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Teen reads by Kiwi authors

Pukapuka rangatahi nā ngā kaituhi Kiwi

​Check out these teen reads by great New Zealand authors.

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Battlesaurus

Brian Falkner

Book

"In the wake of Napoleon's crushing victory at Waterloo, the vicious French general Marc Thibault and his brigade of giant carnivorous battlesaurs have struck terror across Europe"--

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Singing home the whale

Mandy Hager

Book

From the anger and recovery of Hurt, through the dystopian vision of the Blood of the Lamb series (The crossing, Into the wilderness, and Resurrection) – and this hard-to-define-but-magic book, Mandy Hager is an author worth exploring.

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Speed freak

Fleur Beale

Book

"Archie Barrington, fifteen, is the third generation of his family to drive karts competitively. He's good, and this is the year he and his dad have decided he'll have a shot at the Challenge series of six races. If he comes out the winner overall then...

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The boy in the olive grove

Fleur Beale

Book

"On the night of her seventeenth birthday Bess Grey sees images of a witch-burning unfold in front of her as if in a movie. She also sees images from a different time lovers, and the girl, she's sure is was of herself. When she meets Nick she recognises...

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Nice day for a war

Chris Slane

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A young soldier from rural New Zealand heads off to fight in World War One. At first he and his mates are full of excitement, but then they encounter the horrors of the Western front. Based on the written recollections of Matt Elliotts's grandfather....

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Flight path

David Hill

Book

A gripping novel for young adults that captures both the daring and the everyday realities of serving in the Air Force during the Second World War. Pete and Paul yelled together. 'Bandit! Nine o'clock! Bandit!' Jack spun to stare. There was the Messerschmitt...

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Lonesome when you go

Saradha Koirala

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Paige plays bass in high school rock band Vox Pop, which means keeping a steady rhythm even in their most raucous rock and roll moments. But in the tense build-up to the Rockfest competition, Paige finds she can't control everything in her luife, no...

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Evie's war

Anna Mackenzie

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Evie is 18, straight out of school and excited by the prospect of a tour of Europe. Instead, she finds herself immersed in war; first in the Home Counties - where the young New Zealander is confronted not only by society's restrictions and her family's...

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While we run

Karen Healey

Book

Abdi Taalib thought he was moving to Australia for a music scholarship. But after meeting the beautiful and brazen Tegan Oglietti, his world was turned upside down. Tegan’s no ordinary girl—she died in 2027, only to be frozen and brought back to life...

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The freedom merchants

Sherryl Jordan

Book

"Set in Ireland in the 1600s, this book is about the white slave trade that went on on the Barbary Coast (which was the Northern Coast of Africa), at the same time as the slave trade of Negros to America. Over 1 million white Christians were captured...

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Coming home to roost

Mary-Anne Scott

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Elliot is on the run from a situation that's just too big to handle. Sooner or later, it's going to catch up with him. Elliot's in need of a fresh start, so he's dispatched to a new city to work as an apprentice electrician. His boss, Arnie, is an ex-naval...

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Hucking Cody

Aaron Topp

Book

"Life has been pretty average for Cody Harrington lately. First, there's his job at the bike shop where he's being blamed for not locking the door and causing a burglary. Then there's his wild brother Zane who's promised his parents he's back on the rails,...

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The book of Hat

Harriet Rowland

Book

Taken from Hat’s blog, as she battles cancer. A more recent bio by a NZ teen cancer patient is Jake Bailey: what cancer taught me by Jake Bailey with Nicola McCloy, and is worth a read.

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Sacrifice

Joanna Orwin

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Several generations after volcanic eruptions and tsunamis caused the onset of the Dark, descendants of the few survivors struggle to maintain their communities in the swamplands at the far north of New Zealand. Every five years, youths are selected to...

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Shaolin burning

Anthony Sang

Graphic novel

"When the Shaolin Temple is destroyed by the Emperor’s army, only five monks manage to escape alive. Or so the legend goes. But few know the story of the sixth, Monk Who Doubts, who turns his back on the Buddhist path and embarks on a bloody trail of...

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Annie

LibrarianHelensville Library