Great reads for years 7 & 8

 Read reviewSalt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys, Matt Jones

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land.

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The Private Blog of Joe Cowley: Welcome to Cringefest

The Private Blog of Joe Cowley: Welcome to Cringefest

Ben Davis

Joe Cowley is back! And this time it's even more butt-clenchingly embarrassing and excruciating than before. From a 'Grand Gesture' involving Star Trek costumes and the school boyband, to being trapped in a portaloo that's about...

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The Secret Life of Daisy Fitzjohn

The Secret Life of Daisy Fitzjohn

Tania Unsworth

Daisy has never seen the outside world but her secret life at Brightwood Hall is about to change forever in this second novel from Booker prize-winner's daughter, Tania Unsworth.

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 Special priceQuiet Power: Growing Up as an Introvert in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Quiet Power: Growing Up as an Introvert in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Susan Cain

Childhood, adolescence and your early twenties are times wrought with insecurity and self-doubt. Your search for your place in the world can seem daunting. Focusing on the strengths and challenges of being introverted, this book...

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The Outliers

The Outliers

Kimberly McCreight

The first book in a page-turning, pulse-pounding new YA series.

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CHERUB: New Guard: Book 17

CHERUB: New Guard: Book 17

Robert Muchamore

The last CHERUB book ever sees new CHERUB agents like Ryan Sharma up against the old guard, including James Adams, in the mission to end all missions!

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Think Twice: Book 2

Think Twice: Book 2

Sarah Mlynowski

The Espies are back in the smart and funny follow-up to Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

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Finding Audrey

Finding Audrey

Sophie Kinsella

Finding Audrey is Sophie Kinsella's first novel for teens, sure to appeal to her legions of adult and young adult fans all over the world. With his friendly, orange-slice smile and his funny notes, he starts to entice Audrey out...

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The Lost Sapphire

The Lost Sapphire

Belinda Murrell

Marli is staying with her dad in Melbourne, and missing her friends. Then she discovers a mystery: a crumbling, abandoned mansion is to be returned to her family after ninety years.

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The War of the Four Isles: Ship Kings 3

The War of the Four Isles: Ship Kings 3

Andrew McGahan

'The ancient mapmaker had inscribed a warning within the great empty shadow on his chart, words that echoed down to Dow from half a thousand years before...Here be whales in great number...And here be monsters of the deep that...

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The Dog, Ray

The Dog, Ray

Linda Coggin

A girl, a dog, a boy, a journey 'When my death came, it was swift. Daisy may now be inhabiting a dog's body, but inside she is still very much Daisy, and is as bouncy, loyal, positive and energetic as she ever was. Daisy's...

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Ruined

Ruined

Amy Tintera

New York Times bestseller Amy Tintera's YA fantasy trilogy blends the romance of Kiera Cass's Selection series and the epic stakes of Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen in a story of revenge, adventure, and unexpected love. ...

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 Read reviewPax

Pax

Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen

A moving story of the extraordinary friendship between a boy and his fox, and their epic journey to be reunited. Beautifully illustrated by multi-award winner, Jon Klassen.

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Nightfall

Nightfall

Jake Halpern, Peter Kujawinski

After fourteen years of Day, comes fourteen years of Night. Don't get left in the dark. On Marin's island, sunrise doesn't come every twenty-four hours - it comes every twenty-eight years. Now the sun is just a sliver of light on...

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 Read reviewThe Way We Roll

The Way We Roll

Scot Gardner

Will went to private school, and Julian went to juvie. Will is running from a family secret, and Julian is running from the goat next door. The boys meet pushing trolleys, and they find a common enemy in the Westie hoons who...

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 Read reviewThe Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me

The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me

Michael Gerard Bauer

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 Read reviewRiverkeep

Riverkeep

Martin Stewart

When Fifteen-year-old Wulliam's father is possessed by a dark spirit, Wull hears that a cure for Pappa's illness lurks in the belly of a great sea-dwelling beast known as the mormorach, and so he embarks on an epic journey down...

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Bro

Bro

Helen Chebatte

What happens when you mix teenage boys, a fight club and ethnic rivalries? You get war. Romeo Makhlouf knows the rules. Stick with your own kind. Don't dob on your mates or even on your enemies. Respect the family. But even...

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My Holocaust Story: Within These Walls

My Holocaust Story: Within These Walls

Robyn Bavati

For Miri and her family, life in Warsaw is full of simple joys. The smell of freshly baked challah, the pink flowers that bloom in their courtyard, the promise of summer holidays, and Fridays when everyone comes together to...

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The Last Immortal: Book 1

The Last Immortal: Book 1

Alex Marlowe

A teen boy is brought back from death and joins an immortal crime-fighting squad.

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The End (The Enemy Book 7)

The End (The Enemy Book 7)

Charlie Higson

The sickness struck everyone over fourteen. First it twisted their minds. Next it ravaged their bodies. Now they roam the streets - Crazed and hungry. Sickos swarm the streets of London. Gathered in the centre of the city, they...

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From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle

From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle

Kate De Goldi

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Thirteen Days of Midnight: Book 1

Thirteen Days of Midnight: Book 1

Leo Hunt

Luke's just inherited $6 million... And eight ghosts who want him dead. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize 2016.

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Magisterium: The Iron Trial

Magisterium: The Iron Trial

Cassandra Clare, Holly Black

From the imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magical unknown.The Magisterium awaits . . . And so he tries his best to do his worst - but fails at failing. And...

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Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

M. T. Anderson, M T Anderson

National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony.

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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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Boy 23

Boy 23

Jim Carrington

A pacy thriller for teens that follows in the tradition of Frank Cottrell Boyce's Millions - but with a darker dash of the film Shallow Grave thrown into the mix

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Passenger (Passenger, Book 1)

Passenger (Passenger, Book 1)

Alexandra Bracken

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Rebel of the Sands (Book 1)

Rebel of the Sands (Book 1)

Alwyn Hamilton

This phenomenal novel is the first in a trilogy packed with shooting contests, train robberies, festivals under the stars, powerful Djinni magic and an electrifying love story.  

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 Read reviewA Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd, Jim Kay

An extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss.

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The 5th Wave (Book 1)

The 5th Wave (Book 1)

Rick Yancey

On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be...

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The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave

The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave

Rick Yancey, Richard Yancey

Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for...

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 Read reviewIlluminae: The Illuminae Files_01

Illuminae: The Illuminae Files_01

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all --

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 Read reviewThe Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Glenda Millard

A magnificent new novel from multi-award-winning author Glenda Millard. A story about the strength of the human spirit. Through her lyrical writing, Glenda reveals that people are always more than they seem.

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The Beast of Cretacea

The Beast of Cretacea

Todd Strasser

Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the classic tale of Moby Dick as set in the future and takes readers on an epic sci-fi adventure.

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Maresi

Maresi

Maria Turtschaninoff, Annie Prime

Originally published in 2014 in Finland under the title Maresi by Schildts & Socerstrom --Title page verso.

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 Read reviewMy Sister Rosa

My Sister Rosa

Justine Larbalestier

Che's little sister Rosa is smart, talented, pretty, and so good at deception that Che's convinced she must be a psychopath. She hasn't hurt anyone yet, but he's certain it's just a matter of time. And when their parents move them...

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 Read reviewIris And The Tiger

Iris And The Tiger

Leanne Hall

Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune - and her sprawling estate - to Iris's scheming parents. But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de...

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Anna and the Swallow Man

Anna and the Swallow Man

Gavriel Savit

Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WW2 story. Krakow, 1939, is no place to grow up. There are a million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. And Anna Lania...

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Yellow

Yellow

Megan Jacobson

If fourteen-year-old Kirra is having a mid-life crisis now then it doesn't bode well for her life expectancy. Her so-called friends bully her, whatever semblance of a mother she had has been drowned at the bottom of a gin bottle...

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