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After losing her boyfriend, Jam has found it impossible to readjust to normal life. With her grades slipping and relationships breaking down, her parents make the decision to send her to the Wooden Barn, an elite boarding school for academically gifted but psychologically troubled teens.

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Ghosts of Heaven is a return to Sedgwick's talent for interlocking stories and symbols last seen in his 2012 novel Midwinterblood. It's an intelligent, ambitious and hugely satisfying novel showing that there's no need to stick with simple for young adult fiction.

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The year is 1832 and Paris is in the midst of a revolution. Too long have the people suffered; starvation, disease and poverty eroding hope and life.

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Set in 1959, this book follows the day-to-day experiences of those who courageously fought for civil rights, and those who so relentlessly resisted it.

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In an age when the very presence of books is under threat, what a joy to find a children’s book dedicated to, well, books!

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Scott Westerfeld's new novel is a split between the creator and the creative, between contemporary and fantasy and between the writer and the reader. Eighteen-year-old Darcy has just sold her first novel in a two book deal for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and dec

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Revisiting beloved classics is dangerous territory for any author, but Kate Saunders brings her trademark warmth and intuitive storytelling to this timely revival of Nesbit’s characters in one of this year’s stand-out books for children.

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Since the adventures of The Screaming Staircase, life hasn't exactly slowed down for Lockwood, George and Lucy. Having received notable fame after their last exploits the trio have had case after case headed their way.

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Living up to Morpurgo's previous successes, Listen to the Moon oozes charm and cinematic promise. At first a simple story of a loving family on the Scilly Isles with Mary the patriarch, husband Jim and son Alfie at the centre of what soon develops into a mystery.

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Who doesn't love robots - and the robots in this novel are particularly lovable. What's more, they are fully schooled in Asimov's three laws of robotics. But before we get to the robots, we have our main character: Frank Einstein, child genius and science enthusiast.

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Oli moves to the country as his life starts to unravel. There are lots of unanswered questions surrounding why his mum made them leave London and whenever the subject of his dad is mentioned it evokes a cold response.

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