The Songs You've Never Heard

Becky Jerams, Ellie Wyatt

YA Fiction · Great for: Young people who love music

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Dual-written by a BAFTA-winning children’s composer and a K-pop hit writer, The Songs You’ve Never Heard is a debut YA novel that champions sisterhood, musical talent and body positivity. Perfect for fans of Estelle Maskame, Chris Russell and Taylor Swift.

How can two lost girls find their voices in a world that’s determined to keep them silent?

Meg McCarthy seems to be everything Alana Howard is not: rich, glamorous and – thanks to Caspar, her world-famous pop star brother – a social media influencer that every brand wants to sponsor.

But while Meg is feeling trapped by the squeaky-clean McCarthy brand, plagued by online haters and too terrified to share her own talent with the world, songwriter Alana doesn’t seem to be scared of standing out.

When Meg and Alana’s worlds collide, they quickly learn that appearances can be deceiving.

What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

With its themes of friendship, self-confidence, and the power of music, this novel is a wholesome and relatable read for young adults.