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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
This Poison Heart - by Kalynn Bayron - £7.99
"Kalynn Bayron does more than re-write a fairy-tale ... She breaks it apart and rebuilds it into a wholly original and captivating story where girls finally decide for themselves who lives happily ever after"(Brigid Kemmerer) Ever since she can re ... more

The Henna Wars - by Adiba Jaigirdar - £7.99
Nishat and Flavia are rivals at school, but Nishat can't help the secret crush burning in her heart - even though her parents disapprove of the fact she likes girls. Can she possibly find her happy ever after?   A gorgeous, heart-warming, que ... more

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - by Benjamin Alire Saenz - £7.99
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is the beloved cult classic about family, friendship and first love, from award-winning author Benjamin Alire Saenz. This lyrical novel will enrapture readers of Adam Silvera (They Both Die at ... more

Hurricane Child - by Kacen Callender - £6.99
Winner of the Stonewall Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award By National Book Award winner Kacen Callender, this exquisite novel reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways.   Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.  Bei ... more

Felix Ever After - by Kacen Callender - £7.99
From award-winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.   Felix Love has never been in love - and, yes, he's painfully ... more

What Love Looks Like - by Jarlath Gregory - £8.99
When Ireland voted to let gay people get married, my stepdad hugged me and said, 'Your turn next, Ben! Get yourself a boyfriend. Make us proud.' So I decided to try.   Ben is 17, gay, and happy most of the time.  He's finished school and is ... more

The Dark Lady - by Akala - £12.99
A natural storyteller with a vision of his own, The Dark Lady, Akala's debut novel for teens will enthuse and entertain teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true super-power.   A PICKPOCKET WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL GIFT A PRISONE ... more

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy - by Emmanuel Acho - £7.99
"What terms are acceptable now to refer to black people and why has that changed over time?"  "If the N word is such a bad word, why do my black friends use it all the time?"  "How has systemic racism gotten so out of hand and how did ... more

Love Frankie - by Jacqueline Wilson - £7.99
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

The Outrage - by William Hussey - £7.99
"You know, when you live in a time of progress, it seems that progress is the only possible way. The idea that everything we'd gained, all of those hard-won rights, could be taken away from us, and that open minds could be closed again? But then the ... more

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person - by Frederick Joseph - £8.99
"The Black Friend is THE book everyone needs to read right now... Read it, absorb it, and be changed because of it."(Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give) Speaking directly to the reader, Frederick Joseph offers powerful reflections on his own ... more

Proud of Me - by Sarah Hagger-Holt - £6.99
An accessible child-centred story about self-acceptance and the importance of opening up to those closest to you.   Becky and Josh are almost-twins, with two mums and the same anonymous donor dad. Josh can't wait until he's eighteen, the legal ag ... more

All Boys Aren't Blue - by George M. Johnson - £8.99
This powerful YA memoir-manifesto follows journalist and LGBTQ+ activist George M. Johnson as they explore their childhood, adolescence, and college years, growing up under the duality of being black and queer.   From memories of getting thei ... more

Bad Habits - by Flynn Meaney - £7.99
Hilarious, bold, sparky and surprising, this is the funniest feminist book you'll read all year.   Alex is a rebel with a purple fauxhawk and biker boots. St Mary's Catholic School is a strict boarding school where she's currently trapped. ... more

The Gilded Ones - by Namina Forna - £8.99
The must-read new bold and immersive West African-inspired fantasy series, as featured on Cosmo, Bustle, Book Riot and Refinery 29.  In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice, perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bon ... more

The Sad Ghost Club: Volume 1 - by Lize Meddings - £10.99
Ever felt anxious or alone? Like you don't belong anywhere? Like you're almost... invisible? Find your kindred spirits at The Sad Ghost Club.   (You are not alone. Shhh. Pass it on.)  This is the story of one of those days - a day so bad you ca ... more

What We're Scared Of - by Keren David - £7.99
Evie and Lottie are twin sisters, but they couldn't be more different. Evie's sharp and funny. Lottie's a day-dreamer. Evie's the fighter, Lottie's the peace-maker.   What they do have in common is their Jewishness - even though the family is ... more

The Life I'm In - by Sharon G. Flake - £7.99
The powerful and long-anticipated companion to The Skin I'm In, Sharon Flake's bestselling modern classic, presents the unflinching story of Char, a young woman trapped in the underworld of human trafficking.   My feet are heavy as stones when I ... more

Be More Vegan: The young person's guide to a plant-based lifestyle - by Niki Webster - £14.99
We all want to be a bit more vegan... and this book shows you how. Whether you're ready to commit to a fully plant-based lifestyle or you'd just like to add a few meat-free dishes to your weekly meal plan, this is the ideal guide.  It explain ... more

Cinderella Is Dead - by Kalynn Bayron - £7.99
It's 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairytale is over. Sophia knows the story though, off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she's tiny until the night she's sent to the royal ball for choosing.  ... more

Black and British: A Short, Essential History - by David Olusoga - £6.99
A short, essential introduction to Black British history for readers of 12+ by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga.   When did Africans first come to Britain? Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings? Why ... more

How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual - by Rebecca Burgess - £12.99
Selected as a 2020 LGBTQIA+ Graphic Novel for Young Readers by Publishers Weekly  "When I was in school, everyone got to a certain age where they became interested in talking about only one thing: boys, girls and sex. Me though? I was only in ... more

Challenge Everything: An Extinction Rebellion Youth Guide to Saving the Planet - by Blue Sandford - £7.99
Challenge Everything. Act Now. Change the World. This book will show you how.   Blue Sandford was named by The Times as one of "Britain's Greta Thunbergs" (Dec 2019) The main concern of young people is climate change and how to combat it ... more

Poems to Save the World With - by Chosen and illustrated by Chris Riddell - £12.99
This absolutely beautiful gift book anthology contains classic and modern poems to galvanize, uplift and inspire you which are brought to life with exquisite, intricate artwork.  Chosen and illustrated by Chris Riddell, Poems to Save the World With ... more

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

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

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