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Book People Book Club – August Pick: Paper Towns by John Green

With excitement building around the release of the Paper Towns movie, we thought it would be a wonderful time to choose this superb novel, one of our favourite John Green books, as our Book Club selection for August. By now you may have seen the Paper Towns trailer and you’re probably chomping at the bit to see the film – particularly if you enjoyed the last John Green book adaptation, last year’s The Fault in Our Stars – but with 10% off the price of the book at theBookPeople.co.uk with code PAPER10*, there has never been a better time to read this absorbing, exhilarating and sensitive story.

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The tale begins with childhood neighbours Quentin (or ‘Q’) and Margot finding the body of local man Robert Joyner, who has committed suicide in the local park. The book then fast-forwards to the present day, where Q and Margot are now just distant acquaintances in high school… That is, until Margot enters Q’s room late one night and summons him for a one-night campaign of ingenious revenge. The next day, Margot is missing. And Q is the last person to have seen her alive. But he soon finds clues that she has left for him – clues that reveal who Margot really is…

Passionate, funny, bold and thoroughly engrossing, we cannot think of a better book to enjoy this summer. The writing is flawless and Q and Margot’s mystery tale is as timeless as it is current – and it’s as sure to entertain adults as it is teen and young adult readers. Join the discussion about Paper Towns as we mull it over in our free online Book Club on our Facebook page…

For those who want to see the film as well as read the book, Paper Towns’ release date is 17 August in the UK.

*Terms and Conditions apply. Code can be applied a maximum of five times per customer. Offer code valid from 1 August 2015 and expires midnight on 31 August 2015. The Book People reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw this offer at any time.


The Book People’s Big Summer Book Sale – now on!

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We’re now into the summer holidays and if you’re planning on heading away, what better way to fill your suitcase than with some of the incredible books available in our Big Summer Book Sale? With discounts of up to 90% off the RRP of books for all ages, we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy.

There are hundreds of books featured in our summer sale, ranging from sets of fiction to children’s book collections and cookbooks from the likes of Paul Hollywood, Shelina Permalloo and Ken Hom. Children’s favourite characters also make an appearance in the kids’ books that are available at bargain prices.

If you’re looking for cheap books to bring some cheer to everyone you know this summer, why not shop in our sale here at the Book People… What would summer be without books?


Books for Anger from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

With the release of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out now upon us, children all around the world – and some adults too – are getting excited to meet the characters of the film: Disgust, Anger, Joy, Sadness and Fear. This made us think… which books would the characters from the Inside Out film love, being the personification of such raw emotions? Well, we’ve hunted through the cellar and attic at Book People Manor to find just the right books for the Inside Out characters.

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Books for Anger from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

The Story of Tracy Beaker
Living in a ramshackle care home, it’s no wonder that Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker is angry with the way her life has panned out. Luckily, she uses her vivid imagination to escape from her annoying surroundings and head off on some incredible adventures.

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird
You may think ladybirds are pretty little insects covered in spots, but in this book from the Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric Carle shows an entirely different side to them. It’s one we think Anger would definitely appreciate… The star of this book is so angry he picks a fight with a whale, but it’s not long before he realises he’s bitten off more than he can chew and starts to learn about sharing.

Mr. Gum
Not only does Mr. Gum have a scabby arm but he also loves food fights… Is it any wonder he’s always getting angry in various crazy and madcap ways? Bizarre and demented in the best ways possible, we think Mr. Gum and Anger would become best pals as they put the world to rights!

The Twits
Extremely nasty to anyone they know – especially each other – Roald Dahl’s The Twits are a couple you wouldn’t want to meet, but their angry nature is sure to resonate with Anger! Full of anarchy and zaniness, the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird plan to give the Twits a nasty, ghastly surprise…


Books for Sadness from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

With the release of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out now upon us, children all around the world – and some adults too – are getting excited to meet the characters of the film: Disgust, Anger, Joy, Sadness and Fear. This made us think… which books would the characters from the Inside Out film love, being the personification of such raw emotions? Well, we’ve hunted through the cellar and attic at Book People Manor to find just the right books for the Inside Out characters.

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Books for Sadness from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

Wonder
August is a 10-year-old boy with a severe facial disfigurement. Having been home-schooled his whole life, his life changes when he starts at middle school and has to deal with cruel bullies. Poignant, funny and never less than compelling, Wonder is an ultimately uplifting tale of hope and bravery but there are plenty of tears along the way.

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book
Based on the author’s own experiences after losing his son, this is a guide to bereavement that can strike a chord with anybody of any age. With sombre illustrations by Quentin Blake, the book takes a look at the feeling of sadness and other complex emotions and reassures readers that it is OK to cry.

Teardrop
Eureka can’t cry and has never been able to. Even when her mother unexpectedly died. Eureka was in the car when it all happened and wonders why and how she survived, but when she meets Anders and uncovers an ancient myth about a girl who cried an entire continent into the sea, she begins to piece together who she really is… A sad romantic novel.

The Fault in Our Stars
You know the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters by now but it’s no less heartbreaking the more you read it… We’re sure Sadness would put this book top of her list for when she wants to have a good cry. Hazel’s cynical nature makes way for optimism and enjoyment as she falls for Gus and they even enjoy a romantic trip to Amsterdam – but tragedy is never far away.


Books for Joy from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

With the release of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out finally upon us, children all around the world – and some adults too – are getting excited to meet the characters of the film: Disgust, Anger, Joy, Sadness and Fear. This made us think… which books would the characters from the Inside Out film love, being the personification of such raw emotions? Well, we’ve hunted through the cellar and attic at Book People Manor to find just the right books for the Inside Out characters.

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Books for Joy from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

Guinea Pigs Online Collection – 3 Books
Guinea Pigs Online is a hilarious series of books that will appeal to those who own the popular pets and fans of Mr Gum, Atticus Claw and Humphrey the Hamster. Written by the talented duo of Jennifer Gray and Amanda Swift, the books are very funny and follow internet-savvy Fuzzy and his incredibly posh hutch-mate Coco.

The Scarecrows’ Wedding
A fabulous love story with drama, laugh-out-loud moments and – of course – a happy ending, all encompassed by the classically rhyming prose of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s glowing colour illustrations, The Scarecrows’ Wedding will be returned to and enjoyed again and again!

Ratburger
A touching read full of zany humour, raw emotion and wonderful observations, Ratburger sure to appeal to David Walliams’ ever-growing legion of fans and draws from the gruesome, anarchic and hilarious humour of the Twits and Mr Gum. A joy for children aged 9 and above.

Tom Gates: Yes! No. (Maybe…)
If your kids are yet to experience the joy of reading Tom Gates’ diary-format books yet, we strongly recommend that they start now – they’re wonderful! This ninth book in the Tom Gates series shows that books can not only be laugh-out-loud funny, but also hugely appealing to even the most reluctant of readers! 


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