Addison Schacht (yes, that's his actual name) applies to
university by divulging his best and worst qualities in an essay. That's
just the beginning of a series of triumphs, tragedies, blessings and
curses - all with best friend (NOT girlfriend) Digger by his side. This
love story- meets-mystery hits the big screen in 2016.
A gripping historical whodunnit, with a gutsy female protagonist
that teens will love. New York heiress Josephine Montfort refuses
to believe that the death of her father was an accident. With the help of a
young journalist, she secretly begins to investigate, only to discover that
the truth is far more complex than she imagined.
Fifteen year old Jack, aka 'The Jackdaw', is determined to be
extraordinary, the very opposite of his oh-so-dull parents who want him
to follow in their footsteps. Jack's new idea for an app could be
his ticket to greatness, if he can only pull in enough favours to
make it happen...
Darkthaw by Kate A. Boorman
The thaw has arrived, winter is almost over and it's time for
Emmeline to leave the sheltered settlement she's lived in since she
was born. Freedom is enticing, but soon she faces dangers and
decisions she never knew she'd have to make. The second in the
heart-in-mouth Winterkill trilogy, with the final installment coming
out next year.
Dreamland by Robert L.
A chilling and dark fantasy about a girl whose ability to walk in
dreams and friendship with newbie Connor leads her to break the
rules she's always followed and ask the questions to which she's
always feared the answers. Robert L. Anderson's imaginative new
world will fully engross its readers.
One of three new editions of the Bronte sisters' literary
works, this beautiful little book will delight lovers of Cathy
and Heathcliff. It's also the perfect introduction to
teen readers who have yet to discover the rugged romance of this
classic love story.
Having solicited a foreword by Diane von Furstenberg and
contributions from the great and the good of the fashion world,
author and journalist Camilla Morton proves she has an
impressive Little Black book. In Make Life Beautiful she brings
together over 40 ideas to inspire teens (and adults) to get
creative, including a customized jumper from Bella Freud and
shoe biscuits from Malono Blahnik.
From the Vloggers
From the YouTube sensation and younger brother of Zoella, Joe
Sugg, comes this brilliant debut graphic novel. Evie is a
misfit at school who's trying to hold it all together for her
dying father. Little does she know that her father's been
working to create a virtual world for her to be whoever she
wants to be after he's gone.
YouTube vlogging sensations Dan Howell and Phil Lester have a
following of over 8 million. In their debut book, fans will
be invited to take a closer look into their life
with behind-the-scenes photos of their lives. The
Amazing Book Is Not on Fire includes their mums' take on
their births, a look back at (cringe!) teen diary
entries and a hilarious tale of 'that time we met One
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For teen activists
When he's sold into slavery, Samuel loses his freedom
and his name. Determined to be reunited with his
brother, when the Civil War comes to his doorstep he
takes his chance to escape, but must traverse dangerous
territory to find his family again.
I Am Malala by Malala
Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick
In this new edition for teens, Nobel Prize winner Malala
Yousafzai shares her inspirational story. Read it
before the documentary, He Named Me Malala, comes to
cinemas later this year.
For heroes and anti-heroes
Set against a background of zombie-fighting indie kids,
Patrick Ness' powerful and subversive novel
tells the story of Mikey: not the Chosen One, but
a regular kid trying to get on with his
life, win over a girl and graduate before the
school blows up.
The latest instalment of Bardugo's
Grisha adventures centres on Kaz Brekker, a
teenaged master thief who needs the help of six
outcasts to pull off a heist that might just
mean the world's last chance of survival.
Fans and newbies alike will be swept up by this
For those in search of a
Concentr8 by William
The withdrawal of miracle drug Concentr8 sparks
riots across London. As a journalist
investigates and politicians scramble to
safeguard their reputations, five teenagers
find themselves at the centre of the chaos.
Evie's search for the truth about her mother leads
her to a remote and haunted Scottish island. Sophie
McKenzie's latest novel races from start
to finish at breakneck pace. Your teenager (or
you!) may well find it impossible to put
For those in search of
If you can't remember it, does what happened
really matter? Things get out of hand at a
party and Emma is caught up in a scandal that
goes viral. A hard-hitting read for older
teens which raises serious questions
about beauty, sex and social media.
In Valentine's first book in five
years, themes of fire, art and
greed weave their way through
the story of Iris, a teenager with
pyromaniac tendencies who must navigate her
dying father, her challenging mother, and the
loss of her best friend.
For codecrackers and
A young apprentice finds himself
irreversibly caught up in his master's
dangerous secret project. His only
option is to solve the clues left behind for
him, and run. Fast-paced and cryptic,
perfect for fans of logic puzzles and
Sophie has just discovered a secret that
changes everything she's ever known about
herself and her family. Shaken and confused
but ultimately hopeful, she creates a new
language to tell her story. This is a book
about uncertainty, growing up, and how things
are usually okay in the end.