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It's All In Your Head: A Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together by Rae Earl, illustrated by Jo Harrison - £9.99
What I hope you take away from this book: good Mexican food deserves to go viral; good underwear never features the word 'string'; good mental health is the single most important thing you need to live a happy life.   I don't have a psychology ... more
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Pax by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen - £6.99
The moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox and their epic journey to be reunited. Beautifully illustrated by multi-award winner, Jon Klassen.   Pax was only a kit when his family was killed and he was rescued by his ... more
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A Change Is Gonna Come: Brand New Stories and Poetry About Change by Various authors - £7.99
An anthology of stories and poetry on the theme of change featuring Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers for Young Adults.  Featuring top Young Adult authors and introducing a host of exciting new voices, this anthology of stories and poe ... more
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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager, illustrated by Zoe More O - £12.99
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, ... more
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Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah - £7.99
Alem is on holiday with his father for a few days in London. He has never been out of Ethiopia before and is very excited. They have a great few days togther until one morning when Alem wakes up in the bed and breakfast they are staying at to find th ... more
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Thornhill by Pam Smy - £14.99
"Pam Smy has created a wonderful piece of work in Thornhill... I think it's terrific."(Philip Pullman) As she unpacks in her new bedroom, Ella is irresistibly drawn to the big old house that she can see out of her window. Surrounded by overgrown g ... more
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Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World by Reshma Saujani - £12.99
Crack the code to your future dreams...  Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code ( has been leading the charge to get girls interested in technology and coding. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire y ... more
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The Ones That Disappeared by Zana Fraillon - £7.99
Beautiful, magical and moving, this is a Skellig for a new generation, from the author of The Bone Sparrow, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2017 and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016.   Some stories need to be told... A moving, bea ... more
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Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence - £7.99
A love story interwoven with an edge-of-the-seat mystery. Two very different young people discover who loves them, and who they can love back.   The breathtaking second book from the author of Orangeboy, winner of the Waterstones Children's Bo ... more
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Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird - £6.99
Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird is an unforgettable, award-winning novel of conflict, persecution and the hardships faced by refugees.   Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far ... more
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City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson - £7.99
The Hunger Games meets The Thief Lord in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya.  In the shadows of Sangui City, a street-thief called Tina patiently plots her revenge. Her mother has been shot dead at the home of one of Kenya's richest ... more
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Overheard in a Tower Block by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Kate Milner - £6.99
Gazing at the stars from five storeys up, smelling the bins from five storeys below. Overheard arguments, overheard laughter. ​  A disappearing father and a Mermaid-Queen mother; statues that sing for flesh and blood; bullies wh ... more
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This Is Not a Sex Book by Chusita Fashion Fever - £14.99
YouTube sensation Chusita Fashion Fever explores every aspect of sexuality for teenagers, covering everything from how to tell if he or she likes you, to sexual orientation, kissing, your first time and the difference between on-screen sex and what t ... more
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Troublemakers by Catherine Barter - £7.99
In three years I will be able to vote and I will still have less power than I did at the moment that I saw that email, which was such a tiny thing but look what happened.   Fifteen-year-old Alena never really knew her political activist mother ... more
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The Girl Guide by Marawa Ibrahim, illustrated by Sinem Erkas - £8.99
Eight times world-record breaking hula-hoop star Marawa Ibrahim was told that she was too chubby during her teenage years to succeed as a performer. Today she is one of the most solicited circus performers worldwide, having worked with fashion power- ... more
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Release by Patrick Ness - £12.99
The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls.   It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart. Bu ... more
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Like Other Girls by Claire Hennessey - £7.99
Here's what Lauren knows: she's not like other girls. She also knows it's problematic to say that - what's wrong with girls? She's even fancied some in the past. But if you were stuck in St Agnes, her posh all-girls school, you'd feel like that too. ... more
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The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah - £7.99
Love across the battle lines?   Michael’s family hate immigrants. Mina is an Afghan refugee. Awkward....  Michael’s into graphic design and hanging out with his friends. He’s not too sure where he stands on immigration, the issue that’ ... more
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Beyond the Wall by Tanya Landman - £7.99
The story of a runaway slave girl and her dangerous journey through the murky underworld of Roman Britain, by Carnegie Medal-winning author Tanya Landman.  From Tanya Landman, author of the 2015 Carnegie Medal winner Buffalo Soldier, comes a ... more
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Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom by Amnesty International UK - £7.99
A varied and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems for teens with a conscience, with striking cover illustrations by award-winning children’s laureate Chris Riddell.   With contributions from Frances Hardinge, Sarah Crossan, Ma ... more
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Noah Can't Even by Simon James Green - £7.99
Poor Noah Grimes! His father disappeared years ago, his mother’s Beyoncé tribute act is an unacceptable embarrassment, and his beloved gran is no longer herself.  He only has one friend, Harry, and school is... Well, it’s pure hell. Why can’t ... more
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Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley - £7.99
Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory.  And it’s mostly about sex.  No, it isn’t that kind of theory. Aki already knows she’s bisexual - even if, until now, it’s mostly been in the hypothetical sense.  Aki’s theory is that she ... more
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The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas - £6.99
Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost.   Grace has Asperger's and her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all ... more
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Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman - £7.99
Olivia and her twin brother, Aidan, are heading alone back to Earth following the virus that completely wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety.   Nathan's ship is heading in the opposite direction. But on the journ ... more
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - £7.99
A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. "A stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time."(John Green, No. 1 New York Times bestseller) Sixteen-year-old ... more
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Wing Jones by Katherine Webber - £7.99
Debut novel about a mixed-race family hit by tragedy in 90s Atlanta, from a talented young writer.   For fans of David Levithan, Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell: a sweeping story about love and family from an exceptional new voice in YA.  With a ... more
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A Dangerous Crossing by Jane Mitchell - £7.99
Ghalib doesn’t want to leave his home, but Syria has become too dangerous, and his family has no choice but to flee. Together they start out on a terrible journey that leads them through dark and dangerous places. They come under fire; they are fle ... more
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The Jungle by Pooja Puri - £7.99
There was a story Jahir used to tell me. About how the first humans were born with wings. Can you imagine what that would be like? To fly anywhere in the world without worrying about having the right papers?   Mico has left his family, his ... more
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Margot and Me by Juno Dawson - £7.99
How can you hate someone in the present and love them in the past? Fliss's mum needs peace and quiet to recuperate from a long illness, so they both move to the countryside to live with Margot, Fliss's stern and bullying grandmother.  Life on th ... more
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The Broken Heart Club by Cathy Cassidy - £6.99
Andie, Eden, Ryan, Tasha and Hasmita love being part of the Heart Club. They've promised to stay best friends forever and nothing can tear them apart.  But sometimes things happen that you couldn't ever have expected and forever might not be as l ... more
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Until We Win by Linda Newbery - £6.99
A hundred years ago, women didn’t have the vote. When Lizzy Frost meets Julia and Elsie her life is transformed – they’re Suffragettes, fighting for Votes for Women, and their passion lights a spark in Lizzy’s heart. ... more
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The Liar's Handbook by Keren David - £6.99
River’s life is blown apart when his mum invites her new boyfriend into their home and their lives. River is instantly suspicious of Jason – he seems fake, too good to be true.  At school, River’s routine fibs are escalating into something mor ... more
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The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan - £7.99
Fourteen-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 Litt ... more
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Maresi (The Red Abbey Chronicles) by Maria Turtschaninoff - £7.99
Maresi came to the Red Abbey when she was thirteen, in the Hunger Winter. Before then, she had only heard rumours of its existence in secret folk tales. In a world where girls aren't allowed to learn or do as they please, an island inhabited solely b ... more
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Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy by Andrew P. Smiler, PhD - £16.95
There's a good chance you've had the "sex talk" with your parents. Or not. Or learned about human reproduction in health class. Or maybe you've heard a lot about dating, sex, and relationships from friends, movies, and the internet.  So you a ... more
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Either Way: Story of a Gay Kid by Sandra Levins, illustrated by Euan Cook - £16.95
From day one I knew there was something different about me.   Cael sets out to find out who he is — something he wants to know more than anything. With the help of a trusted teacher, a new friend, and his favorite book, he discovers what he ... more
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Gypsy Girl: Revenge by Kathryn James - £7.99
Second book in the Gypsy Girl series.   The follow-up to Kathryn James's Gypsy Girl – a gripping romantic thriller set in a gypsy community.   Trouble always seems to find Gypsy Girl Sammy Jo... This time it's bad boy Hudson, and he ... more
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Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan - £7.99
The unforgettable debut novel by co-author with John Green of Will Grayson, Will Grayson.   To be together with someone for twenty years seems like an eternity. I can’t seem to manage twenty days.   How do you stay together?   ... more
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Depression: A Teen's Guide to Survive and Thrive by Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD, and Claire A. B. Freeland, PhD - £16.95
If you have picked up this book, you probably want nothing more than to understand why you feel the way you do and how to feel better. You want those depressed thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to just go away, right?   Inside you'll read abou ... more
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Girls Can Do Anything: The Incredible Girl-o-Pedia of Astounding Achievements by Caitlin Doyle, illustrated by Chuck Gonzales - £8.99
From sports to innovation, art to politics – meet the incredible women who got there first.  Ever heard the saying It’s a man’s world? Clearly, the speaker had never met Amelia Earhart or Harriet Tubman. Those feisty females, and many more, ... more
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Barefoot on the Wind by Zoe Marriott - £7.99
A feminist reworking of Beauty and the Beast from a talented fantasy writer.  A magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast set in a fairytale Japan. A companion title to Zoë Marriott’s critically acclaimed Shadows on the Moon.   The ... more
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Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea by Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland - £7.99
Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself.  To survive, Sungju cre ... more
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The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell - £7.99
Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder ... more
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Beck by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff - £12.99
The final novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet is a sweeping coming-of-age adventure, with all the characteristic beauty and strenth of his prose.   Both harrowing and life-affirming, the final novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author ... more
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The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy - £7.99
Something is stirring in the heart of Old Delhi...   Prowling, hunting and fighting amidst the crumbling ruins of one of Delhi's oldest neighbourhoods, are the proud Wildings. These feral cats fear no one, go where they want and do as they ple ... more
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Trap: Terrorism, Heroism and Everything in Between by Alan Gibbons - £9.99
A politically charged teen thriller about espionage, a missing brother and the ever-raging war on terror, perfect for fans of Malorie Blackman and Robert Muchamore.  Terrorism, heroism and everything in between...  The Trap is a teen ... more
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Alpha: Abidjan to Gare du Nord by Bessora and Barroux, translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone - £12.99
"Read it and weep. We weep because we know how fortunate we are, because we do so little to reach out and help those who need us most. So often we pass by on the other side. So often we look away. Once you read this deeply troubling book, passing by, ... more
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When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina - £6.50
It’s 1976 in South Africa.   Written from the points-of-view of four young people living in Johannesburg and its black township, Soweto — Zanele, a black female student organizer, Meena, of South Asian background working at her father’s ... more
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Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers - £7.99
Aidan Chambers' Carnegie-medal winning novel is about love, discovery and betrayal. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first.   Jacob, aged 17, is abroad on his own for the time, visiting his grandfather's grave at th ... more
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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin - £8.99
Six unwaveringly honest American teens describe what life is like for them as members of the transgender community in this Stonewall Honor book.   Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young ... more
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Wonderboy by Nicole Burstein - £7.99
A funny and frank superhero story set in the world of Othergirl.   Joseph ‘Wilco’ Wilkes is one of life’s losers – he’s picked on, pushed around, and bullied by the rugby boys at the posh private school he attends on a scholarship. But h ... more
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