The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park in this thrilling series by S.M. Wilson. The final book in the trilogy, The Extinction Trials: Rebel, is published this month.
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S.M. Wilson, author of The Extinction Trials
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There's only one way for a Jewish orphan spy to survive at a school for the Nazi elite. And that's to become a monster like them...
Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Children's Book Award. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019 Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2019 A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime. Sarah has played many roles – but now she faces her most challenging of all. Because there's only one way for a Jewish orphan spy to survive at a school for the Nazi elite. And that's to become a monster like them. Survive. Deceive. Resist. They think she is just a little girl. But she is the weapon they never saw coming... with a mission to destroy them all.
Several Usborne fiction books have won or been shortlisted for major awards in 2018 and 2019, including The YA Book Prize and The Costa Children's Book Award.
Queen of YA Holly Bourne's latest book is a raw, funny and painfully honest tribute to the power of friendship and kindness.
Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends she never expected to make – who each have their own reasons for being there. Luckily Olive has a plan to solve all their problems. But how do you fix the world when you can’t fix yourself?
Bourne is intensely readable and writes with compassion, insight and humour. Fiona Noble, The Observer
See the world through new eyes in Rosie Loves Jack, a one-in-a-million story from debut author Mel Darbon.
Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2019 "They can't send you away. What will we do? We need us. I stop your angry, Jack. And you make me strong. You make me Rosie." Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they're separated, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head. Even run away from home. Even struggle across London and travel to Brighton, though the trains are cancelled and the snow is falling. Even though people might think a girl like Rosie could never survive on her own. See the world through new eyes in this one-in-a-million story.
A pure joy, from start to finish Brian Conaghan, Costa-winning author
What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire? Inspired by a real-life American cult, this stunning story of survival won the YA Book Prize 2018.
Winner of the YA Book Prize 2018. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Selected for the 2017 Zoella & Friends Book Club. The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade. Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming. Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She’s starting to see the lies behind Father John’s words. She wants him to be found out. What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?
An engrossing, brilliantly realised story which is almost impossible to put down. Louise O'Neill, bestselling author and YA Book Prize judge
Feast on fun and feminism in these books by Holly Bourne, including the bestselling Spinster Club series.
Holly Bourne is something special, she's got it. Patrick Ness
The Stolen Ones is a stunning, compelling and shocking page-turner about one girl's search for her true identity – from the author of the bestselling The Earth is Singing.
My name is Inge. I am sixteen. I live in Munich. Food is rationed, though the war ended years ago. My boyfriend is Jewish. My parents would not approve, so I hide this from them. I think they are hiding something from me, too. Letters arrive on my birthday, but they are not addressed to me. They are for a girl named Kasia. This is her story.
My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and I’m training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, and I am a Jew. And as far as they are concerned, that is all that matters. This is my story. Closely based on the true story of the Jews of Riga, The Earth is Singing is a tale of love and loss, betrayal and survival.