Young adults’ books

Body Trapped by Shirley HarberBody Trapped

After a car accident twelve year old Lee wakes up in hospital in fifteen year old Gary’s body. Gary is now in Lee’s body and is critically ill. Lee is at once thrust into Gary’s world of gangs and drugs. He has a new family and a well fit girlfriend called Rosie. Can Lee convince them who he really is? And can he get his body back before Gary dies?
This is a gripping tale of love, hatred, revenge and disloyalty.
A fantasy paranormal adventure for teens and adults.

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The Snake Princess by Shirley HarberThe Snake Princess

Ancient Egypt. Thirteen-year-old Shahira lives with her adoptive mother, Halima and Meret, Halima’s jealous daughter. Shahira is wrongly accused of stealing and suspects that Meret has set her up. Shahira is sent to work in Commander Nebamon’s house.
One day in the herb garden a cobra is about to strike, but Shahira sings to the snake and sends it away. She remembers a similar occurrence when she was a child and is mystified by the power she seems to have over snakes. There is also the strange serpentine birthmark on the sole of her foot. What does it all mean? Who are her real parents?
Halima’s death-bed revelations shock and confuse her and she is given a quest to fulfil. When Ahmose, the handsome apprentice boy she has befriended, asks her to help him she is further caught up in world of danger and intrigue.

‘This is a thrilling story that really brings alive Ancient Egyptian life in the time of Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third.’ Jacques Kinnear, Egyptologist and author.

‘I found myself captivated by the wonderful description.’ Stephanie Baudet, children’s author.

‘This is a really intriguing story, full of excitement and twists and turns.’ Stephanie Stansbie, adjudicating the Little Tiger Press Writing for Children competition at the Winchester Writers’ Festival.

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Body Trapped 2Body Trapped 2
In this sequel to Body Trapped, Lee is trying to come to terms with living as Gary. He is still hoping to convince his parents that he is really Lee, their son. 
But when Stacey’s mum is taken ill, Lee and Stacey are sent to stay with Stacey’s dad, Jack in Spain. There Lee meets Nina, who lives on a farm next door. Ted, her dad, and Jack are embroiled in a dispute over land. 
Nina is passionate about animal rights. But she and Lee are in danger when they become caught up in a drug and animal smuggling racket. 
Back in England, Lee’s longstanding enemy Tony is looking for revenge and Lee’s mother is seriously ill. Can Lee get to see her before it is too late? 

A fantasy paranormal adventure for age 12 plus.