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The Quietness is a shocking and heart-rending story about the brutal side of life for teenage girls in Victorian times.

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Ever since Claire Weeks’ best friend Helen moved away to Bognor Regis, she has struggled to make new friends at school – and worse still she can't escape the bullies that torment her.

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Burn for Burn is the first collaborative work in a trilogy by teen fiction authors Jenny Han (author of The Summer I Turned Pretty) and Siobhan Vivian (Not that Kind of Girl).

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Last year Dave Cousins made a splash with his debut novel, 15 Days Without a Head. The unvarnished story of a teenage boy and his little brother who are at risk of being taken into care, it excelled by balancing the issues with real warmth and humour.

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Harriet Manners is a refreshing protagonist who actually enjoys being clever and doing well at school. She likes making lists, making plans, and watching television programmes on the Russian Revolution.

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Meet 11-year-old Timmy Failure, the CEO of Total Failure Inc (‘we won’t fail despite what the name says’).

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Milly tells the story of ‘the incident’, something that happened last summer involving her twin sister, Lily, that has changed her life forever.

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When gypsies descend on Iris’ home she can’t take her eyes off them, and in aftermath of her mother’s recent departure their carefree life looks more welcoming than her own.

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These days Melvin Burgess is a name to reckon with in the world of YA fiction. This is a welcome and rather handsome reissue of one of the books that first made his name; since it was originally published in 1992, An Angel for May has won a host of admirers. 

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