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  • 1.  CoverSnow
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 23 Sep 2020
    A variation on the Snow White tale, but this time set in a future New Zealand affected by climate change. Great characters and locations.

  • 2.  CoverMichigan vs. the boys
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 23 Sep 2020
    A teen girl hockey player qualifies for the boys team, earning the enmity of other players. While Michigan is prepared to tough it out as her "team mates" find ways to torment her, when the situation escalates to a really ugly point she is forced to take a stand.

  • 3.  CoverPlease don’t hug me
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 21 Sep 2020
    A thoughtful story centred around a teenage girl with autism. Looming ahead is the Schoolies Week, a holiday celebrated by huge numbers of for Australian school-leavers, and a potential nightmare for Erin. The story is told through letters she is writing to her absent brother, and she is also trying to process her feelings about him.

  • 4.  CoverHeroine
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 14 Sep 2020
    A gritty story about a teen softballer's descent into drug addiction following a major accident. Despite her serious injury, Mickey is determined to maintain a punishing training schedule, and relies on painkillers to help her. With good pacing and believable characters, this is a dark but fascinating read.

  • 5.  CoverThe last 8
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 14 Sep 2020
    A chilling visualisation of the end of humanity at the hands of a race of aliens. The only survivors - eight teens who have gathered at Area 51 (where else?) - have to decide between hiding out for the rest of their lives, or trying to do some damage... A great read!

  • 6.  CoverA wicked thing
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 09 Sep 2020
    A brilliant and thought-provoking take on the Sleeping Beauty story. The sleeper wakes in a town she hardly recognises, her family long-dead, and with everyone else believing that her marriage to a complete stranger - her "true love" - will solve all the problems plaguing the kingdom.

  • 7.  CoverThe surprising power of a good dumpling
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 09 Sep 2020
    A teen struggling to take care of her family in the face of her mother's mental illness and her father's denial as he focuses instead on keeping the family restaurant running. Add the pressure to keep doing well at school, and a burgeoning romance, and you have a great read!

  • 8.  CoverA blade so black
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 19 Oct 2020
    This updated take on the Alice in Wonderland story is bursting with action and interesting characters. Alice herself is a black girl with attitude, recruited to help protect Wonderland from Nightmares. A great story, with a sequel on its way...

  • 9.  CoverBe not far from me
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 14 Oct 2020
    The narrator's professed love of the outdoors is somewhat at odds with the behaviour that results in her being lost in the woods, but just the same this is a very readable survival story for teens.

  • 10.  CoverThe courage of Elfina
    Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
    Reviewed by: JUDITH (S), MAUNGARAKI, LOWER HUTT, 14 Oct 2020
    A very accessible story about the plight of a girl who finds herself treated as an unpaid servant by the relatives who should be caring for her.

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