Margot and Me
Fliss’s mum needs peace and quiet to recuperate from a long illness, so they both move to the countryside to live with Margot, Fliss’s stern and bullying grandmother. Life on the farm is tough and life at school is even tougher, so when Fliss unearths Margot’s wartime diary, she sees an opportunity to get her own back.
But Fliss soon discovers Margot’s life during the evacuation was full of adventure, mystery… and even passion. What’s more, she learns a terrible secret that could tear her whole family apart…
Beautiful, moving and witty.
– Cecelia Ahern, author of P.S. I LOVE YOU
All of the Above
A funny and moving love story about friends, first loves and self-discovery.
Witty, authentic, moving and utterly compelling, AOTA’s irresistible cast of characters reel you in from the very first page and do not let go.
– Lisa Williamson, author of THE ART OF BEING NORMAL
Under My Skin
Sally Feather is a shy seventeen year old who secretly longs to be wild, so when she’s offered a free tattoo she agrees. But before the night is over, the tattoo, Molly Sue has started talking to her. Sally is about to learn that beauty and popularity come at a very high price…
A gripping, frightening read. Dawson has, once again, earned his place as Queen of Teen and one of the most popular YA authors in the UK at present.
– We Love This Book
Say Her Name
Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of Bloody Mary: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear…But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it? Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror – five days – but what does it mean? And who left it there?
Bedwettingly scary, with pitch perfect writing
A year after the suicide of one of their friends, the rest of the group decide to spend the summer together in a holiday villa in the Mediterranean. They’re hoping to get over the terrible events of the previous year, but then a new guest arrives – claiming to have evidence that the suicide was actually murder. When she is found dead, it becomes clear that the killer must be one of them – but who is it? And will they strike again?
SCREAM meets SKINS in this smart, sexy and seriously gripping book. Your heart rate is guaranteed to rise along with the body count.
– Cat Clarke,
best-selling author of ENTANGLED
Something wicked this way comes…She thought she’d be safe in the country, but you can’t escape your own nightmares, and Lis London dreams repeatedly that someone is trying to kill her. Lis thinks she’s being paranoid – after all who would want to murder her? She doesn’t believe in the local legends of witchcraft. She doesn’t believe that anything bad will really happen to her. You never do, do you? Not until you’re alone in the woods, after dark – and a twig snaps…
Hands up who read the Point Horror books? If you did you’ll recognise the style of this teenage horror – jumps, scares and airport-thriller-type cliffhanger chapter endings.
– SFX Magazine
Mind Your Head
We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt.
This is essential reading, not just for young people, but for their parents, teachers and librarians too.
– The Bookseller
This Book is Gay
A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious – for everybody, no matter their gender or sexuality. Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it’s like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know – from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more. Spike Gerrell’s hilarious illustrations combined with funny and factual text make this a must-read.
The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend.
– Patrick Ness,
bestselling author of A Monster Calls
Being a Boy
Everything you wanted to know about puberty, but were too afraid to Google. Queen of Teen nominee, acclaimed YA author and former PSHCE teacher, James Dawson, expertly guides boys through puberty from surviving the social scene to learning about sex, how to pull, dealing with spotty faces and everything in between. Witty text paired with over 50 hilarious black-and-white illustrations by Spike Gerrell makes this the essential guide to growing up brutal honesty included.
I would also recommend the wonderful book Being A Boy, which tackles the complex and uncomfortable issues that your son is now hearing about in a fun, informal yet comprehensive manner.
– Professor Tanya Byron, The Times