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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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The Earth is Singing
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Vanessa Curtis
February 2015 Book of the Month  Of the many stories of the Holocaust, that of the Jews of Riga in Latvia is among the less well known. This book tells their story for young people, clearly and honestly, emphasising its...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 27/01/2015
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Picture Perfect
Picture Perfect
Holly Smale
January 2015 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 her...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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The Winter Horses
Reader Reviewed The Winter Horses
Philip Kerr
January 2015 Book of the Month  A breathtaking tale of survival set in Ukraine during the dark days of WWII. Based on true events, a young girl must set out on a treacherous journey through the frozen Ukrainian forest to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe
Hope in a Ballet Shoe
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince
January 2015 Book of the Month The amazing true story of how an orphan from Sierra Leone has become a major US ballet star. Michaela DePrince’s life began in a country wracked by conflict. Her parents died when she was...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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The Door That Led to Where
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 is one of the most original writers of today, and...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
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There Will be Lies
Reader Reviewed There Will be Lies
Nick Lake
January 2015 Book of the Month  Award-winning Nick Lake tells a complex story fusing two strands of narrative into a richly woven single thread. Seventeen-year-old Shelby Cooper has always been very protected by her mother; she guesses it is partly...
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All the Bright Places
Reader Reviewed All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven
Fans of John Green will love this heart-wrenching teenage novel. School students Violet and Theodore Finch first meet on the ledge at the top of the school bell-tower. Of course, it is out of bounds and neither should be there...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
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The Art of Being Normal
Reader Reviewed The Art of Being Normal
Lisa Williamson
January 2015 Debut of the Month  This is a sensitive, often funny and thoroughly engaging story of teenagers coming to terms with who they are. It’s easy to think in these liberal times that anything goes, but teens will be...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Vendetta
Reader Reviewed Vendetta
Catherine Doyle
January 2015 Debut of the Month  This Romeo and Juliet story throbs with passion and mystery from the opening chapter to the very end! Sophie Gracewell is on her way home from her job at the family diner when she...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Zero Hour
Reader Reviewed Zero Hour
Will Hill
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.  if you're looking for a fast-paced...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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The Year of the Rat
Reader Reviewed The Year of the Rat
Clare Furniss
One of our Books of the Year 2014  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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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The Age of Miracles
The Age of Miracles
Karen Thompson Walker
This stunning debut has a fascinating premise that 'The earth is slowing down' and it provides a unique framework for this memorable, haunting and bittersweet coming of age novel.  It is seen through the eyes and experiences of Julia, an...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
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Frozen Charlotte
Reader Reviewed Frozen Charlotte
Alex Bell
Following the sudden death of her best friend, Sophie hopes that spending the summer with family on a remote Scottish island will be just what she needs. But the old schoolhouse, with its tragic history, is anything but an escape....
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2015
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My True Love Gave to Me Valentine's Edition
My True Love Gave to Me Valentine's Edition
Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, David Levithan
Romance isn’t dead – and it isn’t a soppy thing either! At least according to the twelve fabulous stories about love of all kinds that are included in this collection. Rainbow Rowell’s Midnights will strike a chord with all those...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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Coram Boy
Coram Boy
Jamila Gavin
The harsh realities of 18th century life, of slavery, of prejudice, of tragedy, of corruption, of the haves and the have-nots are woven together incredibly intricately and yet quite simply told too.  Rest assured this book will have...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
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The Return of Johnny Kemp
The Return of Johnny Kemp
Keith Gray
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+  A really gripping thriller for teenage boys.  Short and fast-paced, it’s the story of Johnny Kemp, a boy that no one is prepared to mess with, until that is, Dan manages to get him...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/11/2014
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Sleepless
Reader Reviewed Sleepless
Lou Morgan
It is summer time at Clerkenwell and the pressure is on. At this school for the academically elite, failure is not an option and exams are looming. Rich, smart and manipulative Tigs supplies the group of friends with a tiny...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2015
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Movie Storybook
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Movie Storybook
Natasha Hughes
Relive the story of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in this fantastic photo-filled book.
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Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
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Egg & Spoon
Egg & Spoon
Gregory Maguire
Master storyteller Gregory Maguire surpasses himself in a dazzling tour de force as he spins a mesmerizing, magical tale for readers of all ages.
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Girl Online
Reader Reviewed Girl Online
Zoe Sugg
December 2014 Mega Debut of the Month 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 amazing fairy tale...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2014
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The Bane Chronicles
Reader Reviewed The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare
December 2014 Book of the Month    Here are ten short stories covering roughly two hundred years in the life of Magnus Bane, sitting alongside is an extra exclusive bonus tale which acts as the perfect encore. The start of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2014
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The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
The Manifesto on How to be Interesting
Holly Bourne
November 2014 Book of the Month   Bree hides away behind her blog that few people read.  So, if she writes about things people do want to read will it change her life to one of excitement and popularity? That's when...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
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Running Girl
Running Girl
Simon Mason
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014  A brand-new teen crime novel from one of today's great storytellers.  The Costa Award Judges said “For older teenagers, this is a fast-paced, gripping detective thriller that keeps you guessing.  Unputdownable.”
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Hacked
Reader Reviewed Hacked
Tracy Alexander
A clever, interesting and refreshing read, prepare for your thoughts to be thoroughly provoked. Dan is far too clever for his own good and he is sucked in and down onto the murky, dangerous road of hacking. The author shows...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Catalyst
Catalyst
S. J. Kincaid
This mind blowing all action finale to the ‘Insignia’ trilogy more than lives up to expectations. The author has been so clever with this series; creating a group of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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Atlantia
Atlantia
Ally Condie
A beautifully tense dystopian read where deception and intrigue lurk at every corner. The author builds her story slowly but surely, settling you in to this very different world of an underwater city and allowing you to understand the processes...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
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What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe
The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller   Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
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Inflicted
Inflicted
Ria Frances
When sixteen year old Theo Drew meets Anna Levinsky, a Holocaust survivor, he is barely alive. Cosseting him in her home, Anna cares for Theo while he recovers from extreme emotional trauma in the wake of a family tragedy. Believing...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
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The Iliad
The Iliad
Rosemary Sutcliff
A stunningly illustrated edition of Homer’s classic adventure story which has been vibrantly retold by the late Rosemary Sutcliff who adds her own story-telling magic to Homer’s original. The stories which led to the Greek’s siege of Troy, which include...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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Shardik
Shardik
Richard Adams
Richard Adams' cult classic, reissued with a new introduction from the author to celebrate its 40th anniversary.   This brilliantly inventive fantasy epic by the award-winning author of Watership Down immerses the reader in a medieval world complete with created languages,...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The Blood of Olympus
Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - November 2014 Book of the Month -One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014  Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant and compelling landscape...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
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My True Love Gave to Me
My True Love Gave to Me
Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, David Levithan
Romance isn’t dead – and it isn’t a soppy thing either! At least according to the twelve fabulous stories about love of all kinds that are included in this collection. Rainbow Rowell’s Midnights will strike a chord with all those...
Featured in: 14+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
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The Ghosts of Heaven
Reader Reviewed The Ghosts of Heaven
Marcus Sedgwick
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2014  This is a remarkable and surprising book, just when you think you understand it, whoosh, the unexpected taps you on the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
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Divergent
Divergent
Veronica Roth
Heart-pounding and thrilling urban dystopian fiction from an exciting young author. A No. 1 New York Times bestseller debut, Divergent is now available in this special collector's hardback edition, boasting 72 pages of bonus content. A novel of non-stop suspense...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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The House of Hades
Reader Reviewed The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
November 2014 Book of the Month  The powerful forces of the gods, demi-gods and monster shape this action packed adventure in which danger lurks in every corner of the universe. Hazel is back from the Underworld and she has a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
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