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  • 1.  CoverAnd the stars were burning brightly
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 27 Jul 2020
    A teen who can't understand why his talented brother chose to end his own life battles to discover what led up to the tragedy. Sad and shocking, particularly when the true story is finally revealed, Nathan's moving tribute to his brother provides a little light.

  • 2.  CoverBecause you'll never meet me
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 27 Jul 2020
    Two teenage boys, each isolated in their own way, meet through correspondence and reveal things they keep secret from everyone else. With themes ranging from friendship and loneliness to genetic engineering, this is a fascinating read!

  • 3.  CoverChallenger deep
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 27 Jul 2020
    Quite a challenging read, with its seemingly parallel storylines, but the further you get into it the more compelling it becomes. A disturbing picture of one person's slow descent into mental illness, but with a touch of hope.

  • 4.  CoverLetters to the lost
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 15 Jul 2020
    An anonymous correspondence brings two troubled young people together, but their real-life personalities don't seem so compatible. A great story about family, relationships, romance, and finding your way.

  • 5.  CoverDrag teen : a tale of angst and wigs
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 15 Jul 2020
    Fabulous characters, great friendships, crazy adventures, and lots of ups and downs in this great story.

  • 6.  CoverThe dangerous art of blending in : a novel
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 15 Jul 2020
    An eye-opening and sometimes shocking story about a teenage boy trying to conceal both his sexuality and the abuse he suffers at the hands of his mother. Well worth reading, and don't miss the author's note at the end...

  • 7.  CoverThe key to Flambards
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 15 Jul 2020
    A delightful story featuring a 14-year old who lost her leg in a accident and has temporarily moved with her mother to a house that her family has connections to. Fabulous setting, characters, and historical references. I hadn't read the original book this story revisits (Flambards, by KM Peyton) but fully intend to now!

  • 8.  CoverEveryone we've been
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 15 Jul 2020
    An intriguing story that explores what might result if we had the ability to willingly delete deeply disturbing or hurtful memories.Elements of romance, friendship and family dynamics, and I like the ultimate message that we are shaped by our life experiences.

  • 9.  CoverHave a little faith in me
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 02 Jul 2020
    A story with strong messages about friendship, relationships and double standards, as CeCe recklessly pursues her ex-boyfriend to a church camp.

  • 10.  CoverRules for being a girl
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 02 Jul 2020
    When a personal experience causes Marin to reflect on how differently girls are treated to boys in her high school, she finds herself questioning her values - and coming up against some strong resistance from within the school. A thought-provoking story.