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Category: ROMANCE

ROMANCE

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    With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.

    The Kissing Booth, a Level 4 Reader, is A2+ in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, introducing more complex uses of present perfect simple, passives, phrasal verbs and simple relative clauses. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear regularly.

    Elle has one more year of high school left and she has never been kissed. When she decides to make a kissing booth for the school carnival, she kisses Noah, her best friend Lee’s brother, and her life changes. But Noah is older than Elle, and Lee will not be happy. Will Elle listen to her head or her heart?

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    Another delicious story in the Chocolate Box Girls series, following Cherry Crush and Marshmallow Skye. A scrumptious read that will be lapped up by fans of the series and girls who love Jacqueline Wilson too.

    Summer has always dreamed of dancing, and when a place at ballet school comes up, she wants it so badly it hurts.
    Middle school ends and the holidays begin, but unlike her twin and their other three sisters, Summer has no time for lazy days and sunny beach parties. Theaudition becomes her obsession, and things start spiralling out of control . . .
    The more Summer tries to find perfection, the more lost she becomes. Will she realise – with the help of the boy who wants more than friendship – that dreams come in all shapes and sizes?

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    In Ruby Winters’ world, colour opens some doors and slams others shut. Her opulent Johannesburg neighbourhood is a far cry from the streets of Soweto where anger and hatred simmer under the surface.

    Ruby can’t resist the blue-eyed Afrikaans boy who brings her the exciting rush of first love, but whose presence brings hushed whispers and disapproving glances. She might not see race, colour or creed – but it seems everybody else does . . .

    This dazzling novel will entrance teenage and adult readers alike.

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    I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we’re something we’re not… But until that day, I’m going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in real life.

    Penny has a secret.

    Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog.

    But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover – and her closest friendship – forever.

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    Sufiya Ahmed has recently written for the bestselling non-fiction anthology IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BURQA. Read her debut YA novel now!

    Life as Zeba knows it could be over for good . . .

    Zeba Khan is like any other sixteen-year-old girl: enjoying herself, waiting for exam results . . . and dreaming of the day she’ll meet her one true love.

    Except her parents have other plans.

    In Pakistan for the summer, Zeba’s world is shattered. Her future is threatened by an unthinkable – and forced – duty to protect her father’s honour.

    But does she hold the secrets that will help her escape?

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    Mclean never lets herself get too attached . . .

    After the scandal of her mother’s affair, Mclean and her dad chose life on the road. But since losing her family and home, Mclean has lost herself too; she’s been Eliza, then Lizbet, then Beth – changing her name as often as she changes towns. Until now. Her new neighbour, Dave, is like no one she’s met before. Is it finally time to stop reinventing? Or will Mclean turn her back on the new life she loves, without even saying goodbye?

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    For fifteen-year-old Haven this is the summer where everything changes.

    Dad is remarrying. Her sister Ashley is planning a wedding of her own. They’re both moving on, but Haven is lost in memories of a time when life was happy and her family was whole.

    And then Ashley’s ex, the charming and funny Sumner Lee, arrives in town. He reminds Haven of carefree days gone by, and she can’t help but wonder – has fate brought this person from her past back to change her future?

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    Peyton, Sydney’s charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion’s share of their parents’ attention and – lately – concern. When Peyton’s increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?
    Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac: gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.

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    Ruby Cooper likes to expect the worst. That way, she’s never disappointed.

    Abandoned by her mother and forced to leave the house she calls home, Ruby is facing too many changes. Her lonely world has been transformed into a life of luxury by her long lost sister, but all Ruby wants to do is leave – she can make it on her own. Even Nate, the gorgeous boy-next-door can’t seem to change her mind. Will Ruby realize first impressions don’t always count? And that sometimes, people can surprise you, so it’s ok to let the closest ones in . . .

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    I’m Annabel. I’m the girl who has it all. Model looks, intelligence, a great social life. I’m one of the lucky ones. Aren’t I?

    My ‘best friend’ Sophie is spreading rumours about me. My family is slowly falling apart. It’s turning into a long, lonely summer, full of secrets and silence.

    But I’ve met this guy who won’t let me hide away. He’s one of those intense types, obsessed with music and totally unafraid of confrontation. He’s determined to make me listen. Will I ever find the courage to tell him what really happened the night Sophie and I stopped being friends?

    Captivating, emotionally turbulent, unputdownable teenage fiction – the natural step up for older Cathy Cassidy fans.

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    Auden has always felt like the odd one out. Since her parents’ divorce she’s shied away, studying lots and staying out of the party scene.

    But now Auden’s realized there must be something more and, just like that, she changes everything. Moving to her dad’s house opens up a whole new world of beach parties, food fights – and simply having fun.

    As she gets to know herself – and a secretive boy with dark, brooding eyes – can Auden begin to let go and finally feel like she truly belongs?

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  • That Was Then, This Is Now

    Byron and Mark are like brothers but when they get to 16 things begin to change. Byron is into girls but Mark is only interested in making money, yet they still enjoy hustling pool games in Charlie’s Bar. When Charlie is killed defending them in a brawl Byron and Mark begin to drift apart. Byron is in love with Cathy and has to make the decision of his life when her drug-addicted brother goes missing.

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    Sydney Sage is an Alchemist – she protects vampire secrets – and human lives.

    In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she is struggling to decide between following her Alchemist teachings – or her heart.

    Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch, a former Alchemist who is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought.

    There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for the person attacking powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood – or else she might be next.

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    Olivia and her twin brother, Aidan, are heading alone back to Earth following the virus that completely wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety.

    Nathan’s ship is heading in the opposite direction. But on the journey it is attacked. Only a few survive.

    Their lives unexpectedly collide. Nathan and Olivia are instantly attracted to each other, deeply, head over heels.

    But not everyone is pleased. Surrounded by rumours, deception, even murder, is it possible to live out a happy-ever-after…?

    ‘Full of nail-biting adventure, interstellar conflict and then passion…keeps us guessing to the last’
    Sunday Times

    ‘Goes boldly where few YA titles have gone before…a combination of Star Trek, Ten Things I Hate About You and a murder mystery. What’s not to like?’
    Guardian

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    One girl. Two boys. The biggest decision of her life . . .

    Just when Isabel thinks she had everything mapped out, life proves that when it comes to love, you can never have all the answers . . .

    Isabel has only ever loved two boys, Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher. She’s grown up with them, and can’t imagine life without them.

    One broke her heart, the other made her happier than she ever thought she’d be.

    But each brother is keeping a secret from Isabel, and this summer she must choose between the Fisher boys, once and for all. Which brother will it be?

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    She has only ever loved two boys . . .

    Isabel spends every summer at the beach. But this summer is different. This is the summer she turns pretty – the year two brothers will notice her for the first time.

    Conrad – unavailable, aloof – who she’s been in love with forever.

    Jeremiah – friendly, relaxed – the only one who’s ever really paid her any attention.

    Friendship is no longer enough. From first kisses to first loves, seasons pass, promises are made and hearts are broken. Now Isabel must make the most difficult decision of all.

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    Everything that happened this past summer, and every summer before it, has all led up to this. To now.

    Every year Isabel spends a perfect summer at her favourite place in the world – the Fisher family’s beach house. It has everything a girl could want: a swimming pool, a private stretch of sandy beach . . . and two boys.

    Unavailable, aloof Conrad – who she’s been in love with forever – and friendly, relaxed Jeremiah, the only one who’s ever really paid her any attention.

    But this year something is different. This year, the boys seem to really notice Isabel for the first time. It’s going to be an amazing summer – and one she’ll never forget . . .

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    One girl. Two boys. An impossible decision to make . . .

    When something is perfect, you hope it lasts forever. But Isabel’s lazy, long hot summers at her family friends’ beach house are over.

    Conrad is the only boy she’s ever loved. But he’s left for college, taking her heart with him. Jeremiah, his gorgeous younger brother, is still Isabel’s best friend – but maybe friendship isn’t enough for him anymore . . .

    Isabel just wants everything to stay the same, because change means moving on. But if she stops looking back, could she find a future she never knew she wanted?

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  • Undercover Princess

    Lottie Pumpkin is an ordinary girl who longs to be a princess, attending Rosewood Hall on a scholarship.

    Ellie Wolf is a princess who longs to be ordinary, attending Rosewood Hall to avoid her royal duties in the kingdom of Maradova.

    When fate puts the two fourteen-year-olds in the same dorm, it seems like a natural solution to swap identities: after all, everyone mistakenly believes Lottie to be the princess anyway.

    But someone’s on to their secret, and at Rosewood nothing is ever as it seems…

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    Lottie Pumpkin is an ordinary girl who longs to be a princess; Ellie Wolf is a princess who longs to be ordinary. When fate puts them in the same dorm at Rosewood Hall, the two come up with the perfect solution: to swap places.

    Now back for their second year at Rosewood, Connie and Ellie are close as ever, and learning more about their new roles.

    But strange things are happening at Rosewood. With pupils being poisoned, it seems like the threat of secret organisation Leviathan is growing closer.

    Lottie and Ellie are determined to find the culprit. But is danger closer than they think?

    PRINCESS IN PRACTICE is the sequel to the hugely popular UNDERCOVER PRINCESS.

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