Books for boys 13-17

To Hold the Bridge: A Tale of the Old Kingdom and Other Stories

To Hold the Bridge: A Tale of the Old Kingdom and Other Stories

Garth Nix

A collection of Garth Nix's best short stories, featuring a diverse cast of characters - protectors, travellers, warriors - ranging across vividly evoked worlds and times.

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Panther

Panther

David Owen

An important and powerful story told in striking and original prose, Panther is an honest, funny, unsentimental look at how depression affects those around the sufferer, especially when we don't talk about it.

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Prince of Afghanistan

Prince of Afghanistan

Louis Nowra

Black parachutes fall from the sky: young soldiers - and a dog - on a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan. But the mission ends in chaos, and Mark and Prince embark on a perilous journey through enemy territory. They...

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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Liz Pichon

This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories.

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Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Tom Angleberger

Tommy and his classmates narrate this middle grade mystery, each recounting an episode in which they received wise advice from a finger puppet of Yoda, perpetually worn on the finger of their classmate, Dwight, a loser who can't...

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Trollhunters

Trollhunters

Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus

In San Bernardino, California, children are going missing. The townspeople don't believe the rumours of trolls, but fifteen-year-old Jim Jnr knows that they're a very real threat. At night, is anyone safe?

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Jesse Andrews

A hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at friendship, high school - and death - from a talented debut author. Film to be directed by Dan Fogelman.

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.

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I Am Number Four: (Lorien Legacies Book 1)

I Am Number Four: (Lorien Legacies Book 1)

Pittacus Lore

They killed Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put...

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Zeroes

Zeroes

Margo Lanagan, Scott Westerfeld, Deborah Biancotti

Global bestseller Scott Westerfeld returns to his Uglies heartland with a fast-paced new YA trilogy.

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Codename Eagle

Codename Eagle

Robert Rigby

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Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and...

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Anything That Isn't This

Anything That Isn’t This

Chris Priestley

Most people walk hunched over, a habit from avoiding snipers, but others are proud to stand tall and make the world take notice . His love is a reward for all the terrible grey that he is surrounded by - which would be great, if...

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Leviathan

Leviathan

Scott Westerfeld, Keith Thompson

It is the cusp of World War 1. The European powers are arming up. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned against him. All he has is a small, loyal crew of men. Deryn...

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Eragon: Book One

Eragon: Book One

Christopher Paolini

When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he...

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Lord Loss

Lord Loss

Darren Shan

The first book in the Demonata, the demonic symphony in ten parts by multi-million-copy bestselling horror writer Darren Shan...

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Every You, Every Me

Every You, Every Me

David Levithan, Jonathan Farmer

Evan is haunted by the loss of his best friend, but when mysterious photographs start appearing, he begins to fall apart as he starts to wonder if she has returned, seeking vengeance.

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Department 19

Department 19

Will Hill

In a secret supernatural battle that's been raging for over a century, the stakes have just been raised - and they're not wooden anymore.

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The Power of Five: Raven's Gate

The Power of Five: Raven’s Gate

Anthony Horowitz

The first book in the bestselling fantasy series The Power of Five by Anthony Horowitz.

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Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant

Derek Landy

Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (in the name of the greater good, of course). Oh yeah. And dead. Then there's his sidekick,...

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S.C.U.M.

S.C.U.M.

Danny Katz

Adrian Mole goes to Summer Heights High in this story of hormones, high school and social hierarchy from one of Australia's funniest writers.

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Winger

Winger

Andrew Smith

Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old boy at a boarding school for rich kids. He's living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he's madly in love with his best...

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The Dead I Know

The Dead I Know

Scot Gardner

Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep. He has dreams he can't explain, and memories he can't recover. Death doesn't scare him - his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his...

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 Read reviewThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie

Tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This book features poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the...

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Arena 13

Arena 13

Joseph Delaney

The city of Midgard is terrorised by Hob, a terrifying, evil creature who tortures at will and has the rulers of the city completely under his control. The most popular - and the most terrifying of these - is the thirteen arena,...

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The Spook's Apprentice

The Spook’s Apprentice

Joseph Delaney

For years, the local Spook has been keeping the County safe from evil. Now his time is coming to an end, but who will take over? Many apprentices have tried. Some floundered, some failed to stay alive. Just one boy is left. Thomas...

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 Read reviewEndgame: The Calling

Endgame: The Calling

James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton

Endgame is real. Endgame is now. Endgame has begun.

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The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

James Dashner

When Thomas arrives in the Glade, a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre maze, all he remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why they're there, or what's happened to the world...

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 Read reviewMessenger Of Fear

Messenger Of Fear

Michael Grant

A horror series from the New York Times bestselling author of Gone, Michael Grant. The Messenger of Fear brings justice to those who do wrong, creating frightening games where the players earn their redemption -- or lose their...

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Gone

Gone

Michael Grant

Michael Grant also has a World Book Day book, Dead of Night, which is set in the Front Lines universe and written exclusively for World Book Day 2017.Michael Grant has lived an exciting, fast-paced life. Michael is a World Book...

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Alex Rider Graphic Novel 1: Stormbreaker

Alex Rider Graphic Novel 1: Stormbreaker

Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston, Kanako, Yuzuru

A bold and stylish reissue of the groundbreaking and hugely popular graphic adaptation of Alex Rider's very first mission.

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Stormbreaker

Stormbreaker

Anthony Horowitz

The first book in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series.

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Unwind

Unwind

Neal Shusterman

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The Enemy

The Enemy

Charlie Higson

Everyone over the age of fourteen has succumbed to a deadly zombie virus and now the kids must keep themselves alive. When the sickness came, every parent, police officer, politician - every adult fell ill. The lucky ones died....

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