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  • 1.  CoverThe light between worlds
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 18 Feb 2019
    In a story akin to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, three siblings find themselves transported to a magical land. Finally returned to their own world, the children must resume their old lives, but for Evie the transition is neither a welcome nor a happy one. Thought-provoking and haunting.

  • 2.  CoverHow she died, how I lived
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 18 Feb 2019
    When a girl is murdered, there are four survivors - four other girls it could have happened to. This story explores the guilt and trauma suffered by one of those girls as she comes to terms with the horrific event and tries to move on with her life.

  • 3.  CoverMollie Cinnamon is not a cupcake
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 18 Feb 2019
    A sweet story about nearly-thirteen-years-old Mollie, sent to live with her grandma on a sleepy island. Touches on

    family, friendships and rivalries in a small-town setting. One of a series, so if you like this one there are more to try out!

  • 4.  CoverIn your light
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 13 Feb 2019
    A runaway teen inspires an almost fanatical response in the sister who puts her life on hold while trying to keep the search alive. Lil is not entirely convincing in her fanaticism, but the story is still very engaging, and the mysterious Sisterhood of the Light make an interesting side story.

  • 5.  CoverBacklash
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 13 Feb 2019
    A good story about the knock-on effects of cyberbullying, but also about how easy it is to judge others according to the wrongful actions of their family members. Apart from a couple of incidents that defy belief, this is an engrossing read.

  • 6.  CoverHullmetal girls
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 05 Feb 2019
    Two girls from very different backgrounds find themselves joining the ranks of the Scela, mechanically-enhanced soldiers, but is the Fleet they serve the benevolent organisation it seems to be? Fabulous story with great characters!

  • 7.  CoverImperfect spiral
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 05 Feb 2019
    A tender and thoughtful story about the untimely death of a child while in the care of his teenage babysitter. While Danielle comes to grips with her feelings of guilt, the repercussions are felt throughout the community as some people see this as an opportunity to push the anti-illegal immigrant bandwagon.

  • 8.  CoverRainbow boys
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 05 Feb 2019
    This story examines the turmoil and sometimes risky behaviour of three young men at various stages of accepting their sexuality. A thought-provoking picture of the challenges faced by young people 'coming out' to friends and family, with likeable, sometimes vulnerable, and authentic-sounding characters.

  • 9.  CoverThe darkdeep
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 25 Jan 2019
    Maybe a little slow to start, but once it gets going this is a well-paced adventure. A group of children find themselves embroiled in a mystery with scary undertones when they explore a dark and generally-avoided body of water. Good for bold readers aged 10+.

  • 10.  CoverThe Victoria in my head
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 25 Jan 2019
    A very good read, although the high-achiever shy girl's transformation is not always convincing. Try this if you like stories about relationships, family, and going for what you really want.