In may i have bought 12 books which are:

boy who liedThe boy who lied by Kim Slater : Ed is a liar. It started when his dad went to prison and now he can’t seem to stop. When his younger brother, Sam, goes missing one day, nobody believes Ed when he says he can’t remember what happened. He’s used to going without, but living without his brother is impossible. With the police and press asking questions and friends turning against the family, Ed is left trying to find Sam with only the help of his new neighbour, Fallon.When the two stumble on a secret that even Ed could never have imagined, it’s up to him uncover the truth. A sensitive and engaging  novel about brotherhood, hardship and being yourself.

only childOnly Child by Rhiannon Navin : We all went to school that Tuesday like normal. Not all of us came home.When the unthinkable happens, six-year-old Zach is at school. Huddled in a cloakroom with his classmates and teacher, he is too young to understand that life will never be the same again.Afterwards, the once close-knit community is left reeling. Zach’s dad retreats. His mum sets out to seek revenge. Zach, scared, lost and confused, disappears into his super-secret hideout to try to make sense of things. Nothing feels right , can he remind the grown-ups how to love again?


gifted talented meThe gifted the talented and me by William Sutcliffe : Fifteen-year-old Sam is not a famous vlogger, he’s never gone viral, and he doesn’t want to be the Next Big Thing. In fact he’s ordinary and proud of it.None of which was a problem until Dad got rich and Mum made the whole family move to London. Now Sam’s off to the North London Academy for the Gifted and Talented, where everyone’s busy planning Hollywood domination . Sam knows he’ll never belong, even if he wanted to. And that’s before he ends up on stage wearing nothing but a fur onesie.


normal people


Normal People by Sally Rooney : Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life-changing begins.



all lonely peopleAll the lonely people by David Owen : Everyone tells Kat that her online personality  isn’t her true self. Kat knows otherwise. The internet is her only way to cope with a bad day .But when she’s the target of a trolling campaign, she feels she has no option but to Escape, Delete, Disappear. Without her virtual self, who is she?             She brought it on herself. Or so Wesley keeps telling himself as he dismantles Kat’s world. It’s different, seeing one of his victims in real life and not inside a computer screen – but he’s in too far to back out now.As soon as Kat disappears online, Wesley realises he is the only one left who remembers her. Overcome by remorse Wesley resolves to stop her disappearing completely.

starfishStarfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman : Kiko  has always had a hard time saying what she’s thinking. Her mother makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin.But Kiko doesn’t get into Prism,  and her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to tour art schools on the West Coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back.Outside the constricting walls of her home life, Kiko learns transformative truths about herself, her past, and how to be brave.

truth about keeping secretsThe truth about keeping secrets by Savannah Brown : Sydney’s dad is the only psychiatrist for miles around in their small Ohio town. He is also unexpectedly dead.Sydney believes the crash was anything but an accident. And when the threatening texts begin, and June Copeland – homecoming queen and golden child – appears at his funeral out of nowhere, she’s sure of it.But through Sydney’s newfound relationship with June, she’s given a glimpse of a life without the darkness of an unresolved grief and the chance, just maybe, of a fresh start.Until it’s clear that the secrets won’t go away, and the truth might bring everything crashing down.

good girls guide

A Good girls guide to murder by Holly Jackson : The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie was murdered by Sal . The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the crime, Pip isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her EPQ, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?



girl called shamelessA girl called shameless by Laura Steven: It’s been two months since a leaked explicit photo got Izzy involved in a political sex scandal – and the aftershock is far from over. The Bitches Bite Back movement is gathering momentum as a forum for teenage feminists, and when a girl at another school has a sex tape shared online, once again Izzy leads the charge against the slut-shamer. This time she wants to change the state law on revenge porn.Izzy and her best friend Ajita are as hilarious as ever, using comedy to fight back against whatever the world throws at them, but Izzy is still reeling from her slut-shaming ordeal, feeling angry beyond belief and wondering – can they really make a change?

born for thisI Was born for this by Alice Oseman : For Angel  life is about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything she loves – her friend Juliet, her dreams, her place in the world.Jimmy  owes everything to The Ark. He’s their frontman – and playing in a band with his mates is all he ever dreamed of doing.But dreams don’t always turn out the way you think and when Jimmy and Angel are unexpectedly thrust together, they find out how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be.


meat marketMeat Market by Juno Dawson : Jana Novak’s history sounds like a classic model cliché: tall and gangly, she’s uncomfortable with her androgynous looks until she’s unexpectedly scouted and catapulted to superstardom.But the fashion industry is as grimy as it is glamorous. And there are unexpected predators at every turn.Jana is an ordinary girl from a south London estate, lifted to unimaginable heights. But the further you rise, the more devastating your fall …


one of us is lyingOne of us is Lying by Karen M McManus : Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive.Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule.Sports star Cooper only knows what he’s doing in the baseball diamond.Bad boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime.Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life.And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won’t ever talk about any of them again.He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it’s no accident. All of them are suspects.

Have you read any of these books? Or any on your TBR pile too, let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading any love is hugely appreciated.


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