Results of the Whitbread Book Award in the year 1997.
Two schoolboys discover a spaceship when out on a school-trip. The boys learn to fly the spaceship and talk in Latin, because this is the only language Aquila understands. But the more fun and adventures the boys have, the more they seem to grow apart.
It started out as an ordinary summer. But the minute thirteen-year-old Zinny covered the old, overgrown trail that ran through the woods behind her family’s house, she realized that things were about to change.
Right from the start, Zinny knew that uncovering the trail would be more than just a summer project. It was her chance to finally make people notice her, and to have a place she could call her very own. But more than that, Zinny knew that the trail somehow held the key to all kinds of questions. And that- the only way to understand her family, her Aunt Jessie’s death, and herself, was to find out where it went.
From the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Walk Two Moons, here is an intricately woven tale of a young girl who sets out in search of her place in the world—and discovers it in her own backyard.
When Harry stays with his great aunts at Lagg Hall, he thinks he’s in for a really dull time. However, his aunts and their elderly friends aren’t quite how Harry expects them to be. They climb trees, drive fast cars, and are planning something late at night when Harry is in bed.
When Gemma, a rebellious 14-year-old bored with life in her small seaside town, decides to run away to join her boyfriend Tar in London, the pair are offered shelter in a squat. They meet two heroin addicts and are themselves soon hooked, while Gemma is forced into prostitution to pay for the drug.