But this was Birchwood. For fans of The Diary of Anne Frank and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. As fourteen-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings.
Friday January 2nd I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing 'My Way' at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children's home. This title tells her story.
Every year Isabel spends summer at her family friends' house. There's the swimming pool at night, the private stretch of sandy beach ...and the two boys. Unavailable, aloof Conrad - who she's been in love with forever - and friendly, relaxed Jeremiah, the only one who's ever really paid her any attention. But this year something is different.
The internationally bestselling love story from Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Falling in love with him won't be my story.The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Eleanor and Park in an exhilarating and emotional novel about the growing relationship between two teens boys, told through the letters they write to one another -- now in paperback!
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?
Debut author Jilly Gagnon bursts onto the scene with a story equal parts bite and romance, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Jennifer E. Told from alternating points of view, #famous captures the sometimes-crazy thrill ride of social media and the equally messy but wonderful moments of liking someone in real life.
The delightful follow-up to When Dimple Met Rishi and There's Something about Sweetie, which follows Ashish's friends Pinky and Samir as they pretend to date in order to achieve their individual goals, to disastrous and hilarious results.
Billy Casper is a boy with nowhere to go and nothing to say; part of the limbo generation of school leavers too old for lessons and too young to know anything about the outside world. He hates and is hated. His family and friends are mean and tough and they're sure he's going to end up in big trouble.
Bestselling author and journalist Bryony Gordon writes her first book for young teens. Sharing 10 crucial life lessons she wished she had known, this is the ultimate guide to growing up with self-respect, esteem, love and confidence, while acknowledging you are already totally brilliant too!
It's the hotly anticipated sequel to the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, WITHERING TIGHTS - laugh your tights off as Tallulah Casey and her bonkers mates return for a new term at Dother Hall performing arts college. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed!
Ailsa doesn't trust MCC Berkshire, the mysterious man helping out in her mother's antique shop. He tells wonderful stories about all the antiques, and his stories persuade the customers to buy the items he talks about, but everything he says is a pack of lies. Isn't it?
The first book in a new YA fantasy duology from a bestselling genre-expanding master, about a teenager who embarks on a quest to protect the world from an alternate universe where magic abounds and history has been rewritten.
Partly autobiographical, this is the third title in Judith Kerr's internationally acclaimed trilogy of books following the life of Anna through war-torn Germany, to London during the Blitz and her return to Berlin to discover the past...
The sea is calling... A year after the events that killed her sister and turned her into a siren, Vanessa is desperately trying to put her family back together and reclaim a 'normal' life. But no matter how many times she swims, or how much salt water she drinks, she can feel herself getting weaker and weaker.
Amy has left the life she loves for a world 300 years away Trapped in space and frozen in time, Amy is bound for a new planet. But fifty years before she's due to arrive, she is violently woken, the victim of an attempted murder. Now Amy's lost on board and nothing makes sense - she's never felt so alone. Yet someone is waiting for her.
'The raiders headed right for us. There were half a dozen of them. Heavy, tall men with packs on their backs. And guns in their hands.' Money is worthless. Armed robbers roam the streets. No one is safe. Matt and his little brother, Taco, escape through the Channel Tunnel. Their mother said they would be safe on the other side. She was wrong.
When Bianca chooses death over becoming a vampire, she doesn't realise that another life lies in store... The fourth and final novel in the internationally best-selling EVERNIGHT series - a vampire romance with a shocking twist.
Painfully shy Alex lands a summer job at Wonderland, a run-down seaside arcade. He gets to know the other teen misfits who work there, and he even starts developing feelings for co-worker Ben. Then, as debtors close in, Alex and his new friends take it on themselves to save their employer. But in Wonderland nothing is quite what it seems...
Recruited by MI6 after the mysterious death of his uncle, teenage spy Alex Rider engages in a dangerous undercover mission to infiltrate the exclusive Point Blanc Academy. But the school hides a deadly secret. Can Alex alert the world to the truth before it's too late...? Age 10+
It's the summer holidays and Flora has gone off with Dad to the exotic set of his new film and Mum is at home having a much-needed rest with baby Pumpkin. Bluebell, Twig and Jas have been sent to stay with Grandma at Horsehill in the countryside.
A brand-new snowy rom-com. US-based Elle is a social-media influencer, and decides to swap places with one of her followers for the holidays. Holly lives in a small English village, and LOVES Christmas more than anything. Will they find all they want for Christmas when they swap?
Charlie Calloway has a life most people would kill for - a tight-knit family, a loyal set of friends, and top grades a privileged boarding school. But Charlie's never been interested in what most people want.
Auden has always felt like the odd one out. Since her parents' divorce she's shied away, studying lots and staying out of the party scene. But now Auden's realized there must be something more and, just like that, she changes everything. Moving to her dad's house opens up a whole new whole of beach parties, food fights - and simply having fun.
The five members of Alpha Force are training in the Caribbean when an oil tanker runs aground, spilling oil - black gold - into the seas. But they will need all their skills and ingenuity - powerboating, scuba diving, jet skiing - when a bomb explodes and an assassin strikes . . .
Alex, Li, Paulo, Hex, Amber, - five kids, each with special skills, have bonded into a unique team, ready to go anywhere in the world to help others in need. Undercover, they head for the Sahara desert, resolved to gather evidence of young landmine victims. But, they are catapulted into a desperate race across the desert.
Belize. Jungle survival training. That's the plan, but when Alpha Force are caught in an earthquake tremor and must help a victim to safety, they they find themselves at the epicentre of a massive quake.
Five kids form an elite team of youngsters brought together to battle injustices in the world. Together they join a covert SAS operation in South America, fighting to catch an evil drugs baron. They infiltrate a community of street kids to gain information, then head up into the mountains where a twisted hunt is to test their skills to the max.
Five kids, Alex, Li, Paulo, Hex and Amber, are marooned on a desert island where they must face the ultimate test - survival! Killer komodo dragons, sharks and modern day pirates are amongst the dangers they face. Can the five bond as a team - and stay alive?
Set in Scotland, Alpha Force are helping out on a survival outdoors adventure holiday programme for problem youngsters when they stumble across evidence of an illegal drugs laboratory, hidden high on the moors on the laird's land.
Lara Jean is having the best senior year ever! She's head over heels in love with her boyfriend, her dad's getting remarried and Margot's coming home for the summer. But change is looming on the horizon. While Lara Jean is having fun, she can't ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Will she have to leave the boy she loves behind?