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Yasmin would do anything to have a friend. At first there is the girl at school, Alice. Alice is pretty and popular and Yasmin has been obsessed with her for years.

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Lori Lansen’s The Mountain Story is a read as awe-inspiring, unpredictable and raw as the landscape it is set in. Angel’s Peak is a mountainous wilderness that juxtaposes natural beauty and savage danger and it is here that 18-year-old Wolf Truly heads to in order to end his life.

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With the inaugural YA prize earlier this year showcasing the amazing talent and originality currently on offer in this field, young adult fiction is clearly in a strong place and the arrival of David Owen further endorses this.

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When Faith's family move to a remote island, things start to get a little strange. Her father's dark moods worsen and she starts to notice that it's not just other family members that mean more to her father than her, it's his world renowned research and precious plant specimens. 

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How do you follow a book as beloved (not to mention commercially successful) as 2013's Life After Life?

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Spend some time with Joe. You'll enjoy it, I promise, but you'll also learn a lot about the world we live in and the problems facing children living in a single parent family, in a low socio-economic setting. 

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Holmes and Watson, Poirot and Hastings and now Blake and Avery. This is Carter’s second novel featuring her two investigators: tortured, maverick genius Blake and his friend and the novel’s narrator the more phlegmatic, gentlemanly Avery.

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15 year old Pearl is a member of the mysterious “Seed” cult – an isolated sect that worships Mother Nature and is led by the enigmatic but secretive Papa S. Surrounded by people she regards as her family, she doesn’t know who her mother is, nor how she came to be there.

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Most readers can recall a time when they have had empty pockets and needed to make some money. Making money is at the heart of this light-hearted tale since the key plot device is the existence of a tontine, a collective investment arrangement whereby the last man standing gets all.

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The titular house at the end of Hope Street is a special place, appearing just as you are about to lose all hope. It’s no usual haven, there is something magical about this house, where ghosts appear and photographs talk.

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