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One Moment - Kristina McBride

It was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie's life. Now it's the one she'd do anything to forget. Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a party the night before. She remembers climbing the path hand in hand

Winter Damage

Fourteen year old Ennor lives in a trailer with her father and younger brother in an isolated spot on Bodmin moor.

Winter Damage - Natasha Carthew

On a frozen Cornish moor, a fourteen-year-old girl lives in a trailer with her dad and little brother. Ennor's mother left years ago, when things started to go wrong - and gradually their world has fallen apart. Now her father's gravely ill, school has cl

The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth - Julia Lee

Clemency is utterly penniless and entirely alone, until she's taken in by the marvellous Marvels - a madcap family completely unlike her own. But it's a surprise to them all when she's mysteriously bundled from the house by the frightening Miss Clawe.

Paperback review: Michael Morpurgo: War Child to War Horse, by Maggie Fergusson

I began this unsure whether it was a children’s book or not. I think it is, but there’s nothing at all to prevent adults reading and enjoying it. The story of Michael Morpurgo is as fine a yarn as any of his novels. His parents split when he was yo

The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth by Julia Lee - review

This debut, with its plucky 11-year-old heroine and bouncy plot, is always entertaining and will appeal to boys and girls Julia Lee 's entertaining debut novel for children tells the story of plucky 11-year-old orphan Clemency Wrigglesworth, who sai

Picture Me Gone, by Meg Rosoff: review

Meg Rosoff's young adult novel Picture Me Gone has been deservedly shortlisted for a National Book Award

The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale - review

With a relentless emotional charge and unexpected twists, Alexia Casale's first novel will captivate readers "People get it wrong when they talk about innocence," says Evie, the narrator of Alexia Casale's tremendous first novel. "They think it's somethi

Shelter by Frances Greenslade - review

Greenslade's disarmingly honest tale of survival in 1970s Canada is vivid, moving and memorable. T There is more than one kind of survival. You may need to withstand elemental onslaughts or, just as testing, the wrecking of your interior landscape. In

Book review: Picture Me Gone, By Meg Rosoff

This latest stand-alone novel from Meg Rosoff is quite as original and engrossing as the five distinguished predecessors that started with the story of a future Britain under foreign domination in How I live Now, recently released as a film.