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Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon
Linda Newbery
Review by Katie Clapham
Having already built a solid reputation in children’s literature, Linda Newbery’s first adult offering has the kind of slow-burning secrets that only the mature can endure.
 
Solitaire
Alice Oseman
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
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".
Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught up with Rupert Murdoch
Nick Davies
Review by Sinead Fitzgibbon
On 8 July 2009, at half past four in the afternoon, the Guardian newspaper posted a story on their website written by investigative journalist Nick Davies.

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Herring Girl
Debbie Taylor
Review by Tracy Eynon
Twelve-year-old Ben Dixon is facing puberty with more anxiety than most - convinced he should have been a girl, he fears the coming changes to his body.
Between the Lives
Jessica Shirvington
Review by Jade Craddock
If you’re after your next great young adult read look no further than Jessica Shirvington’s Between the Lives.
 
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California
Edan Leupcki
Review by Rebecca Foster
In Edan Lepucki’s post-apocalyptic debut novel, California, primitive forest dwellings and exclusive walled communities have replaced America’s wasteland cities.
 

The Moment Collector
Jodi Lynn Anderson
Review by Rebecca Watts
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 drowni
Alarm Girl
Hannah Vincent
Review by Tracy Eynon
Arriving in South Africa with her brother, 11-year-old Indigo is resentful and unimpressed by the promise of a new life with her father.
Danger is Everywhere
DAVID O'DOHERTY
Review by Megan Brown
Multi award-winning stand-up comedian David O’Doherty has joined creative forces with award-winning author and illustrator, Chris Judge to create this witty, tongue-in-cheek children’s "guide boo
As Red As Blood
Salla Simukka
Review by Blake Brooks
Set in Tampere, Finland, Red as Blood is a young adult novel with references to a repertoire of fairytales – most noticeably Snow White.
 
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