Don’t Kiss Ray

Romeo and Juliet in the Social Media Age

When Jill meets Ray by the waffle stand at a music festival, the attraction is instant, mutual and overwhelming. But a thunderstorm scuppers their first date and Jill resigns herself to never seeing him again.
So she can hardly ...


So Strange, so Beautiful

Can love really conquer all?

As Joyce gets to know Elias, a young refugee from Ethiopia, the unexpected happens: fascinated by his ethereal beauty and enigmatic nature, she falls head over heels in love with him. But despite all the wonderful moments they share, the ...


Max & Me & Our World

Jana (18) and Max (21) fall in love soon after Max moves to Berlin. The two of them are happy - until the day Max disappears after receiving an ominous phone call, supposedly from his sick mother. He packs his bag and that's the last Jana hears from him. She sets out in search of him and finds ...


My Maths Disaster – or the Long Road to the First Kiss

What a start to Lilly's seventh grade year! She's been saddled with the responsibility of running the school blog. Of course there's no way she can write about what's really going on. So she runs a parallel version-a Top Secret one!-in which she keeps note of who's top of the boys' hotlist, how ...


A Night in Distant Motion

When seventeen-year-old Regine, a Nazi supporter, falls in love with a Polish prisoner in 1944, she notices for the first time the injustices and horrors going on around her and learns she can no longer be silent.

  • A story about the difficulty but necessity of questioning ...
Rights sold: Japan

Pool Party

Cap is 17, good-looking, and thinks the world owes him. He wants it all - parties, girls, fun: the sort of cool lifestyle other boys have. It's just too bad that he grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Hamburg-Veddel, a multi-cultural island on the River Elbe where his African ...


Wake Up and Scream!

They used to be inseparable-an entity, like three leaves of a clover. But then Laura slipped into a coma in the wake of an accident and a few months later the experienced mountaineer Kim plunged to her death from an apparently innocuous summit. When Miriam starts to investigate she has a ...


The Thing About You and Me

Did that gorgeous guy really just ask her if she wanted to go to a concert with him? Her first date! 15-year-old Skinny moves heaven and earth to make sure she can go out for that one night-and then he doesn't show up. So why can't she just forget Pascal? And why is he ...


17 ½ Ways of Topping Tim

Tim Birkmann is a good looking guy. Outrageously good looking, Jojo thinks, when he suddenly shows up at her new school. The two of them were the best of friends way back in kindergarten-but now he doesn't even so much as recognise her. That really is the limit! Instead, he gives ...


Penalty for Love

Paula is furious. The move to Hamburg is just as bad as she'd expected: getting to school is a problem, she doesn't really like the teachers, and the other girls are typical big city snobs. And to make matters worse, in her hometown, her best friends are having a great time playing in the best ...


Dead Tulips

16-year-old Leon spent time in a young offenders' institute for a crime he didn't commit. Now out on parole, he's about to start a new job in a florist's when he - of all people - stumbles across the corpse of a beautiful young woman. It goes without saying ...

Rights sold: Czech Republic

Because it's Not to Be

Vienna, April 1914: in order to avenge his mother's death, 17-year-old Oskar Heller takes a job as a stable boy in the stately household of the Grayn family. And then the unthinkable happens: despite his liberal minded attitudes - he abhors snobbery and the aristocracy's arbitrary ...