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Boys Don't Cry

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  • Currently 3.7/5

Big Boys Don’t Cry is about a 17 year old boy called Dante who is anxiously waiting for the postman to come with his A level results. He has big plans to go to university and become a journalist....

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My Absolute Darling

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  • Currently 4.3/5

'My Absolute Darling' is about the dysfunctional relationship between 14 year old ‘Turtle’ and her father Martin.

Turtle is a skilled survivalist and has been able to shoot a gun...

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My Absolute Darling

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  • Currently 5/5

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is written in the form of letters addressed to an unnamed reader known only as ‘Dear friend.’ The narrator, Charlie is an outsider in school and to some extent...

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

All Things New

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  • Currently 5/5

Jessa has suffered with anxiety and panic attack for years but has techniques to make sure nobody else knows. But one night she gets in a car accident which leaves her with facial scarring and a brain...

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Don't Close Your Eyes

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  • Currently 4.5/5

Robin and Sarah are twin sisters who have grown apart and haven’t seen each other for a number of years.

Robin is agoraphobic and hasn’t left her house in years. She relies on a series of...

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Don't Close Your Eyes

Thirteen Reasons Why

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  • Currently 5/5

When Clay receives some cassette tapes in the mail he is curious to see what they contain.

The message recorded on the tapes is from his crush, Hannah Baker. The only problem is Hannah committed...

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Thirteen Reasons Why

The Goldfish Boy

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  • Currently 4.2/5

Twelve year old Matthew Corbin suffers from OCD due to his severe phobia of germs. He increasingly confines himself to his bedroom and he hasn’t been to school for weeks.

When his...

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The Only Child

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  • Currently 5/5

This book is about an only child and her father, the monster who inspired Frakenstein, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Dracula.

“I am not a myth. Not a story, fairy tale, or legend. I...

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The Only Child

The One Memory of Flora Banks

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  • Currently 4.4/5

This is the best YA book I have read so far this year. Flora Banks is 17 years old and has anterograde amnesia. When she was ten she had a brain tumour and when the doctors removed it they took her...

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The One Memory of Flora Banks

Charlotte

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  • Currently 5/5

Charlotte is a heart-breaking true story - inspiring, unflinching, awful, hopeful - of a life filled with curiosity, animated by genius and cut short by hatred.Charlotte is a Jewish girl with a family...

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Charlotte