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Books for Young Adults

Books for Young Adults

Big enough to get lost in but small enough to find a really good book to read, we think our Young Adult section is possibly the best in South London.

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

Hardback £17.99

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. Sheila has given this book to her nieces, and nephews everyone at Village Books believes this is the must read for everyone under 14 or maybe under 104!.

Arena 13: The Prey

Arena 13: The Prey

Paperback £6.99

Arena 13 was a very thrilling experience for me, as when I started reading it I could never put it down. The way the author told the story was amazing. It flowed extraordinarily well and Leif who is the main character in the book, is very skilled in the arena with a sword and his feelings are transmitted exceptionally well. I love how this is set in a dystopian future where people have been overthrown by a race called the djinn, and we can breed something called lacs for combat in the arenas. A woman called Ada has pattern sentience into one Lac and this is a real eye-opener, it’s amazing and I hope Joseph Delaney is on the verge of publishing a book just as good.
If you want to start with the arena 13 series I recommend you begin at the very start of the series when we are first introduced to the main characters. You find out who is the father of Leif is in a mysterious way. We also learn that he is half genthai who have a wolf god called Thangar. The idea behind it simply amazing as is the storyline, it’s so well that you can’t put it down.
Guillermo Sainz
Age 11, year 7
Dragons Green

Dragons Green

Hardback £12.99

The first title in a magical new children’s series, from the bestselling adult novelist. When Effie Truelove joins the Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled and Strange, she soon embarks on the most dangerous journey of her life – will her new school friends help her and can they unlock the hidden meaning of an old book called Dragon’s Green in a bid to save the universe from the Diberi?

Anna and the Swallow Man

Anna and the Swallow Man

Paperback £7.99

Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WW2 story. Krakow, 1939, is no place to grow up. There are a million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs.

And Anna Lania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father and suddenly, she’s alone. Then she meets the Swallow Man. He is a mystery, strange and tall.

And like Anna’s missing father, he has a gift for languages: Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, even Bird. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced. Over the course of their travels together, Anna and the Swallow Man will dodge bombs, tame soldiers, and even, despite their better judgement, make a friend.

But in a world gone mad, everything can prove dangerous …

Following Ophelia

Following Ophelia

Paperback £7.99

From the author of the Threads series comes a sizzling romance full of beauty, desire, betrayal and deceit, set against the glittering backdrop of London’s Pre-Raphaelite art scene. Award author Bennett brings to life a world of gorgeous dresses, glamorous parties and scandal. Ages: 12-16yrs

Just Call Me Spaghetti Hoop Boy

Just Call Me Spaghetti Hoop Boy

Paperback £6.99

My name is Adam Butters. I live on planet Earth, I like eating spaghetti hoops and I’m going to be a SUPERHERO. Superheroes solve problems and make people happy, and that’s good because my mum needs cheering up. Also, I’ve found out that before I was adopted my real mum called me ACE. So now I’ve got to prove to the world that’s what I am…

It’s not a secret that 11 year old Adam Butters is adopted, but what he didn’t know was that his mother originally called him Ace. A heartwarming and funny story about his quest to find his birth-mother and show her that he really is ace. From the author of A Boy Called Hope

History Is All You Left Me

History Is All You Left Me

Paperback £7.99

An incredibly moving exploration of love, life and death – with more than a few twists – from bestselling author, Adam Silvera. If you read one book this year, let it be this one. This is an incredibly moving and heartwarming exploration tale of loss, life and death. Ages: 12+

One Memory of Flora Banks

One Memory of Flora Banks

Paperback £7.99

Flora Banks suffers from anterograde amnesia in which she can’t remember anything day to day. That is until she has her first kiss, but then the boy disappears. A novel of heart-stopping suspense and haunting obsession.

Life in a Fishbowl

Life in a Fishbowl

Paperback £7.99

A hilarious, gut-wrenching and triumphant story of one teen’s grief for her father and her battle against the reality TV show she’s unwillingly starring in. For Patrick Ness fans. Ages: 12+

What our customers say

Everyone there is enthusiastic and friendly. They really know about books, and they display them so enticingly that it is hard to walk past! They are expert at looking up obscure publications, and efficient at getting most things in the very next day. Couldn’t be better.

This is the best bookshop I know. A small shop, packed with stock, it is run by helpful and knowledgeable staff, who obviously enjoy reading, and are willing and able to advise customers. Orders arrive within 24 hours. Book selection for children is particularly good.


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