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The Hate U Give (Paperback, Movie Tie-In): Angie Thomas The Hate U Give (Paperback, Movie Tie-In)
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R185 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R26 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Movie tie-in edition of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller and Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner, now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Amandla Stenberg.

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.

The Edge Of The Shadows - The Edge Of Nowhere: Book 3 (Paperback): Elizabeth George The Edge Of The Shadows - The Edge Of Nowhere: Book 3 (Paperback)
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R331 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R55 (17%) In stock

Late summer on Whidbey Island. After nine weeks of no rain the fire season has arrived . . . along with a fire starter who soon begins tormenting the residents of this peaceful Pacific Northwest idyll with fires that escalate in intensity. Becca King and her friends Jenn and Derric are with her at the county fair when the third fire starts in a shed housing animals. The shed is destroyed, some of the animals are killed, and Becca hears from the nearby forest the 'whispers' of the fire starter who has remained to watch the havoc. More fires ensue and the situation escalates until someone dies. Becca thinks she knows who's behind it all, but only with the help of her friends and the development of her own incipient psychic talents can the perpetrator be brought to justice.

The Treatment (Paperback): C.L. Taylor The Treatment (Paperback)
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R193 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R57 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Cecelia Ahern's Flawed meets Never Let Me Go in the pulse-pounding YA thriller from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author of The Escape. "You have to help me. We're not being reformed. We're being brainwashed." All sixteen year old Drew Finch wants is to be left alone. She's not interested in spending time with her mum and stepdad and when her disruptive fifteen year old brother Mason is expelled from school for the third time and sent to a residential reform academy she's almost relieved. Everything changes when she's followed home from school by the mysterious Dr Cobey, who claims to have a message from Mason. There is something sinister about the `treatment' he is undergoing. The school is changing people. Determined to help her brother, Drew must infiltrate the Academy and unearth its deepest, darkest secrets. Before it's too late.

Waking Nightmare (Hello Neighbor, Book 2) (Paperback): Carly Anne West Waking Nightmare (Hello Neighbor, Book 2) (Paperback)
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R142 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R43 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The second pulse-pounding original story based on the hit video game HELLO NEIGHBOR. Unwind the mystery at the heart of the game! It's been four months since Nicky Roth has seen his best friend and neighbour, Aaron Peterson. Aaron's father, a reclusive theme park designer, told the town that Aaron and his sister Mya are living with a relative far away, but Nicky can't seem to accept it. Plagued by terrifying nightmares of robotic mannequins, rotting theme parks, and a dark basement, Nicky teams up with his friends from school to find out what really happened to Aaron and Mya. Together, they start piecing together a picture more disturbing than they could have imagined. The screams coming from the neighbor's house can't be nothing, and Nicky is determined to get to the bottom of where his friends went, and what-if anything-can be done to save them. Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout.

The Bad Guys: Episode 7&8 (Paperback): Aaron Blabey The Bad Guys: Episode 7&8 (Paperback)
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R148 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R42 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys... and they even smell like the Bad Guys in this fully illustrated, laugh-out-loud adventure. Mr Wolf and his bad, bad buddies are getting ready for an out of this world adventure. Will they come back down to earth? And, if they do, will they survive what's waiting for them? Should you panic? Should you cry? NO! Just sit back and watch the fur fly as the world's baddest good guys take on two new adventures.

Case Files (Pok mon: Detective Pikachu) (Paperback): Meredith Rusu Case Files (Pok mon: Detective Pikachu) (Paperback)
Meredith Rusu
R147 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R35 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Girl Who Came Out of the Woods (Paperback): Emily Barr The Girl Who Came Out of the Woods (Paperback)
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R175 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R46 (26%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

When you wake up and realise you're trending #GirlOutoftheWoods

Arty has always lived in the Clearing, a commune hidden in the forests of south India. But her happy life, separate from the rest of the world, is shattered after a terrible event.

For the first time, Arty must leave her home, and head into the intriguing but frightening outside world. On the streets of India, a chance encounter leads to her becoming an unwilling overnight celebrity.

As she embarks on her journey, she discovers she is being followed by thousands of strangers, who seem to know her every move...

Forced to fight against mysterious hashtags and being constantly photographed, how can she find the help she desperately needs?

Everything is changing too fast for this girl who came out of the woods... could she be running into a trap?

The new thriller from the acclaimed author of The One Memory of Flora Banks, perfect for fans of Karen McManus, E. Lockhart and Sophie McKenzie.

Beauty Sleep (Hardcover): Kathryn Evans Beauty Sleep (Hardcover)
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R170 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R41 (24%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Laura was dying. There was no cure for her illness. So her family decided to grasp a desperate last hope - Laura was frozen until she could be cured.

But what happens when you wake up one day and the world has moved on forty years? Your best friend is middle-aged, your parents presumed dead. Could you find a new place to belong? Could you build a new life - while solving the mystery of what happened to the old one?

Dark secrets lurk in the future of the girl from the past…

Catching Teller Crow (Paperback): Ambelin Kwaymullina, Ezekiel Kwaymullina Catching Teller Crow (Paperback)
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R214 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R90 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

*Winner of the Victorian Premier YA Prize for Literature - one of Australia's most prestigious writing awards* An extraordinary thriller, told from the perspective of two Aboriginal protagonists, which weaves together themes of grief, colonial history, violence, love and family. Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since she died. Her dad, a detective, is the only one who can see and hear her, and he's drowning in grief. Only a suspected murder, and a mystery to solve, might save them both. And they have a potential witness: Isobel Catching. Aboriginal by birth, like Beth, she seems lost and isolated in the world. But as the two get closer, Isobel's strange tale of glass-eyed monsters and stolen colours will intertwine with Beth's investigation - and reveal something dark and terrible at the heart of this Australian town . . .

Our Castle by the Sea (Hardcover): Lucy Strange Our Castle by the Sea (Hardcover)
Lucy Strange
R335 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R79 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Spring-Heeled Jack (Paperback): Philip Pullman Spring-Heeled Jack (Paperback)
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R160 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R53 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A fun, thriller of an adventure told in words and pictures from master storyteller, Philip Pullman, including beautiful cover illustration by Peter Bailey and sumptuous illustrations throughout by David Mostyn. Rose and Lily and their little brother Ned live in an orphanage - a terrible place, where the porridge is thin and cold, and nobody smiles. One dark and stormy night, they decide enough is enough, and they run away. But hiding in the shadows, as they make their way through the dangerous back streets of London, is Mack the Knife: the most villainous of villains . . . Hiding above the streets, leaping through the air, is Spring-Heeled Jack. He dresses like the devil and his name creates shivers in people, but he is ready for action against the evil-doers and scallywags of the city's dark streets - Mack the Knife included - and he might just be able to save the orphans.

The Choice Between Us (Paperback): Edyth Bulbring The Choice Between Us (Paperback)
Edyth Bulbring
R230 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R51 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

A story of two girls living in Johannesburg. Two acts of betrayal, set more than fifty years apart.Jenna Moore, a troubled fifteen-year-old, is packing up her Aunt C-C's Johannesburg house. She pries open a locked drawer and finds an old letter addressed to her aunt. One of a few words stands out clearly: MURDERER.As Jenna discovers the clues which reveal the secret her aunt has attempted to keep hidden all her life, she is forced to confront her own shameful act of betrayal.

I'll Never Tell (Hardcover): Abigail Haas I'll Never Tell (Hardcover)
Abigail Haas
R384 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R70 (18%) Pre-order

For fans of the New York Times bestseller One of Us Is Lying comes a page-turning crime novel with a shocking twist, inspired by the Amanda Knox and Natalee Holloway cases.

Friends for life. Or death.

Spring break. Aruba.

Swimming, sunshine, and golden beaches. It was supposed to be the best time of Anna's life. Paradise.

But then the unthinkable happens. Anna's best friend is found brutally murdered. And when the local police begin to investigate the gruesome crime, suspicion falls on one person--Anna.

They think she's dangerous, and they're determined to prove her guilt. With the police and media sparking a witch-hunt against her, Anna is running out of time to prove her innocence. But as she digs deeper into her friend's final moments, she finds a tangled web of secrets, lies and betrayal.

Will she clear her name in time?

And when the truth is finally revealed, it's more shocking than anyone could have imagined...

Our Castle by the Sea (Paperback): Lucy Strange Our Castle by the Sea (Paperback)
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R169 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R50 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the bestselling author of THE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE WOOD comes an exciting wartime mystery entwined with magic and myth ... 'A beautiful story.' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars '[A] mesmerising second novel' THE TELEGRAPH 'A poignant and uplifting tale packed with adventure, atmosphereand intriguing characters.' MAIL ON SUNDAY England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart. This is the story of a girl who is small, afraid and unnoticed. A girl who freezes with fear at the enemy planes ripping through the skies overhead. A girl who is somehow destined to become part of the strange, ancient legend of the Daughters of Stone ...

All Aboard the Voyage of Discovery (Hardcover): Emily Hawkins, Tom Adams All Aboard the Voyage of Discovery (Hardcover)
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R374 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R105 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Welcome on deck of the Voyage of the Discovery! The year is 1927. Travelling on board with us is an illustrious collection of some of the greatest minds of their generation. From the fields of science, engineering, geography and history, our experts have come together to explain some of history's greatest inventions to improve communication, including the printing press, radio, telephones and television. But there's a conundrum afoot and they need YOU to help them. Can you decipher the puzzles to solve the mystery of the missing movie? The stylish Art-Deco-inspired pages of this lavish volume are strewn with novelty ephemera, from postcards and tickets to booklets, code ciphers and maps, which bring to life the mystery as you solve the puzzles to continue your whistle-stop tour around the world. Full steam ahead for the interactive adventure of a lifetime!

Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee (Paperback): Mary G Thompson Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee (Paperback)
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R218 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R87 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Cousins Amy and Dee were kidnapped by a stranger as children. Now, sixteen-year-old Amy is back with her parents. Dressed in purple and clutching a plastic doll, she refuses to answer questions. As Amy struggles towards a normal teenage life, her family - and the police - press her for information. Unable to escape her past, Amy realizes she has to confront the truth. How did she survive? How did she escape? And what happened to Dee?

A Crown of Dragons (Paperback): Chris D'Lacey A Crown of Dragons (Paperback)
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R166 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R50 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Michael has completed two missions for UNICORNE, but still hasn't found his missing father. When asked to investigate a scale of a dragon - the very same artefact his father was researching before he disappeared - Michael realizes he's closer than ever to unlocking the truth. Soon, he learns that his father is lost in an alternative reality, and Michael is the only one with the power to save him ...

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (Paperback): Trenton Lee Stewart The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (Paperback)
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R174 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R49 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Before there was a Mysterious Benedict Society there was simply a nine-year-old orphan named Nicholas Benedict. When Nicholas is sent to a new orphanage, he encounters vicious bullies, selfish adults - and a mystery that could change his life for ever. On his quest to solve the mystery, Nicholas finds enemies around every corner, but also friends in unexpected places - and discovers along the way that the greatest puzzle of all is himself.

The LEGO Batman Movie: Build Your Own Story: Rogue City (Paperback): Tracey West The LEGO Batman Movie: Build Your Own Story: Rogue City (Paperback)
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R141 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

LEGO(R) Batman(TM) needs his newest junior sleuth's help to stop the Joker(TM). That sleuth is YOU, the reader! Team up with Batman(TM), Batgirl(TM), and Robin(TM), to explore Gotham City, find clues, nab bad guys, and help stop the Joker(TM) and his gang!

Greystone Secrets 1: The Strangers (Hardcover): Margaret Peterson Haddix Greystone Secrets 1: The Strangers (Hardcover)
Margaret Peterson Haddix; Illustrated by Anne Lambelet
R338 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R78 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix takes readers on a thrilling adventure filled with mysteries and plot twists aplenty in this absorbing series about family and friendships. Perfect for fans of A Wrinkle in Time and The City of Ember!

What makes you you?

The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess has always been the protector over his younger siblings, Emma loves math, and Finn does what Finn does best--acting silly and being adored. They've been a happy family, just the three of them and their mom.

But everything changes when reports of three kidnapped children reach the Greystone kids, and they're shocked by the startling similarities between themselves and these complete strangers. The other kids share their same first and middle names. They're the same ages. They even have identical birthdays. Who, exactly, are these strangers?

Before Chess, Emma, and Finn can question their mom about it, she takes off on a sudden work trip and leaves them in the care of Ms. Morales and her daughter, Natalie. But puzzling clues left behind lead to complex codes, hidden rooms, and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down.

Jasper Die Speurder - Boek 4 (Afrikaans, Paperback): C.F. Beyers-Boshoff Jasper Die Speurder - Boek 4 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
C.F. Beyers-Boshoff
R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Die Jasper-jeugreeks is die eerste keer uitgegee in 1959 en daar was verskeie herdrukke van die gewilde reeks. Hierdie is die vierde titel in die Jasper-reeks. Vir enige kind sal dit ure se genot verskaf, want dit is 'n boek om te lees en te herlees. Saam met die Viermanskap is die leser bly oor die sukses wat behaal word en saam met die vriende word daar getreur oor die brandende sitvlakke! Leliesvlei se boere word deur skaapdiewe geteiken en die polisie sukkel om die skuldiges vas te trek. Jasper besluit dis die ideale geleentheid om sy speursin op die proef te stel hy wou tog nog altyd n bobaasspeurder word. Kan hy die nodige inligting vir die polisie in die hande kry? En kan hy die speurder-sersant en sy vrou uit die kloue van die boewe red? Kom deel in die avonture van Jasper!

Scarlet and Ivy 6: The Last Secret (Paperback): Sophie Cleverly Scarlet and Ivy 6: The Last Secret (Paperback)
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R198 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R81 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Scarlet and Ivy are back at Rookwood school for what could be their final term…

The sixth and final book in the SCARLET AND IVY series is perfect for fans of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE.

When Scarlet and Ivy return to school after the holidays, they quickly realise that the school is in danger. The twins will need to confront enemies from their past and their present if they are to have any chance of it surviving. Could the last secret at Rookwood be the one that brings it down? Or will Scarlet and Ivy be able to untangle the trails of clues and red herrings in time to save it?

Burglary for Beginners / Robbery for Rascals (2 books in 1) (Paperback): Terry Deary Burglary for Beginners / Robbery for Rascals (2 books in 1) (Paperback)
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R190 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R57 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Train at the world's first crime academy!Laugh-out-loud stories from the bestselling author of the Horrible Histories series. 2 books in 1! Want to rob the rich and give to the poor? Worried about getting caught? Then why not train at the world's first crime academy! Book 1: Burglary for Beginners Mayor Twistle is one of the richest men in Wildpool. But when it comes to helping the poor, his hands are kept firmly in his pockets. On the other side of town, Smiff Smith is enrolling at the world's first Crime Academy. He's knows his life will never be the same again, but he has no idea what adventures lie in store for him - or the danger he's about to face... Book 2: Robbery for Rascals After sending dozens of innocent people to jail, cruel Judge Fumble decides to rest at his country mansion. But he must ensure that the Fumble fortune remains safe on the journey home... On the other side of town, the students of the world's first Crime Academy are getting set for another lesson in crime - this time fromthe greatest highway robber Wildpool has ever seen!

Theodore Boone: The Accomplice - Theodore Boone 7 (Hardcover): John Grisham Theodore Boone: The Accomplice - Theodore Boone 7 (Hardcover)
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R345 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R127 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

***Perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series*** 'Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist' - New York Times Woody Lambert is in trouble. He comes from a broken family, suffers bad grades at school and his older brother, Tony, is on probation for a drug offence. When Woody inadvertently gets caught up with Tony and one of his friends, Garth, cruising around Strattenburg in a beaten-up Mustang drinking beer, one thing leads to another and Garth holds up a convenience store with a fake gun. Though he had no involvement in the crime other than being in Garth's car, Woody is arrested as an accomplice. He's going to need serious legal advice to avoid juvenile prison. Enter Theodore Boone: after all, Theo has already decided that he will become the best courtroom lawyer in the state. It's just that, at the age of thirteen, Theo is years from being a qualified lawyer - and Woody needs help right now . . . *********************** Further praise for the Theodore Boone series 'If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham's Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you' - Sunday Times 'For any young readers tired of wizards, vampires and Greek gods, there's now a new kid on the young fiction block, and this one really does have serious powers: Theodore Boone, half-boy, half-lawyer... fans will be pleased to know there will be more of Theo's adventures to come' - Sunday Express 'Nobody does legal fiction better' - Daily Express 'Gripping . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone' - Scholastic News

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (Paperback): Holly Jackson A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (Paperback)
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R222 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R86 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Dark, dangerous and intricately plotted - my heart literally pounded. I haven't been this addicted to anything since Serial. Holly Jackson is the next big thing, I promise' - Laura Steven, author of The Exact Opposite of Okay A debut YA crime thriller as addictive as Serial as compelling as Riverdale and as page-turning as One of Us Is Lying The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn't so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth . . . ? Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying, Gone Girl, We Were Liars and Riverdale Holly Jackson is 25 years old. She grew up in Buckinghamshire and started writing stories from a young age, completing her first attempt at a novel aged fifteen. She is a massive true-crime fan and her hobbies include binge-playing video games and pointing out grammatical errors in street signs.

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