Life, Interrupted

Damian Kelleher

Luke’s world is turned upside down when his mum collapses at the hospital where she works as a nurse. Fourteen year old Luke and his football obsessed younger brother Jesse each cope in their different ways, and, as time passes, they must confront some painful truths.
Honest funny and deeply moving this is a story about facing the worst and surviving.

Guantanamo Boy

Anna Perera

Khalid, a fifteen-year-old Muslim boy from Rochdale, is abducted from Pakistan while on holiday with his family. He is taken to Guantanamo Bay and held without charge, where his hopes and dreams are crushed under the cruellest of circumstances. An innocent denied his freedom at a time when Western boys are finding theirs, Khalid tries and fails to understand what’s happening to him and cannot fail to be a changed young man.

Newes from the Dead

Mary Hooper

It is 1650 and a baby lies raw and cold, dead before it even drew breath. A young servant girl, terrified and alone, is accused of its murder and sent to the gallows. Protesting her innocence in the chill air of a December morning, Anne Green is hanged. Moments later her lifeless body is lifted down from the scaffold and carried to the College of Physicians for brutal dissection.

But as Anne’s corpse lies on the table and the doctors assemble, a strange rattle is heard in her throat. Against all the odds, could she still be alive?

Blood Ties

Sophie McKenzie

When Theo discovers the father he thought died when he was a baby is still alive, he’s determined to find him. The clues lead him to the lonely Rachel, who has problems of her own, including parents who compare her unfavourably to her long-dead sister. But when Rachel and Theo are attacked by men from RAGE – the Righteous Army against Genetic Engineering – at Rachel’s school disco, they are rescued by strangers and taken to meet a mysterious figure. There, they both make some startling discoveries about their identities, which will affect their past, present, and future in dramatic and life-altering ways…

The Carbon Diaries 2015

Saci Lloyd

It’s January 1st, 2015, and the UK is the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing, in a drastic bid to combat climate change. As her family spirals out of control, Laura Brown chronicles the first year of rationing with scathing abandon. Will her mother become one with her inner wolf? Will her sister give up her weekends in Ibiza? Does her father love the pig more than her? Can her band the dirty angels make it big? And will Ravi Datta ever notice her?

In these dark days, Laura deals with the issues that really matter: love, floods and pigs.

The Carbon Diaries 2015 is one girl’s drastic bid to stay sane in a world unravelling at the seams.

Bang, Bang, You’re Dead

Narinder Dhami

It seems like just another day at school – then Mia’s world turns upside down.
School is being evacuated. Rumour has it there’s a gunman in the building. And Mia has a horrible feeling she knows who it is…
Her brother has been acting strangely. He’s been threatening to do something drastic, something frightening, something that cannot be ignored…but just how far will he go?
Mia is determined to find out, but playing cat and mouse with a potential killer is a very dangerous game…