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  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241417447
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $16.99

The Unadoptables

Five fantastic children on the adventure of a lifetime

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The Unadoptables Hana Tooke

The amazing humour and world-building of Nevermoor meets the wisdom and warmth of Rooftoppers in this most un-ordinary adventure about five amazing children . . .

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Listen, Layla

‘The full moon rose over us,’ Layla sang, while she carefully joined two pieces of metal together in the broiling, cramped welding bay.

Knife Edge

Mary Lawson was the first to die. Leaving Euston station shortly before 6.45 a.m, she made straight for her favourite breakfast stall.

Born to Run

My first ever race could have been a complete disaster.

Breathless

I open my eyes and I am tangled in the sheets, books upside down on the floor.

Pony

A country boy of ten living near Boneville was, recently, walking to his house in the vicinity of a large oak tree, when a violent storm arose.

Misfit

From the ages of four to six, I thought I was a dog.

Turtles All the Way Down

At the time I first realized I might be fictional, my weekdays were spent at a publicly funded institution on the north side of Indianapolis.

Love Simon

It’s a weirdly subtle situation. I almost don’t notice I’m being blackmailed.

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

The stench of horse manure woke Max Einstein with a jolt.

Leah on the Offbeat

I don't mean to be dramatic, but God save me from Morgan picking our set list.

Two Wolves

‘You keep runnin’, you’ll only go to jail tired,’ Ben Silver muttered.