Blackout – Sam Mills

In the near future books are dangerous. Books are banned or rewritten to remove any violence or radical thinking after a book inspired a major terrorist attack. Anyone caught reading a banned book is punished in this harsh world, where everyone is under constant surveillance, there are public hangings in Trafalgar Square, and rebellious kids are sent to an institution to be brainwashed into obedience. When Stefan’s father – who runs a bookshop – hides a writer on the run, Stefan’s world is thrown into turmoil. Torn between loyalty to his father and loyalty to the state, Stefan’s life becomes a nightmare and he soon  finds himself on the run.
An action packed thriller that is both thought-provoking and disturbing.

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S.A.S.S

The Students Across The Seven Seas series takes you all over the world, travelling to places like France, Italy, Spain and more. Studying abroad has never been so much fun. Read all about the travel, adventure, and, of course, romance!

Penguin

Diamond spirit – Karen Wood

When Jess’s beloved pony Diamond has a terrible accident, Jess thinks her best friend Shara had something to do with it. She feels she has lost not just one best friend, but two. But new friends and new horses come into Jess’s life, along with the chance to compete in the Longwood campdraft. And there’s one little filly that needs her help… Can Walkabout heal Jess’s broken heart?

The Fringe Magazine

Kill the possum – James Moloney

lan saw Cartwright do it with his own eyes when he blundered into Kirsty’s house on that first Sunday. On the second Sunday he saw only the carnage the man had left behind, but that was enough. By the third Sunday, he’d decided to kill him. What else can he do when the lives of the people he cares about are at stake?

The courts won’t stop Cartwright and he’s got the police in his pocket. Only Kirsty seems able to stand up to him, despite what the monster did to her years before when he was her father.

Dylan knows about fathers and the way they let you down. He’s not going to let Cartwright destroy this family, even if the solution seems unthinkable?

Kill the possum. If you can’t do that to a ball of fur, you’ll never take a man’s life, no matter how much you hate him, no matter how much it has to be done. Tim can’t kill the possum. Can Dylan?
James Moloney

Z for Zachariah – Robert C. O’Brien

This is an incredibly engrossing, suspense filled, post-nuclear apocalyse narrative. Ann is all alone. Her family went off to investigate if there were any other survivors from the nuclear bombs, and never came back. Suddenly, one day, a strange man comes into the valley in which she lives; she hides out in a cave, excited but also scared – waiting and watching. Wondering if she can trust him. When he discovers she is there, it turns into a chilling battle of wills – between the two last people on Earth.

Open Library

Raincheck on Timbuktu – Kirsten Murphy

Lucy is a teenager at a private girl’s school, keeping a journal for her year eleven English class. Her writing is funny and smart, capturing the tribulations of adolescence – dealing especially with the emotions and confusions of friendships and relationships. She has her life all planned out; but unfortunately things don’t seem to be working in with her plan. If you loved ‘Anne of Green Gables’, you will love Lucy’s constant references to this much-loved classic!

Kobo

Looking for Alibrandi – Melina Marchetta

This well-loved, classic Australian teen novel explores illegitimate Josephine Alibrandi’s last year at a posh Catholic school. Fighting against her Italian heritage, Josie is an honest, complex and likeable protagonist, who struggles to deal with everything going on in her life: finishing the HSC, meeting her father and falling in love with bad boy Jacob, are just some of the challenges strewn in her path. This is a great coming-of-age novel, set in the 1990s, which captures the turmoil and emotions of late adolescence.

Miss Print