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Martyn Pig by Kevin Brooks

538915Meet Martyn Pig. His name may be bad, but his life is worse.

Martyn’s life is miserable, and it always has been. His mother is gone. His father hates him. But at least things can’t get any worse. Or so he thought.

When his father dies in a sudden accident, Martyn realizes that for the first time in his life, he has a choice. Sure, he could report what happened – and move in with his horrible Aunty Jean. Or he could get rid of the body and move on with the rest of his life. So Martyn comes up with a foolproof plan to hide the body. Hey, what could go wrong?


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How to Keep a Boy as a Pet by Diane Messidoro

516rgWPfQIL._SY445_Can taming a gorgeous boy really be as easy as walking a dog? Circe Shaw is on a mission. She must transform into a fabulously sophisticated journalist and discover the amazing scientific truth about boys. Urgently.

But life is beyond complicated. Circe has to deal with a poisonous rival her mum’s annoying ‘just friends’ men and her own Dark Past. Can Circe’s daring investigation really teach her the facts of love? Will it help her finally get a boyfriend? Or will it break her heart…?


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COMING SOON: Eden by Joanna Nadin

41xfKNe5JNL._SY445_“I wait for my heart to slow and then I begin the game of ‘what ifs’ and ‘if onlys’. What if I could turn back time? Would Eden still stand? Would Bea still be alive?”

After her cousin Bea is killed in a house fire, Evie returns to her childhood home of Eden, full of guilt for what might have been. She is not the only one seeking redemption. Bea’s boyfriend, Penn, arrives in Cornwall, desperate to atone for a terrible mistake. And as Penn and Evie’s feelings for each other intensify, Evie slowly unravels the dark truth behind Bea’s tragic death.

Published 3 July 2014 by Walker


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COMING SOON: The Castle by Sophia Bennett

TheCastleDraftCoverZetta Jones is an ordinary girl struggling with the loss of her father, an army hero who died in mysterious circumstances.

When she receives clues that he may still be alive, but noone believes her, she embarks on a dangerous rescue across the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean to a clifftop castle, home to a billionaire in exile.

Soon Zetta discovers that what some people will do for money, she will do for truth and hope.

Published 7 August 2014 by Chicken House


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COMING SOON: Now You See Me by Emma Haughton

51UnLmXnLIL._SY445_Three years ago, Hannah’s best friend Danny vanished without trace. Not knowing if he’s alive or dead, she struggles to move on with a life shrouded in secrets and suspicions…

But as hope returns to haunt Danny’s family and their desperation is used against them, can Hannah bear to expose the painful truth? Or is it better to live in the dark?

Published 1 May 2014 by Usborne