Hooked on Teen and YA

By Nicki Thornton

By Nicki Thornton


Elizabeth Acevedo

£7.99 £7.43

Incredibly popular and powerful debut novel by a performance poet about the power of poetry to express what you feel on the inside

The Black Flamingo

Dean Atta and Anshika Khullar

£12.99 £12.08

A big hearted and optimistic coming of age story about a boy who feels very different, yet learns how to be himself

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

£8.99 £8.36

Immensely powerful and important story centred on a police shooting and how a community reacts.

The Truth About Lies


£7.99 £7.43

Wonderful twisty thriller about a girl with a condition that means she remembers everything. But when her room-mate dies, she starts to question even her own memories.

Six of Crows: Book 1

Leigh Bardugo

£8.99 £8.36

One of my favourite recent fantasy titles about a group of misfits who are trying to bring off an impossible heist.

The Weight of Water

Sarah Crossan

£7.99 £7.43

This was my introduction to verse novels and I loved recommending this in my bookshop. A beautiful and atmospheric mini-masterpiece that is deceptively easy to read.

Beauty Sleep

Kathryn Evans

£7.99 £7.43

I do love a twisty thriller and if you love complex plotting they don't come much better than this.

The Lie Tree

Frances Hardinge

£7.99 £7.43

Set in Victorian Britain, but with a fantasy twist, this story manages to be a murder mystery, a comment on the role of women in the early days of science, all brought together with a magical twist. Masterful.

Orphan Monster Spy

Matt Killeen

£7.99 £7.43

Thrilling war-time tale of how a girl must find a way to spy on a select school for the Nazis, and the only way to infiltrate is to make them believe she is one of them


Patrice Lawrence

£7.99 £7.43

One boy's desperate effort to outrun the past and keep his promises when everything is stacked against him. Great contemporary London teen characters and a gripping pace.


Anthony McGowan

£7.99 £7.43

A profound survival story that is proof you don't need hundreds of pages to write a brilliant, compelling and satisfying book for teens.

CHERUB: The Recruit: Book 1

Robert Muchamore

£7.99 £7.43

If you haven't discovered these brilliant books about a bunch of teenagers who go undercover in dangerous situations, it might just be the thing that makes even reluctant readers realise books can be very, very exciting.


Philip Reeve

£7.99 £7.43

Hugely imaginative and fast-paced sci-fi set in a universe crossed by trains, a boy who has to succeed in an almost impossible task by a criminal mastermind. But anything by Philip Reeve is brilliant


Pam Smy

£17.98 £16.72

Wonderfully creepy gothic adventure told through beautiful illustration.

Tales from the Inner City

Shaun Tan

£25.00 £23.25

Animal stories for adults and teens. Almost surreal illustrations help us explore human relationships with the natural world. Haunting and original

Slated: Book 1

Teri Terry

£7.99 £7.43

Fantastic to have a UK-based master of the dystopian thriller with a loyal and growing fanbase. Slated was where it all started, with a story of criminals punished by getting their minds wiped clean.

Dead Popular

Sue Wallman

£7.99 £7.43

Crime fiction is huge at the moment, and very popular with teens. This is a deliciously suspenseful tale of secrets, lies and revenge at a school. But all Wallman's thrillers are brilliantly sinister.