A middle-grade / YA debut from a leading Mexican author. First published in Mexico City in 2008. This English translation by Lawrence Shimel. Thirteen-year-old Juan’s summer is off to a terrible start. First, his parents separate. Then, almost as bad, Juan is sent away to his strange Uncle Tito’s house for the entire holiday! Who […]
A new book from Kevin Brooks! Always a cause for celebration… When fifteen-year-old Kenzie wakes up in hospital in a darkened room, she’s in the dark about what has happened to her too. The doctors break the devastating news that she has been struck down by a rare genetic condition that means her skin has […]
A new title from Printz Medallist Marcus Sedgwick is always an event. This timely, contemporary novel challenges ideas around health – our own and our planet’s – and the stigma that persists around illness. Waterstones No related posts.
East is East meets Georgia Nicolson in a Chinese takeaway… An illustrated diary and coming-of-age story from the perspective of a teenage, first-generation, British Chinese girl growing up above a take-away in the West Midlands in the mid-1980s. We’ve been looking forward to this since Andersen Press announced its acquisition. Waterstones No related posts.
Times Children’s Book of the Week, September 1 2018 now out in paperback From the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls comes a haunting tale of power and obsession that turns the story of Moby Dick upside down. The whales of Bathsheba’s pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable Captain Alexandra, they fight […]
What if America had its own Royal Family? The author has been speculating about American royalty since her undergraduate days, when she wrote a thesis on “castle envy”: the idea that the American psyche is missing out on something, because Americans don’t have a royal family of their own. Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl […]
No Big Deal is a funny and inspiring debut YA novel from Bethany Rutter: influencer, editor and a fierce UK voice in the debate around body positivity. Waterstones No related posts.
A page-turning and immersive YA novel in verse, telling the story of Lily who is mercilessly bullied at school and who turns to boxing in an attempt to fight back; a story of hope and resilience breaking through even the most difficult situations. Waterstones No related posts.
Big hearted and dizzyingly flamboyant, Atta’s verse novel about a black gay teen reclaiming his identity as a drag artist is a story about self-discovery, suffused with optimism, positivity and love. Waterstones No related posts.
“A gripping coming-of-age story – and an audacious response to Moby Dick.” GUARDIAN Review The YA debut by Kit de Waal is every bit as kinetic and audacious as her adult fiction. A recasting of Moby Dick with a feminist twist, Becoming Dinah boasts standout characters, lashings of sass and a warm and generous heart. […]
The companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dumplin’, now a Netflix feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, with a soundtrack by Dolly Parton. Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret […]
A cross-country train trip with a complete stranger might not seem like the best idea. But to Mae and Hugo, both eager to escape their regular lives, it makes perfect sense. What starts as a convenient arrangement soon turns into something more. But when life outside the train catches up with them, can they find […]
An eerie, magical thriller from the author of The Wren Hunt, perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge and Emily Bain Murphy’s The Disappearances Zara’s family moved to Kilshamble for a new beginning. But everything changed the night her sister was found dead on the village green. Two months later, Laila’s death is a riddle that […]
A compelling debut crime thriller that follows in the footsteps of the genre-busting One of Us is Lying, Jackson’s impressively accomplished debut features a likeable teenage sleuth out to crack a cold case as part of her homework assignment. Twists, shocks and red herrings are liberally strewn about the plot, but the thrills and spills […]
A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin’s murder. When Jay Reguero hears of his cousin Jun’s death, everything changes. Although years have passed since they were last in contact, the stories about Jun just don’t fit with the boy Jay knew. […]
“Captures the inner workings of a depressed mind better than anything else I’ve ever read.” Robert Muchamore 16-year-old Mehreen Miah’s anxiety and depression, or ‘Chaos’, as she calls it, has taken over her life, to the point where she can’t bear it any more. So she joins MementoMori, a website that matches people with partners […]
The stunning new novel about silenced female voices, family secrets and dangerous truths from the author of The Accident Season. ‘Exquisite . . . This is a book to hold tightly to your chest’ Irish Times ‘Lyrical . . . Compelling’ Guardian ‘Astonishingly potent’ Booklist ‘Uncompromising, raw, devastating’ Publishers Weekly ‘I am in absolute awe […]
The long-awaited new novel in the ground-breaking Noughts & Crosses series. Thirty-four years have passed since Sephy Hadley – a Cross – first met Callum McGregor – a nought. Their love was forbidden, powerful – and deadly. Life is seemingly very different now for noughts and Crosses – including for Sephy and Callum’s families. But […]
Told over the course of the ten rounds of his first fight, this is the story of amateur boxer Sunny. A seventeen year old feeling isolated and disconnected in the city he’s just moved to, Sunny joins a boxing club to learn to protect himself after a racist attack. He finds the community he’s been […]
Following two teenagers living very different lives, ARCTIC ZOO is an arresting thriller about protest, sexuality, mental heath and flawed leadership, from the bestselling author of CHERUB. Times Children’s Book of the Week, 20 July 2019 Following two teenagers living very different lives, ARCTIC ZOO is an arresting thriller about protest, sexuality, mental heath and […]
Yun Yun lives in a small West China town with her widowed father and an uncle, aunt and older cousin who live nearby. One day, her once-secure world begins to fall apart. Through her eyes, we observe her cousin, Zhang Qing, keen to dive into the excitements of adolescence, but clashing with repressive parents. Ensuing […]
Fourteen joyous, funny and life-affirming essays about growing up from gal-dem’s talented writers. gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, is created by women and non-binary people of colour. In this thought-provoking and moving collection of fourteen essays, gal-dem’s writers use raw material from their teenage years – diaries, poems and chat histories – to […]
Sixteen-year-old twins Madeline and Catlin move to a new life in Ballyfrann, a strange isolated Irish town, a place where the earth is littered with small corpses and unspoken truths. A place where, for generations, teenage girls have gone missing in the surrounding mountains. As distance grows between the twins – as Catlin falls in […]
Winner of the Victorian Premier YA Prize for Literature Best Young Adult Novel at the Aurealis Awards (two of Australia’s most prestigious writing awards) An extraordinary thriller, told from the perspective of two Aboriginal protagonists, which weaves together themes of grief, colonial history, violence, love and family. “A deeply poignant and original novel.” GUARDIAN REVIEW […]