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Of Things Gone Astray
Janina Matthewson
One day, people start to lose things. Reclusive old Mrs Featherby’s front wall disappears without warning.
Terror Kid
Benjamin Zephaniah
Review by Jade Craddock
Benjamin Zephaniah has always been a powerful voice on social issues and in his latest novel for teens he tackles the very topical issue of disenfranchised youth, activism and the summer of disco
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".

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The Marrying of Chani Kaufman
Eve Harris
Review by Clair Muller

Eve Harris' Booker longlisted The Marrying of Chani Kaufman is a wonderful novel, which grips you from the first sentence and holds you until the last. 

Spirit House
Mark Dapin
Review by Tracy Eynon

In Mark Dapin's Spirit House, 13-year-old David is struggling to accept the break up of his parents' marriage.

Lolito
Ben Brooks
Review by Laura Kay

Ben Brooks's latest book Lolito is not your average coming of age novel: this tale of teenage love, lust and loss comes without the usual rose tinted glasses and happy endings.

A Song From Dead Lips
William Shaw
Review by Alexandra Murphy

In William Shaw's A Song from Dead Lips, it's 1968 and the Beatles have captured the hearts of young women all over the world.

Unexploded
Alison MacLeod
Review by Daniel Lipscombe

Alison MacLeod made this year's Man Booker Prize longlist with her Second World War-set novel, Unexploded.

Wreaking
James Scudamore
Review by Liz Hurley

Wreaking by James Scudamore is a stunning novel about madness and decay.

I Can See in the Dark
Karin Fossum
Review by Rachel Sanderson

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