Shortlisted for the Peters Book of the Year. Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digby’s friend wasn’t that different from preparing to survive the Apocalypse.
When Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He’s rude, he’s smart, and he doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. But before she knows it, Digby has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a girl from their high school. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago. Peppered with razor-sharp dialogue, this is a romance that is decidedly unromantic, a crime novel where catching the crook isn’t the only hook, and a debut novel you won’t forget.
At seventeen Zac is given a choice: either go to a young offenders’ institute, or enrol in a rehabilitation scheme – a course that teaches juveniles how to cook.
Call Number：839.693／ E1
Josh Stephenson’s thirteenth year starts with a baffling sequence of events. His seventeen-year-old girl cousin moves into his house, making his bedroom a corridor, he devises a truancy plan to escape the embarrassment he suffers at school, and his estranged father sends him a stuffed falcon for his birthday. And on top of all that, he’s in love but wondering if dreams of love can ever come true. Josh goes to his secret hollow on the beach, a rocky outcropping along Iceland’s rugged coast, to try to work out if his life is being sucked into a black hole or if this is just being thirteen.
Written with passion and humor, this coming-of-age novel explores the juxtaposition of teenage angst and ecstasy.
Publisher：Faber & Faber
WINNER OF THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD WINNER OF THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015 For eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju, life in Dehli in the late 1970s follows a comfortable, predictable routine: bathing on the roof, queuing for milk, playing cricket in the street. Yet, everything changes when their father finds a job in America – a land of carpets and elevators, swimsuits and hot water on tap. Life is exciting for the two brothers as they adjust to prosperity, girls and 24-hour TV, until one hot, sultry day when everything falls apart. Darkly comic, Family Life is a story of a boy torn between duty and survival amid the ruins of everything he once knew.
Publisher：Simon & Schuster Children’s
The life of homeschooler Stevie Hart gets all shook up when she meets Max, a strange boy who survived a freak near-fatal accident and is now obsessed with death. He enlists her and her best friend, Sanger, to help him complete his absurd “23 Ways to Fake My Death Without Dying” checklist. What starts off as fun begins spiraling downward when Stevie’s diabetes sabotages her fumbling romance with Max, Sanger announces she’s moving out of state, and then death—real death—cuts a little too close to home.
Xing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana – yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in. When her mother dies, she moves with her older brother to live with venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and Hollywood actress Auntie Mei. Her only friend is Jay – a mixed raced Jamaican boy with a passion for classical music.
Then Xing Li’s life takes an even harsher turn: the school bullying escalates and her uncle requests she assist him in an unthinkable favour. Her happy childhood becomes a distant memory as her new life is infiltrated with the harsh reality of being an ethnic minority.
Consumed by secrets, violence and confusing family relations, Xing Li tries to find hope wherever she can. In order to find her own identity, she must first discover what it means to be both Chinese and British.
There I was: Cammie the Chameleon–the Gallagher Girl who had risked the most sacred sisterhood in the history of espionage. For a boy. But I was through with lying. And sneaking around. I was going to be…myself.
Despite Cammie’s best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her. Cammie and her friends must clear her name by discovering the truth about some mysterious guests…but this time the stakes for Cammie’s heart – and her beloved school – are even higher.
Call Number：813.600／ C15(3)
Here’s the thing about covert operations: bad things happen when you least expect them.
Teenage spy Cammie Morgan has a choice: fail her undercover mission, or fail her friend…