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Her
Harriet Lane
Review by Anna James

Harriet Lane has created a taut, unnerving thriller in Her that will keep you in its hold until the devastating conclusion.

Bittersweet
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Review by Jade Craddock

"If you want to be a Winslow you will have to change what being a Winslow means. You will have to take them all down."

Lobsters
Lucy Ivison and Tom Ellen
Review by Caroline Carpenter

Sam and Hannah are finishing their A-levels and preparing for university by making plans to get drunk, party with friends and lose their virginity.

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Happy are the Happy
Yasmina Reza
Review by Anna James
In place of a blurb on the back of the book, Happy are the Happy by Yasmina Reza (and beautifully translated by Sarah Ardizzone) has 18 names linked with arrows.
The Miniaturist
Jessie Burton
Review by Anna James
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton tells the story of Nella, who at 18 is married to the older, wealthy Amsterdam merchant Johannes Brandt.
The Teenage Guide to Stress
Nicola Morgan
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
Another useful and informative guide for teenagers from the author of Blame my Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed.
A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman
When I read the first few pages of this book I didn't know if I was going to like it.
Skylight
Jose Saramago
Review by Jo Harding

Although written 20 years before his first published novel, Saramago's new book is a mature work written with his usual wisdom and sympathy.

The Art of Baking Blind
Sarah Vaughan
Review by Jade Craddock

Sarah Vaughan’s debut novel, The Art of Baking Blind, is a delicious treat. Taking on the current trend of cooking competitions, it centres on a baking contest.

The Darkest Hour
Barbara Erskine
Review by Morag Adlington
It’s lovely to see a new Barbara Erskine novel in time for the summer. Her faithful fans will definitely not be disappointed by The Darkest Hour.

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E. Lockhart
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James Smythe
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