Best friends Samantha and Rachel are spending the holidays with two families in France. They're used to doing everything together, but suddenly they're living in different worlds. Rachel's family is glamorous, vivacious and right in the centre of everything, but Samantha is stuck with a strict family in the middle of nowhere. Samantha is shaken - she's used to being the outgoing one, and now the roles have reversed. As new experiences and boys threaten the trust between her and Rachel, it looks unlikely that their lifelong friendship can survive this turbulent summer...
I remember Sarah. She was funny and happy and her voice went croaky when she was excited. I loved her more than anything. But she died before I ever really knew her: she was twenty-six. She was my mother.
Rain Lindsay is spending her first summer away from her father at her grandmother's large house in London.
London is scary and exciting – just like Harry, a student who is helping her grandmother renovate the house. Slowly their suspicion of each other lessens as Harry helps Rain discover more about her dead mother, whose diary Rain finds in her old bedroom. A diary that reveals some unsettling secrets . . .
An utterly compelling story of a girl on the brink of love and adulthood.
'A fabulous story – I couldn't put it down.' Wendy Cooling, children's books consultant
Wolfie was totally scruffy . . . and totally sexy. It wasn't love at first sight, because I'd been aware of him for years and just hadn't noticed before. It was like really seeing someone for the first time.
Tessa has always been 'the quiet one', while her best friend, Matty, is outgoing and constantly has boys flocking around her. But when Tessa falls in love for the first time at sixteen, everything changes. Tessa finds a soulmate in Wolfie, a committed green activist, and she grows more confident and outspoken every day. She also begins to look at the world differently . . . But just when their love is at its strongest, tragedy strikes. How will she ever be able to cope?