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Find the best young adult books in The Book People's hand-picked selection. All available at unbelievable prices, our young adult fiction will entertain teenage readers of all tastes and interests. We also have a great range of young adult non-fiction, which is perfect for bridging the gap between younger books to adult books.

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Find the best young adult books in The Book People's hand-picked selection. All available at unbelievable prices, our young adult fiction will entertain teenage readers of all tastes and interests. We also have a great range of young adult non-fiction, which is perfect for bridging the gap between younger books to adult books.

  • YAWS 9 years +

    You Are Awesome (Paperback)

    Matthew Syed

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    Praised by Dermot O'Leary, two-time Olympian Matthew Syed's Children's Illustrated and Non-Fiction British Book Award-winning You Are Awesome is a motivational book that encourages children to challenge the beliefs that hold them back.

    Full of tips and advice that will inspire a more positive mindset, it's encouraging and empowering reading for any introverted children. Matthew explains how having a negative attitude and thinking you can't do things more often than not leads to not being able to carry out tasks.

    However, if your children can build their resilience and change their mindset, things could be very different. He looks at how everyone from Mozart to Serena Williams got to the top of their respective fields through hard work and dedication and how kids can use these figures as inspiration on their way to becoming happy, successful adults.

    Winner of the British Book Award Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019
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  • RJP2 11 years +

    Wonder (Paperback)

    RJ Palacio

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    A poignant book that made all of us laugh and cry in equal measure, R.J. Palacio's Wonder is told using different voices but at its centre is the honest and courageous character of 10-year-old August, a boy who was born with a severe facial disfigurement.

    August is about to start middle school after being home-schooled by his mum for years. The challenge is a tough one for someone like August and he has to tackle bullies and childish cruelty in his journey. But August's resilience, humour and bravery really shine through, making this an uplifting novel that will linger in the reader's thoughts for a long time to come.
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  • KMK2 14 years +

    To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)

    Harper Lee

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    Harper Lee's acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer Prize after its publication in 1960 and is hugely influential in its exposure of racial prejudice.

    Set in the American Deep South, the story is seen through the eyes of six-year-old Scout, whose lawyer father Atticus Finch defends a young black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman.

    As Scout's family deals with the hostility and prejudice as a result of the case, there's a dawning realisation for Scout of all the inequality and injustice in her world.

    Powerful and moving, this 'Great American Novel' is a must-have addition to every reader's bookshelf and with the publication of follow-up Go Set a Watchman already one of the biggest sellers of the year, now is the perfect time to rediscover the hugely important book.
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  • CHAO 13 years +

    Chaos Walking Trilogy - 3 Books (Collection)

    Patrick Ness

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    One of the most admired young adult series of recent times, this collection brings together all three books in Patrick Ness' shocking, exhilarating and thrilling Chaos Walking trilogy for one great Book People price.

    You'll be on tenterhooks throughout as you follow Prentisstown boy Todd Hewitt and his companion Viola Eade as they learn all about the new, challenging dystopian world they find themselves living in... Intelligently written, the books approach themes of gender politics, redemption, the meaning of war and good and evil's unclear distinction in a style designed to make readers (of all ages) think...

    Including the The Knife Of Never Letting Go, The Ask and The Answer and Monsters Of Men, these novels have won many awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Costa Children's Book Award and the CILIP Carnegie Medal - just about every award in children's fiction. Soon to be adapted into a film starring Star Wars' Daisy Ridley and current Spider-Man Tom Holland, they really are must-reads!
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  • LAMH 11 years +

    Looking After Your Mental Health (Paperback)

    Alice James

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    This lively and hugely accessible book encourages children to talk about their mental health and feelings.

    Covering everything from friendships and fall-outs to divorce and depression, this handy book is packed with practical advice about dealing with emotions and why we experience so many different ones on a day-to-day basis.

    From the experts at Usborne book, this is a must-have book for children trying to find their place in the world. It also discusses bereavement, sexuality and eating disorders.
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  • NOU2 12 years +

    Noughts & Crosses (Paperback)

    Malorie Blackman

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    Praised by Benjamin Zephaniah and widely regarded as one of the most inspiring and influential teen series of recent years, former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses is a book that tackles prejudice, racism, distrust and terrorism.

    Sephy and Callum have been friends since they were both very young and despite their feelings for each other indicating they want something more, that's as far as it can go...

    However, romance cannot be stopped even in a world full of anger, division and separation. Their love story ends up leading them both into terrible danger...
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  • HSA2 11 years +

    Trash (Paperback)

    Andy Mulligan

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    Andy Mulligan's novel Trash reveals a shocking and unforgettable landscape with a thrilling, thought-provoking and intense plot.

    Raphael, Gardo and Rat are dumpsite boys who spend their days wading through mountains of steaming trash in search of anything that they can sell in order to survive. Then, one day a small leather bag falls into their hands and soon they are running for their lives.

    Readers from 11+ will be enthralled by this thought-provoking and fast-paced novel.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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  • AWI2 11 years +

    A Wrinkle in Time (Paperback)

    Madeleine L'Engle

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    With her book A Wrinkle in Time, gifted children's author Madeleine L'Engle has created an absorbing science fiction novel that revolves around the likeable, misfit characters of Meg and her brother, Charles.

    Criticised by her teachers for doing badly at school and worried about her missing father, Meg is struggling with how wrong her life is when events take a mysterious turn. Together with Charles and her friend Calvin, she stumbles upon a gap in time through which the children embark on an amazing and dangerous adventure.

    A gripping read for any young adult fiction fan aged 11+ who have ever felt like the odd one out!
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  • AMLS 12 years +

    Andy McNab's Liam Scott Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Andy McNab

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    Full of action and excitement, this collection contains the first three books in Bravo Two Zero author Andy McNab's Liam Scott series of thrillers for young adults. These books have a no-holds-barred approach to the brutality and horrors of war.

    The New Recruit opens the series and is a book that asks the question of just what would you do if a prank went wrong and killed your best friend... Liam enrols in Army training in a bid to make amends and although the training is tough, he survives and is ready to thrive as a soldier. But then he comes face-to-face with his friend's brother while in Afghanistan...

    The New Patrol and The New Enemy continue Liam's story as he comes up against even more deadly threats including a traitor and finds himself on the hunt for a key terrorist target...
    Please note these books contain violence and strong language
    Format: paperback
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  • TALL

    Stand Tall Like a Mountain (Paperback)

    Suzy Reading

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    Suzy Reading's Stand Tall Like a Mountain inspires you to help your children think more positively and pay attention to all the important elements of their mental health.

    This empowering, illustrated book will help you help your children deal with everyday emotions, encourage them to express how they feel and learn all about their bodies and minds.

    It also encourages parents to learn from their children's actions and includes a selection of easy and fun yoga poses to help promote positivity. The ideas in this book will help your family gain better understanding of each other.
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  • NIEL 12 years +

    Susin Nielsen Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Susin Nielsen

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    Susin Nielsen writes fresh and contemporary teen tales that are warm-hearted and cover tricky subjects with wit and candour. Perfect for fans of Wonder and Annabel Pitcher, these heartfelt stand-alone stories cover themes of families, inclusivity and fitting in.

    My Messed-up Life finds Violet's dad leaving her and her mum for a 'new' and improved family. She's not impressed with her mum's new boyfriend so sets her sights on a man who will be the perfect partner and stepdad: George Clooney.

    We Are All Made of Molecules finds Stewart missing his late mum. His loneliness is even more apparent now he's moved in with the popular Ashley and her mum. Stewart can't quite fit in at school and Ashley can't get used to her awkward new home. And then they both attract the attention of the school hunk, Jared...

    Word Nerd is about a friendless nerd called Ambrose Bukowski and what happens when bullies try to kill him by putting a peanut in his sandwich...
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  • ARCD 11 years +

    Alex Rider Missions 1-10 MP3 CD Collection - 10 MP3 CDs (Audio)

    Anthony Horowitz

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    The Alex Rider books are packed with action and adventure and this audiobook collection contains the 14-year-old spy's first 10 missions.

    After being forcibly recruited into the deadly world of espionage following the death of his uncle in a car crash, Alex finds himself in ever-present mortal danger...

    Told at breakneck pace, these are awesome stories that will inspire children to pick up similar books.

    Ages 11 plus
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order. Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets
    Format: MP3 CD. Approximate listening time: 78 hours.
    Unabridged

    CDs in this collection:
    Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Ark Angel, Snakehead, Crocodile Tears, Scorpia Rising and Russian Roulette.
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  • URI2 13 years +

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Paperback)

    Mark Haddon

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    The narrator of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is 15-year-old Christopher who has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome.

    His obsessive and unusual take on life creates lots of hilarious situations but also brings incredible poignancy to the story. Christopher finds it hard to relate to people, particularly their emotions and feelings, so when he finds a dead dog and decides to solve the mystery of its death, his quest leads him into a difficult and unfamiliar territory that threatens to upset his carefully ordered existence.

    This is an intriguing and insightful novel that will appeal to readers from 13+.
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  • HBSC 12 years +

    Holly Bourne's Spinster Club Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Holly Bourne

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    Evie wants nothing more than to be considered 'normal'. But what does that actually mean?

    She's nearly off her meds and just started at a new college where no one knows her as the 'girl who went nuts'. She's determined to enjoy a fresh start, but soon her secrets start to spill...

    Amber is hoping to reconnect with her mother over a long summer break and finds herself falling for the prom king; and Lottie is determined to call out every instance of sexism she sees - but this comes at a price.

    Three fresh and contemporary young adult novels by Holly Bourne with important and timely messages about mental health, relationships and cyber bullying.

    For fans of authors like John Green, Jenny McLachlan and Sophia Bennett.
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  • PNGN 14 years +

    Penguin Originals Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

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    Featuring original and thought-provoking novels by the likes of John Steinbeck, Beverley Naidoo and Anne Fine, this collection celebrates the books that inspired generations.

    S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is the original teenage rebel story; Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War is a cult classic that tackles the issues schoolchildren face on a daily basis; and Steinbeck's The Pearl is a haunting novella about the perils of wealth.

    This collection also includes Carnegie Medal-winning author Naidoo's No Turning Back, a groundbreaking account of life in South Africa; Fine's The Tulip Touch asks what turns children to the criminal life; and Tamora Pierce's The Song of the Lioness is a fantasy classic with a feisty heroine at its heart.

    Format: paperback
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  • DAM2 12 years +

    Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (Paperback)

    Sue Townsend

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    For a pimples-and-all look at teenage life, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 has it covered. Spots, embarrassing parents, unrequited love, bullies and bad poetry feature in abundance in Sue Townsend's modern classic.

    Loveable outsider Adrian Mole's pseudo-intellectual observations on all aspects of teenage life will have young adult readers in stitches, but there are some thoughtful and sensitive observations that will strike a chord, too.

    A simply fantastic and very funny book from the much-missed Sue Townsend that introduced one of the most-loved characters of recent times.
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  • LFH2 13 years +

    The Lie Tree (Paperback)

    Frances Hardinge

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    Not only winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2015 but also the Costa Book of the Year, The Lie Tree is a brilliantly dark and mesmerising novel from Cuckoo Song author Frances Hardinge.

    Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances. As she searches through his belongings, she discovers a strange tree that only grows fruit if you whisper a lie to it. This fruit will then deliver a hidden truth to whoever eats it...

    The bigger the lie and the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. Faith realises how good she is at lying and that this tree may just hold the key to her father's murder... As begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community, her tales begin to spiral out of control and she discovers that wherever lies seduce, truths shatter...

    The Lie Tree was shortlisted for 2016's Carnegie Medal.
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  • PTND 12 years +

    Potion Diaries Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Amy Alward

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    A combination of The Hunger Games and The Princess Diaries, Amy Alward's (Zoella's editor) The Potion Diaries series is a funny, fresh and action-packed read that follows Sam as she heads off on a magical quest...

    The Princess of Nova has accidentally poisoned herself with a love potion and has now fallen head over heels in love with her own reflection. There's a nationwide hunt to find the cure and competitors all over the world are searching for rate ingredients in locations ranging from magical forests to frozen tundras...

    Samantha Kemi is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Hailing from a family of respected alchemists who have now fallen on hard times, she knows winning this competition would restore their reputation. But how shall we compete with the power of the ZoroAster megapharma company? She's also having boy trouble and, of course, the quest is all over social media...

    Format: paperback
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  • LTLW 12 years +

    Little Women Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Louisa May Alcott

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    One of the all-time classics, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is the touching and heartbreaking tale of the four March sisters: sensible Meg, tomboy Jo, shy Beth and fiery Amy.

    It follows the girls as they grow up and deal with life's various issues. From squabbles to struggles to make ends meet and missing their father to the perils of sickness, it's a novel that captures the feelings of impending adulthood.

    This collection contains Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys.

    Format: paperback
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  • ENWM 11 years +

    Emily of New Moon Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    L.M. Montgomery,LM Montgomery

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    The Emily of New Moon trilogy is a timeless, charming and unforgettable series from L.M. Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables.

    Emily Starr has never known what it is to be unloved. But when her father dies, she is left in the care of her mother's family. Emily is a stranger to the proud Murrays, none of whom think they can cope with such a heartbroken, headstrong girl...

    They decide to draw lots to see who should look after her and Emily is sent to live at New Moon with her stern Aunt Elizabeth, kind Aunt Laura and eccentric Cousin Jimmy.

    Although Emily is enchanted by her new home, she can't believe she will ever belong there. But then she makes some close friends and everything starts to make sense...

    Format: paperback
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  • PPUL 13 years +

    Philip Pullman Audio Collection - 7 MP3 CDs (Audio)

    Philip Pullman

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    Philip Pullman's books tackle important, controversial and difficult subjects with style, wisdom and authority. The His Dark Materials trilogy is often heralded as a modern masterpiece and it's featured on this unabridged audio collection across three CDs. There are also four CDs featuring the unabridged books from the Sally Lockhart Quartet.

    The monumental His Dark Materials books introduce Lyra, an orphan who lives in a parallel universe where science, theology and magic are entwined. As she embarks on a search for a sinister plot that involves stolen children, she soon finds herself on a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust... Now is the perfect time to listen to these thought-provoking and captivating stories before the BBC adaptation starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Clarke Peters arrives on our screens later this year.

    The Sally Lockhart Quartet opens with The Ruby in the Smoke, a book that finds Sally receiving an anonymous letter shortly after the death of her father at sea; the dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet... Sally decides to find out the truth about her father's death and finds herself plunged into a terrifying mystery in the heart of Victorian London - and it all seems to revolve around a deadly blood-soaked jewel.

    The His Dark Materials audiobooks are read by Philip Pullman and a full cast, while the Sally Lockhart Quartet is read by Anton Lesser.
    Approximate running time: 70 Hours 45 Minutes
    Ages 13 plus
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    Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets
    Format: MP3 CD

    MP3 CDs in this collection:
    Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well and The Tin Princess.
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  • OFM2 12 years +

    Of Mice and Men: Dyslexia-Friendly Edition (Paperback)

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    Savvy George and gentle giant Lennie are drifters, hustling for a living in a string of dead-end jobs. George looks out for Lennie as they move from town to town, running from trouble and dreaming big. A place of their own, a piece of land, a bit of money. But trouble follows Lennie like a shadow, and George has his work cut out to keep him safe.John Steinbeck's classic novel in a super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features that more readers can access and enjoy.
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  • KLVS 13 years +

    Kate Ling's Ventura Saga - 3 Books (Collection)

    Kate Ling

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    Readers of Veronica Roth (Divergent) and Beth Revis (Across the Universe) will love this compelling saga that tackles themes of mental health, forbidden romance and what it takes to be human.

    Set in the near future, this coming-of-age YA crossover features an epic love story and a heartbreaking journey that touches on family and friendship. The Loneliness of Distant Beings sees Seren's life change in ways she can barely comprehend after meeting Dom - she can't help but stay in his orbit.

    In The Glow of Fallen stars, Seren and Dom flee their old lives on board spaceship Ventura and end up crash-landing on an uninhabited planet that appears to be paradise. To survive, they must uncover the secrets of the mysterious planet - but at what cost?

    And in The Truth of Different Skies, Bea is chosen to go on a mission in space and must leave Earth forever. No matter what it takes, her life has to matter. But she didn't plan on falling in love before she left...
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  • COSH 9 years +

    The Complete William Shakespeare (Hardback)

    Anna Milbourne

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    The stories of William Shakespeare's plays are featured in this keepsake compendium. Each story includes short details about the main characters and a list of quotations.

    This is a book that will introduce children to the work of the Bard and will be referred to again and again by all ages.
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For a whole host of reasons, it's easy for reading (and the enjoyment of reading) to take a backseat during the complex teenage years. But, with this range of young adult books, we're sure that the teenager in your life will more likely be seen with a book in tow than without.

Aid the development of reading tastes

Being a teenager is about defining yourself – and alongside likes and dislikes, literature can play a bit part in making an individual. Whether you or the teenager you're buying for prefers fantasy, the supernatural, romance, realist or dystopian books, our collection is varied enough to appeal to all developing interests.

Give the gift of screen-free knowledge

The teenage years are as much about learning and studying as they are about finding your interests. Our range of non-fiction titles can help expand the mind in ever fascinating ways - from journals and autobiographies to exam companions, there's plenty to explore, and they're 100% screen-free!

Pick your titles

Take a look at our great range of fiction and non-fiction teen books above, pick a title, and you might be surprised by how well it's received by the teen in your household.

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