Paralysed by Sherry Ashworth - It was just like any other Saturday morning for Simon - a rugby match at school, with his girlfriend Emma in the crowd. But then an accident changes everything; leaving Simon paralysed, Emma devastated and Simon's best mate Danny stricken with guilt. How do you cope when your future is snatched from you?

Paralysed by Sherry Ashworth - It was just like any other Saturday morning for Simon - a rugby match at school, with his girlfriend Emma in the crowd. But then an accident changes everything; leaving Simon paralysed, Emma devastated and Simon's best mate Danny stricken with guilt. How do you cope when your future is snatched from you?

This Is Not Forgiveness by Celia Rees - Everyone says that Caro is bad ...but Jamie can't stop thinking about her. But there are times when Caro disappears, the scars on her wrists, her talk about revolutions and rumours about the other men in her life. And then there is Rob, Jamie's older brother, back from Afghanistan and traumatised after losing his leg.  The summer should have been perfect ...but that isn't how things work out in real life.

This Is Not Forgiveness by Celia Rees - Everyone says that Caro is bad ...but Jamie can't stop thinking about her. But there are times when Caro disappears, the scars on her wrists, her talk about revolutions and rumours about the other men in her life. And then there is Rob, Jamie's older brother, back from Afghanistan and traumatised after losing his leg. The summer should have been perfect ...but that isn't how things work out in real life.

Skin by A.M. Vrettos - Bullied at school, parents' splitting up, and now Donnie is losing his older sister, Karen, to an eating disorder. Donnie shuts the world out by trying to fix his sister's and his parents' problems. But what of Donnie? In the end, he must decide whether to float through life unnoticed, or to claim his rightful place as a member of his family and of the world.

Skin by A.M. Vrettos - Bullied at school, parents' splitting up, and now Donnie is losing his older sister, Karen, to an eating disorder. Donnie shuts the world out by trying to fix his sister's and his parents' problems. But what of Donnie? In the end, he must decide whether to float through life unnoticed, or to claim his rightful place as a member of his family and of the world.

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author biography crime edelweiss matricide mental illness murder New Zealand New Zealand History non-fiction pop culture teenagers true crime women writers

Face by Benjamin Zephaniah - Martin is a good-looking, self-assured boy who ends up in a horrible accident - badly burned, his face completely disfigured. Life as it was before is over...he loses his girlfriend and his friends, and finds that people are making judgements about him without even knowing.   As Martin struggles through the reconstruction of his face, he is also working hard to reconstruct his life.

Face by Benjamin Zephaniah - Martin is a good-looking, self-assured boy who ends up in a horrible accident - badly burned, his face completely disfigured. Life as it was before is over...he loses his girlfriend and his friends, and finds that people are making judgements about him without even knowing. As Martin struggles through the reconstruction of his face, he is also working hard to reconstruct his life.

Whisper. Oh my. What an insight. I am so glad this book turned out and ended the way it did. Character development ahoy! Fab.

Whisper. Oh my. What an insight. I am so glad this book turned out and ended the way it did. Character development ahoy! Fab.

We Were Liars. Click to see more details.

We Were Liars. Click to see more details.

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant. Found in senior fiction under L. On the day Katharina Linden disappears, Pia is the last person to see her alive. Terror is spreading through the town. How could a ten-year-old girl vanish in a place where everybody knows everybody else?

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant. Found in senior fiction under L. On the day Katharina Linden disappears, Pia is the last person to see her alive. Terror is spreading through the town. How could a ten-year-old girl vanish in a place where everybody knows everybody else?

Shadows by Tim Bowler - In the competitive world of squash, Jamie's dad is determined that Jamie should succeed where he failed. Jamie feels backed into a corner and doesn't know where to turn. Then he discovers the girl hiding in his shed and together they go on the run. It's surely only a matter of time before they're both discovered. Jamie knows the time is going to come when he'll have to face up to his problems - whatever the cost.

Shadows by Tim Bowler - In the competitive world of squash, Jamie's dad is determined that Jamie should succeed where he failed. Jamie feels backed into a corner and doesn't know where to turn. Then he discovers the girl hiding in his shed and together they go on the run. It's surely only a matter of time before they're both discovered. Jamie knows the time is going to come when he'll have to face up to his problems - whatever the cost.

The Edge by Alan Gibbons - Danny and his mum are on the run from Chris, his mother's boyfriend, a violent man who beats them both up and won't let them go. Chris pursues them from London to the north, where they take refuge with Danny's grandparents. But Danny is conspicuous as the only mixed-race boy in their small community, and with the ever-present threat of discovery, he has to learn how to live continually on the edge.

The Edge by Alan Gibbons - Danny and his mum are on the run from Chris, his mother's boyfriend, a violent man who beats them both up and won't let them go. Chris pursues them from London to the north, where they take refuge with Danny's grandparents. But Danny is conspicuous as the only mixed-race boy in their small community, and with the ever-present threat of discovery, he has to learn how to live continually on the edge.

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