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By Hager, Mandy
Will Jackson is a city boy reluctantly staying with his uncle in small town New Zealand while he struggles to recover from a brutal attack and the aftermath of a humiliating Youtube clip gone viral. Will discovers an orphaned orca and they form a deep bond through music, but Will... must rally to protect it from hostile locals, worried about the whale's effect on the town's salmon farms.Read more
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By West, Ella
In the dark, Viola sees things no one else does ... until the night she sees something she shouldn't. Would you take the money and run?..
By Beale, Fleur
Life inside a religious cult becomes too much for 16-year-old Rebecca when she finds out who she is to marry. When she turns 14, Rebecca will find out who she is to marry. All the girls in her strict religious sect must be married just after their 16th birthday. Her twin sister R...achel is delighted when Saul, the boy she loves, asks to marry her. Malachi asks for Rebecca. She believes him to be a good and godly man. But will Rebecca find there is a dark side to the rules which have kept her safe? What does the future hold? Can the way ahead be so simple when the community is driven by secrets and hidden desires? Award-winning YA writer Fleur Beale's gripping sequel to the bestselling classic I am not Esther is a psychological thriller.Read more
By Harris, Jill
"A terroist bomb has forced Ruth's family to leave Indonesia and return to Takapuna, Auckland, where she desparately tries to establish a life at her new school. But instead she finds herself inexplicably sharing the exploits of a mysterious airman who went missing during World W...ar II. The only person who makes any sense of what's happening to Ruth is physics geek Thomas Barnard - he knows something about the slippery nature of time"--Publisher information.Read more
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