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Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

Trigger warning: Shooting, death, death of a parent **Spoiler alert** Blurb:A cannon. A strap.A piece. A biscuit.A burner. A heater.A chopper. A gat.A hammerA toolfor RULEOr, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows… Continue reading Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

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Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron

Blurb:It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from… Continue reading Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayron

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The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Blurb:This novel is narrated in the all-knowing, matter-of-fact voice of Death, who witnesses the story of the citizens of Molching.When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents, "Kommunists", forever, and at… Continue reading The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

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The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

Trigger warnings for colourism, racism and homophobia. Blurb:A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing… Continue reading The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Iain Reid

Blurb:A man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm. When the two take an unexpected detour, she is left stranded in a deserted high school, wondering if there is any escape at all. What follows is a twisted unraveling that will haunt you long after the last page is turned. My… Continue reading I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Iain Reid

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Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo

Trigger warning for sexual assult, parental death, plane crash Blurb:Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called… Continue reading Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo

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Cemetery Boys – Aiden Thomas

Blurb:Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost… Continue reading Cemetery Boys – Aiden Thomas

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The Chalk Man – C J Tudor

Blurb: A riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry, and will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking ending In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he's put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing… Continue reading The Chalk Man – C J Tudor