Young Teenage

Child X

Child X coverJules is passionate about acting and has been given the chance to star as the lead role in the play, Northern Lights. But at home, her life is not so happy. Her family starts to disintegrate after her father suddenly and unexpectedly leaves home. What exactly is Jules's relationship to her flamboyant actor uncle? And what terrible secret is her mother hiding? This is a moving and powerful story of one girl's search for her own identity, deftly contrasted with the glamour and excitement of the theatre.

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Missing Abby

Missing Abby coverWhen 13-year-old Emma bumps into her old friend Abby on the bus one Saturday afternoon, she later realises that she was the last person to see Abby before her mysterious disappearance. Amidst the media frenzy and everyone's struggle to come to terms with the possibility of Abby's death, Emma starts a terrifying journey of her very own, as she uncovers things that lead to a discovery even the police have not thought of. A thrilling and memorable novel for readers of all abilities from 10 years up.

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Breakfast at Sadie’s

Breakfast at Sadies coverSadie is fourteen years old and unhappy at school. Her dad died four years ago, and she lives alone with her mum in their seaside bed and breakfast. Her mum thinks Sadie doesn't try hard enough at anything she does, and her teachers think she's bone idle. As for Sadie herself - she can't believe that she's any good at anything, even though she tries SO hard.

Suddenly her mum becomes seriously ill and has to go into hospital. Sadie's Aunt Leona is supposed to take care of the business until she's well, but it doesn't quite work out that way... and before she knows it, Sadie is left on her own in charge. How will she cope without her school finding out? Or her mum realising that something is wrong? Marcus, the techno-geek from next door, tries to help, as does her clever best friend Milly, but ultimately it is Sadie who is put to the test as she copes with more than she ever thought possible.

Hilarious, moving and poignant, this is a wonderful story about a girl who overcomes all odds and achieves success in more ways than one.

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Kat Got Your Tongue

Kat Got Your Tongue coverThis is a story told in two voices - but by the same person. After Kat is involved in a terrible car accident, she wakes up with no idea who she is, and no memory of anything before the crash. Everyone around her is a stranger. She doesn't even recognise her mum, much less her friends from school - Poppy, Jade, and the mysterious Tina. Kat tries to cope with her amnesia, but there are so many mysteries about her life before the accident - and many of them are unsettling and worrying. It's not until she finds Kathy's diary that she understands the terrible secretive things that were going on in her previous life. Told in two voices, this incredible novel explores the damage amnesia can do to a family and friends, and how one girl reconciles her new personality to her old.

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Them

Them coverJas has made it clear that if new girl Kylie wants to be in her gang, she'll have to go to some lengths to prove it. Kylie reckons she's up to the challenge, but doesn't realise it will mean hurting her new friend. Will she be able to recognise true friendship and do the right thing? Beautifully packaged new edition from popular teen author L. A. Weatherly. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 12+

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Watcher

Watcher coverSarah's mum walked out seven years ago. Now Sarah's watching her. And she's going to make her pay... Tense, atmospheric and moving page-turner.

Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

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Wasted

Wasted coverFor Jake, playing his guitar is his only respite from life with his alcoholic mother. When he runs away from home to escape his mother's violence, he ends up in a squat and resorts to busking to earn some cash. But will music help him get home? Gritty urban story.

Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

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