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Turning to Jelly is a quirky book of adolescent angst, life changes and poor choices. Our heroine and her friends have just embarked on the big school experience and are desperate to fit in and be acceptable. Unfortunately they are terminally uncool.

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When Maggie leaves everything she knows in Chicago for the quiet, snow-covered wilderness of Door County, the last thing she expects to encounter is a town rocked by a series of mysterious drownings in the nearby lake.

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If you’re after your next great young adult read look no further than Jessica Shirvington’s Between the Lives. Sabine seems to be an ordinary teen dealing with family, friendships, school and boys.

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An honest and gritty account of teenage life by 19-year-old author Alice Oseman. Tori despairs of the other students in the sixth form at "Higgs". She struggles to find her place in the group, not really fitting in anywhere and unsure if she cares.

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The thrilling sequel to Split Second, Every Second Counts is action-packed. A terrorist attack destroyed their families, leading to them join what they thought was an organisation fighting extremism.

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Lara Jean is the middle of three sisters. Her mother died suddenly when they were young and their father is a busy doctor. Margot, the eldest, has been the surrogate mother but at the beginning of the book leaves the US to go to St Andrew’s University.

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It seems to me that you can't beat a good ghost story – and this new novel IS a good ghost story. It's also a family story and a school story all wrapped up in one. Unhappiness from the past follows the Mills family as they move to a new house.

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Peta Jones is an ordinary girl to who extraordinary things happen. This novel opens at a wedding in a country church – so far, so ordinary. Peta is a bridesmaid and it's her mother's remarriage: her father is missing, presumed dead.

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Do not read this book when the weather forecast is predicting rain.   The world has been saved from disaster when the powers-that-be blow up an asteroid hurtling towards Earth.

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This is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl from a Turkish family living in Britain who loves her family but she also has a life outside of them that they may not approve of.

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Stories about werewolves aren't really my thing, but Maggie Stiefvater managed to change all that with her "Shiver" trilogy, three books full of emotion and great characters, where the werewolves just became part of the story.

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Get to know the Jive Monkeys - Bea Hogg (our female "though she be but little she is fierce" protagonist) and Ollie "McFittie" Matthews as they get to know each other. Follow the twists, spins and "push turns" of Bea’s life as she learns to jive and rises to stardom.   

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