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This is the story of a bear who has no particular skills. Unloved by his first owners he waits in the charity shop for someone to love.  Finally he is taken home to six other bears that all have very important jobs, but not him.

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Riot opens with a quote from a real interview broadcast in 2012 and Mussi has taken that interview to its extreme but logical conclusion.  Sometime in the near future the government is introducing a bill where the children of poor people will be forcibly sterilised.

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"This is no fairy tale. This is a horror story." So reads the front cover of Austin’s brand new teen chiller and anyone who picks this up hoping for a reworking of the classic fairy tale will be sorely disappointed.

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What if you could hear everyone’s thoughts? You could find out what people really thought, what secrets they were hiding, what lies they were telling. Great, right? But what if they could hear your thoughts too?

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This is a lovely story of a boy and a dog. The dog has the ability to grant wishes and the boy has the ability to make them. They are both inordinately proud of their gifts.

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A fantastic, gritty debut from a new name in YA fiction. Jake used to be the class joker - intelligent, promising and well liked. Now he’s been expelled from five schools. Cattle Rise, a tough inner-city school, is his last chance - if he messes this up he faces a spell in a detention centre.

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Scarlet is a young girl with one mission in life – keeping her family together. Author Gill Lewis is well known for her animal stories but in this book she adds multiculturalism, city life and problem families into the mix. 

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Serafina is about to face the biggest day of her life - the day she accepts her place as heiress to the crown of Miromara.

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Flora is a cynic. A cynic and a comic book enthusiast. So when a madcap squirrel unexpectedly catapults into her life via a misadventure with a vacuum cleaner, Flora naturally takes it in her stride and invites the newly named Ulysses into her home and her heart.

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One night Alice hears her father talking to someone, or rather something... an evil-looking fairy. Days later her father is dead and Alice is sent to live with 'Uncle' Geryon.

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In Goddess by Laura Powell, Britain is on its knees. Poverty, hunger and fear are rife across the country but not everyone is feeling the effects. The Cult of Artemis, an oracle-providing religious order that harks back to the days of the ancient Greeks, is more popular than ever.

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If you kept a diary as a teenager then perhaps you will remember just how complicated life could be, and perhaps spare a thought for 14 year old Joe Cowley who did not think life could get any worse then it was already.

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