Teen Reads

Girl talk

Like stories of love & relationships?

Meg Cabot
Suspense, romance and a bit of a thrill

Kate Cann
Emotionally stunning writing for older teens

Grace Dent
The LBD girls: sharp,funny and switched on.

Cathy Hopkins
Mates, dates, love, friendship and heartbreak

Sue Limb
Fresh and funny books to make you smile.

Karen McCombie
Enter Ally’s world of hilarious and surprising happenings.

Carolyn Mackler
Real situations and real emotions

Sarra Manning
A writer in touch with teens, who writes exactly what they want to read.

Louise Rennison
Great titles and great books

Rosie Rushton
Five friends and their endlessly embarrassing parents


Out of this world

Like fantasy and horror?

Alison Croggon
The books of Pellinor: a gifted girl against dark forces from another world.

Marianne Curley
What would happen if you could change history?

Catherine Fisher
The gifted creator of many different worlds.

William Nicholson
Journeys and quests, mysteries and magic from an expert storyteller.

Garth Nix
The new master of fantasy, with two best selling series.

Christopher Paolini
Drama and dragons from an outstanding young writer.

Terry Pratchett
The cult writer who created Discworld.

Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials trilogy: now a classic and soon to be a film.

Philip Reeve
A fresh and original future world,where cities are on the move.

Darren Shan
Horror and vampires… read with the lights on!


Get real

Like to live other lives?

Malorie Blackman
Noughts and Crosses trilogy: what if our world was turned upside down?

Kevin Brooks
Compelling characters and stories that stay with you after the last page.

Melvin Burgess
At last, an author who is not afraid to tell it like it is.

Chris D’Lacey
Family life…with more than a touch of humour.

Deborah Ellis
Other cultures, other problems: stories that expand your world.

Morris Gleitzman
Reality …often with a touch of off-the-wall Australian humour.

Elizabeth Laird
Real world, real issues, real people.

Linda Newbery
Beware! These books can change your views and your life.

Catherine McPhail
Gripping tension, often with a touch of the supernatural

Jacqueline Wilson
How does she do it... Books to make you laugh and cry, often on the same page.


Full throttle

Like action & adventure?

Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl, world conspiracies and fairies like you have never seen them before!

Joe Craig
Recommended to everyone who likes spies, fights, evil scientists and cliff-hangers.

Alan Gibbons
Fast paced, gripping thrillers :like a film in your head.

Keith Gray
Realistic action in real settings…it could happen to you!

Charlie Higson
Young James Bond with a licence tothrill.

Anthony Horowitz
Battling enemies and battling evil: two fantastic series with action and suspense.

Sam Hutton
Teenage whizz-kids helping to combat crime.

Andy McNab and Robert Rigby
Addictive action, SAS and survival makes explosive reading.

Robert Muchamore
CHERUB: a series of unputdownable reads.

Chris Ryan
Exciting Alpha Force action from an ex-SAS hero.


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