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Books of the Month

The Last Days of Archie Maxwell
Annabel Pitcher
December 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: beautifully written story of life, love and growing up Full of love, humour and heartbreak, this beautifully crafted YA novella from the multi award-winning author of Ketchup Clouds and My... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/10/2017
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Other Featured Books this Month

The Lost and Drowned
Stuart Fryd
A chilling, ghostly, yet ultimately magical and hopeful tale for older children. Set in Regency London in an orphanage and woollen mill near to the Thames, girls are disappearing one by one. With mysterious and thoroughly enchanted assistance, Lydia battles... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2017
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Reader ReviewedThe Island at the End of Everything
Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | Shortlisted for the 2018 Blue Peter Awards - Best Story | Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2017 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | In a nutshell: beautifully... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Sarah Crossan
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2017 In a Nutshell: Death row injustice | Undying brotherly love A book to break your heart, quicken your blood and... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Last Month's Featured Books

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Philip Pullman
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | November 2017 Book of the Month More than two...
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Grave Matter
Juno Dawson
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 In a nutshell: Gothic tale of love and obsession Teenage love is the subject of Juno Dawson's thoroughly creepy new book for...
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The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones with this gorgeous new edition, complete with special content including a new piece from Cassie and exclusive colour illustrations. This...
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This Mortal Coil
Emily Suvada
November 2017 Debut of the Month With the pace and twists of a thriller, an emotional sucker-punch, the exquisite world-building of the best fantasy, and an imagined future that sci-fi...
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Potter's Boy
Tony Mitton
The first novel by acclaimed poet Tony Mitton (winner of the CLPE Poetry Award - the only award for published poetry for children in the UK). Potter's Boy is a...
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The Rise of Wolves
Kerr Thomson
In a nutshell: Scottish island set animal story with a hint of myth and magic Kerr Thomson follows up his well-received debut The Sound of Whales with a new story...
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More Featured Books

Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Sally Nicholls
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | October 2017 Book of the Month This inspirational novel about three young Suffragettes from very different backgrounds is at once a...
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It Only Happens in the Movies
Holly Bourne
October 2017 Book of the Month A feast of feel-good funniness and feminism that cleverly contrasts the impossible magic of movie romance with the heady complexities of real-life love. Talented...
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A Skinful of Shadows
Frances Hardinge
October 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017 Award-winning Frances Hardinge's latest novel bubbles over with brilliant ideas in a fast-paced and...
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A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
Yaba Badoe
September 2017 Debut of the Month | In a Nutshell: Circus girl searches for roots amidst real-world cruelties A dazzlingly powerful kaleidoscope of magic realism, folklore and the brutalities...
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Nick Lake
Set on a space station in the near future, this cool concept sci-fi novel with a powerful finding-your-way-in-the-world theme also has much for fans of contemporary YA. Fifteen-year-old Leo was...
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We See Everything
William Sutcliffe
Set in a frightening future version of London in which the lives of two teenage boys cruelly collide in a divided city, this gripping page-turner has pertinent contemporary resonance, and...
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The Beast is an Animal
Peternelle van Arsdale
In a Nutshell: Spine-tinglingly timeless fairy tale A deliciously dark tale of soul eating sisters, and a girl who dares venture into the eerie unknown. Best devoured by the...
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Rhian Ivory
In a nutshell: contemporary drama gives us hope Hope Baldi has more problems than the average teenager: she's mourning the sudden death of her father, and having failed to win...
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Out of Heart
Irfan Master
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award Donating your heart is the most precious gift of all. Adam is a teenage boy who lives with his mum and younger sister....
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The Hypnotist
Laurence Anholt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | Winner of the Historical Association's Young Quills Award 2017 Jack has left his native Ireland and is making a new life as Professor...
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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.

And finally, if your teens prefer to choose their own books then our special teen category on our sister site Lovereading called 'new gen' is the perfect place for them to start.

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