One perfect pirouette – Sherryl Clark

Brynna’s dream is about to become reality: her family is moving to Melbourne and she can attend the National Ballet School – to which every dancer she knows aspires. Yet, things don’t seem so great to Brynna. Her mum is working hard to support the family, and her brother is just angry with the world. It’s not easy for her either, trying to fit in at a new school and also dealing with the fiercely competitive girls around her. But, wth her true passion for ballet, this novel demonstrates the importance of believing in your dreams.


Eighth grade bites (The chronicles of Vladimir Tod: 1) – Heather Brewer

If you thought eighth grade was tough, try it with fangs and a fear of garlic.

Junior high really sucks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal is watching him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: his mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he faces a much bigger problem: he’s being hunted by a vampire killer.

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Dare, truth or promise – Paula Boock

Willa and Louie could not be more different. Louie wants to be a lawyer and is an outstanding student. Willa lives in a pub and just wants to get through the year so she can graduate and become a chef. But  when they first meet at a fast-food restaurant they are immediately attracted to one another. They fall madly in love, and everything the girls are sure of – their plans, their faith, their families, their identities – is called into question.


Juno of Taris – Fleur Beale

The Taris Project was the brainchild of a desperate twenty-first-century world, a community designed to survive even if the rest of humanity perished. An isolated island in the Southern Ocean was given a protective dome and its own balmy climate. And now Juno is one of 500 people who live there – but what has happened to the outside world in the years since Taris was established? Juno has questions about life Outside, but in a society where rules govern every aspect of life, questions are not welcome and can bring danger and death as some of those in power fight for control.

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Stolen – Lucy Christopher

“It happened like this.

I was stolen from an airport. Taken from everything I knew, everything I was used to. Taken to sand and heat, dirt and danger. And he expected me to love him. This is my story.

A letter from nowhere.”

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Junk – Melvin Burgess

A realistic and powerful story about a group of teenagers who become addicted to heroin.
Recommended age: 15+


Nine letters long – J. C. Burke

When Evie’s friends conduct a seance, Evie knows she’s been contacted again.  The letters on the board start spelling out one name: C-A-Z over and over. A cryptic message with nine letters leads Evie to a family where two sisters, one living, one dead, share a dark secret that must be revealed.  But is Evie strong enough to solve the mystery and reveal the truth in time to release both girls?
Recommended age: 13+

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