Fiction - Young Adult (33)

Brave Enough

ISBN: 9781635830200

Author: Kati Gardner    Publisher: North Star Editions

Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mo...


Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory's artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason's life. But that's about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it's much worse than anyone imagines. Davis Channing understands all too well what it's like to give up control of your life. He's survived cancer, but his drug addiction nearly killed him. Now he's been sober for seven months and enjoying his community service at the hospital. But just when he thinks he's got it together, Davis's ex-girlfriend, who is still battling her addiction, barrels back into his life. Cason and Davis are not friends. But, as their worlds collide, they will start to depend on one another. Can they both be brave enough to beat the odds?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2018


$22.99
Off Script

ISBN: 9781635830484

Author: Kate Watson    Publisher: North Star Editions

Emma gets a Hollywood-tinged, feminist update in this funny and fierce retelling of Austen’s classic about a well-intentioned but tragically misguided matchma...


Emma gets a Hollywood-tinged, feminist update in this funny and fierce retelling of Austen’s classic about a well-intentioned but tragically misguided matchmaker. The summer after her first year of college, teen starlet Emma Crawford returns home to Manhattan to prepare for the role of a lifetime—and play career matchmaker to her friends. When Emma’s search for an assistant leads her to the wide-eyed Brittany Smith, Emma sees the big screen in the girl’s future. And because Emma knows best, she’s sure that steering Brittany onto the right path is all she needs to do to make her a star—even if Brittany doesn’t know it yet. Emma’s plans start to unravel, however, when professional soccer player Liam Price reenters her life. Not only is Liam her former best friend’s older brother, but he’s gorgeous, smart, and has no problem pointing out the (totally exaggerated) flaws in Emma’s plans. But as Emma comes in close contact with the darker side of Hollywood, she starts to question the glamorous world she’s always known and realizes her role in it needs to change—if she can find the courage to go off script.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 21-01-2020


$34.99
DUE > 31st Mar 2020
Into The Labyrinth (Dreamweavers Book 2)

ISBN: 9780473505479

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

A sound broke through the usual calm—the same cracking sound I had heard while I was awake!  The fragments Awa Bryant trapped just after she learned she was...


A sound broke through the usual calm—the same cracking sound I had heard while I was awake!  The fragments Awa Bryant trapped just after she learned she was a long-awaited-for Dreamweaver are terrifyingly close to breaking free – so close that even in the waking world she can hear their efforts to crack their giant glass dome prison. Veila the Dreamcharmer is training her to use her powers, but Awa is impatient, distracted and still struggling with anxiety in her waking life. Yet, the threat grows stronger. She learns from Veila and the Priestess Tree that she must find the mysterious Dreamrealm labyrinth in order to master her powers and learn to alchemise the fragments before they can do more harm.   Even with the training and the guidance she’s received, can she succeed in her quest and defeat them before the marvellous Dreamrealm is destroyed?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 204


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$22.99
The Vinyl Underground

ISBN: 9781635830507

Author: Rob Rufus    Publisher: North Star Editions

Dig it. During the tumultuous year of 1968, four teens are drawn together: Ronnie Bingham, who is grieving his brother's death in Vietnam; Milo, Ronnie's bookis...


Dig it. During the tumultuous year of 1968, four teens are drawn together: Ronnie Bingham, who is grieving his brother's death in Vietnam; Milo, Ronnie's bookish best friend; "Ramrod," a star athlete who is secretly avoiding the draft; and Hana, the new girl, a half-Japanese badass rock-n-roller whose presence doesn't sit well with their segregated high school. The four outcasts find sanctuary in "The Vinyl Underground," a record club where they spin music, joke, debate, and escape the stifling norms of their small southern town. But Ronnie's eighteenth birthday is looming. Together, they hatch a plan to keep Ronnie from being drafted. But when a horrific act of racial-charged violence rocks the gang to their core, they decide it's time for an epic act of rebellion.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 10-03-2020


$24.99
DUE > 30th May 2020
Finding Balance

ISBN: 9781635830521

Author: Kati Gardner    Publisher: North Star Editions

Jase Ellison doesn't remember having acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was three years old. His cancer diagnosis only enters his mind twice a year. Once at his...


Jase Ellison doesn't remember having acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was three years old. His cancer diagnosis only enters his mind twice a year. Once at his yearly checkup at the oncology clinic and one when he attends Camp Chemo in the summer. No one in his "real" life knows about his past, especially his friends at Atlanta West Prep. Mari Manos has never been able to hide her cancer survivorship. She wakes every morning, grabs her pink forearm clip crutches, and starts her day. Mari loves Camp Chemo--where she's developed a healthy crush on fellow camper Jase. At Camp, she knows that she'll never get "the look" or have to explain her amputation to anyone. Jase wants to move on, to never reveal his past. But when Mari transfers to his school, he knows she could blow his cover. That's the last thing he wants, but he also cannot ignore his attraction to her. Mari wants to be looked at like a girl, a person, and not only known for her disability. But how do you move on from cancer when the world won't let you?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
Rewritten

ISBN: 9781631634338

Author: Tara Gilboy    Publisher: North Star Editions

After learning the truth about her own fairy tale, twelve-year-old Gracie wants nothing more than to move past the terrible things author Gertrude Winters wrote...


After learning the truth about her own fairy tale, twelve-year-old Gracie wants nothing more than to move past the terrible things author Gertrude Winters wrote about her and begin a new chapter in the real world. If only things were going as planned. On the run from the evil Queen Cassandra, the characters from Gracie's story have all been forced to start over, but some of them cannot forget Gracie's checkered past. Even worse, Gracie discovers that her story is still being written in Cassandra's magic book, the Vademecum. As long as Cassandra has the Vademecum, none of the characters are safe, including Gracie's mom and dad. In a desperate attempt to set things right, Gracie finds herself transported into another one of Gertrude's tales--but this one is a horror story. Can Gracie face her destiny and the wild beast roaming the night, to rewrite her own story?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
The Fantastical Exploits of Gwendolyn Gray

ISBN: 9781631634352

Author: B A Williamson   

Heroes never return from adventure unchanged, and Gwendolyn Gray knows this better than anyone. She faces a new darkness within herself--with no help or comfort...


Heroes never return from adventure unchanged, and Gwendolyn Gray knows this better than anyone. She faces a new darkness within herself--with no help or comfort from her friends Sparrow and Starling. On top of that, the City is only getting worse. When the Faceless Gentlemen return to menace her again, Gwendolyn escapes to the lands of the Fae. But even the dreamlike Faeoria holds dangers that even she could never have imagined. Gwendolyn must learn to master her magic and manage her internal struggles if she ever hopes to defeat the villainous forces that control the City, find Sparrow and Starling, and save the people she loves.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2020


$27.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Fish Out of Water

ISBN: 9781925860443

Author: Jane Tara    Publisher: Redback Publishing

Sometimes you need to get lost to find yourself. - 5 friends - 8 countries - 1 amazing adventure An exciting new series about friendship travel and love Elite ...


Sometimes you need to get lost to find yourself. - 5 friends - 8 countries - 1 amazing adventure An exciting new series about friendship travel and love Elite swimmer Dina McNamaras dreams of Olympic Gold have been derailed. Her gifted sister Mae has graduated high school at just 16 and has planned an around-the-world trip with her three best friends. Their parents agree to let Mae go but only if 18-year-old Dina goes too. Resentful and broken but with nothing better to do with her life Dina boards the plane first stop Tokyo. Two weeks in the worlds most amazing mega-city completely turns Dinas life upside-down. There are new friendships unexpected opportunities and a surprising romance. For the first time ever Dina begins to figure out what she wants both in and out of the water. But Tokyo is only the first stop on an unforgettable world trip and as their departure date draws near Dina must decide whether she can leave Japan and this exciting new life behind.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 135 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 06-03-2020


$24.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Off The Map

ISBN: 9781925860450

Author: Jane Tara    Publisher: Redback Publishing

Hana is French. Actually, she's Australian-Japanese. She just chooses to be French, and she has waited hew whole life to visit the city of her dreams, Paris! Bu...


Hana is French. Actually, she's Australian-Japanese. She just chooses to be French, and she has waited hew whole life to visit the city of her dreams, Paris! But for Hana and her friends, Paris becomes the stuff of nightmares with everything going wrong from the moment they arrive. Enter Drago, the gorgeous Slovenian guy they keep bumping into. Drago hears about their run of bad luck and invites them to stay in his family's hotel in Slovenia. But for Hana, there are two problems with this: Firstly, Ljubljana isn't Paris... And... Drago is not French.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 135 x 210 mm


$24.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2020
How To Change Your Parents Into Superstars

ISBN: 9781782703969

Author: Pete Johnson    Publisher: Award Publications

The "rip-roaringly hilarious" (Book Trust) Louis the Laugh returns for more outrageous adventures, so get ready to laugh out loud, and discover the 'practically...


The "rip-roaringly hilarious" (Book Trust) Louis the Laugh returns for more outrageous adventures, so get ready to laugh out loud, and discover the 'practically foolproof' way to get your parents to agree to anything! From the author of How to Train Your Parents and My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy comes another hilarious addition to Louis the Laugh’s adventures.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 19-06-2020


$17.99
DUE > 31st Aug 2020
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