When her home is destroyed in the 1941 Luftwaffe bombing, Grace Ryan moves in with relatives. There she meets Barry Malone, a boy from Liverpool. Barry begins to suspect their teacher Mr Pawlek of spying for the Nazis. But what starts as an exciting adventure puts their very lives in danger.
Dublin, 1922. Working class Annie Reilly is thrilled to win a scholarship to Eccles Street School. Through a classmate she meets Peter Scanlon, a student in Belvedere College. Peter sides with the rebels in the Civil War and carries messages for them. When Annie’s life is threatened, he has to decide where his loyalties lie.
Alice and Megan go to Lanzarote with Grace, for some fun in the sun. But life's never simple when Alice is around, and now she wants to fix Grace’s brother’s love life! Alice's schemes seem crazy, but sometimes she really can sort things out. Maybe Megan just needs to trust her best friend – even if it means helping mean girl, Melissa ...
A stirring story set against the background of the 1916 Rising. John Joe is a pupil in Padraig Pearse's school, and gets caught up in the dramatic events of the Rebellion. Compelling and evocative.
Best friends Anna and Denise need some cash, so they come up with a mad money-making scheme and the Instruments of Karma are born, taking revenge on bullies - for a fee!
But Karma is a funny old thing, and the girls learn that revenge isn't always sweet …
Part of a dance team who have turned from friends to enemies. Dealing with her dead brother’s ghost -- things sure aren't easy for Jessie! Her brother James -- sports star, popular kid, and apple of her parents' eyes -- has died in an accident, leaving Jessie to cope with her parents, classmates and stagefright.
Shortlisted for the Bookseller YA Prize 2015!
Jo can’t tell anyone how hard it is living with her mentally ill mother. Chris literally has no way to speak at all. Together, can they finally find their voices?
Ellen and Maggie have been best friends for as long as they can remember. But now Ellen’s not there and Maggie’s left alone and she feels no one understands what she is going through. Can Maggie get used to missing Ellen?
Rebecca’s mum Rosie writes books for adults, but when she writes a novel for teens, everyone thinks it's based on her daughter!
Rebecca is horrified and vows to prove that she is different.
But how will she show the world the real Rebecca?
Rebecca isn't looking forward to school after a summer full of music and excitement. Throw in a dad who is trying to take over his amateur musical, a mum who keeps reminding her that it's a big exam year, and an English teacher who has decided to become a novelist, and it's another eventful term for Rebecca.
Holidays mean no school for THREE months! Rebecca’s band Hey Dollface are going to a summer camp to become total rock stars. But there’s another band, the Crack Parrots, and they’re going to be trouble. As for romance, Cass's love life is complicated, while Rebecca’s doesn’t really exist at all …
Rebecca’s back and life is not quite working out. Her boyfriend has moved to Canada. She has annoyed my best friends Cass and Alice by moping. Things have got to change. So she's made some new rules. The most important one is: find something exciting to do. Something fun. Something new. Something like joining the school musical …