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Books in the series: The Originals

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Author: Sue Townsend Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 is the first book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series, reissued in Penguin's ORIGINALS collection of iconic teen fiction. Friday January 2nd I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing 'My Way' at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children's home. Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading thirty years after it first appeared. Praise for Adrian Mole (and by extension, Sue Townsend): 'I not only wept, I howled and hooted and had to get up and walk around the room and wipe my eyes so that I could go on reading' Tom Sharpe 'A satire of our times. Very funny indeed' Sunday Times 'We laugh both at Mole and with him. A wonderful comic read, that, like all the best comedy, says something rather meaningful' Heat ----- Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, as well as The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 553/4), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year, all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She also wrote numerous well-received plays.

(Un)arranged Marriage

(Un)arranged Marriage

Author: Bali Rai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Reissued in Penguin's ORIGINALS series of powerful teenage fiction. MANNY WANTS TO BE A FOOTBALLER. OR A POP STAR. OR WRITE A BESTSELLER. HE DOESN'T WANT TO GET MARRIED... 'Harry and Ranjit were waiting for me - waiting to take me to Derby, to a wedding. My wedding. A wedding that I hadn't asked for, that I didn't want. To a girl who I didn't know... If they had bothered to open their eyes, they would have seen me: seventeen, angry, upset but determined - determined to do my own thing, to choose my own path in life...' Set partly in the UK and partly in the Punjab region of India, this is a fresh, bitingly perceptive and totally up-to-the-minute look at one young man's fight to free himself from family expectations and to be himself, free to dance to his own tune.

The Tulip Touch

The Tulip Touch

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Reissued for the Originals series of powerful teen fiction. Nobody wants Tulip in their gang. She skives off school, cheeks the teachers and makes herself unpopular with her classmates by telling awful lies. None of this matters to Natalie who finds Tulip exciting. At first she doesn't care that other people are upset and unnerved by Tulip's bizarre games, but as the games become increasingly sinister and dangerous, Natalie realises that Tulip is going too far. Much too far. Racing, in fact, to the novel's shocking ending.

A Swift Pure Cry

A Swift Pure Cry

Author: Siobhan Dowd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Reissued in Penguin's ORIGINALS series of iconic teen fiction. After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her budding spiritual friendship with a naive young priest, and most importantly, her developing relationship with childhood friend, Declan, charming, eloquent and persuasive. But when Declan suddenly leaves Ireland to seek his fortune in America, Shell finds herself pregnant and the centre of a scandal that rocks the small community in which she lives, with repercussions across the whole country. The lives of those immediately around her will never be the same again.

Brother in the Land

Brother in the Land

Author: Robert Swindells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

An 'After-the-Bomb' story told by teenage Danny, one of the survivors - one of the unlucky ones. Set in Shipley, an ordinary town in the north of England, this is a powerful portrayal of a world that has broken down. Danny not only has to cope in a world of lawlessness and gang warfare, but he has to protect and look after his little brother, Ben, and a girl called Kim. Is there any hope left for a new world?

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

With an introduction from Haifaa al-Mansour, director of Mary Shelley. There is something in my soul, which I do not understand. Written by a teenage girl, Frankenstein is one of literature's greatest Gothic horror stories. Now with a striking new cover, discover one of the books considered to be a pioneer of YA. ----- Victor Frankenstein has made a terrible mistake. In his desperate pursuit to create life, he has created a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone it meets, follows Dr Frankenstein to the very ends of the earth with horror and murder in its recycled heart. Shelly takes the reader on a journey through St Petersburg, to the beautiful Swiss Alps, to the desolate waste of the Arctic Circle, in a story that has sent a chill down the spines of generations.

Into Exile

Into Exile

Author: Joan Lingard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

The third of Joan Lingard's ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie books. Protestant Sadie and Catholic Kevin have married and escaped to London - but will they ever really be free of Belfast and its troubles? In this third book about Sadie and Kevin, Joan Lingard has added an understanding of the strains of young marriage to the sombre representation of life in Belfast.

Tripods: The White Mountains: Book 1

Tripods: The White Mountains: Book 1

Author: John Christopher, Matt Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Nobody knows how long it has been since the Tripods came. Nobody remembers life on Earth before they enslaved it. Humans live in scattered farms and villages, kept quiet and obedient by the mind-controlling Caps implanted when they reach their teens. Will Parker's time is fast approaching - but a chance encounter with a madman convinces him that it may still be possible to resist the alien masters. So begins an epic tale of survival and defiance - and Will's journey to the White Mountains.

The Room on the Roof

The Room on the Roof

Author: Ruskin Bond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

The Room on the Roof is a timeless coming-of-age novel that will resonate with a whole new generation of readers. Written by renowned author Ruskin Bond when he was just seventeen, it is the story of Rusty, a teenage Anglo-Indian boy who is orphaned and has to live with his English guardian in the stifling European quarter of Dehra Dun. Unhappy with the strict ways of his guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with his Indian friends into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festivals and all manner of Indian life. Rusty is enthralled, and is lost forever to the prim proprieties of the claustrophic European community.

Abomination

Abomination

Author: Robert Swindells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A powerful, disturbing thriller reissued in The Originals series of classic teenage fiction. Martha is twelve - and very different from other kids, because of her parents. Strict members of a religious group - the Brethren - their rules dominate Martha's life. And one rule is the most important of all: she must never ever invite anyone home. If she does, their shameful secret - Abomination - could be revealed. But as Martha makes her first real friend in Scott, a new boy at school, she begins to wonder. Is she doing the right thing by helping to keep Abomination a secret? And just how far will her parents go to prevent the truth from being known? The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths

The Originals: The Resurrection Book 3

The Originals: The Resurrection Book 3

Author: Julie Plec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2015

As the oldest vampires in the world, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson are less than thrilled that they must share New Orleans with the werewolves. Klaus decides to build an army to take them out once and for all. He's turning vampires left and right, with Rebekah by his side. The new vampires are killing any werewolf they can get their hands on, but as Klaus's army becomes more powerful, he becomes increasingly blind to the dangers that threaten Elijah and Rebekah. An epic choice faces the Mikaelsons, as one of them could be taken from the earth forever ...

The Originals: The Loss Book 2

The Originals: The Loss Book 2

Author: Julie Plec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

It's 1766. The oldest vampires in the world, siblings Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson, have rebuilt New Orleans to great glory. The witches live on the fringes in the bayou and the werewolves have fled. But still, Klaus isn't satisfied. No kingdom is complete without a queen to sit beside the king. Klaus has spent years trying to find a witch who will resurrect his love, Vivianne. When he finally finds a witch powerful enough and willing to perform the spell, happiness suddenly seems within reach. But things aren't as simple as they seem, and the witch has an agenda of her own ...

The Originals: The Rise Book 1

The Originals: The Rise Book 1

Author: Julie Plec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

It's the year 1722. Ever since the siblings Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah Mikaelson landed on the shores of New Orleans, they have been fighting to claim the city as their own. They are the oldest vampires in the world, trying to share the city with the witches and the werewolves. Enter Vivianne. Raised as a witch, she is betrothed to a werewolf for a union that should bring peace between the witches and the werewolves. She is the only girl in New Orleans off limits to the Mikaelsons. Klaus immediately plans to make Vivianne his own. Can the vampires cling on to their territories in the city? Or will Vivienne and Klaus trigger a battle bigger than anything New Orleans has ever known?

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