Teen+ Fiction

The hours Before Dawn
by Celia Fremlin
This beautifully written psychological thriller was written in 1950s London and follows an exhausted housewife called Louise.
Her lack of sleep, due to her baby son’s sudden outbursts of hectic crying, causes Louise to lose her sense of what is reality.
A mysterious lodger, Ms Brandon, causes even more tension in Louise’s chaotic life when suspicions arise about her identity, and why she is there.
The Hours Before Dawn proves as shockingly relevant to readers today as when it was first written. A must-read book that builds an atmosphere of mounting suspense.
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Orbiting Jupiter
By Gary D. Schmidt
Orbiting Jupiter is a heart-breaking novel about a 14-year-old boy called Joseph Brook. He has an unusual obligation for someone so young – to look after his daughter, Jupiter.
Jupiter was taken into care after Joseph was sent to a juvenile facility for almost killing a teacher. Joseph has a burning desire to find his daughter, and Jack, his 12 year old foster brother is keen to help him.
Follow the two boys in their gripping adventure. Schmidt’s words are beautiful but tragic and the story he tells is beyond a must-read. A short and satisfying novel for anyone who desires a real story.
This is a young-adult fiction which falls between the tragedy and romance genres. The book was chosen by New York bestselling author Jennifer Niven for the Zoella book club 2017.
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