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  • 1.  CoverGenuine Fraud
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆
    Reviewed by: LOUISE, WAINUIOMATA, LOWER HUTT, 08 Dec 2017
    A book that starts out light and fun, but gets creepier and more sinister the further into the story you get. The chapters jump backwards and forwards and each is like a piece in a puzzle that you don't know what the final picture is meant to be.

  • 2.  CoverWhat to say next
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 05 Dec 2017
    After Kit's father dies, she feels cut off from her old friends, striking up a tentative new friendship with loner David. Unlike everyone else, he is happy to talk about her dead father, but when she asks David to help her investigate the accident in which he died, things go wrong. Although the final twist is a little hard to believe, this is still a great read.

  • 3.  CoverNoah can't even
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 05 Dec 2017
    Noah is nerdy, awkward, and prone to verbal diarrhea, babbling out WAY too much information, so tends to get himself into some difficult situations. The story is quite fun, with some quirky characters like Noah's mum, dating a much younger guy, and his Gran, who is staging a breakout from the rest home.

  • 4.  CoverThings too huge to fix by saying sorry
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 05 Dec 2017
    Two elderly ladies, once firm friends and now sworn enemies, are at the centre of this story. With the story of the civil rights movement running through the background, this is both a fascinating (and disturbing) history lesson and a look at friendships, relationships, families, and growing up.

  • 5.  CoverUntidy towns
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 05 Dec 2017
    An enjoyable read about a scholarship girl who chucks in her fancy boarding school, instead returning to her sleepy little home town. Themes of family, friendship, romantic relationships, and discovering what you want.

  • 6.  CoverIt's not like it's a secret
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 05 Dec 2017
    16 year old Sana has a host of problems - suspecting she's lesbian, while her friends are convinced she's straight, trying to please her parents, then discovering her parents are hiding secrets she never dreamed of.

    Themes of friendship, sexuality, relationships, and growing up.

  • 7.  CoverThe chance you won't return
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 05 Dec 2017
    A story that brings home the stigma of mental illness as opposed to physical illness. Alex, fearing the ridicule she'd face from classmates if they found out the truth about her mother - that she believes she is Amelia Earhart - isolates herself while at the same time trying to hide her own crippling fear of learning to drive. Highly thought-provoking, and I learned a lot about Amelia Earhart!

  • 8.  CoverThat stubborn seed of hope : stories
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 05 Dec 2017
    A fabulous assortment of short stories, some rather sad, some tense, some a little creepy, and all haunting. I am Seventeen, Smile, and The Kiss were my personal favourites, and I'd recommend giving them a try even if , like me, you don't normally read short stories.

  • 9.  CoverThis careless life
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 05 Dec 2017
    You may not find this story of four privileged and somewhat shallow teens doing their best to be picked for a reality TV show very appealing at first. Keep going and you'll be rewarded with a very thought-provoking tale with a number of unexpected twists. Ultimately, this is a great read!

  • 10.  CoverFreshers
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 17 Nov 2017
    A group of young people meeting for the first time at University they negotiate the madness that is Freshers Week. With realistically flawed characters - dedicated drinkers, enthusiastic party-goers and sleazy blokes - this story is highly entertaining, with themes of friendship, relationships, and going wild.