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Books for Teens  Yr 7- Yr 12 )

 

 

 

 

Undercover Princess

by Connie  Glynn

Published by Penguin UK

ISBN 978014137567

 

 

The story of a two girls, one longs to be a princess, she is a student at Rosewood Hall, she gets her wish as she swaps places with her friend a real Princess so that her friend can live the normal teenager life!  Lottie, the would-be princess suddenly enters   into the real world of royalty, a life  filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal.

Lottie must do everything she can to help Ellie keep her secret, but with school, the looming Maradovian ball and the mysterious new boy Jamie, she'll soon discover that reality doesn't always have the happily ever after.

 

A thrilling book for teenage girls with a  world of parties, politics and not-so-good princesses, this is the first book in the brand new series The Rosewood Chronicles.

 

 

My Life as a Hashtag

by Gabrielle Williams

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN 9781760113681

 

 

 

If you have ever written and sent an email  you regretted a few moments or minutes later,  you'll understand how a 17 year old girl called  MC  felt. She's dealing with her parents who have split up and embarrassingly for her,  her mum is trawling through Tinder and one of her best friends hasn't invited her to the biggest party of the year, which she is watching unfold on social media! So what does she do, she gets mad... She soon finds out what the power of social media as her private rant unfolds and snowballs in the most public way possible.

Easy to read, it is shows the power of social media when not used in a positive way and what can happen, serving as  a good read for mid to older teens and young adults, or  for that matter - adults!

 

 

 

Exchange of Heart

by Darren Groth

Published by Penguin

ISBN 978143781578

 

 

 

The death of Munro Maddux's sister Evie has had a profound effect on him and he's stuck. It was Evie's wish to go on exchange to Australia, but since she died Munro decides to go in her place. Unable to get onto one of the exchange programs he would have preferred (they took one look at this school results and rejected his application) he goes with a group called YOLO because he thinks with a name like that they won't be too fussy who joins - and his suspicions are confirmed at the airport. It struck me that Munro is a bit of cynic, but then he has recently lost his sister and he is a teen! His host family do their best to welcome him and he is pleasant to them. Once he get to his new school Sussex High he find he has to join a volunteer program, finds out about Fair Go an assisted living residence with a coterie of residents. Munro idea of being on exchange is not what he expected but could it mend his heart.

A lively and well written book that is quite easy to read. Great for high school students.

 

 

Hello Goodbye

by Emily Brewin

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN 9781925575101

 



The story of 17 year old May Callahan, whose mother follows her religion devoutly and who father although gentle is damaged. May's brother Sam has already left their rural home for the bright lights of Melbourne.

 

May takes the train to go and visit her brother Sam who lives in a share house with his housemates, Clancy an indigenous university students, Ruby who is a bit of a wild bohemian. When May meets them she realises this everything that her parents warned her about, their liberal thinking, their opposition to the Vietnam War. She knows what effect war can have,  it had a profound affect on her father. At first all seems wonderful, she has a good, in fact bright future in front of her, but then things change....

 

 

The Choke

by Sophie Laguna

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN 9781760297244

 

 

 

This is 2015 Miles Franklin Award winning author, Sophie Laguna's third novel. Raised by her Pop, a man tormented by visions of the Burma Railway, Justine finds sanctuary in Pop's chooks and The Choke, the place where the Murray River is so narrow that the banks almost touch. While it is a beautiful place can the river protect Justine from her criminal father who seeks to expose her to a lethal world?

 

She is often underestimated and overlooked, she is shy and silently observes the chaotic world around her. She needs to survive and so has to finds ways to do so. This is a rather haunting novel about a child navigating an often uncaring and a dark world of male power and violence in which adults often can't be trusted. The nature of human spirit breaks through to find compassion through the claustrophobic  vision of a child.

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