This month we have on offer 3 for 2 on all on teenage fiction. This is a perfect opportunity for our future adult bookworms to experience some amazing stories and a great way to pass the time while on holiday! We currently have in stock Patrick Ness' amazing Chaos Walking series.
The Knife of Never Letting Go is the first in the series and is the winner Of the Guardian Award 2008 and the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2008. Although being published in 2008 this remarkable book has only recently become more popular and adult versions of the story were released this year.
The protagonist is 13 year old Todd who lives in New Prentisstown. He is the last boy in an all male town and lives in the last town in an all male world. Or so he thinks. Only a month away from his 14th birthday, the birthday that will make him a man he begins to question what he beleives to be true. The thing about New Prentisstown; everyone can hear everyone elses thoughts. A mysterious disease has allowed both animals and humans to project their thoughts and the noise of New Prentisstown is overwhelming Todd, so when he stumbles across a rare patch of silence he is determined to hold onto it, no matter the cost.
Fast paced, exhilerating and moving The Knife of Never Letting Go takes dystopia to a whole new level. With the sympathetic and innocent voice of Todd to guide us we are introduced to all manner of characters, good and bad, and we follow Todd hand in hand as he grows up in a world filled with hate.
For readers 14 and up.
Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses has always been a favourite but in light of the recent release of Noble Conflict and the annoucement of her role as the Childrens Laureate we thought, why not reveiw a classic?
The book centers around two protagonists, Sephy a young girl whose father Kamal Hadley is Prime Minister who leads the life of a rich, sheltered Cross. And Callum, a Nought whose mother used to work for Sephy's family and their struggle in a world controlled by Crosses. The book centers on the protagonists' friendship as they continue to love one another whilst everyone tries to tear them apart.
Beautiful, touching and a sensitive way of addressing racism, Noughts and Crosses continues to be a startling piece of fiction and the story and characters will stick in your mind for many years to come.
For 13 and up.
Lissa Price's Starters is a book for all you Hunger Games fans and the sequel "Enders" is due to be released in January 2014. Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.
He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. But all is not what it seems.
Really enjoyable read, especially for you sci fi fans and a great summer book.
For ages 12 and up.
So there you have it, three great books for all you avid readers. Pop in and see our other amazing teenage books, all 3 for 2, especially for you.
Keep reading and enjoy the sun.
The Golden Treasury.