Teen and YA fiction

The Twice-Lived Summer of Bluebell Jones

What if you could have a second chance?

All Bluebell Jones wants for her thirteenth birthday is to be someone else: a carefree, confident teenager, like her big sister Tiger. Mum and Dad’s band are playing tiny Welsh seaside town Penkerry all summer long, so this is it: her big chance to transform into a whole new girl, before Mum’s new baby arrives and she’s a big sister too.

But she won’t have to do it alone. When Blue blows out her birthday candle, up pops Red, her fourteen-year-old self: brave, snarky, and surrounded by brilliant friends – Fifties-obsessed Fozzie, Dan the Donut, and the mysterious, charming Merlin. Red’s everything Blue wants to be. With her help from the future, predicting every embarrassing mis-step, Blue’s guaranteed to have the summer of her life.

But Red’s got a secret…

Don’t look so appalled, Blue. People lie to themselves all the time.’

‘strong characterisation and fabulous writing… an absolute heartbreaker’ – The Bookbag

‘contains all the heart, humour and huggable characters of [her] other books, but it also has a darker edge…the kind of book you want all your friends to read immediately’Chicklish

‘I would really recommend this book because the storyline’s probably like nothing you’ve ever read before if you’re twelve… This is now one of my favourite books’ – We Sat Down

For readers aged 11+

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My Invisible Boyfriend

My Invisible Boyfriend15-year-old Heidi is stuck at the boarding school for drop-outs where her parents teach, with only a cake-shop Saturday job to escape to.  She’s always been the new, odd, geeky kid – so when her coupled-up friends assume she’s got a secret boyfriend, she can’t resist going along with the idea.

Enter Gingerbread Ed, a sexy lovemuppet with a motorbike.  He’d be perfect – if only he was real, instead of based on Mycroft Christie, her favourite time-travelling TV detective.  But now her friends are sending him all kinds of revealing messages… Will all those little white lies destroy Heidi’s chance at real romance – and all her real friendships with it?

Every single secondary character comes to life on the page… and I want to be friends with all of them‘ – Wondrous Reads

“one of those books that makes you smile over and over again” – Reading Addict

utterly hilarious and well recommended‘ – Sally Nicholls

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Click here for other titles: Girl Meets Cake and My Invisible Boyfriend: US edition

Big Woo: My Not-so-secret Teenage Blog

Big Woo: UK edition
Original UK edition: Big Woo

Resolution #1: Be brilliant and interesting and totally honest on here, daily
Resolution #2: Make new friends due to the brilliant interestingness
Resolution #9: BE HAPPY AGAIN BY APRIL 22ND

April 22nd is when ‘The Incident’ happened, last year. Serafina67 gives herself until then to turn her life around – armed with her new internet identity, Crazy Pete the therapist, and the adorable patchworkboy. But her Dad’s marrying a Monster, her best friend’s not so friendly, and she’s eaten so many comfort Pringles she looks Pringnant.

Serafina67 *urgently requires life*. And you can get anything online, right?

‘The funniest YA book I’ve ever read’Keris Stainton

‘a brilliant and well-balanced exploration of the pros and cons of internet friendship and the type of honesty that it’s easier to show online than in person… *loves this book* Totally lolarious and very highly recommended’ Chicklish

‘Georgia Nicolson fans will adore this hilarious headlong teen-blog’ – Julia Eccleshare

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5 thoughts on “Teen and YA fiction”

  1. I love this book called Girl Meet Cake and I didnt want it to end please do another book about Heidi and her relationship with Rupert aka tEddy

  2. I really want to read the book My Invisible Boyfriend. I have read the Pea books and my favourite is Pea’s book of birthdays. I prefer your YA fiction now I am a bit older. The character I am most like is Clover because I love acting and even though I am shy I can be a bit dramatic….. I love Alice in Wonderland too and I’m quite mature for my age. 🙂 (like clover)
    Thanks for being so amazing 🙂 Love your books 🙂
    Rosie Xx

    1. Hi Rosie – thanks so much for commenting. You do sound a lot like Clover!

      If you’re ready to move on to some ‘older’ books, that’s brilliant – My Invisible Boyfriend has a school musical in the background, and lots of ‘dramatic’ characters. If that’s a bit too ‘teenagery’ for you, you might enjoy The Twice-Lived Summer of Bluebell Jones too. They are quite different from the Pea books though…

      Hope you can track them down in your local library 🙂
      Best wishes, Susie xx

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