Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

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Holding Up the Universe tells the story of two teenagers called Libby and Jack. Libby, a girl whose struggle with weight led to her becoming trapped in her house, finds that since that event people have struggled to forget that she was once “America’s Fattest Teen”. Jack, on the other hand, has been hiding his prosopagnosia (face blindness) from his friends and family. As the pair get to know each other, they learn that it’s what a person is like on the inside that counts.

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Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

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In Callum and Sephy’s society, Noughts, the white citizens,  are ruled by Crosses, the black citizens. Callum, a Nought, and Sephy, a Cross,  who have been friends since childhood, soon learn that Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix when Callum goes to a mainly Crosses school for the first time. As they get closer, they find it harder and harder to be together. Then, everything changes when the bomb goes off…

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The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne

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Bree is the opposite  of what is defined as “popular” at her school. While most of her year are partying, Bree prefers to write. As her pile of rejection letters for the book she has written grows, Bree is told she needs to live a life worth writing about. She sets up a blog and begins to write The Manifesto on How to be Interesting, but she soon finds out that being popular is not all that it seems…

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Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

 

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Zoe did something terrible, and somehow, she managed to get away with it. Ever since the incident she has kept what really happened a secret, until one day when she decides to write to a stranger to try and come to terms with what she has done. It’s no ordinary stranger though. It’s someone who knows about secrets – a murderer on death row in Texas, America. Zoe picks up a pen and begins to write…

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Twins Cath and Wren both share a love for Fanfiction: their Simon Snow stories are a global hit. Growing up without a mother, they find themselves relying on each other as they go through their teenage years. When they both head to university, Wren reveals that she doesn’t want to share a room with Cath. Without the support of her sister, Cath is forced to deal with her anxiety and adapt to life as a freshman at college.

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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When Violet and Finch meet up on the ledge of the school bell tower, it is unclear who talked down whom. Violet is a popular girl, still trying to come to terms with her sisters’ death, while Finch is the opposite, called a freak by his peers and still trying to find out who he really is. As they wander Indiana as part of their school project, they find they can be themselves together and that there is much more to Finch than Violet originally thought…

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Leuithan

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Two teenagers, both with very different stories to tell, meet unexpectedly in an unlikely corner of Chicago. Although they have very different personalities, they have one very important thing in common: they share the same name. The first we meet is a funny, nerdy boy whose best friend is the thoroughly fabulous Tiny Cooper, who seems like he’s dating a new boy every day. The other is a depressed but moody teen who spends all of his spare time on his laptop chatting to his online friend, Isaac. They are both brought together when they are portrayed by their school mates in possibly one of the best musicals to hit the high-school stage.

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Paper Towns by John Green

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Quentin Jacobsen (or ‘Q’ as he is known to his friends) has always been a secret admirer of Margo Roth Spiegelman, his next door neighbour, since he was a child. When Margo arrives at Q’s window asking  to borrow his car in the middle of the night, they embark on a night of revenge as they target her unsuspecting disloyal friends and cheating boyfriend. The net day, Margo doesn’t turn up to school. Like the last time she ran away, Q believes that she has left a trail of clues, specifically for him to follow. He has to act quickly, because he may never see Margo again…

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

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Being incredibly intelligent isn’t the only thing that makes Colin Singleton unique – there’s also the fact that he has been dumped by nineteen girls named Katherine. After leaving high school and having no idea about what career he wants to pursue, he and his best friend Hassan embark on a road trip. At the outset, they have no idea that they will end up in Tennessee and meet Lindsey Lee Wells and her mother, Hollis, who help him to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will help him determine the outcome of any relationship and hopefully end the trend of Colin always being the dumpee and get him a girlfriend.

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Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Miles “Pudge” Halter is obsessed with last words. He leaves home to attend a boarding school in Alabama hoping to find the “Great Perhaps,” mentioned in the last words of the poet Francois Rabelais. On arrival at Culver Creek, he meets the clever, witty and mysterious Alaska Young, who together search for the “Great Perhaps” and puzzle over the last words of Simon Bolivar, “How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?” As he learns more about Alaska, he delves deeper into her past and what it really means to her to find the way out of the labyrinth. Continue reading