Category Archives: Young Adult

Underwater by Helen Vivienne Fletcher – 2018

Bailey and her young sister, Tilly, have been taken by their Gran to multi-generational Pine Hills Resort to try and get over a traumatic experience.  They could stay in a cabin together, but Bailey opts for splitting up by demographic, … Continue reading

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Cassie Clark: Outlaw by Brian Falkner – 2018

Cassie Clark is an eighteen-year-old university literature student with a depressed mother, a prickly younger sister, a great friend called Jackson from Jackson, Mississippi, and a bodyguard.  She is still recovering in hospital from being knocked off her bike when … Continue reading

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Wedlock by Denis Wright – 2018  

Lucy has a mixed life: She is more-or-less the only capable adult (at age 15) in her family, living with her aging-rocker Dad and ex-prize-fighter Grandfather, who is living with Parkinson’s. She has some mates and manages to negotiate the … Continue reading

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Make a Hard Fist by Tina Shaw – 2018

Make a hard fist is an extremely powerful YA novel about the physical abuse of young women.  It is edgy, scary and yet empowering. Lizzie Quinn is doing well, well apart from a hiccough in her relationship with a boy … Continue reading

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Rain Fall by Ella West – 2018

Rain fall is set in rain-soaked Westport, amidst mine-closures and the decline in dairy prices.  The town in depressed; the residents trying to make the best of things.  But when 15-year-old Annie misses an important basketball game when her mate’s … Continue reading

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