Auckland Libraries: Top 10 for teens

Top 10 for teens

Dive into these top teen reads, curated by our expert librarians for the 2021 Auckland Libraries Top 100.

Falling into Rarohenga

Steph Matuku

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Tui and Kae, teen twins, get home from school and find their mother, Maia, has disappeared and a vortex has opened up in her room. They are sucked into this portal and dragged down to Rarohenga, the Māori Underworld, a place of infinite levels.

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Jay's Gay Agenda

Jason June

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Jay knows he's the only out gay kid in his rural town. While all his heterosexual friends talk about their romances, Jay can only dream of his own. Then his family moves to Seattle and he starts his senior year in a thriving LGBTQIA community.

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Violet Black

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

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Violet Black and Ethan Wright are both in a coma after contracting the lethal M-fever. They have never met. But there is a far more serious reason for Ethan to find Violet: the sinister Foundation is trying to hunt them down.

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Firekeeper's daughter

Angeline Boulley

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Eighteen-year-old Daunis's mixed heritage has always made her feel like an outsider in her hometown and on the Ojibwe reservation. When she witnesses a murder, she reluctantly agrees to be part of an FBI operation in a series of drug-related deaths.

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Pride and premeditation

Tirzah Price

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When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, 17-year-old Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir to the prestigious firm Pemberley Associates.

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The forest of stolen girls

June Hur

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1426, Korea. Hwani's family hasn't been the same since she and her sister disappeared and were later found unconscious near a gruesome crime scene. Years later, Hwani's father learns that 13 girls recently disappeared under similar circumstances.

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Tim Te Maro and the subterranean heartsick blues

H.S Valley

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Tim Te Maro and Elliott Parker, classmates at Fox Glacier High School for the Magically Adept, have never gotten along. But when they both get dumped the day before the egg-baby assignment, they decide to ditch their exes and work together.

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Iron Widow

Xiran Jay Zhao

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The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with sacrificial girls to pilot transforming robots. When Zetian enlists as a concubine-pilot, it's revealed that she is an Iron Widow, a female pilot who can sacrifice males to power the mecha instead.

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La'u penina tautele = My pearl of great price

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In La'u penina tautele, 11 young people from Tangaroa College in Ōtara, South Auckland, share how they stay connected to their culture though far from home. You'll be inspired by how proud these youth are of their identity-their pearl of great price.

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Our violent ends

Chloe Gong

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The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution. Roma and Juliette must put aside their differences to combat monsters and politics, but they aren't prepared for the biggest threat of all: protecting their hearts from each other.

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