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  • 1.  CoverRelease
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆
    Reviewed by: JEFF , WOBURN, LOWER HUTT, 25 Sep 2017
    One Saturday in the life of Adam Thorn son of an evangelical minister in a small town in Washington state. Adam is an appealing tall blond, funny, fallible loyal, strong, weak and full of doubt. We share his journey towards accepting he is worthy of being loved and can create his own family. The description of Adam’s afternoon sex session with Linus is frank and beautiful but the more powerful scene for me is when Adam tells his dad he is gay and realizes his father will never give him unconditional love. As in his other award-winning novels, Patrick Ness weaves a supernatural strand into the story which involves the spirit of a recently murdered girl, a supernatural Queen and a naked seven foot faun. To me this was a distraction from Adam’s story. But Release is a tour de force of writing which is powerful, insightful and compelling. My best read of 2017 thus far.

  • 2.  CoverStranger than fanfiction
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 18 Sep 2017
    A bunch of nerdy teens, united by their mutual love of a crappy hit TV show, are about to embark on a summer roadtrip. When they're unexpectedly joined by their on-screen idol, their plans come unraveled and they learn a little about the seamier side of life. A grand adventure ensues, in which the teens will learn a lot about themselves. Great reading.

  • 3.  CoverNeed
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 18 Sep 2017
    A chilling but disconcertingly believable psychological thriller about a website for high school students that promises to deliver whatever you need. At first, all that's needed to earn your reward is to carry out a random errand, but it soon becomes apparent there are darker forces at work. Another fabulous read from a great author.

  • 4.  CoverEverything is changed
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 24 Aug 2017
    Gritty drama about a friendship in the process of self-destructing as two young men find different ways of dealing when a random incident has tragic results.

  • 5.  CoverClose your eyes
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 21 Aug 2017
    In the wake of a shooting incident at the local high school, the story follows the relationships of a group of friends leading up to the tragic event. This story is disturbing but highly readable.

  • 6.  CoverSummer of Sloane
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 10 Aug 2017
    Reeling from the betrayal of her best friend and her boyfriend, Sloane spends the summer in Hawaii, blithely ignoring a barrage of messages from them both. Although I found Sloane's self-absorption a little tedious, her life in Hawaii is highly enviable! A solid novel with themes of betrayal, romance, family breakups and growing up in general.

  • 7.  CoverFlashfall
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 10 Aug 2017
    The people known as Subpars spend their lives mining a highly sought-after element in extremely hazardous conditions, in the hope of one day earning entry to the City. This enthralling tale follows Orion and her companions as they uncover secrets they were never intended to find out about. A great read for those who enjoy stories about surviving against the odds.

  • 8.  CoverLast seen leaving
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 10 Aug 2017
    When his girlfriend January goes missing, Flynn is reluctant to tell the police everything that happened the last time he saw her, because that would raise questions he's not ready to answer, even to himself. A good story that keeps the reader guessing.

  • 9.  CoverFlying
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 10 Aug 2017
    An exceptionally good story about a sort-of-ordinary teen who turns out to be anything but!

    Men in Black meets Buffy....

  • 10.  CoverTease
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 04 Aug 2017
    This story highlights how easily young people can be drawn into cyber-bullying. The main character is shocking in her lack of conscience when it comes to her own part in the bullying and its inevitable result. A disturbing yet very thought-provoking read for ages 14+.