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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 14+ category are exactly that. They bridge that gap to introduce you and your teenager to authors who write only for teens but also adult authors who also write for a teenage / young adult audience.

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Four: A Divergent Collection
Four: A Divergent Collection
Veronica Roth
July 2014 ebook of the Month  Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2014
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Scarlett Fever
Reader Reviewed Scarlett Fever
Maureen Johnson
 Queen-of-Teens Maureen Johnson captures Scarlett’s hectic and fluctuating life in this third story about the goings on at  Hopewell Hotel, Scarlett’s family hotel in Manhattan. Scarlett combines studying with working for the unpredictable Mrs Amberson and both bring constant upsets...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Great War An Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War
The Great War An Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War

July 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month  What did living through the First World War feel like for relatives at home, especially children, as well as for the soldiers fighting at the Front? Eleven stories inspired by objects from the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Infinite Sky
Reader Reviewed Infinite Sky
C. J. Flood
Winner of The Branford Boase Award 2014. Shot through with danger as adolescence can be, this is a powerful coming of age novel which combines dark realities with optimism and naivety. When Iris’s mother takes off on a road trip, things...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
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The Rain
Reader Reviewed The Rain
Virginia Bergin
July 2014 Debut of the Month   A dystopian story told with the refreshing addition of a dollop of good humour. Ruby thinks nothing of it when it begins to rain. Why should she? But, what she doesn’t know is that...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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Glimpse
Glimpse
Kendra Leighton
July 2014 Debut of the Month  A poem from the past is woven into this haunting contemporary story in which a teenager tries to come to terms with her grief after the death of her mother. Liz wants to be...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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ZOM-B Gladiator
ZOM-B Gladiator
Darren Shan
Written in serial form, across twelve books, this is the sixth terrifying ZOM-B instalment from bestselling master of horror, Darren Shan with full page artwork throughout by acclaimed comic book artist, Warren Pleece.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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No Going Back
No Going Back
Alex Gutteridge
A moving contemporary tale of family, love and loss from the author of Last Chance Angel. Laura's dad had died but why having moved into her grandmother's home does he appear ghostlike in the house and why does her mum...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2014
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Darkness Hidden
Reader Reviewed Darkness Hidden
Zoe Marriott
Fans of Cassandra Clare, L.A. Weatherly and Becca Fitzpatrick will love this, the second in The Name of the Blade series which is steeped in Japanese myth and legend. In the first in the Name of the Blade series,
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Sinner
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 waiting for!  You thought it ended with Forever, but there's...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Siege and Storm
Siege and Storm
Leigh Bardugo
A sequel to Shadow and Bone, the first instalment of the epic trilogy, The Grisha. Set in the vividly creative and imaginatively rich world of the Grisha, a new twist to the story unfolds. Now The Darkling is determined...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Ruin and Rising
Ruin and Rising
Leigh Bardugo
In the final episode of the powerful and all-consuming The Grisha sequence, Alina has one last chance to destroy the Darkling. To do so she needs to find the firebird. She must also decide whether her loyalties are to Mal...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
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Every Second Counts
Reader Reviewed Every Second Counts
Sophie Mckenzie
The nail-biting climax to Split Second, from bestselling award-winning author Sophie McKenzie. England is in the grip of recession and extremist groups are on the rise. After a bomb last year devastated both their families, Charlie and Nat were...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked
Siobhan Curham
I jump at the sound of a whispered voice over my shoulder. But when I turn all I see is sand, and the towering, green wall of the rainforest. I guess it must have been the breeze, but I can't...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/06/2013
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Some Fine Day
Some Fine Day
Kat Ross
Sixteen year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy. She's smart and deadly, and knows three things with absolute certainty: 1. When the world flooded and civilization retreated deep underground,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred D. Taylor
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the classic story of a girl growing up in the deep South. _____________ Puffin Fact!  After graduating from the University of Toledo, Mildred D. Taylor spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps, which she...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Only Remembered
Only Remembered
Michael Morpurgo M.B.E.
Poems, short stories, personal letters, newspaper articles, scripts, photographs and paintings are just some of the elements of this astonishing collection, with cover and artwork by renowned illustrator, Ian Beck. Among the many contributors are Her Royal Highness the Duchess...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Split Second
Reader Reviewed Split Second
Sophie Mckenzie
Best-selling Sophie McKenzie tells a corkscrew of an adventure which pulls no punches about the dangers of terrorism. Charlie’s mother is killed in a bomb blast in a crowded London market; Nat’s brother is in a coma in hospital –...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Dead Ends
Reader Reviewed Dead Ends
Erin Jade Lange
A touching and beautifully observed story about friendship and overcoming family difficulties. An unlikely friendship between A-grade student and violent bully Dane Washington and Billy D, a new and younger kid on the block who has Down’s syndrome, turns out...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Head Over Heart
Reader Reviewed Head Over Heart
Colette Victor
July 2014 Debut of the Month  Boys, homework and family – Zeynab has all the usual concerns of any girl her age. But Zeynab has another thing to think about which is perhaps most important of all. Does she want...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Dark of the Moon A Shipwrecked novel
Dark of the Moon A Shipwrecked novel
Siobhan Curham
With paranormal twists, mystery and romance this is a perfect summer beach read.  The second in the series, which began with Shipwrecked, follows a group of young dancers stranded on a deserted island - this is Lost meets Gossip Girl...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Since You've Been Gone
Since You've Been Gone
Morgan Matson
Another gorgeous summer read from the bestselling author of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, John Green and Rainbow Rowell.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Illusionists
The Illusionists
Laure Eve
A second adventure for Rue, the powerful young heroine of  Fearsome Dreamer. On the run from her former world and everything she hated about it, Rue is haunted by...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Weirdos vs. Bumskulls
Weirdos vs. Bumskulls
Natasha Desborough
The hilarious follow-up to Weirdos vs Quimboids finds Lucy Perkins and Fiona Littledown (school slangers and total quimboids) have formed their own band, Perkitits. Then there’s Bumskulls - their music is brilliant and their frontman, Vince, is one dangerously sexy...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2014
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The Name of the Blade The Night Itself
Reader Reviewed The Name of the Blade The Night Itself
Zoe Marriott
Ancient Japanese gods and monsters are unleashed on modern-day London in this epic trilogy from an acclaimed fantasy writer.  Great for fans of Tamora Pierce, Maggie Stiefvater and Cassandra Clare. This is the first book in the Name of the Blade...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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Zom-b Clans
Zom-b Clans
Darren Shan
In this latest instalment, B’s fellow Angel, Vinyl, is being held hostage by the sinister Owl Man who will only release him in exchange for B’s own dangerous captive. B Smith must consider her next move very carefully indeed… Once again,...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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She is Not Invisible
Reader Reviewed She is Not Invisible
Marcus Sedgwick
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014   When sixteen-year-old Laureth’s father vanishes she is determined to track him down. So determined that she flies to New York to find him. But Laureth doesn’t go alone; she takes her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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The Apple Tart of Hope
Reader Reviewed The Apple Tart of Hope
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
A touching and funny story about being an outsider which is illuminated by touches of magic. Oscar and Meg are next-door-neighbours and best friends. But, when Meg moves away everything changes. Now Paloma Killealy lives next door and Oscar gets...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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City of Heavenly Fire
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 the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series from Cassandra Clare. The Mortal...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/05/2014
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Picture Perfect
Picture Perfect
Holly Smale
June 2014 Mega Book of the Month  Harriet Manners, heroine of the best selling Geek Girl, is back for an equally engaging third adventure. On the brink of her sixteenth birthday, Harriet is still juggling the vast gulf between...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Runaway
Runaway
Marie-Louise Jensen
Dark secrets and forbidden love are a treacherous combination, in this page-turning adventure. Charlotte must escape from her old life. Disguising herself as a stable boy, she seeks refuge at a grand country estate. There, she meets Belle, a horse...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2014
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Louder Than Words
Louder Than Words
Laura Jarratt
June 2014 Book of the Month  A powerful story exploring the confusing and challenging choices that teenagers may have to make. Fourteen year old Rafi is a selective mute. She hasn’t spoken for years. But it is not that she...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Everest Files
The Everest Files
Matt Dickinson
June 2014 Book of the Month  A thrilling journey to the dark side of Everest, it follows 18-year-old Ryan Hart, on a gap year adventure working for a charity in Nepal. Dark forces are at play on the lethal slopes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2014
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Reckoning The Silver Blackthorn Trilogy Book 1
Reader Reviewed Reckoning The Silver Blackthorn Trilogy Book 1
Kerry Wilkinson
June 2014 Debut of the Month ***Suitable for 16+ due to strong content  A powerful story of the teenagers who are chosen at the Reckoning. It is a coming-of-age ceremony in a society in which everyone’s thoughts can be all...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Forever
Forever
Maggie Stiefvater
The heart-wrenching finale to the bestselling Shiver trilogyis here at last - hypnotic, romantic and absolutely addictive.  In Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Shiver
Shiver
Maggie Stiefvater
A touching and chilling love story with a difference, set in a small town that is haunted and terrified after a boy is killed by a pack of wolves. But Grace is drawn to the wolves despite their power and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Linger
Linger
Maggie Stiefvater
This is the heart-wrenching sequel to Shiver, which has surpassed all sales expectations on both sides of the Atlantic.  It’s compelling, romantic and absolutely addictive.  Yet again Maggie has delivered a beautifully crafted and haunting love story that will have...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Three's a Crowd
Three's a Crowd
Sophie Mckenzie
Full of passion and heartbreak, this is a powerful and touching love story. Luke and Eve are longing for their first holiday together but they hadn’t reckoned what it would be like staying with Eve’s father. Almost from the start,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Six Steps to a Girl
Six Steps to a Girl
Sophie Mckenzie
The first in the tangled teenage transatlantic love story ... To read the trilogy in order start with Six Steps to a Girl then Three’s a Crowd and end with The One and Only. Winner of the Manchester Children's...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The One and Only
The One and Only
Sophie Mckenzie
From the author of the Richard and Judy Children's Books winner, Girl, Missing comes the final instalment in a terrific teenage love story trilogy, which captures the ups, downs and at times almost unbearable emotions of being in love. To...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Say Her Name
Say Her Name
James Dawson
Best-selling teen author James Dawson turns his hand to horror in this chilling school story. Summoning up an old school ghost in front of a mirror in a room...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Fools' Gold
Fools' Gold
Philippa Gregory
In the wild, decadent atmosphere of Venice Carnival, dark forces are at work.  Philippa Gregory is well known for her historical fiction but has now turned her talents to teen fiction with a rich and dramatic adventure series set in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Flora in Love
Reader Reviewed Flora in Love
Natasha Farrant
A welcome return of the large, artistic and somewhat chaotic Gadsby family as they are charmingly and wittily observed by Bluebell Gadsby on video and in her diary. This time Bluebell turns her attention to falling in love. While Bluebell...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Divergent Trilogy
Divergent Trilogy
Veronica Roth
No. 1 New York Times bestsellers Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant in collector's trilogy set. This is heart-pounding dystopian fiction at its very best.  No teenager should miss these great reads. Will have fans of The Hunger Games, Matched and Blood Red Road...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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American Savage
American Savage
Matt Whyman
Best-selling Matt Whyman’s new story about the Savage family is both as hilarious and as dark as the original. The Savage family are as regular and normal as any...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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The Black North
Reader Reviewed The Black North
Nigel McDowell
Chock full of mysticism and dark magic this enchanting new fantasy set in The Divided Isle, once a place of peace and tranquillity, that has been ravaged by war...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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One Wish
Reader Reviewed One Wish
Michelle Harrison
June 2014 Book of the Month   Enter an extraordinary magical world in which wishes can cause no end of trouble. When Tanya encounters the magical wishing tree she understands completely that she can only have one wish. Tanya already has...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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War Girls
War Girls
Adele Geras, Melvin Burgess, Berlie Doherty, Mary Hooper
A wonderful collection of stories from award-winning authors such as Anne Fine, Melvin Burgess, Adele Geras and Berlie Doherty which captures a wide range of life changing experiences for women living through the great upheaval of the First World War....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Six Hours
Six Hours
Pete Johnson
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7+  Pete Johnson brilliantly captures a moment in two teenagers lives as he gets under the skin of what the  pressures they are under. ‘Just Chill’ – Lara’s motto propels Dominic on a wonderful six...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2014
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Saved
Saved
Eleanor Updale
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+  Can faith or medicine save Luke’s sister’s life? Eleanor Updale’s roller-coaster story is needle-sharp and thought provoking as it follows events after Anna is knocked down in the terrible car crash. Luke allows Anna...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2014
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Omg! I'm in Love with a Geek!
Omg! I'm in Love with a Geek!
Rae Earl
Every detail of Hattie Moore’s incredible year is wittily recorded in her diary. The ups and downs of every teenager’s life with the complications of being in love, hating school, fighting with siblings and needing to escape from parents. In...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Shadow Girl
Shadow Girl
Sally Nicholls
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+  Award-winning Sally Nicholls tenderly captures the loneliness of two girls without families as they share their experiences of being outsiders. Clare’s been in foster care for most of her life; she likes her foster...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2014
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Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads
Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads
David Almond
June 2014 Book of the Month - Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7+  Award-winning David Almond briefly tells a story which packs a big punch. Locally, known as the Bad Lads the boys from Felling are not really...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2013
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The Night Raid
The Night Raid
Caroline Lawrence
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+  Best-selling Caroline Lawrence doesn’t skimp on violence in this action-packed story which captures the bravery of two young boys,  survivors of  the carnage of the destruction of the city of Troy. Rye and Nisus...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2014
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Junk
Junk
Melvin Burgess
When it was published in 1996 it created a Storm of Protest - especially from those who didn't bother to read it. The book, however, is credible, honest, realistic, moving and sympathetic - not to drug taking, but to some...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Trust Games
Trust Games
Simon Packham
When a young and attractive new drama teacher arrives at school, Beth and many of the other girls are immediately smitten by both his looks and his intense teaching style. Soon the class is deep into rehearsals for Romeo and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Lola and the Boy Next Door
Lola and the Boy Next Door
Stephanie Perkins
Stephanie Perkins has a real talent for capturing the feeling of being in love and for romantic suspense of will they, won't they.  Budding designer Lola has an outrageous sense of style, a hot rocker boyfriend and big plans for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2014
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The Hidden Princess
Reader Reviewed The Hidden Princess
Katy Moran
Katy Moran returns to the mystery of the Hidden which began with Hidden Among Us. It is six years on from when Lissy was stolen away from her human life by the King of the Hidden. All the while...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Lobsters
Reader Reviewed Lobsters
Lucy Ivison, Tom Ellen
**Due to content we recommend this as suitable for at least 15+**  June 2014 Debut of the Month   Shortlisted for The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2013   Funny, awkward and full of genuine teenage passions and anxieties, Lobsters, told in the...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Department 19: Zero Hour
Reader Reviewed Department 19: Zero Hour
Will Hill
June 2014 Book of the Month  Department 19 is utterly addictive. Packed with great characters and brilliantly plotted, the series sets a new benchmark for YA thrillers. This is book four in the explosive series from bestselling author, Will Hill. ...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Suite Scarlett
Reader Reviewed Suite Scarlett
Maureen Johnson
A hilarious romantic comedy set in New York City from the UK Queen of Teen.   With a new job, new friends, and (maybe) a new boyfriend on the horizon,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2013
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Zen Doodle Mandala
Zen Doodle Mandala
Carolyn Scrace
Zen Doodling not only releases creativity, the repetitive nature of the designs focus one’s mind and encourages a sense of inner calm and tranquillity, thereby aiding meditation.  This book is full of inspiration and ideas to take your doodles further...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Art and Artists | Summer Reading
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2014
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More Than This
Reader Reviewed More Than This
Patrick Ness
May 2014 Mega Book of the Month  This exceptional new novel from multi-award-winning Patrick Ness will, once again, delight his readers with a superbly written, enthralling and provocative story that raises the most profound questions of adolescence – and answers...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Seven Second Delay
Reader Reviewed Seven Second Delay
Tom Easton
May 2014 Book of the Month  A story that crackles with tension as Mila tries to outwit her captors whose technology has her in their grip. Living on Isles, a vividly imagined futuristic world, Mila had hoped to find a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Year of the Rat
Reader Reviewed The Year of the Rat
Clare Furniss
May 2014 Debut of the Month  Heartbreak is made bearable by humour in this gripping and touching story of sixteen year old Pearl, struggling to keep going after the death of her mother. Pearl’s mum dies after giving birth to...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Debuts of the Month
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
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Tease
Reader Reviewed Tease
Amanda Maciel
May 2014 Debut of the Month  *** This book contains a strong storyline which centres around teen suicide   A gripping and thought-provoking story that goes right to the heart of the extremes to which the powerful emotions of adolescence can...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Debuts of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Red Ink
Red Ink
Julie Mayhew
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 - June 2013 Debut of the Month  ***Unsuitable for younger teens. Red Ink is an utterly compelling coming-of-age tale about superstition, denial...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Book Awards | Branford Boase Award
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
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Love Letters to the Dead
Love Letters to the Dead
Ava Dellaira
Witty and filled with pop culture references, this is also a stunning exploration of teenage life and the power of family. An intriguing English class assignment soon gets out of...
Featured in: 14+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Goose: A Renee & Flo Novel
Goose: A Renee & Flo Novel
Dawn O'Porter
***Suitable for 14+ readers due to strong content  It's a year and a half on from Paper Aeroplanes, and Renee is now living idyllically with her Aunty Jo. They...
Featured in: 14+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
The movie of The Fault in Our Stars is due for release on 20 June 2014 - read the book before you see the film!  Deservedly No 1 on the New York Times best seller list, this heart-catching novel is...
Featured in: 14+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/04/2014
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Playlist for a Broken Heart
Playlist for a Broken Heart
Cathy Hopkins
Cathy Hopkins returns with another perfect romance read for young adults, following Love at Second Sight. Perfect for fans of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen. Existing fans will devour Hopkins’ trademarks of  friendships, humour and love...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Now You See Me
Now You See Me
Emma Haughton
May 2014 Debut of the Month  A mesmerizing psychological thriller with the most compelling twist. Inspired by the true story of French conman Frédéric Bourdin, who was also the focus of the award-winning documentary The Imposter, it is the story...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Debuts of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Trap
Reader Reviewed The Trap
Andrew Fukuda
The Trap is the third and final instalment in Andrew Fukuda's heart-stopping trilogy that began with The Hunt and The Prey. Featuring 17 year old Gene - a lone human survivor who against all odds has managed to survive...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Geek Girl
Reader Reviewed Geek Girl
Holly Smale
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 - Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Prize 2014 Fiction for teens category - Winner of the 2013 Lovereading4Kids Reader's Favourite Book and a Book of the Year 2013. There’s laughter and tears in...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Book Awards | Books Reviewed by Children | Branford Boase Award
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2013
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Cuckoo Song
Reader Reviewed Cuckoo Song
Frances Hardinge
May 2014 Book of the Month  Frances Hardinge creates a brilliant sense of menace in this chillingly dark fairy story . Something sinister, beyond just getting wet, happens to Triss when she falls into the Grimmer. Something that causes...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Heart Break Girl
Heart Break Girl
Malorie Blackman
Something happened to Mel when she was just a little girl; something that ripped her family apart, that she's never been able to forget, that haunts her every waking moment. When she discovers she's pregnant at seventeen, she's terrified that...
Featured in: 14+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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The Bunker Diary
The Bunker Diary
Kevin Brooks
Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2014. This is a hard-hitting novel which has divided opinion since winning the 2014 Carnegie Medal.  Whilst having great literary merit, in Lovereading's view it is unsuitable for younger teenagers. I can't believe I fell for...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Carnegie/Greenaway
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2013
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All the Truth That's In Me
Reader Reviewed All the Truth That's In Me
Julie Berry
April 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014  A deeply romantic story set against a background of terrible prejudice and astonishing violence. Snatched from her home by a violent predator who cuts out her tongue...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Book Awards | Books Reviewed by Children | Carnegie/Greenaway | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2014
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Poppy
Poppy
Mary Hooper
Women’s roles in the First World War need to be told as frequently as possible. Mary Hooper’s Poppy combines a brilliant insight into how utterly and dramatically the lives of women changed during the conflict as attitudes altered and old...
Featured in: 14+ readers | World War One | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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War Song
War Song
James Riordan
A hugely powerful and emotional story which really brings home to the reader the horror and hardship faced not only by the soldiers, but everyone else who lived through the First World War. This outstanding story is full of raw...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | World War One | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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Blood Family
Blood Family
Anne Fine
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014   Edward is four years old when he is locked away with his mother by her abusive, alcoholic partner, Harris. By the time an elderly neighbour spots his pale face peering through a crack in...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Carnegie/Greenaway
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2013
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Ghost Hawk
Ghost Hawk
Susan Cooper
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014   In the winter of his eleventh year, Little Hawk goes deep into the forest, where he must endure a three month test of solitude and survival, which will turn him into a man. But...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Carnegie/Greenaway
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2013
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Urgle
Reader Reviewed Urgle
Meaghan McIssac
May 2014 Debut of the Month  An incredible, heart-breaking debut  Urgle is a gripping, imaginative debut, with a world comparable to Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking trilogy.  Heart-warming but completely gripping action-adventure for readers of 10+. Kids love to read and in addition...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Debuts of the Month | Summer Reading
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
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The Wall
The Wall
William Sutcliffe
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize  A moving and thought provoking story which will encourage readers to question divisions in society. Joshua lives safely on one side of the Wall. When he...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Book Awards | Books for Boys | Carnegie/Greenaway | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
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The Poison Boy
Reader Reviewed The Poison Boy
Fletcher Moss
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 - April 2013 Debut of the Month - Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2012 - Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014, 11-14 category   When poison boy Dalton Fly, a...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Book Awards | Books Reviewed by Children | Books for Boys | Branford Boase Award
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2013
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Alex As Well
Alex As Well
Alyssa Brugman
May 2014 Book of the Month  This is an incredibly tender, funny, and powerful novel about questioning identity, exploring gender and sexuality and navigating friendships and finding a place to belong. It's a novel that you will want to talk...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books of the Month | Summer Reading | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
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Shift
Reader Reviewed Shift
Jeff Povey
May 2014 Debut of the Month  A fast-paced adventure set in a world from which adults have been strangely removed and a randomly thrown together group of misfit teenagers have to try to survive. There’s a giant flash as the...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Debuts of the Month | Summer Reading
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
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Love, Lies and Lemon Pies
Reader Reviewed Love, Lies and Lemon Pies
Katy Cannon
Love and baking go hand-in-hand in this emotionally charged YA romance. Lottie only signs up for the Bake Club to keep the school counsellor off her back; school bad-boy Mac’s last chance to stay in school depends on him attending...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Summer Reading
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2014
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We Were Liars
Reader Reviewed We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Book Award 2014 - May 2014 Book of the Month  A gripping story with a brilliantly shocking ending. Rich, beautiful, privileged – the Sinclair clan seem to have it all. For Cadence and her...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Book Awards | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | Guardian Fiction Prize | Summer Reading | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
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Winter Damage
Reader Reviewed Winter Damage
Natasha Carthew
Shortlisted for The Branford Boase Award 2014 Winter Damage is set not very far from the here and now, in a world where things have fallen apart. It is a poetic, chilling and moving debut that will embrace you in...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Book Awards | Books Reviewed by Children | Branford Boase Award | eBooks
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2013
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Department 19: The Rising
Reader Reviewed Department 19: The Rising
Will Hill
The second in this pulse-pounding all action horror story. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first in the Department 19 series.
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2012
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Department 19
Reader Reviewed Department 19
Will Hill
A 'Debut of the Year 2011' selection. This is a well crafted debut paranormal novel for teens but it's much more than that for it features a cleverly laid plot that revolves around a government secret agency who pull into...
Featured in: 14+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2011
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After Tomorrow
After Tomorrow
Gillian Cross
Winner of The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014 - Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014, 11-14 age category & Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize     Award winning Gillian Cross...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Book Awards | Carnegie/Greenaway | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013
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