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Dan Drake is an astronaut working on the International Space Station four hundred kilometres above the surface of the earth, and everyone is watching him on TV and on their phones.
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It’s such a relief to find something totally bonkers hiding amongst all the earnest novels weighing down the shelves in the children’s section of a bookshop
Coincidence plays a massive part in the lives of the two fragile and damaged teenagers at the centre of Jennifer Niven’s Young Adult debut All the Bright Places.
The world of YA novels is awash with female teenage witches of all shapes, sizes and magical abilities. Gather them all together and they would fill the Grand Canyon.
Echoing the tone and themes of To Kill a Mockingbird, Lauren Wolk’s debut novel is a beautifully written story of unexpected friendship, injustice and how one person’s evil actions can effect a whole community.
Author Lynne Barrett-Lee successfully combines two very different genres – war stories and cat tales – into one book.
The final novel from award-winning British author Mal Peet is a gigantic coming-of-age story with all the unique power of this popular writer’s best work.
Lisa Thompson’s debut YA novel is a gripping mystery wrapped around a superbly created central character.
If you like your stories dark around the edges, covered in cobwebs and with a few skeletons rattling their bones in the background, then Lee Battersby’s Magrit is the book for you.
Mårten Sandén is one of Sweden’s bestselling children’s writers. Now translated into English, his evocative ghost story is set to reach a wider readership, which it thoroughly deserves.
Charlie Law is fourteen, and has always lived in Little Town. But even Charlie has seen the place change for the worse. Little Town is not the community it used to be.