means to be a woman today. Perfect for fans of Moxie and The Hate U Give.   Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission. Sick of the way that young women are treated even at their 'progress ... more

The Earth is Singing - by Vanessa Curtis - £6.99
My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and I’m training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, ... more

Ms. Marvel - by G. Willow Wilson, Alphona Adrian, Jake Wyatt and Ian Herring - £10.99
Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation!   Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly ... more

Beyond the Volcano - by Julie Lamin - £7.99
Liverpool writer and teacher Julie Lamin's first novel for young adults is inspired by her visits to Latin America, and in particular to Nicaragua. "Think about it, Walter. The National Army has declared war on every young person in Sharrowland. Wha ... more

The Colour of Shadows - by Phyllida Shrimpton - £7.99
A moving portrayal of a teenager coming to terms with a secret about her mother that her father decided to keep from her... was he right to do so? Saffron must work that out...  Seventeen year old Saffron discovers a secret in the attic – a sec ... more

Feminism Is... - by DK Children, illustrated by Gemma Cairney - £9.99
A lively and accessible book for teens on the history, pioneers, theories, questions, arguments, and daily reality of feminism today.   What is feminism? Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, this engaging book introduces young ... more

Peach - by Emma Glass - £7.99
Peach is a teenage girl like any other. She has college, and her friends, and her parents and the new baby, and her gorgeous boyfriend Green. She has her friend Sandy, and Sid the cat, and homework to do.   But something has happened – somet ... more

The Skin I'm In - by Sharon G. Flake - £8.99
The Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent winner, now reissued with a striking new cover and a foreword by New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds.   Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her c ... more

A Very Large Expanse of Sea - by Tahereh Mafi - £7.99
"This is a gorgeous book. It's tender and fierce, beautiful even as it depicts some ugly truths. The prose is passionate and honest, unsentimental and big-hearted. The very best books move you to reconsider the world around you and this is one of tho ... more

Period. - by Natalie Byrne - £9.99
Period. is everything you need to know about periods. PERIOD.   Period. is a book for everyone – children and adults, mums and dads, womb-owners and ex-womb-owners. Overflowing with practical tips and advice, from what a period actually is ... more

Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow - by Rainbow Rowell - £7.99
Based on the characters Simon and Baz who featured in Rainbow Rowell's bestselling Fangirl, Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story – bu ... more

Pulp - by Robin Talley - £7.99
From the award-winning author Robin Talley comes an inspiring new novel about the power of love to fight prejudice and hate.   Two women connected across generations through the power of words.  In 1955 eighteen-year-old Janet Jones must ... more

The Tea Dragon Society - by Katie O'Neill - £15.99
From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of ... more

Dear Katie: Real Advice on Real Life Problems - by Katie Thistleton - £7.99
Real answers to real problems! Advice on life's tough stuff from children's TV and radio presenter Katie Thistleton.  Growing up is hard. This book makes it a little bit easier.   Exploring the sometimes challenging issues everyone fac ... more

Scribble Yourself Feminist - by Chidera Eggerue, illustrated by Manjit Thapp - £7.99
This is the dream journal for every feminist babe out there!   This book is dedicated to the woman who wants a better world.   The woman who's a lover, a learner but most importantly, a leader.   Finally, here's your chance t ... more

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World - by Sarah Prager, illustrated by Zoe More O'Ferrell - £7.99
This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG. Three starred reviews!   World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, ... more

My Side of the Diamond - by Sally Gardner - £7.99
An extraordinary tale about the search for love from the acclaimed Costa and Carnegie winning novelist Sally Gardner.  Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend Becky disappeared. But Becky didn't just disappear – she jumped off a ... more

She Believed She Could, So She Did: A Journal of Powerful Quotes from Powerful Women - by Flora Waycott (illustrator) - £12.99
An illustrated journal to inspire tween and teen girls! Every girl needs a little inspiration — especially when the going gets tough or someone tries to convince her she can’t reach her dreams. This journal full of quotes from successful women w ... more

City of Ghosts - by Victoria Schwab - £7.99
Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead... and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost.  So things ... more

Tangleweed and Brine - by Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Karen Vaughan - £8.99
The highly acclaimed, multi-prize-winning collection of retold fairytales; Tangleweed and Brine from Deirdre Sullivan and illustrated by Karen Vaughan is now available in paperback and includes an exclusive new short story, ‘Waking Beauty’.  ... more

Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens - by Marieke Nijkamp (Editor) - £13.99
This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer today's teen ... more

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