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COMING SOON: All of the Above by James Dawson

23156540When sixteen-year-old Toria Bland arrives at her new school she needs to work out who her friends are in a crazy whirl of worry, exam pressure and anxiety over fitting in. Things start looking up when Toria meets the funny and foul-mouthed Polly, who’s the coolest girl that Toria has ever seen.

Polly and the rest of the ‘alternative’ kids take Toria under their wing. And that’s when she meets the irresistible Nico Mancini, lead singer of a local band – and it’s instalove at first sight! Toria likes Nico, Nico likes Toria, but then there’s Polly…love and friendship have a funny way of going round in circles.


COMING SOON: Counting Stars by Keris Stainton

9781471404634A new life in a new city – would could possibly go wrong…?

When eighteen-year-old Anna leaves school and moves to Liverpool, she feels like her life is finally beginning. She’s landed her dream job at a theatre, and she’s moving into an exciting (if not slightly run-down) flat on a buzzing street lined with shops, bars, and buskers. Best of all, her new flatmates are kind, welcoming and a lot of fun – what more could she ask for?

But although her new life is fun, it’s also a little overwhelming. Anna’s job quickly falls through, and then she realises that although her new friends are great, they’re also a little mixed-up… and it’s not long before Anna starts using her blog to talk about her experiences, from the hilarious to the ridiculous to the little-bit-scary. But when Anna spills a bigger secret than she can handle, suddenly the consequences are all too real. She’ll have to prove she has the mettle to make it in the big city, or risk losing everything she thinks she wants.


Spotlight on Sunny (Reel Friends, #2) by Keris Stainton

sunnyAfter winning a local film competition, Sunny and her best friends Kitty and Hannah are off to do a film-making course – in London! Sunny can’t believe her dad has let her come on her own (even if he has asked her to phone every day…)

Sunny is loving the film-making classes and hanging out with their new friend – lovely, funny Will. Sunny knows that these things don’t fit with the future her parents want for her and she starts to wonder what she really wants.

And that’s not even the biggest thing on her mind – there’s also the big secret she’s hiding from her best friends…


COMING SOON: This Is Not A Love Story by Keren David

kerenKitty dreams of a beautiful life but that’s impossible in suburban London, where her family are is haunted by her father’s unexpected death – and by the illness that may affect Kitty’s heart in the same way.

In picture-perfect Amsterdam, she has the opportunity for a fresh start and a glossy, Instagrammed life where she can filter out the bad stuff. It’s here that she meets moody, unpredictable Ethan and clever, troubled Theo. Both enigmatic and handsome; each with their own secrets.

Of course, for a real perfect story, she needs to fall in love. As her relationship with both boys gets more complicated, will love be everything Kitty expected – and will anyone’s heart survive?

This is Not a Love Story publishes on 7th May


The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

23058402David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl.

On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal – to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in year eleven is definitely not part of that plan.

When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long…