Sometimes the best ideas for a cracking book are the simplest. Take four mismatched kids, strand them in the middle of the Amazon jungle, and challenge them to get home.
The past 12 months were an exciting time for book lovers, with releases from well loved authors like John Green, Veronica Roth and Patrick Ness, as well as some awe-inspiring debuts, such as Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give.
Whether you're into adventure thrillers or coming-of-age stories, there's something for everyone on this list.
Because interesting, well-rounded characters of any gender make a book better
It's a tough job, judging the best novels of the year, but someone's got to do it.
Ilian is the second son of a mad king and his older brother is out to kill him, and it's just the beginning of his problems.
Aura Xilonen started writing The Gringo Champion, which won Mexico’s Mauricio Achar/Random House Award, when she was just 16.
Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous works of literature of all time. It tells the story of two teenagers from rival families who fall in love – but of course, their love is doomed. This classic story has inspired countless other books, films and stage musicals.
Book titles don’t come any more self-explanatory than this. No prizes for guessing the story the witty and funny Kaye Umansky is going to tell in her latest spellbinding novel.
The well loved British author of countless children’s classics also has a darker side to his literary genius. Read these short stories to find out more.
If your parents suddenly announced that you were packing up and moving to a town called “Perfect”, you, you might hear a few alarm bells ringing. Violet Brown has no desire to move house, thank you very much.