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New Books for Young Adults

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

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
Punching the Air - by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam - £7.99
From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of the Noughts & Crosses series and The Ha ... more

So Now You Know: A Memoir of Growing Up Gay in India - by Vivek Tejuja - £9.99
The year was 1991. Vivek was eight. He realized he was gay. Only he didn’t: he just figured that he wanted to be different. And that he was in love – for want of a better word – with Deepak, his best friend. Then Mast Kalandar released, with An ... more

Love Frankie - by Jacqueline Wilson - £12.99
GROWING UP. FALLING IN LOVE. COMING OUT.  Frankie is nearly fourteen and teenage life certainly comes with its ups and downs. Her mum is seriously ill with MS and Frankie can feel herself growing up quickly, no thanks to Sally and her gang of bul ... more

Fashion Conscious - by Sarah Klymkiw - £7.99
Empowering the Greta Thunberg generation to change fast fashion!  With the Covid-19 global lockdown and a call to action from David Attenborough in Blue Planet II making everyone re-evaluate the relationship they have with the natural world, ... more

Wain: LGBT Reimaginings of Scottish Folktales - by Rachel Plummer, illustrated by Helene Boppert - £15.99
Wain is a collection of LGBT themed poetry for teens based on retellings of Scottish myths. The collection contains stories about kelpies, selkies, and the Loch Ness Monster, alongside perhaps lesser-known mythical people and creatures, such as wulve ... more

The Black Kids - by Christina Hammonds Reed - £7.99
Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give, this unforgettable coming-of-age debut novel is a unflinching exploration of race, class, and violence as well as the importance of being true to yourself.   Los Angeles, 1992.  Ashley Bennett and her frie ... more

Girls Garage: How to Use Any Tool, Tackle Any Project, and Build the World You Want to See - by Emily Pilloton - £21.99
Girls Garage is the only book you'll ever need for a lifetime of building and repair.  Packed with over 175 illustrated tool guides, 11 how-to projects, 21 essential skills, and 15 inspiring stories from real-world builder girls and women, Girls Ga ... more

Pet - by Akwaeke Emezi - £7.99
How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?   She stumbled backwards, her eyes wide, as the figure started coming out of the canvas... She tried to be brave. Well, she said, her hands only a little shaky, at least ... more

Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! - by Arabelle Sicardi, illustrated by Sarah Tanat-Jones - £14.99
This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ+ people through history and from around the world. It features dynamic full-colour portraits of a diverse selection of 53 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that f ... more

Camp - by L.C. Rosen - £7.99
Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It's where he met his best friends. It's where he takes to the stage in the big musical.  And it's where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim - wh ... more

The Gravity of Us - by Phil Stamper - £7.99
Cal wants to be a journalist, and he's already well underway with almost half a million followers on his FlashFame app and an upcoming internship at Buzzfeed. But his plans are derailed when his pilot father is selected for a highly-publicized NASA m ... more

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) - by Suzanne Collins - £18.99
Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.  It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot a ... more

Scars Like Wings - by Erin Stewart - £7.99
Everyone has scars. Some are just easier to see...   16-year-old Ava Lee is heading back to school one year after a house fire left her severely disfigured. She’s used to the names, the stares, the discomfort, but there’s one name she hate ... more

The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Great: Changing Bodies, Periods, Relationships, Life Online - by Sophie Elkan with Laura Chaisty and Dr Maddy Podichetty - £8.99
Going through puberty? Thinking about puberty? Worried about growing up? This book is for you!  Puberty isn't just about what's going on in your body, but also your brain, your emotions and the world around you.  Knowledge is power! All the i ... more

Run, Rebel - by Manjeet Mann - £7.99
I am restless, my feet need to fly.  Amber is trapped - by her father's rules, by his expectations, by her own fears.  Now she's ready to fight - for her mother, for her sister, for herself.  Freedom always comes at a price.  Run, Reb ... more

Heartstopper: Volume Three - 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 third volume of Heartstopper, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon. & ... more

Infinity Son - by Adam Silvera - £7.99
Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, bestselling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making.  Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and B ... more

You Must Be Layla - by Yassmin Abdel-Magied - £6.99
'If you want to invent something nobody has ever thought of before, you need to read the things that others don't read, look in the spaces other people are not in...'  Layla believes she was right to stand up for herself against a bully, but ... more

Go With the Flow - by Karen Schneemann and Lily Williams - £12.99
High school students embark on a crash course of friendship, female empowerment, and women's health issues in Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann's graphic novel Go With the Flow.  Good friends help you go with the flow. Best friends help you sta ... more

Toffee - by Sarah Crossan - £7.99
WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG YA AWARD 2019  The astonishing new novel from the incomparable, multi-award-winning and Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan.  I am not who I say I am. Marla isn't who she thinks she is. I am a girl trying to for ... more

Diary of a Confused Feminist - by Kate Weston - £7.99
"I feel like, in an equal world, there would be more penis admin ..."   Kat Evans doesn't know much about feminism, but she does know this. Utterly hilarious and boldly honest, Kat tells it how it is - and it is INCREDIBLY embarrassing.  15-y ... more

The Sky Is Mine - by Amy Beashel - £7.99
Izzy feels invisible. Trapped under the weight of expectation and censored by shame.  Her mum Steph and best friend Grace have always been there to save her. But with one under the control of her stepfather and the other caught in the throe ... more

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work - by Tiffany Jewell, illustrated by Aurelia Durand - £8.99
Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the wo ... more

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

Chinglish - by Sue Cheung - £7.99
It is difficult trying to talk in our family cos: a) Grandparents don’t speak English at all b) Mum hardly speaks any English c) Me, Bonny and Simon hardly speak Chinese d) Dad speaks Chinese and good English – but doesn’t like talking In ... 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

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