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Code Name Verity

Set in World War 2, Code Name Verity tells the story of two best friends. Maddie, a pilot, and Quennie, a special operations executive, both striving to become the best in what is known to be a man’s world. When one of the girls is captured by the Gestapo she is tortured until she finally…

Crow Girl Rises

Barrington Stoke is a publishing company that famously caters for young people who have problems such as dyslexia; the books are designed in a way that makes them easier to read with cream pages and clear spaced out font. Crow Girl Rises tells the story of a girl, Lily, who is being bullied in school. After…

Fire World: The Last Dragon Chronicles

Sixth in the series, Fire World opens on the planet Co:pern:ica, an alternate universe where Counsellor Strømberg is talking to Professor Harlan Merriman and his wife Eliza about their son David. David has been seen as a threat, someone they call an ec:centric who is believed to be a danger. In the world of Co:pern:ica, these…

Goldilocks on CCTV

A Damsel in Distress rap and the story of Adam and Eve from the point of view of the Apple, this is the kind of twist to be expected by John Agard in his latest book of poetry. Goldilocks puts a modern spin on classic fariytales and with old favourites being recycled all the time…

The Language of Flowers

Begonia is the flower of caution.  Lavender mistrust.The Daffodil symbolises new beginnings.Red Roses show us love. For hundreds of years many people across the world have known the language of flowers, a secret dialect that has not filtered down through the masses. In this debut novel expression and emotion are given to us the reader,…

The Wishcatchers

When new girl Clarissa joins the school Antonia sees it as her big chance. Finally there is a way to get Rosie to stop bullying her. Ant (Antonia) decides to set a wish that Rosie will start picking on Clarissa instead. In the small seaside village where the girls live setting wishes is a task…

Virtuosity

For Carmen music has become everything, it is why she has been home schooled instead of going to a regular high school, it is why her mother has become her manager and forgotten her parental role. It is also the reason why she is so terribly lonely. As Carmen has now gone beyond child stardom,…

Wild Song

Wild Song tells the story of Anna who has grown up on a remote island with her father. She has been sheltered from the world and longs to travel and explore and to meet new people, but her father has given her this impression that the world is a bad place and that it is out…

Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll

Will Gallows has a mission: to find Noose Wormworx, the Snake-Bellied Troll who murdered his father, and he knows it is not going to be an easy task. After lying to his grandma about going on a fishing trip, Will sets out on his journey to Dead Rock. As each person he meets along the…

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