A Boy Called Ocean
By Chris Higgins (Hodder Children’s £6.99)
Kai has always been friends with Jen but now his feelings for her are no longer just about friendship. Furious and upset, believing there is no chance she could ever fancy him, he steals a surfboard and heads out to catch some waves. No one knows where he is though so when things go badly wrong, will anyone know to search from him at sea? Will he ever be able to tell Jen how he feels about her? Inspired by a real-life story, award-winning Cornish author Chris Higgins gathered expert advice from the Penlee Lifeboat team, surfing and lifesaving experts ensuring all the details about search and rescue at sea were spot on. It’s a pacey, heartwrenching read that will keep teens gripped to the very end.