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Horace and Harriet

Clare Elsom
Oxford University Press, 2018

Accompanied by brilliant illustrations from the author Clare Elsom comes this tale of a friendship between young girl, Harriet, and a statue, Horace. Harriet is seven. And three quarters. Horace is seventeenth century. And a statue! But their friendship is rock solid! Every time he steps off his pedestal he's ready for all sorts of adventures.

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Where the world ends

Geraldine McCaughrean
Usborne, 2018

Carnegie medal-winning author 2018 Geraldine McCaughrean brings out this historical survival story for young readers aged 10 to 12. Based on true events. Set in the fascinating archipelago of St Kilda's in 1727, meet Quill and his friends. They are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home.

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Gunslinger girl

Lyndsay Ely
Jimmy Patterson Books, 2018

Serendipity Jones, the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow's West. Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. When her father attempts to marry her off to a stranger, she runs away from their humble farming commune and ends up in the most dangerous, decadent city on the continent: Cessation (a lawless Las Vegas). Pity becomes the star of the Theater Vespertine as a trick sharpshooter and there she finds fame, friendship and-- what she most wanted-- belonging.

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Life lik3

Jay Kristoff
Knopf, 2018

From the bestselling author Jay Kristoff comes the first book in a new series that's part Romeo and Juliet, part Terminator, and all adrenaline
On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn't looking for trouble--she's too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she's on the local gangster's wanted list, and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Worst of all, she's discovered she can somehow destroy machines with the power of her mind, and a bunch of puritanical fanatics are building a coffin her size because of it.

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