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              I Am Not Esther
               

              I Am Not Esther (Paperback, Re-issue)

              By Beale, Fleur

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              When Kirby's mother tells her she is going away for two years, and is leaving her with relatives she's never heard of, it is every teenage girl's nightmare. These relatives are members of a closed religious sect. They have no television, radio, newspapers or mirrors and Kirby mus...t wear long, modest clothes and behave in a 'Godly' way, or else. They even give her a new biblical name, Esther. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary.
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              ISBN 9781869799076
              Published NZ 2 Mar 2012
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Into the River
               

              Into the River (Paperback, Restricted R14)

              By Dawe, Ted

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              A gripping, gritty and award-winning coming-of-age novel for young adult readers. When Te Arepa Santos is dragged into the river by a giant eel, something happens that will change the course of his whole life. The boy who struggles to the bank is not the same one who plunged in, ...moments earlier. He has brushed against the spirit world, and there is a price to be paid; an utu (revenge) to be exacted. Years later, far from the protection of whanau (family) and ancestral land, he finds new enemies. This time, with no one to save him, there is a decision to be made: he can wait on the bank, or leap forward into the river. At the 2013 NZ Post Childrens Book Awards Into the River was judged the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year. It also won the Young Adult Fiction category of the awards. An engaging coming-of-age novel, it follows its main protagonist from his childhood in small-town rural New Zealand to an elite Auckland boarding school, where he must forge his own way u including battling with his cultural identity. This prequel to Ted Dawe's award-winning novel Thunder Road is gritty, provocative, at times shocking, but always real and true. The awards' chief judge Bernard Beckett described a character "caught between two worlds ... the explicit content was presented as the danger of people being left adrift by society. And within that context, hard-hitting material is crucial; it is what makes the book authentic, real and important." The Deputy Chief Censor of Fim and Literature ruled that the book is not offensive: 'The book deals with some stronger content. There are sexual relationships between teenagers, encounters with possible child sexual exploitation, the use of illegal drugs and other criminal activities, violent assault, and a moderate level of highly offensive language. These are well contextualised within an exciting fast moving narrative that has as its protagonist, a young teenage Maori boy from a rural community who is finding his way through the strange u
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              ISBN 9781775536048
              Published NZ 7 Feb 2014
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Parihaka Woman
                

              The Parihaka Woman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

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              There has never been a New Zealand novel quite like The Parihaka Woman. Richly imaginative and original, weaving together fact and fiction, it sets the remarkable story of Erenora against the historical background of the turbulent and compelling events that occurred in Parihaka d...uring the 1870s and 1880s. Parihaka is the place Erenora calls home, a peaceful Taranaki settlement overcome by war and land confiscation. As her world is threatened, Erenora must find within herself the strength, courage and ingenuity to protect those whom she loves. And, like a Shakespearean heroine, she must change herself before she can take up her greatest challenge and save her exiled husband, Horitana. Surprising, inventive and deeply moving, The Parihaka Woman confirms Witi Ihimaera as one of New Zealand's finest and most memorable storytellers. Always surprising and inventive, THE PARIHAKA WOMAN reveals a working writer constantly extending his range and humanity, continuing his exploration into the history of New Zealand and working at its intersections with fiction. It affirms Ihimaera's place in New Zealand literature as one of our finest technicians and storytellers.
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              ISBN 9781869797294
              Published NZ 7 Oct 2011
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Smashed
                 

              Smashed (Paperback, 2013 reprint)

              By Hager, Mandy

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              Smashed tells the story of three teenage friends, and how their friendship, loyalties and values are thrown into confusion when the main character's younger sister is raped by one of his best friends. His reaction sets in motion a ripple effect , which culminates in a violent act... of revenge upon the rapist.
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              ISBN 9781869419424
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2007
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 15+ years
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              The Best Laid Plans
               

              The Best Laid Plans (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lund, Cameron

              • RRP: $24.00
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              • Pub Date
                21 Jul 20

              It seemed like a good plan at first. When the only other virgin in her group of friends loses it at Keely's own eighteenth birthday party, she knows it's time for drastic measures. If she's going to avoid heading to college without any experience of her own, she needs to find the... guy, and fast. Problem is, she's known all the boys in her small high school forever, and it's kinda hard to be into a guy when you watched him eat crayons in kindergarten. So she can't believe her luck when she meets a ridiculously hot new guy named Dean. Not only does he look like he's fallen out of a classic movie poster, but he drives a motorcycle, flirts with ease, and might actually be into her. But Dean's already in college, and Keely is convinced he'll drop her if he finds out how inexperienced she is. That's when she talks herself into a new plan- her lifelong best friend, Andrew, would never hurt or betray her, and he's clearly been with enough girls that he can show her the ropes before she goes all the way with Dean. Of course, the plan only works if Andrew and Keely stay friends-just friends-so things are about to get complicated.
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              ISBN 9780593202760
              Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Speed Freak
                

              Speed Freak (Paperback)

              By Beale, Fleur

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              Exciting plot-driven book about a teenage competitive driver. Archie Barrington, fifteen, is the third generation of his family to drive karts competitively. He's good and this is the year he and his dad have decided he'll have a shot at the Challenge series of six races. If he c...omes out the winner over all then he wins the chance to race in Europe. However, he's not the only good driver after the prize. Craig is his main rival, and Craig's father is wealthy and prepared to spend whatever it takes to help his son win the Challenge. Archie doesn't let Craig worry him, but Silver Adams is another matter. She's come back into karting after a two year break and her ambition seems to be to drive her kart like a weapon of destruction to others on the track, Archie in particular. His life isn't the smoothest at home either, thanks to Dad's new girlfriend Erica who, in Archie's opinion, is ridiculously overprotective of her seven year old son Felix. Karting is the last thing in the world she intends for him to do. However, shy, reserved Felix is fascinated by the whole world of karts. Archie and Craig dice all year u first Archie wins at a Challenge meeting, but next time Craig does. Archie must win the sixth and last meeting if he's to win the series. All is going well until disaster strikes in the pre-final when he's pushed off the track and breaks an axle. That's it. Craig will go to Europe but he won't. Then Silver comes to the rescue unexpectedly and Archie is able to drive the race of his life.
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              ISBN 9781775534709
              Published NZ 6 Sep 2013
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Say Yes Summer
               

              Say Yes Summer (Hardback)

              By Culli, Lindsey Roth

              • RRP: $38.00
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              • Pub Date
                15 Jul 20

              Before heading off to college in the fall, Rachel Walls decides to give in to the universe for the summer and say yes to everything, bringing her friendship, new experiences, and, if she lets her guard down, love.

              ISBN 9780399552311
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Brotherband 8: Return of the Temujai

              Brotherband 8: Return of the Temujai (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, John

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              The Herons are home in Skandia - but the usually peaceful country is in danger. The Temujai have never given up on their ambition to claim Skandia for their own. The ruthless warriors from the Eastern Steppes waited a number of years after the Skandians thwarted them last time wi...th the help of the legendary Rangers of Araluen - a tale told in Ranger's Apprentice Book 4 - but now they're on the move. The Skandians are concentrating their defences on the one pass through the mountains, and they're ready for battle - but what if the Temujai can find another way down to the coast? Erak sends Hal and his crew to investigate. And stop the Temujai - whatever it takes.
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              ISBN 9780143785941
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              When You Were Everything

              When You Were Everything (Hardback)

              By Woodfolk, Ashley

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              In New York City, follows the breakup of teenaged best friends Cleo and Layla, told in alternating timelines.

              ISBN 9781524715915
              Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Boy in the Red Dress
               

              The Boy in the Red Dress (Hardback)

              By Lambert, Kristin

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              • Pub Date
                21 Jul 20

              A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery in this rollicking romp of truth, lies, and troubled pasts.

              ISBN 9780593113684
              Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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