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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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Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe - £6.99
An inspiring, uplifting and sympathetic story about sexuality and self-acceptance, Lucy Sutcliffe's debut memoir is a personal and moving coming out story.  In 2010, at seventeen, Lucy Sutcliffe began an online friendship with Kaelyn, a young ve ... more
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What is Feminism? Why Do We Need it? and Other Big Questions by Bea Appleby and Louise Spilsbury - £13.99
A fascinating look at feminism, and what it means to be a feminist, for girls and boys.  What is feminism? Why do we need it? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? The word 'feminism' is bandied about a lot in the media, often with litt ... more
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One by Sarah Crossan - £7.99
WINNER OF THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2016 WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL 2016 WINNER OF THE CBI BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016   Grace and Tippi don't like being stared and sneered at, but they're used to it. They're conjoined twins - united in blood ... more
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Dew Angels by Melanie Schwapp - £8.99
Born with dark skin into a family that prides themselves on their light complexion, and deprived of familial love, affection and security, Nola falls victim to her fathers abusive behaviour.   From the day she was born Nola Chambers is rejec ... more
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness - £7.99
Award-winning writer Patrick Nesss bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable. Award-winning writer Patrick Nesss bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren't the Chosen On ... more
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The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett - £7.99
A SHIVERING OF WORLDS Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, ... more
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Notes on Being Teenage by Rosalind Jana - £6.99
From Rosalind Jana, a blogger, writer and feminist, comes this guide to being teenage, growing up and growing into yourself. How would you describe yourself? Do you like to stand out, or fit in? Are you an Instagram junkie, or is Snapchat more yo ... more
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Hell and High Water by Tanya Landman - £7.99
The heart-stopping tale of a young man's attempt to clear his father's name, from the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier.   When his father is arrested and transported to the Colonies, Caleb is left alone. After a desperate journ ... more
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The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse - £7.99
Amsterdam, 1943   Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black-market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, w ... more
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Riverkeep by Martin Stewart - £7.99
Fifteen-year-old Wulliam is dreading taking up his family's mantle of Riverkeep, tending the river and fishing corpses from its treacherous waters. But then everything changes.  One night his father is possessed by a dark spirit, and Wull hears ... more
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We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen - £7.99
Meet Stewart. Hes 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. Shes popular, cool and sees things very differe ... more
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Girl Up by Laura Bates - £12.99
They told you you need to be thin and beautiful.   They told you to wear longer skirts, avoid going out late at night and move in groups - never accept drinks from a stranger, and wear shoes you can run in more easily than heels.   They ... more
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Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli - £6.99
Before Eleanor and Park, there was Stargirl. The seminal life-affirming YA novel celebrating first love and self-acceptance - now in a beautiful new edition for the next generation of readers.   She's as magical as the desert sky. As mysteriou ... more
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Lifers by M.A. Griffin - £7.99
Fear haunts the streets of Manchester: a schoolgirl has disappeared.   Preston is drawn to investigate, exploring the city in the hunt for his missing friend. Deep in the bowels of a secret scientific institute, he discovers a sinister machine ... more
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Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler - £7.99
The first YA novel from bestselling author Liz Kessler, Read Me Like A Book is a brave, honest and vital coming-out story that follows one girl's exploration of love, identity and sexuality.   Ashleigh Walker is having a difficult year. She's ... more
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Panther by David Owen - £7.99
An important and powerful story told in striking and original prose, Panther is an honest, funny, unsentimental look at how depression affects those around the sufferer, especially when we don't talk about it.   Life isn't going terribly well ... more
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Crongton Knights by Alex Wheatle - £6.99
From the acclaimed author of Liccle Bit, comes another story from the South Crong council estate in inner city London.  Living on the South Crongton council estate has its worries - and life for McKay has been even tougher since his mum died. ... more
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The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen - £7.99
Thirteen-year-old wrestling fanatic Henry used to have a normal life. Now, his therapist wants him to keep a journal so he can express his feelings about what happened.   Henry has moved with his dad to a new city, where nobody knows their nam ... more
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