Age 12-14. Headstrong Rachel Buchanan and her friends sneak away from Blackthorn Academy and set out to find a mysterious artifact before it falls into the hands of her nemesis, Simon Blankenship, a journey that takes them to the volcanic shores of Hawaii. Reprint.
How can a new girl fit in?He talked, I listened. As I tried to appear interested, I thought that even Mojo was more interested in what I had to say. And he's a dog.Theresa Joanne (T. J. to her friends) is having a difficult year. First her best friend moves away. Then there's the problem with boys: They never seem to notice that she's a girl. But when Lucy befriends T. J., things start to look up. But will Lucy's best friends Nesta and Izzie accept her and let her into their world of sleepovers, secrets, laughter, and advice?
This is a fabulous new standalone novel from Meg Cabot, the queen of teen fiction. Katie Ellison can't believe it. Just when she's having the most outstanding summer of her life, Tommy Sullivan arrives back in town. Why's that so bad. Because just about everyone hates Tommy for what he did four years ago. And Katie's boyfriend, Seth, has the biggest reason of all to hate him.Even being seen around Tom Sullivan would make Katie a social pariah - so falling in love with him would be the like the kiss of death. But four years on, Tom is far from the 'freak' he was labelled in the graffiti that still scars the gymnasium wall. In fact, he's totally hot. Could the biggest disaster of Katie's life turn into the best thing that ever happened to her.
Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson)
Hilariously funny, Louise Rennison's fabby sixth book on the confessions of crazy but lovable Georgia Nicolson. Now in gorgey new paperback and guaranteed to have the nation laughing their knickers off!"Come on, Jas, you do really want to know my plan, especially as it concerns you, my little hairy pally.""I'm not hairy.""Have it your own way, just don't go near any circuses.""Shut up. Go on then, tell me your plan.""OK, this is it: when I go to Hamburger-a-gogo land... you come with me! Do you see? We will be like Thelma and Louise!""We're not called Thelma and Louise.""I know that, I'm just saying we will be LIKE THEM!""And we're not American. And neither of us can drive.""Oh dear God. Jas, your spaceship has arrived. Please get in."Laugh your knickers off at Georgia's tales from her trip to Hamburger-a-gogo land (the US) and her attempts to entice Masimo, the Italian stallion. Can Georgia become the composed sex-kitten she aspires to be...? Surely not
It's almost graduation and the lives of New York's private high school elite are really heating up. Everyone's got into college and it's clearly time to party - not that they haven't been doing plenty of that already! Blair and Nate's relationship has moved on to a new level - but will the love affair continue? Or will Nate's love affair with his bong get in the way? Will Blair finally get into Yale? Or will Nate and Serena hook up in New Haven and leave Blair alone in the city? Only time can tell how everyone will end up, bit one thing's for sure: love is in the air, and it smells a lot like Gucci envy.
Sequel to A Woman of and Hold The Dream - the next dramatic chapter in the family saga. The spirit of Emma Harte lives on in her granddaughter Paula, who must act with the same daring and courage to preserve the glittering Harte empire. Emma's precious dream must live on for the next generation.
Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby. He is going to save the world. ... Before he can object, he is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.
Guns, violence, mob rule, or defending the cause? We all have choices. Or do we? Who would choose blood, sacrifice, and exile? At the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland Ian's dad did. In this real-life thriller, 14-year-old Ian Moore walks a tightrope of fear as two strangers reveal the shocking truth about his father. His father thought he was fighting for a cause, for his people. But the price was too high—after the murder of his sister's husband and his own wife's death, he's paying for trying to get out. Somewhere along the line the cause got blurred by organized crime and revenge, and all it's left is a bitter taste. He's still a target, still a victim. Now he faces a lifetime of running with nowhere to go and constantly putting at rish the son he loves. This page turner tackes a controversial topic head-on and makes for powerful and memorable reading.
'Luuurve Is a Many Trousered Thing...' (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson)
Sound the Cosmic Horn! Georgia Nicolsons bestselling 8th book of confessions is now available in paperback!The original Sex God has re-landed, Masimo the Italian Stallion wants to be her boyfriend, and Dave the Laugh is still a regular snoggee. How will Georgia cope juggling all three boys of her dreams? Have her days on the rack of love really gone for good? Or will this just lead to confusionosity and merde?Laugh your knickers off at Georgias hilarious confessions this brilliant new story is her funniest yet.
After a chance encounter with assassin Yassen Gregorovich in the South of France, teenage spy Alex Rider investigates international pop star and philanthropist Damian Cray whose new video game venture hides sinister motives involving Air Force One, nuclear missiles, and the international drug trade.
Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions Of Georgia Nicolson)
Brilliantly funny, teenage angst author Louise Rennison's first book about the confessions of crazy but lovable Georgia Nicolson. Now repackaged in a gorgeous new paperback and looking even fabber than ever. Louise is an international bestselling author and her books can't fail to make you laugh out loud.
Crunch Time: Bk. 4 (Disney Stories from East High)
Terrorism, poverty, ecological meltdown, climate change, pandemics - this is the background noise we have all learnt to live with. But what if all these things could be laid at our own feet? Our society is moving faster than ever, yet it's filled with risk. This book discusses about causes of these issues and what we can do about them.
What's happening to Charlie Bone? Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear the thoughts of people in photographs. But his horrible aunts are delighted - it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend the Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them. Book One in The Children of the Red King series!
Darren goes to a banned freak show with his best mate Steve. It's the wonderfully gothic Cirque Du Freak where weird¿ frightening half human/half animals appear who interact terrifyingly with the audience. Darren - a spider freak - 'falls in love' with Madam Octa - an enormous tarantala owned by Mr Crepsley. Darren determines to steal the spider so that he can train it to perform amazing deeds. But his daring theft goes horribly wrong. The spider bites Steve and Darren has to sell his soul to Mr Crepsley - a member of the vampire clan - to get the antidote. Something out of the ordinary is set against the background of children's normal lives to chilling effect. Atmospheric¿ funny¿ realistic¿ moving and... terrifying.
Everyone loves Jen Greenley. But being the world's best listener doesn't always get you too far. Until Jen's asked to look after 'Lucas Smith' - better known as Luke Striker, Hollywood's most famous teenage movie star, who's coming to Clayton to research a new role. Can Jen keep Luke's identity a secret? And can she manage not to lose her heart to the most gorgeous guy on the planet? Let's face it - Jen's starring in her very own Mission Impossible! Or is she?
Nothing's simple when you're the new Princess of Genovia. At least, that's what Mia reckons. With her mother dating her Algebra teacher, a secret admirer sending her mysterious e-mails, and a bad case of the hots for her friend Lilly's brother Michael, Mia's discovering that life as Princess Amelia Mignonette Grrmaldi Thermopolis Renaldo can feel like a right-royal muddle!
While gathered together for the Christmas holiday, a large New Zealand family and their various guests and hangers-on find their lives suddenly invaded by three fascinating but rather sinister brothers and by New Year nothing is the same again.
In this title, Ashley has a great idea - she's going to give a party for her best friend, Jennifer. But Ashley gets a surprise too - when she finds out that Mary-Kate is giving another party for her best friend Amanda on the same night.
For now, Shiraz is stuck on an estate in Goodmayes, Essex, with her sister Cava-Sue, her nightmare mum Diane and her loved-up mate Carrie. Hoodies, hip-hop and hanging about outside Claire's Accessories. Taking her flatulent Staffy for a walk. Lusting after local lad Wesley Barrington Baines II. It's a limited world for this loveable Essex dreamer. But when new English Teacher Miss Brackett arrives at Mayflower Academy, Shiraz is made to see there's more to life than getting excluded, suped up Vauxhall Novas and Chicago Town pizza. It's time Shiraz began thinking what she wants to do with life. And what sort of person she wants to be. A lot of snooty folk call Shiraz Bailey Wood a chav. Well if by 'Chav' you mean 'Charming, Hilarious, Articulate and Vibrant', Shizza doesn't mind that at all. Call her what you want. She don't care. She's keeping it real.
Five misfits are among a group of children chosen for an adventure holiday in Scotland. None of them want to go, and none of them like each other. When they are trapped by a rock fall in a vast network of caves,they know that they need to work together to survive, yet none of them wants to lose the power struggle.
In this final book of Westerfields bestselling Uglies trilogy, Tally has been transformed from repellent ugly to supermodel pretty. Now shes a super-amped fighting machine. Her mission is to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid, but Tallys never been good at playing by the rules.
This is the third book in the "Mates, Dates series", which features Nesta, a confident and fearless girl with model looks, charisma and charm. Despite all this, Nesta feels out of her depth when she meets the wealthy Jason.
Until Troy met Gabriella, his big dream was to win the basketball championship. But ever since they sang karaoke together on New Years Eve, Troy cant get his mind off trying out for the lead role in the school musical with Gabriella as his partner! Gabriella is struggling too. The Scholastic Decathlon team could really use her help, but it would be fun to sing with Troy again. All their friends say it?s a bad idea and that Troy and Gabriella should stick to the status quo. In their hearts, Troy and Gabriella know they?ve got the talent to play the lead roles in the musical, so why is everyone standing in their way? Will Troy and Gabriella follow their dreams of being on the stage? Or will they have to give it all up so that they can lead their teams to victory?
The wonderful new saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author
Claudia and her younger sister, Jenny, live with their parents, Louisa and Cormack Muldoon, in their grandmother's house in Blodwen Street. Louisa has a good job in a dress shop on Scotland Road and Cormack is a supervisor at the nearby tobacco manufactory. They assume they are settled for life, but then Grandpa Muldoon has a seizure and begs his son to return to Kilnevin and the family croft.
Katie Flynn has lived for many years in the north-west. A compulsive writer, she started with short stories and articles and many of her early stories were broadcast on Radio Merseyside. She decided to write her Liverpool series after hearing the reminiscences of family members about life in the city in the early years of the twentieth century. She also writes as Judith Saxton.
The eleventh in the incredibly popular Mates, Dates series Nesta has always dreamed of her future life as a glamorous film star. When she meets some seriously cute boys collecting for charity, she thinks, at first, that it's a cool way to meet the opposite sex.
Australian secrets and Jack the Ripper's London keep Mel the time-travelling angel on her toes in her fifth adventure! New-look cover for an angelic series rebirth! Rather to Mel's horror, she is teamed up for her new assignment in the nineteenth century with her best mate Lola -- and her worst enemy Brice! But tensions are put aside as they all witness a scene in the Australian outback, where an old convict lies dying, burdened with a terrible secret. Then suddenly they are transported to Victorian London -- and Jack the Ripper is on the prowl. Foggy streets, phoney mediums, gin shops and workhouses -- Mel's really got her work cut out this time. The angels' new mission is to watch over little Georgie and his sister Charlotte, caught up in poverty and being duped by a wicked uncle with an eye to their inheritance. Could the old convict they saw be the key to saving Georgie and his family from ruin? On top of all this, working with Brice is getting harder for Mel. Because there's something more than friendship developing between him and Lola...
This waltz is not a winner. Whitney and Mark, her skating partner, are waging Cold War, both on and off the ice. Their quarreling threatens their chances for a regional championship and their future partnership. True love, medals, and happy endings follow as surely as thaw follows freeze. The skating scenes glide smoothly, but off the ice the romantic dialogue and dilemma will seem silly to YA readers. A disappointing entry.
Mary-Kate thought her twin sister Ashley would be her best friend forever. But now Ashley has a new best friend. Ashley's spending all her time with Nicole and Mary-Kate feels totally left out. She has to get rid of Nicole - and she knows just how to do it.
Dinah Steward appears to have everything a woman could wish for. Her husband Matthew is a brilliant scientist show loves her. They have two healthy, well-adjusted sons and a beautiful house in Franklin, Massachusetts, where Matthes has a research post at the university. But Dinah has a secret. It is a choice that she and Matt were forced to make long ago and which has silently haunted them for fifteen years.
Natalie Latimer, the spirited heroine from Savannah and To See Your Face Again,has blossomed into a woman--a woman who has found the strength to endure through inner resources and compassion . . . But the darkness of the Civil War is about to descend over America.
It was all Kim's fault of course. She was his little sister and just crazy about ballet. If she hadn't insisted that he meet her after her classes he'd still be playing cricket for his school instead of prancing about in a pair of tights. And what if the mob from Tenterden Road Comprehensive found out..
Mark has AIDS. His family gather round, willing to help but irrevocably distanced by the fact of his disease. Alonse and depressed, Mark gropes towards some kind of resolution. Until he meets Bill, a theatrical designer, who also has AIDS, and suddenly the metaphor for their illness changes into one of hope.
Laura,Yaz and Ruth are off to Spain. For Laura the only thing that spoils it is Ruth's irritating boyfriend who seems intent on sticking to the tourist track. However, one wrong turn and a gorgeous Spanish village is revealed complete with sun, sangria and sex. Now the holiday can really begin.
When Geena, Amber and Jazz's school is desperate for funds, the girls' formidable young auntie steps in with a fantastic idea for a fundraising Bollywood party. Swept up in the plans, the girls plot to deliver a real Bollywood actress for a live appearance. Sure their aunt will be thrilled with their plan, they've only got to overcome the fact that their would-be guest of honour is a penniless, faded recluse with a foul temper who decamps to their house and insists on being treated like a star. A superbly entertaining sequel to Bindi Babes by an up-and-coming star of our own list.
The Glastonbury Festival. Three days in June. For many, it's the event of the summer - for three Glastonbury virgins and one fourteen-year-old veteran, it's going to be a life-changing experience. Leila, exams over, just wants to have fun. But first she has to find a way to get there... Jake is playing the festival. This could be his big break. Or his biggest nightmare... Wilf is forced to sell his ticket, so his only way in is to jump the fence. And there's a big surprise waiting on the other side... Holly gets in free. It's her tenth Glastonbury. She's promised herself it'll be the last...
?ÇÿOh, Sky above!?ÇÖ Linius wailed. ?ÇÿIf I had known then what I know now?Çª?ÇÖ Quint, son of a sky pirate captain, and new apprentice to Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, has been set some highly important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about to find out as he and Linius?ÇÖs only daughter, Maris, are plunged into a terrifying adventure that takes them deep within the rock upon which Sanctaphrax is built. Here, they unwittingly invoke an ancient curse ?Çö the curse of the gloamglozer?Çª A dramatic and exuberant fantasy filled with colourful characters and illustrated with exquisite detail.
The Bindi Babes' school is desperate for funds, so their auntie suggests a fundraising Bollywood party. The girls plan to deliver a real Bollywood actress, but what they end up with is a penniless, faded recluse with a foul temper who decamps to their house and insists on being treated like a star.
Brind is a kennel boy on the estate of down-at-heel knight, Sir Edmund Dowe - but Brind does not simply look after the highly-coveted pack of mastiff hounds. Found as a baby amongst the litter, he has grown up with them and is now more dog than human, with a particularly strong bond to alpha male - Glaive. In essence, he is their pack leader. When Sir Edmund takes the pack to fight in the Battle of Crecy, Brind's life is changed forever. Glaive, the only mastiff to survive the bloody battle, runs off; Sir Edmund is captured; and Tullo, the evil huntsman, is determined to bring shame on Brind and go back and claim the Dowe estate as his own. On his journey to reunite the household and most importantly, find Glaive, Brind befriends a feisty young French girl - Aurelie, who has her own agenda of revenge and keeps the adventure at fever pitch.