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Author:Ted Dawe
Awards:Winner in 2 categories of the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards:-  Margaret Mahy book of the year and young adult fiction.

Some rivers should not be swum in. Some rivers hold secrets than can never be told.
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 as the one who plunged in, moments earlier. He has brushed... read more

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Eleven-year-old Arn is walking through the countryside in Cambodia. His whole town is walking with him. They're walking into one of the most tragic moments of history: "The Killing Fields". Music will save him. Hope, luck and kindness will save him. This is his story. Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is an achi... read more

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Author:Hugh Howey

An epic story of life, love and survival at all odds and one of the most-talked and anticipated books of the year.
In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant undergro... read more

Wool by Hugh Howey is set in the far distant future when all humans live in huge underground silos. Completely isolated from each other, the silos take care of criminals and dissidents by sending them to "clean" in the toxic air outside. When... read more

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Freia Lockhart has all the ingredients for an awesome summer: great new friends, an extremely kissable boyfriend, plans for New Year's Eve (which don't include her parents) and no school. But when her mum reveals some devastating news Freia's plans are crushed in an instant.

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Dylan Mint has Tourette's. His life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in - the swearing, the tics, the howling dog that seems to escape whenever he gets stressed. But a routine visit to the hospital changes everything. Overhearing a hushe... read more

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From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life - or perhaps afterlife - of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world. A boy called Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes.... read more

Seth drowns, dashed onto rocks in the freezing sea. But is he dead?  A strange new life begins in an abandoned town from his youth, and Seth joins forces with two outcasts to unlock the secret of this half-world. His flashbacks to his previous life guide their efforts. This young adult novel is challenging and surreal, d... read more

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Mel is short, stroppy and never knows when to keep her mouth shut. When Mel storms out of school she sees it as an escape - from a past and present too messy to deal with. But standing up for yourself is one thing; facing the consequences is quite another.

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Author:Fleur Beale
Awards:Finalist NZ Post Young Adult Fiction 2014

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 comes out the winner over all then he wins the c... read more

A great Young Adult book about 15-year-old Archie, who is a top Kart driver, aiming to win the NZ Challenge series so he can compete in Europe. Archie is a likeable boy, driven to win, but not at all costs. He has to deal with a new family situation as his father is in a new relationship with Erica, a doctor, and he... read more

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Author:Patrick Ness
Series:Chaos Walking

"War," says the Mayor. "At last." Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they're so hopelessly outnumbered? And if war ... read more

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"We were in the square, in the square where I'd run, holding her, carrying her, telling her to stay alive, stay alive till we got safe, till we got to Haven so I could save her..." Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediat... read more

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Laureth Peak's father is a writer. For years he's been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he's obsessed, Laureth thinks he's on the verge of a breakdown. He's supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something is wrong.On impulse s... read more

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The second book in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy. After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return to their district, hoping for a peaceful future. But their victory has caused rebellion to break out ...and the Capitol has decided that someone must pay. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the di... read more

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Author:Alyxandra Harvey
Series:The Lovegrove Inheritance

Emma Day and her two cousins, Gretchen and Penelope, are uninterested in their debutante lives. All the boring balls, tiresome curtsying and polite conversation leave much to be desired. Then a girl is found dead, frost clinging to her lifeless body, and the murder is traced to Emma. As their world is turned upside down, Emma... read more

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Author:Kathy Reichs
Series:Virals

Tory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Morris Island has barely had a chance to return to normality after the high profile trial of the Gamemaster, when two local students seem to vanish into thin air. Tory Brennan and the Virals pack move quickly i... read more

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Half Bad by Sally Green is a breathtaking debut novel about one boy's struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches. You can't read, can't write, but you heal fast, even for a witch. You get sick if you stay indoors after dark. You hate White Witches but love Annalise, who is one. You've been kept in a cage since you w... read more

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In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire's worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned. Only this year, the souls will not be quieted. Ambushed by an ancient evil, Moria and ... read more

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Author:Anders de la Motte
Series:The Game Trilogy

Get set for the next level in book two of the Game Trilogy, the Swedish series taking the world by storm. How do you protect yourself from a threat whose existence you cannot prove? After fourteen months in exile, HP misses the thrill of The Game. When he discovers that a powerful IT corporation may be affiliated to it, he be... read more

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The second novel in Elizabeth George's Young Adult series. This genre-bending work combines Elizabeth's flair for mystery and suspense novels with the paranormal

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Have you heard the one about the guy who lost a grandfather, but found a girlfriend? It's funny. It's also kind of sad. And some of the bits that are sad are also kind of funny (but only if you laugh at that sort of thing). Adam thinks Samantha could be the one for him. But first he has to sort out his parents' crumbling marr... read more

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This is a mesmerizing, lyrical tale of the bright and dark sides of love and desire. Foolish love appears to be a Roux family birthright. And for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is an ominous thing to inherit. In her quest t... read more

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Author:Fleur Beale
Awards:Finalist NZ Post Young Adult Fiction 2014

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 comes out the winner over all then he wins the c... read more

A great Young Adult book about 15-year-old Archie, who is a top Kart driver, aiming to win the NZ Challenge series so he can compete in Europe. Archie is a likeable boy, driven to win, but not at all costs. He has to deal with a new family situation as his father is in a new relationship with Erica, a doctor, and he... read more

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