My Life As an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg. Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little ... odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to 'fix' all the problems of all the people [and pets] in her life.

My Life as An Alphabet Barry Jonsberg Winner of the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adults and the Gold Inky Award winner

Winger by Andrew Smith. Ryan Dean West is a 14-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy. With the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way.

Get this from a library! [Andrew Smith] -- Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who .

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. A kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is “grounded for life” by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack’s way once his mom loans him out to help a feisty old neighbor with a most unusual chore—typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town.

Dead End in Norvelt - In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore.

When Mr. Dog Bites / Brian Conaghan. A blindingly funny, poignant, and unforgettable story of a teen’s struggle to confront his Tourette’s and to take charge of his life.

When Mr. Dog Bites

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Granny by Anthony Horowitz. Twelve-year-old Joe Warden isn’t happy. Sure, he’s rich, but his parents don’t care about him. His grandmother should make everything better, except that Joe’s granny is a nightmare. She’s not just physically repulsive, she’s horribly mean. Everyone thinks she’s just a dotty old woman, but Joe knows the truth. He’s seen behind her mask and glimpsed the wicked glimmer in her eyes—she is pure evil. And now she’s out to get Joe . . .

Anthony Horowitz is a British writer. His works include the Alex Rider series, Sherlock Holmes and James Bond novels and Foyle's War for television.

The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy.

Julie becomes the "Good Guide" to two Mongolian brothers who ­arrive at her school. They're oddly dressed in huge woolly coats and Chengis is very protective of his younger brother ­Nergui. The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories by Terry Pratchett. Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster! Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who’s willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store . . .

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Awful Auntie by David Walliams. Aunt Alberta, may look respectable, with her posh friends and passion for tiddlywinks. But we think it’s a fair guess that she’s going to be awesomely evil… With a swindling aunt, a ghostly chimney sweep and a pet owl not called Hedwig. Spooky, daft and crazy funny.

Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret.

Dark Lord 1: The Teenage Years by Jamie Thomson. 13-year-old schoolboy, Dirk Lloyd, has a dark secret - he is the earthly incarnation of a Dark Lord, supreme ruler of the Darklands and leader of great armies of orcs and warriors, intent on destruction and bloody devastation. Following a colossal final battle between the forces of good and evil, the Dark Lord was defeated and hurled by his arch-foe's spells into the Pit of Uttermost Despair.

Winner of the 2012 Roald Dahl Funny Prize!Thirteen-year-old schoolboy, Dirk Lloyd, has a dark secret - in fact he is a dark secret.

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