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 ...


Jihad Calling

A profoundly stirring and unnerving novel

18-year-old Jakob intervenes when a girl wearing a traditional hijab headscarf is molested by right-wing hooligans-and promptly falls in love with the anonymous girl's blue eyes. He discovers that Samira is a member of a Salafist movement ...


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 ...


Who Killed Christopher?

Accident or suicide? Who was really responsible for the death of a teenage boy who seemed to have everything in his favor? His best friend decides to find out. • Longlist German Children’s Literature Award; Silver Feather of the German Women’s Medical Association

The Reluctant Heroes

There were several moments when the whole story could have taken a very different direction. But, I think the minute we set eyes on Marie, the course of events was set in motion .

At first the narrator Magnus, his best friend Sebi and the others involved in the ...

Belle – The Curse of Balmoral Castle

Scotland, 1877: in a misty Highland glen, a coach tumbles into a ravine and its passengers-sixteen-year-old Belle Mc Bean and her father-find themselves in the clutches of a mysterious creature in derelict Kinord Castle. On Belle's insistence, the creature sets her ailing father free, but in ...


Fake Violets

Leon meets Laura's friends at long last - all of them from good families and upper-class backgrounds. So Leon, who has spent time in a young offender's institute and whose father is off meditating in some ashram in India, feels about as comfortable in her clique as the proverbial ...


Totally Nuts

"Portland is completely and utterly insane! And I'm the one that's in the firing line! Mind you, I guess he's kind of my victim too... you know, one way or another. And now I've probably killed him...but I didn't do it on purpose, honest! It's all just ...

Rights sold: Lithuania
Volume: 4

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 ...