3. Bonjour Tristesse, by Françoise Sagan – absorbing and tragic.
4. The Plain Janes, by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg – a graphic novel in which four very different teenaged Janes get together and make public artworks. There’s also a sequel, Janes in Love.
5. Breakers, by Julia Clarke – emotionally involving, great characterisation.
6. Life on the Refrigerator Door, by Alice Kuipers – a story told via notes from a mother and daughter to each other. A tearjerker.
7. Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation, by Martin Millar– surreal, silly, super.
8. The Butterfly Tattoo, by Philip Pullman – a short thriller with a poignant ending.
9. grl2grl, by Julie Anne Peters – a diverse and really enjoyable selection of stories about LGBT characters.
10. Festival, by David Belbin – four characters’ lives become entwined at Glastonbury festival.
What shorter reads would you recommend?