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Books of the Month

Reader ReviewedOne
Sarah Crossan
September 2015 Julia Eccleshare's Mega Book of the Month Award-winning Sarah Crossan tells an astonishing and difficult story with the surest of touches in this tender, funny and life affirming book. Grace and Tippi are twins. Not just twins but... Featured in: 13+ readers | Books of the Month | 11+ readers | YA readers | Julia Eccleshare's Picks | Schools | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 27/08/2015
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Goodbye Stranger
Rebecca Stead
September 2015 Book of the Month Rebecca Stead loves to set her readers puzzles: there are huge mysteries in her award-winning novels When You Reach Me and Liar and Spy and her new book, Goodbye Stranger also poses questions. Central... Featured in: 13+ readers | Books of the Month | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedUnbecoming
Jenny Downham
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, September 2015 Award- winning Jenny Downham launched her career with Before I Die. The story of a young girl facing death, it showed a bold author who could write sensitively about a subject that... Featured in: 13+ readers | Books of the Month | YA readers | Julia Eccleshare's Picks | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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All That Glitters
Holly Smale
September 2015 Book of the Month Welcome back Harriet Manners, self-confessed geek and the only supermodel in the world who repeats the entire periodic table when stressed. For those not in the know, this is the fourth book about Harriet,... Featured in: 13+ readers | Books of the Month | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedSophie Someone
Hayley Long
September 2015 Book of the Month Sophie Nieuwenleven's story is shocking, so she tells it in the only way she can – in code, using random code worms... Featured in: 13+ readers | Books of the Month | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedDemon Road
Derek Landy
September 2015 Book of the Month Buckle up, because you are in for a hell of a ride! Amber's parents strike readers – and her – as eccentric, but nothing prepares her for the awful truth, revealed on her sixteenth... Featured in: 13+ readers | Cheltenham Festival | Books of the Month | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 27/08/2015
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Other Featured Books this Month

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Jesse Andrews
A hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at friendship, high school - and death - from a talented debut author. Here is the US trailer of the forthcoming film - Featured in: 13+ readers | Books vs Films | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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The Scorch Trials
James Dashner
The latest in the Maze Runner film franchise that was a bestselling series of books well before the film releases. Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Books vs Films | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedEverything, Everything
Nicola Yoon
September 2015 Debut of the Month A great new debut about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love. EXCITING NEWS - Ahead even of publication MGM has optioned... Featured in: 13+ readers | Debuts of the Month | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Next Together
Lauren James
September 2015 Debut of the Month At once a sweeping love story and a high-concept page-turner, this ambitious, accomplished debut resonates long after the story has ended. Teenagers Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. And during their... Featured in: 13+ readers | Debuts of the Month | YA readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedAfter Iris The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby
Natasha Farrant
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 - July 2013 Book of the Month Ebullient, life affirming, witty and utterly convincing and tinged with credible sadness, thirteen year... Featured in: 11+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | 13+ readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Zom-B Fugitive
Darren Shan
The eleventh terrifying installment from master of horror, Darren Shan. The end is nigh! Stop press... Darren will be appearing at the Cheltenham Festival on Sunday 4th October. Click here to find out more. Further... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 10/09/2015
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Night Break
Andrew Lane
There's something addictive about the Young Sherlock books and Night Break will have young readers hooked from the very beginning. Sherlock and his brother Mycroft are called back to their family home for the funeral of their mother and while... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 10/09/2015
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Midnight Dolls
Kiki Sullivan
A return to the hot south beckons in this new episode of Kiki Sullivan's moreish series, a sultry mix of romance and voodoo. Eveny Cheval has just come to terms with the knowledge that she is the latest in a... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedConcentr8
William Sutcliffe
Set in a near-future version of London, where a drug called Concentr8 has been extensively prescribed to young people diagnosed with ADHD, this is the brilliantly provocative second young adult novel from the bestselling author of Are You Experienced? and... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 27/08/2015
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All About Pumpkin The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby
Natasha Farrant
The third heartfelt story in this beautifully-crafted, sassy new series that will make you laugh and cry. Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedHouse of Windows
Alexia Casale
Going up to Cambridge University can be a daunting experience for even the most confident of Freshers. For one thing, there's having to face a whole new set of emotional and academic hurdles. For another, there's having to get your... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedThirteen Chairs
Dave Shelton
A spine-tingling collection of fearful stories, cleverly framed by an equally chilling storytelling device. Twelve story tellers sit around the table leaving one chair empty and one story still to be told. Each lit only by a single candle, one... Featured in: 13+ readers | Hallowe'en | 11+ readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Last Month's Featured Books

Set in Stone
Linda Newbery
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2006. Set at the end of the 19th century, Linda Newbery has cleverly carved out an incredible mystery that's full of clever twists and...
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Brace Mouth, False Teeth
Sita Brahmachari
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ A warm and funny novel that girls in particular who lack confidence will resonate with. Abi is not looking forward to her work experience...
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Reader Reviewed Am I Normal Yet?
Holly Bourne
August 2015 Book of the Month Evie is starting sixth form college and like any normal young person wants to fit in and make friends, and she'd like a boyfriend...
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Gamer
Chris Bradford
Interest Age 8-14 Reading Age 8+ From the best-selling author of Young Samurai, a new, action packed dystopian novel, with a striking lenticular jacket, sure to stand out on bookshelves!...
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Bog Child
Siobhan Dowd
Winner of Carnegie Award 2009 and the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award 2009. A challenging book full of mystery and shadows. Both terrifying and fascinating from the start, Bog Child...
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Solace of the Road
Siobhan Dowd
Shortlisted for the prestigious Costa Children's Book Award 2009, for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2009 and for the 20th Bisto Children's Book of the Year Award 2010. Beautifully written and achingly...
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A Swift Pure Cry
Siobhan Dowd
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2007. A superb first novel, beautifully written, deeply moving and full of heartbreak. When Shell Talent's mother dies everything around her begins to fall...
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The Butterfly Shell
Maureen White
Ideal for young teenagers who've grown up with Jacqueline Wilson, the cutting poignancy of this tenderly told tale will make readers' hearts flutter and their souls soar. Marie is a...
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Darkmere
Helen Maslin
Helen Maslin cleverly weaves together two gripping stories in this gothic ghost story. Modern day Kate is delighted when Leo, the boy she is sort of in a relationship with,...
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Homeroom Diaries
James Patterson
Sixteen year old Cuckoo, as she calls herself, has had a hard time. Her mother walked out on her, and she's spent time in a psychiatric unit. She's just out...
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Survivor
Tom Hoyle
None of it would have happened if I hadn't missed a bus… Fifteen-year-old George's life is sent careering down a cataclysmic course when he misses his bus by seconds, notices...
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All Sorts of Possible
Rupert Wallis
Rupert Wallis is not afraid to tackle big issues in his novels for teens, including mysteries of good and evil and, in this book, whether there's a destiny that shapes...
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The Swarm Descends
Jacob Grey
The second book in this gripping, high-impact, high-energy new series.
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Reader Reviewed The Door That Led to Where
Sally Gardner
This novel contains some strong language. A new novel by multi-award winning Sally Gardner is always highly anticipated. She...
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Reader Reviewed Codename Eagle
Robert Rigby
Diving straight into action, Codename Eagle focuses on the French Resistance in the unoccupied South West of France in 1941. Following on from The Eagle Trail, seventeen year old...
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Reader Reviewed Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
Vlogger Zoella's fans will fall headlong into this sharply observed, super-realistic teen story. Against a background of first the ordinary ups and downs of life at school followed by an...
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Every Day
David Levithan
Winner of the UKLA Award 2015 in the 12 - 16 years category. A stunningly original and edgy exploration of love, longing and the boundaries of identity that will make...
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Buffalo Soldier
Tanya Landman
Winner of the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal The Judges comment “We were particularly impressed with how Buffalo Soldier explored what it means to be truly free: the evolving idea...
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Reader Reviewed All My Secrets
Sophie Mckenzie
July 2015 Book of the Month Sophie McKenzie is the master of psychological thrillers for teens, and this is a typically gripping page-turner. Everything Evie Brown has put her trust...
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The Complete Alice Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 The classic stories of Alice and her journeys into Wonderland...
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Reader Reviewed Minus Me
Ingelin Rossland
July 2015 Debut of the Month Intriguing, stimulating and full of energy, this is a thought provoking read…it also contains a hidden sting in the tale. 12 year old Linda...
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Reader Reviewed Because You'll Never Meet Me
Leah Thomas
July 2015 Debut of the Month The story of an unusual but increasingly close friendship, this is a totally original and engrossing novel. Ollie and Moritz strike up a friendship...
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Reader Reviewed The Potion Diaries
Amy Alward
July 2015 Book of the Month When the princess of Nova accidentally bewitches herself with an illegally brewed love potion, resulting in the biggest self-crush since Narcissus, there's an urgent...
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The Village by the Sea
Anita Desai
Winner of the Guardian Fiction Award, this story of life in village India, where children are forced so young to be adult, will appeal to a wide range of ages....
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Reader Reviewed Fire Colour One
Jenny Valentine
July 2015 Book of the Month Guardian Prize winning author Jenny Valentine's long-awaited new novel is clever, beautifully written, full of ideas. It tells the story of sixteen-year-old Iris: lonely...
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Reader Reviewed The Accident Season
Moira Fowley-Doyle
July 2015 Debut of the Month Each October Cara's family must endure the accident season when for four weeks, no matter how much their mother tries to protect them, covering...
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Better Left Buried
Emma Haughton
Emma Haughton's debut won her comparisons with Sophie McKenzie – high praise indeed. Her new book, Better Left Buried, confirms her reputation for taut, well-plotted psychological thrillers. Sarah's brother has...
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Deep Water
Lu Hersey
Danni's mother disappears without warning, a terrifying thought for any young girl. Just fifteen, Danni goes to stay with her father in a tiny fishing village and there finds out...
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The Snake Trap Travis Delaney Investigates
Kevin Brooks
This is the third adventure for Kevin Brooks' teen private investigator and it starts with an almighty bang. Terrorists lob a grenade into the offices of Delaney & Co leaving...
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Reader Reviewed Too Close to Home
Aoife Walsh
Minny has a pretty complicated home life: she lives with her mum, big sister Aisling, Bible-obsessed little sister Selena and baby brother Raymond in her Czech granny's house, which is...
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Boywatching
Chloe Bennet
If you like Geek Girl, you'll love Boywatching - a sassy, laugh-out-loud story of friendship, fun and boys!
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Reader Reviewed Sinner
Maggie Stiefvater
The stunning companion novel to the bestselling and acclaimed Shiver, Linger and Forever trilogy is the book that every Maggie Stiefvater and paranormal romance fan has been...
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Killer Game
Kirsty McKay
The pupils of Umfraville School are super-bright, super privileged but pretty well cut-off from the outside world, stuck on a windy Welsh island with no internet connection. Who can blame...
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The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love...
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The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes
Cassandra Clare
We were bowled over by Cassandra's first, City of Bones and from the feedback from readers you clearly were too. This is the second in The Mortal Instruments series...
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The Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
This title is the third instalment in the bestselling urban gothic fantasy sequence, The Mortal Instruments. With two of the Mortal Instruments now in Valentine's hands, the world of the...
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The Mortal Instruments 4: City of Fallen Angels
Cassandra Clare
Fourth in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. The Mortal War is over and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York excited about all...
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The Mortal Instruments 5: City of Lost Souls
Cassandra Clare
Fifth in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their...
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The Mortal Instruments 6: City of Heavenly Fire
Cassandra Clare
Shadowhunters and demons square off, lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed, for the sixth book and the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to...
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There comes a point in a young life when the time is right to move on from the books and children’s authors they enjoyed as a child to reading books and authors that offer greater challenges as they grow up into adulthood. The books in this 13+ category are exactly that. They bridge that gap to introduce you and your teenager to authors who write for that early teen reader but also adult authors who also write for a teenage / young adult audience.

You could also check out our latest highlights such as the 'prizewinners' section where we can help you to discover authors currently in contention for and/or winners of the most prestigious awards, such as the Teenage Book Prize that we feel your teenagers will love.

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