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It Wasn't Me (Hardcover): Dana Alison Levy It Wasn't Me (Hardcover)
Dana Alison Levy
R318 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R56 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

THE BREAKFAST CLUB meets middle school with a prank twist in this hilarious and heartwarming story about six very different seventh graders who are forced to band together after a vandalism incident.

When Theo's photography project is mysteriously vandalized at school there are five suspected students who all say "it wasn't me."

Theo just wants to forget about the humiliating incident but his favorite teacher is determined to get to the bottom of it and has the six of them come into school over vacation to talk. She calls it "Justice Circle." The six students--the Nerd, the Princess, the Jock, the Screw Up, the Weirdo, and the Nobody--think of it as detention. AKA their worst nightmare.

That is until they realize they might get along after all, despite their differences. But what is everyone hiding and will school ever be the same?

A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo (Hardcover): Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo (Hardcover)
Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss; Illustrated by E.G. Keller 1
R373 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R135 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.

Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever...

With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.

100% of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.

The Future of Us (Paperback): Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler The Future of Us (Paperback)
Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler
R191 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R69 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What if you could see how your life would unfold just be clicking a button? It's 1996 and Facebook isn't even invented. Yet somehow, best friends Emma and Josh have discovered their profiles, fifteen years in the future ... and they're not sure they like what they see. The more Emma and Josh learn about their future lives, the more obsessed they become on changing the destiny that awaits them. But what if focusing on the future, means that you miss something that's right in front of you? From Jay Asher, the bestselling author of THIRTEEN REASONS WHY - Now a Netflix TV show - and Carolyn Mackey, comes a story of friendship, destiny, and finding love.

The Astonishing Color of After (Hardcover): Emily X. R. Pan The Astonishing Color of After (Hardcover)
Emily X. R. Pan
R362 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Emily X.R. Pan's brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. This is a very special book."--John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down

A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, love, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng.

Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.

Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.

Alternating between real and magic, past and present, friendship and romance, hope and despair, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Paperback, Film Tie-In Edition): Becky Albertalli Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Paperback, Film Tie-In Edition)
Becky Albertalli; Read by Michael Crouch 1
R231 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The beloved, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture, Love, Simon, starring 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford and Everything, Everything's Nick Robinson.

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be jeopardized.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon's junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated.

Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out-without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.

And don't miss Becky Albertalli's The Upside of Unrequited or Leah on the Offbeat!

My New Room (Paperback): Lisa Stickley My New Room (Paperback)
Lisa Stickley
R163 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R50 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This charming children's story teaches kids how to cope with big changes in an easy-to-read and friendly way. In her second book, Lisa Stickley tells the story of a Edith who has made the big move into her new house, with her big bedroom and a big bed. But Edith is only little, so her toys are all arranged around the room and they help her to settle in. Join Gary Guardsman, Osbert T Octopus, Major Ted and the other toys as they give a guided tour of the room and the role each of them plays in keeping the room safe, tidy and happy. This book is packed with quirky and funny illustrations that help you with the story as you read.

Everyone Walks Away (Hardcover): Eva Lindstrom Everyone Walks Away (Hardcover)
Eva Lindstrom
R282 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R76 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Everyone Walks Away is a beautiful, multi-layered book about loneliness, exclusion, and belonging. Frank feels lonely when everyone walks away. It's the same as always. But once home, he makes a special jam then invites other people. Maybe they'll come over. This is a one-of-a-kind book from an open-ended, leading international artist.

Face (Paperback): Benjamin Zephaniah Face (Paperback)
Benjamin Zephaniah 1
R184 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R41 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the moving and compelling debut novel from Benjamin Zephaniah, a young man's life is completely changed when his face is badly scarred in a car accident.

Martin seems to have it all. He's cool, funny, and he's the undisputed leader of the Gang of Three, who roam their East London estate during the holidays looking for fun. But one night after the Gang leave a late night rap club, Martin accepts a ride from Pete, a Raider's Posse gang member. Too late, he realises that the car is stolen, and that the police are after them.

What happens next will change Martin's life and looks, and show him the true meaning of strength, courage, discrimination and friendship

After the Shot Drops (Hardcover): Randy Ribay After the Shot Drops (Hardcover)
Randy Ribay
R336 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen's mission to create a better life for his family in the tradition of Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Pena, and Walter Dean Myers.

Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir spends more time with his cousin, Wallace, who is being evicted. Nasir can't help but wonder why the neighborhood is falling over itself to help Bunny when Wallace is in trouble.

When Wallace makes a bet against Bunny, Nasir is faced with an impossible decision--maybe a dangerous one. Told from alternating perspectives, After the Shot Drops is a heart-pounding story about the responsibilities of great talent and the importance of compassion

The Day the Dragon Came - A Book for Girls (Paperback): Fanie Viljoen The Day the Dragon Came - A Book for Girls (Paperback)
Fanie Viljoen; Illustrated by Tumi K. Steyn
R110 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R15 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

This book tackles the serious matter of child molestation and serves to inform and empower children. It highlights the warning signs of sexual abuse and teaches children how to react in such a situation. Kyla loves stories about fierce princess Arabia who can even fight dragons. But her older sister, Abby, don’t believe in fairy tales anymore. Abby says there is a dragon in their own home – one that fears nothing and no one. But who could it be?

Far From The Tree (Paperback): Robin Benway Far From The Tree (Paperback)
Robin Benway 1
R185 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R33 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

WINNER OF THE U.S. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2017 FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE!

'Sometimes, family hurts each other. But after that’s done you bandage each other up, and you move on. Together. So you can go and think that you’re some lone wolf, but you’re not. You’ve got us now, like it or not, and we’ve got you.'

When 16 year-old Grace gives up her baby for adoption, she decides that the time has come to find out more about her own biological mother. Although her biological mum proves elusive, her search leads her to two half-siblings she never knew existed. Maya, 15, has been adopted by wealthy parents and seems to have the picture-perfect family – that is, if you look past her alcoholic mother and the fact that Maya stands out like a sore thumb. Older brother Joaquin hasn’t been so lucky. At 18, he’s shuffled between foster home after foster home, always careful never to get attached to anyone or anything, because it always gets taken away. When these three siblings come together, they find in themselves the place they can belong, while the secrets they guard threaten to explode...

For fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and Nicola Yoon, Far From the Tree is a raw, compelling, and ultimately uplifting story of what it means to be family.

Everything, Everything (Paperback, Film Tie-In): Nicola Yoon Everything, Everything (Paperback, Film Tie-In)
Nicola Yoon; Designed by David Yoon
R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Soon to be a major film - in cinemas 19 May. This edition has stunning cover artwork featuring the film's stars Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. Risk everything...For love. Madeline Whittier is allergic to the world; stepping outside the sterile sanctuary of her home could kill her. But then Olly moves in next door. And just like that, Maddy realizes there's more to life than just being alive. You only get one chance at first love. And Maddy is ready to risk everything, everything to see where it leads. Everything, Everthing is an innovative, inspiring and heartbreakingly romantic novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations and more..."Gorgeous and lyrical." (New York Times).

Running On Empty (Paperback): S. E. Durrant Running On Empty (Paperback)
S. E. Durrant; Illustrated by Rob Biddulph 1
R165 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

AJ's grandfather has always been the one to keep his unusual family together, so when he dies things start to unravel at the edges. AJ is worried about his parents but they don t really seem to notice. In order to deal with his grief and to keep his anxiety at bay, AJ does what he and his grandfather did best: running. Round and round the Olympic Park, aiming for the cross country trials, running to escape, AJ only seems to be heading ever closer to disaster. Running On Empty is a beautiful book about false starts and emotional journeys, with hope as the ultimate finishing line. From the author of Little Bits of Sky. Cover illustration by Rob Biddulph.

More Happy Than Not (Paperback): Adam Silvera More Happy Than Not (Paperback)
Adam Silvera 1
R219 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R75 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut, Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.

In the months after his father's suicide, it's been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness but with the support of his girlfriend Genevieve, he's slowly remembering what that might feel like. When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron starts hanging out with a new guy, Thomas. Aaron's friends notices, and they're not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can't deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself.

Since Aaron can't stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute's revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is...

The State of Grace (Paperback): Rachael Lucas The State of Grace (Paperback)
Rachael Lucas 1
R188 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R49 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost. Grace has Asperger's and her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn't make much sense to her any more. Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it's up to Grace to fix it on her own. Whip-smart, hilarious and unapologetically honest, The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas is a heart-warming story of one girl trying to work out where she fits in, and whether she even wants to.

Every Moment After (Hardcover): Joseph Moldover Every Moment After (Hardcover)
Joseph Moldover
R334 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R66 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Best friends Matt and Cole grapple with their changing relationships during the summer after high school in this impactful, evocative story about growing up and moving on from a traumatic past.

Surviving was just the beginning.

Eleven years after a shooting rocked the small town of East Ridge, New Jersey and left eighteen first graders in their classroom dead, survivors and recent high school graduates Matt Simpson and Cole Hewitt are still navigating their guilt and trying to move beyond the shadow of their town's grief. Will Cole and Matt ever be able to truly leave the ghosts of East Ridge behind? Do they even want to?

As they grapple with changing relationships, falling in love, and growing apart, these two friends must face the question of how to move on—and truly begin living.

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) (Hardcover): L. C. Rosen Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) (Hardcover)
L. C. Rosen 1
R337 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Couldn't get enough of Love, Simon or The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue?

This is the (slightly NSFW) book for you!

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'My first time getting it in the butt was kind of weird. I think it's going to be weird for everyone's first time, though.'

Meet Jack Rothman. He's seventeen and loves partying, makeup and boys - sometimes all at the same time.

His sex life makes him the hot topic for the high school gossip machine. But who cares? Like Jack always says, 'it could be worse'.

He doesn't actually expect that to come true.

But after Jack starts writing an online sex advice column, the mysterious love letters he's been getting take a turn for the creepy.

Jack's secret admirer knows everything: where he's hanging out, who he's sleeping with, who his mum is dating.

They claim they love Jack, but not his unashamedly queer lifestyle. They need him to curb his sexuality, or they'll force him.

As the pressure mounts, Jack must unmask his stalker before their obsession becomes genuinely dangerous...

The Chaos of Now (Paperback, Main): Erin Lange The Chaos of Now (Paperback, Main)
Erin Lange 1
R180 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R32 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

When Jordan Bishop set himself on fire at Haver High school as a result of internet bullying, it triggered a nationwide crackdown. New laws empower teachers to become cyber snoops in case of abuse on social media.

For teen hacker, Eli Bennett, the laws put fundamental freedoms at risk. And he's not alone in thinking this. Approached by two mysterious hackers, Eli is recruited into a group that wants justice for Jordan the way Jordan would've wanted it.

But what starts as a bit of fun to rile the cyber snoops soon spirals out of control. Revenge on Jordan's bullies could be classed as bullying itself...

At best, Eli's school career is in jeopardy, at worst, once more lives are at risk.

The Day the Dragon Came - A Book for Boys (Paperback): Fanie Viljoen The Day the Dragon Came - A Book for Boys (Paperback)
Fanie Viljoen; Illustrated by Tumi K. Steyn
R110 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R15 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

This book tackles the serious matter of sexual abuse and serves to inform and empower children. It highlights the warning signs of sexual abuse and teaches children how to react in such a situation. Kevin loves stories about the fierce prince of Arabia who can even fight dragons. But his older sister, Abby, don’t believe in fairy tales anymore. Abby says there is a dragon in their own home – one that fears nothing and no one. But who could it be?

13 Reasons Why (Paperback): Jay Asher 13 Reasons Why (Paperback)
Jay Asher 2
R234 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R66 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Read this sensational mystery bestseller before you watch the 13-part Netflix series, executive produced by Selena Gomez. This special edition is complete with exclusive behind-the-scenes content including a 16-page full-colour photo insert featuring scenes from the show, and interviews with the cast and crew.

You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school one day to find a mysterious box with his name on it, outside his front door. Inside he discovers a series of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and crush. Only, she committed suicide two weeks earlier. On the first tape, Hannah explains that there are 13 reasons why she did what she did - and Clay is one of them.

If he listens, Clay will find out how he made the list - what he hears will change his life forever.

If you're affected by any of the issues raised in Thirteen Reasons Why, click below for a list of UK-based support organisations that can help.

Release (Hardcover): Patrick Ness Release (Hardcover)
Patrick Ness 1
R310 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R55 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls.The most personal and tender novel yet from Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls. It's Saturday, it's summer and, although he doesn't know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn's life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he'll find freedom from the release. Time is running out though, because way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake... This uplifting coming-of-age novel will remind you what it's like to fall in love.

Skeleton Tree (Paperback): Kim Ventrella Skeleton Tree (Paperback)
Kim Ventrella; Illustrated by Victoria Assanelli 1
R155 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R22 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

When Stanley Stanwright finds a bone poking out of the earth in his back garden, he is determined to take a picture of it and send it to the Young Discoverer's Competition, thinking it will help bring his dad back home. But the bone begins to grow, reaching up out of the ground until it turns into a skeleton - a skeleton with an unusual interest in his unwell younger sister Miren. As time wears on, Miren's condition worsens, and the only time she is truly at peace is when she is playing with the skeleton. But Stanley is wary of him, especially when he finally manages to get a picture, and spots a scythe at the skeleton's feet. . . A whimsical, heartfelt story about a boy who finds a friend in Death with the help of an unusual tree growing in his back garden. With black line illustrations throughout by Victoria Assanelli.

Words on Bathroom Walls (Paperback): Julia Walton Words on Bathroom Walls (Paperback)
Julia Walton
R155 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R36 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Charlie Plummer, AnnaSophia Robb, and Taylor Russell!

Fans of More Happy Than Not, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and It's Kind of a Funny Story will cheer for Adam in this uplifting and surprisingly funny story of a boy living with schizophrenia.

When you can't trust your mind, trust your heart.

Adam is a pretty regular teen--he's just navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia. His hallucinations include a cast of characters that range from the good (beautiful Rebecca) to the bad (angry Mob Boss) to the just plain weird (polite naked guy).

An experimental drug promises to help him hide his illness from the world. When Adam meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the normal, great guy that she thinks he is. But as the miracle drug begins to fail, how long can he keep this secret from the girl of his dreams?

An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book * A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year * A CBC's 2018 Teen Choice Book Awards Nominee * 2018 Kansas National Education Association Reading Circle Catalog Selection * 2019 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Paperback): Emily M. Danforth The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Paperback)
Emily M. Danforth
R224 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R87 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Cameron Post's parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief they'll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl.

But that relief doesn't last, and Cam is forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving well enough alone, and Cam becomes an expert at both.

Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful, pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. She and Cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship, one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge. But just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, ultrareligious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to "fix" her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self-even if she's not quite sure who that is.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.

Mike (Paperback): Andrew Norriss Mike (Paperback)
Andrew Norriss 1
R185 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R33 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Everyone needs to get to know Mike. Floyd is on his way to becoming a tennis champion when one day, during a match, a stranger stops him from playing. A stranger who feels very familiar - Mike. Mike is going to change Floyd's life forever. Because finding your own dream is never easy, and, sometimes, you need someone to show you the way. Read Mike and feel better - about almost everything.

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