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A Sea of Stars

Kate Maryon

Two girls with two very different lives come together in this beautiful and moving story of friendship and family, by a major new voice in girls’ fiction.Meet Maya. She has a cosy, comfy life with her slightly hippy mum and dad by the sea in Cornwall. But as an only child, Maya feels smothered by her parents’ love and longs to be a given more freedom and independence; but what Maya wants more than anything is a sister.Meet Cat. She’s never known her dad and her mum’s an alcoholic and is not capable of looking after herself, let alone her 11 year old daughter. Cat’s spent her life protecting her mum and keeping some dark secrets; all she wants is to be left alone.But Cat and Maya’s worlds collide when Cat is taken into care and Maya’s parents make the life-changing decision to adopt her. Maya can’t wait to welcome Cat into the family and hopes that by having a sister, her parents might learn to ‘chill out’ and give Maya a bit more freedom. But Cat is angry and resentful and resists Maya’s attempts at friendship and soon Maya’s idea of a perfect family is blown out of the water.As tensions rise and secrets come out, will the girls ever become friends, let alone sisters?

A MILLION ANGELS

Kate Maryon

A sparkling novel from the author of SHINE and GLITTER.“We talk about everything, Dad and me.About all the mysteries inside of us. About all our wonderings of the world.But tomorrow my dad goes to war. Then what will I do?”Jemima’s dad’s in the Army and he’s off to Afghanistan again for six whole months.Her mum’s about to have another baby and hasn’t got the energy to worry about anything else.Gran is staying to help out, but her head is filled with her own wartime memories.So while Mima is sending Dad millions of guardian angels every night to keep him safe, who is looking out for her?The third novel from Kate Maryon – a sparkling voice for tween girls.

Blitz

Robert Westall

Four stories of wartime childhood showing the effects of war on the lives of ordinary people, especially children.A mysterious air-raid shelter…A plane crash under fire…A secret operation…A noise in the attic…Four short stories bringing World War 2 to life. In these stories, Robrt Westall shows the effects of war on the lives of ordinary people, especially children.

Blacklist

Alyson Noel

Everyone needs a lucky breakLayla Harrison, Aster Amirpour and Tommy Phillips always dreamed of the ultimate celebrity lifestyle.But Layla, Aster and Tommy never imagined it would come with a cost – their involvement in the disappearance of Madison Brooks-a story that's blinded the world like a starlet dazzled by paparazzi flashbulbs,Now, Layla is receiving mysterious messages from an anonymous source, Aster faces a looming murder trial and Tommy is retracing his steps as the last person who Madison saw alive.You can dig up dirt about celebrities that the tabloids miss if you search long enough. But when Layla, Aster, Tommy team up with an unsuspecting insider to unearth the truth, they will find that some secrets are best kept in the grave.

Blackbird

N.D. Gomes

Dark contemporary YA following a murder mystery on Orkney that fans of 13 Reasons Why will devour.Olivia disappeared the night the blackbird died.It was New Years Eve the night that dead blackbirds descended, hours before fourteen year old Alex McCarthy’s sister Olivia went missing from a party.Committed to finding out what happened to her sister, within the previously safe walls of their subarctic Orkney village, Alex knows that dishevelled, sometimes intoxicated Detective Inspector Birkens is her best shot.Yet as they uncover the secrets behind Olivia’s last night, Alex starts to find things she may be better off never knowing…

Beware, Princess Elizabeth

Carolyn Meyer

A matter of life and death – and the Throne of EnglandCompanion volume to Mary, Bloody Mary. Set in the 16th Century, this tells of the danger and conflict Elizabeth Tudor faced after the death of her father, Henry VIII. Once again told from a young girl's point of view, we follow Elizabeth's teenage years through the turbulent reigns of her young brother Edward, and then her half-sister Mary who becomes her mortal enemy.

Be More Chill

Ned Vizzini

One boy’s exploration of what it takes to be “cool”, how to get a girl and what (not) to do when you’ve got one…What do you do if you’re not cool?If girls are just an impossible (wet) dream?Simple.Take a pill containing a supercomputer that travels to your brain and tells you how to be cool – all the time! In the voice of your choice!Then, it’s goodbye porn and geekdom, and hello hot chicks, parties and a whole new perspective on life.Meet Jeremy – the guy with a heart, who exchanges the **** in his hand for a squip in his head.

Are We There Yet?

David Levithan

Sometimes your destination is not where you arrive…A gorgeously thoughtful novel by the co-author with John Green of ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’Danny isn’t used to having something in common with Elijah, however slight. Their last name is the rope that ties them together.Danny and Elijah’s lives could not be more different. But a journey together sweeps them up in the romance, wonder and breathtaking beauty of Italy. And falling in love opens their eyes to the distance that’s grown between them.Can one girl remind them of what it means to be brothers?

Anything to Have You

Paige Harbison

You can’t always plan for the future.You can’t always choose who you love…Natalie and Brooke have been best friends forever. Brooke is the life of the party but Natalie has always been content to be the quiet one – until one night and one party, leads to Natalie waking up with Brooke’s boyfriend Aiden.Now Natalie is faced with the two hardest decisions of her life – her best friend or the boy who gets her in ways she can’t explain? The college future she planned or the biggest responsibility she’ll ever have to face?An unforgettable story about first love, worst mistakes and what friendship really means.From the author of Here Lies Bridget

Unlocking Italian with Paul Noble: Your key to language success with the bestselling language coach

Paul Noble

Ever tried to learn Italian and found it too hard? Bestselling language coach Paul Noble has a quick and easy way to get you back on track with his unique tried-and-tested method.• Keeps things simple with three basic rules; don’t skip anything, don’t try to memorise anything and cover up to test yourself.• A fun, jargon-free way to learn• Easy-to-understand Italian pronunciation• PROVEN to work; Paul can teach anyone a language, even people who think they’re incapablePaul’s course teaches you how to speak Italian more effectively, giving you the building blocks to form a huge range of conversations. This is a practical way to learn the aspects of language that you’ll actually need and use; from booking a hotel room to navigating a menu, Paul will effortlessly build your confidence and give you the tools to handle any holiday situation. His ‘word robbery’ will also help unlock the range of vocabulary you already know.Ideal for first-time learners or people who struggled in school, this book will help you absorb information quickly and efficiently, just like you did learning English as a child. Forget the way you used to be taught; this course guarantees you minimum effort and maximum success without the need for complex grammar rules or jargon.“There is nothing so complicated in foreign languages that it cannot be made simple.” Paul NobleA quick, easy and fun way to unlock your basic language skills. Perfect for beginners, this book will give you all the information you need to build basic conversations and get by on your travels.Which Paul Noble product is right for me?I need a basic audio course for use on holiday or a business trip – choose The Essential Paul Noble Course.I am a beginner or near-beginner and need an in-depth audio course – choose The Paul Noble Complete Course.I have listened to a Complete Course and I would like to take my learning to the next level – choose The Paul Noble Next Steps Course.I have some understanding and have previously studied the language, I need a book to consolidate what I know and increase my conversational ability – choose The Paul Noble Unlocking Series.