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              The M Word

              The M Word (Paperback)

              By Conaghan, Brian

              • RRP: $17.99
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              A conker's tough and shiny and it can withstand a whole load of hard knocks. That's Maggie Yates all over. And the latest in a long line is her mum losing her job. They didn't have a lot to begin with and now Mum's taken to not opening the curtains and crying in secret. But Maggi...e has a plan to cheer her up - find her a fella. And if he's got a bit of cash to splash on treating them, all the better. Best friend Moya's there every step of the way. You're surfing a rainbow if you think someone like that exists round here, she smiles. But I'll help. But at the back of her mind Maggie knows that Mum's crying is more than sadness. That there are no easy fixes. And that, though she talks to her every day, Moya died six months ago. How many hits before a conker splits in two?
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              ISBN 9781526608154
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              We Come Apart
                

              We Come Apart (Paperback)

              By Crossan, Sarah; Conaghan, Brian

              • RRP: $25.99
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              YA rising stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan join forces to break readers' hearts in this contemporary story of star-cross'd lovers. Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn't left her in the lurch. Nicu is all big eyes and ill-fitting clothes, eager as ...a puppy, even when they're picking up litter in the park for community service. He's so not her type. Appearances matter to Jess. She's got a lot to hide. Nicu thinks Jess is beautiful. His dad brought Nicu and his mum here for a better life, but now all they talk about is going back home to find Nicu a wife. The last thing Nicu wants is to get married. He wants to get educated, do better, stay here in England. But his dad's fists are the most powerful force in Nicu's life, and in the end, he'll have to do what his dad wants. As Nicu and Jess get closer, their secrets come to the surface like bruises. The only safe place they have is with each other. But they can't be together, forever, and stay safe - can they? An extraordinary, high-impact, high-emotion collaboration between two Carnegie honoured rising stars of YA. Perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Malorie Blackman, Rainbow Rowell and John Green. Sarah Crossan received the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal for her astonishing novel One, which also won the YA Book Prize,CBI Book of the Year Award and the CliPPA Poetry Award. Brian Conaghan's powerful debut, When Mr Dog Bites, was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, Peters Book of the Year and CBI Book of the Year Award.
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              ISBN 9781408878880
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Language (English)
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              We Come Apart

              We Come Apart (Hardback)

              By Crossan, Sarah; Conaghan, Brian

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              Two of the most important voices in YA come together to break your heart - We Come Apart is a contemporary Romeo & Juliet, a story of two teenagers brought together by circumstance, ripped apart by fate ...

              ISBN 9781408878859
              Released NZ 22 Feb 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              When Mr Dog Bites
               

              When Mr Dog Bites (Paperback)

              By Conaghan, Brian

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              Hilariously touching and outrageously unforgettable: Mark Haddon's Christopher Boone meets Holden Caulfield on one *#@! of a journey . . .

              ISBN 9781408838365
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2014
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Weight of a Thousand Feathers
               

              The Weight of a Thousand Feathers (EPUB ebook)

              By Conaghan, Brian

              WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS TEEN & YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 Angry, stirring and tender, this is a bold, questioning exploration of the lengths to which we'll go for the people we love. From the Costa Children's Boo...k Award winning author of When Mr Dog Bites and The Bombs That Brought Us Together. Bobby Seed has questions. What's another word for 'thesaurus'? How can I tell Bel I want her as my girl friend, not my girlfriend? How much pain is Mum in today? Has she taken her pills? And sometimes, secretly, Why us? Bobby's little brother Danny has questions too. Will Bobby let him have Rice Krispies for dinner? And can he stay up late on the computer? And why won't Mum's stupid illness just GO AWAY? But it's Mum's question for Bobby that could turn everything on its head. It's the Big One. The Unthinkable One. If Bobby agrees, he won't just be soothing her pain. He'll be helping to end it. Would he? Could he? Perfect for readers of Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman.
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              ISBN 9781408871553
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              Released NZ 14 Jun 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Weight of a Thousand Feathers
               

              The Weight of a Thousand Feathers (Paperback)

              By Conaghan, Brian

              • RRP: $25.99
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              Angry, stirring and tender, this is a bold, questioning exploration of the lengths to which we'll go for the people we love. From the Costa Children's Book Award winning author of When Mr Dog Bites and The Bombs That Brought Us Together. Bobby Seed has questions. What's another w...ord for `thesaurus'? How can I tell Bel I want her as my girl friend, not my girlfriend? How much pain is Mum in today? Has she taken her pills? And sometimes, secretly, Why us? Bobby's little brother Danny has questions too. Will Bobby let him have Rice Krispies for dinner? And can he stay up late on the computer? And why won't Mum's stupid illness just GO AWAY? But it's Mum's question for Bobby that could turn everything on its head. It's the Big One. The Unthinkable One. If Bobby agrees, he won't just be soothing her pain. He'll be helping to end it. Would he? Could he? Perfect for readers of Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman.
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              ISBN 9781408871546
              Released NZ 13 Jun 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The M Word
               

              The M Word (Paperback)

              By Conaghan, Brian

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              Moya. The M Word. Whisper it. Conceal it. But please, never mention it ... Maggie Yates talks to her best mate Moya every day. She tells her about Maggie's mum losing her job. She tells her that Mum's taken to not opening the curtains and crying in secret. And she tells her about... how she plans to cheer Mum up - find her a fella with a bit of cash to splash. Moya is with her every step of the way. You're surfing a rainbow if you think someone like that exists round here, she smiles. But I'll help. But at the back of her mind Maggie knows that Mum's crying is more than sadness. That there are no easy fixes. And that Moya's not really there. Because though she talks to her every day, Moya died months ago ... An unforgettable novel about grief and healing from Costa and Irish Book Award-winner Brian Conaghan.
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              ISBN 9781408871577
              Released NZ 11 Jun 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Language (English)
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              The Weight of a Thousand Feathers

              The Weight of a Thousand Feathers (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Conaghan, Brian

              Angry and irreverent, tender and poignant - this is a bold exploration of the lengths to which we'll go for the ones we love. From the Costa Children's Award winning author of When Mr Dog Bites and The Bombs That Brought Us Together. Perfect for readers of Patrick Ness and Malori...e Blackman. 'Child experts will tell you that I'm way too young to carry such a burden of responsibility on my tender shoulders. But really, what do they know?' Who is Bobby Seed? He's just your average sixteen-year-old - same wants, same fears, same hang-ups. Dull, dull, dull. But then there's the Bobby Seed who's a world away from average. The Bobby Seed who has to wipe his mum's backside, sponge her clean three times a week, try to soothe her pain. The Bobby Seed whose job it is to provide for his younger brother, Danny, to rub his back when he's stressed and can only groan and rock instead of speak. That's Bobby Seed. Same, same, same, yet different, different, different ...
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              ISBN 9781408889121
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Weight of a Thousand Feathers
               

              The Weight of a Thousand Feathers (Hardback)

              By Conaghan, Brian

              • RRP: $41.99
              • $38.84
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              Angry and irreverent, tender and poignant - this is a bold exploration of the lengths to which we'll go for the ones we love. From the Costa Children's Award winning author of When Mr Dog Bites and The Bombs That Brought Us Together. Perfect for readers of Patrick Ness and Malori...e Blackman. 'Child experts will tell you that I'm way too young to carry such a burden of responsibility on my tender shoulders. But really, what do they know?' Who is Bobby Seed? He's just your average sixteen-year-old - same wants, same fears, same hang-ups. Dull, dull, dull. But then there's the Bobby Seed who's a world away from average. The Bobby Seed who has to wipe his mum's backside, sponge her clean three times a week, try to soothe her pain. The Bobby Seed whose job it is to provide for his younger brother, Danny, to rub his back when he's stressed and can only groan and rock instead of speak. That's Bobby Seed. Same, same, same, yet different, different, different ...
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              ISBN 9781408871539
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Bombs That Brought Us Together

              The Bombs That Brought Us Together (Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Conaghan, Brian

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              A powerful, warm, funny and moving novel from the author of When Mr Dog Bites. The story of two friends, one shed, a war and a terrible choice. Perfect for readers of John Boyne, Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman.

              ISBN 9781408878415
              Released NZ 23 Mar 2016
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Availability
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