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10 Futures

Michael Pryor

2012    240 pages    (Random House Australia)

Call #: YA P   

Tapping into themes of sustainability, morality, and cultural trends, this is an engrossing imagining of what society might become throughout the next 100 years, examined through ten incredibly disparate storiesThrough careful research of societal and cultural trends as well as scientific developments, these ten stories are about two friends existing together in various potential versions of the future. Some are enjoyable, some are terrifying, but none are based on random speculation— [...]

Tapping into themes of sustainability, morality, and cultural trends, this is an engrossing imagining of what society might become throughout the next 100 years, examined through ten incredibly disparate storiesThrough careful research of societal and cultural trends as well as scientific developments, these ten stories are about two friends existing together in various potential versions of the future. Some are enjoyable, some are terrifying, but none are based on random speculation—instead, the author has closely examined new developments in the world today and asked "What if this continues?" In one scenario, Sam and Tara are best friends in a future when artificial intelligence organizes everyone's lives and micropets are the latest craze. In another, they must survive together when rationing means cold showers and no internet; and in a third, genetic matching makes asking a girl on a date a minefield of epic proportions. Can they still be best friends in a future when a terrible plague wipes out most of humanity? Or when the Inquisitor asks Sam to choose between one betrayal or another? Covering topics as expansive as the evolution of the English language, advancements in science, and sociological studies, each story explores relationships and personal or ethical dilemmas within a compelling, consistent future scenario. [less]

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25 International Artists who Made an Impact

Ronnie Scott

2017   

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Abhorsen

Garth Nix

2003    358 pages    (Allen & Unwin)

Call #: YA N   

Abhorsen #3: The Ninth was strong and fought with might But lone Orannis was put out of the light Broken in two and buried under hill Forever to lie there, wishing us ill. So says the song. But Orannis, the Destroyer, is no longer buried under hill. It has been freed from its subterranean prison and now seeks to escape the silver hemispheres, the final barrier to the unleashing of its terrible powers. Only Lirael, newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, has any chance of [...]

Abhorsen #3: The Ninth was strong and fought with might
But lone Orannis was put out of the light
Broken in two and buried under hill
Forever to lie there, wishing us ill.

So says the song. But Orannis, the Destroyer, is no longer buried under hill. It has been freed from its subterranean prison and now seeks to escape the silver hemispheres, the final barrier to the unleashing of its terrible powers.

Only Lirael, newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, has any chance of stopping the Destroyer. She and her companions -- Sam, the Disreputable Dog, and Mogget -- have to take that chance. For the Destroyer is the enemy of all Life, and it must be stopped, though Lirael does not know how.

To make matters worse, Sam's best friend, Nick, is helping the Destroyer, as are the necromancer Hedge and the Greater Dead Chlorr, and there has been no word from the Abhorsen Sabriel or King Touchstone.

Everything depends upon Lirael. A heavy, perhaps even impossible burden for a young woman who just days ago was merely a Second Assistant Librarian. With only a vision from the Clayr to guide her, and the rather mixed help of her companions, Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the Destroyer.

Before it is too late. . . . [less]

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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Sherman Alexie

2008    230 pages    (Andersen Press Ltd)

Call #: YA A   

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by [...]

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike. [less]

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Abyss Beyond Dreams, The

Peter F. Hamilton

2014    674 pages    (Macmillan)

Call #: YA H   

Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers #1: When images of a lost civilisation are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society is suspicious. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - an area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities. With it being the greatest threat to the known universe, Nigel is determined to find out if human life really [...]

Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers #1: When images of a lost civilisation are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society is suspicious. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - an area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities. With it being the greatest threat to the known universe, Nigel is determined to find out if human life really does exist beyond its boundaries and if so, what the hell they're doing there.

But when he crash lands on a planet beyond the Void he didn't even know existed he finds so much more than he imagined. Bienvenido, a world populated from the survivors of Commonwealth colony ships which disappeared over three thousand years' ago. Since then they've been fighting an ever-increasingly desperate battle against a space-born predator invading their landscape. The Fallers looks innocuous to begin with and their lure is enticing to any that stray within their path - but they are by far the greatest threat to the continuance of humanity on this planet.

But Nigel soon realises that the Fallers also hold the key to something he'd never hoped to find - the destruction of the Void itself. If only he can survive long enough to work out how to use it . . . [less]

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Adventure Time: Marceline & The Scream Queens

Meredith Gran

2013    128 pages    (KaBOOM!)

The smash-hit spinoff comic series based Cartoon Network’s top-rated cartoon, Adventure Time, is here!Join fan-favorite characters Marceline and Princess Bubblegum for riot grrl rock-fueled excitement in this brand-new ADVENTURE TIME mini-series! Thanks to a newfound interest in music, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a tour across the land of Ooo! But when they’re threatened by everything from scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they make [...]

The smash-hit spinoff comic series based Cartoon Network’s top-rated cartoon, Adventure Time, is here!Join fan-favorite characters Marceline and Princess Bubblegum for riot grrl rock-fueled excitement in this brand-new ADVENTURE TIME mini-series! Thanks to a newfound interest in music, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a tour across the land of Ooo! But when they’re threatened by everything from scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time?! Written and drawn by acclaimed cartoonist Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie), this graphic novel collecting the entire hit series is a must-have for any ADVENTURE TIME fan! [less]

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Adventure Time Vol. 1

Ryan North

2012    128 pages    (KaBOOM!)

It's ADVENTURE TIME! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures through The Land of Ooo.The totally algebraic adventures of Finn and Jake have come to the comic book page! The Lich, a super-lame, SUPER-SCARY skeleton dude, has returned to the the Land of Ooo, and he’s bent on total destruction! Luckily, Finn and Jake are on the case...but can they succeed against their most destructive foe yet? Featuring fan-favorite characters Marceline the [...]

It's ADVENTURE TIME! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures through The Land of Ooo.The totally algebraic adventures of Finn and Jake have come to the comic book page! The Lich, a super-lame, SUPER-SCARY skeleton dude, has returned to the the Land of Ooo, and he’s bent on total destruction! Luckily, Finn and Jake are on the case...but can they succeed against their most destructive foe yet? Featuring fan-favorite characters Marceline the Vampire Queen, Princess Bubblegum, Lumpy Space Princess and the Ice King! [less]

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Adventure Time Vol. 2

Ryan North

2013    112 pages    (KaBOOM!)

The all-ages smash hit of the year is back with more algebraic adventures in the Land of Ooo!The all-ages hit of the year is back with a new volume collecting even more algebraic adventures! What happens when Finn the human and Jake the dog get a hold of Princess Bubblegum’s time machine and travel to go to the future? Find out in this second volume!

The all-ages smash hit of the year is back with more algebraic adventures in the Land of Ooo!The all-ages hit of the year is back with a new volume collecting even more algebraic adventures! What happens when Finn the human and Jake the dog get a hold of Princess Bubblegum’s time machine and travel to go to the future? Find out in this second volume! [less]

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Adventure Time Vol. 3

Ryan North

2013    112 pages    (KaBOOM!)

The all-ages smash hit of the year is back with more mathematical adventures in the Land of Ooo!What Time Is It? Adventure Time! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures in The Land of Ooo. The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! Experience the algebraic adventures with your favorite characters like Marceline the Vampire Queen, Lumpy Space Princess, Ice King, Peppermint Butler, and so many more. Not only does this graphic novel [...]

The all-ages smash hit of the year is back with more mathematical adventures in the Land of Ooo!What Time Is It? Adventure Time! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures in The Land of Ooo. The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! Experience the algebraic adventures with your favorite characters like Marceline the Vampire Queen, Lumpy Space Princess, Ice King, Peppermint Butler, and so many more. Not only does this graphic novel collect the out-of-control, adventure-packed third story arc, it also includes the unforgettable “Choose Your Own Adventure” story. The biggest hit in the comic book industry in 2012, ADVENTURE TIME has received unmatched critical acclaim and commercial success in all-ages comics! [less]

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Adventure Time Vol. 4

Ryan North

2014    128 pages    (KaBOOM!)

The highly anticipated fourth volume of the all-ages bestseller Adventure Time is here!After a nice battle of ice and saving princess, Finn and Jake discover a series of dungeons just ready for exploring! It’s a fun time with pals and...the Ice King?! Collecting the latest arc of the fan-favorite series with loads of extra materials in this beautiful hardcover edition!

The highly anticipated fourth volume of the all-ages bestseller Adventure Time is here!After a nice battle of ice and saving princess, Finn and Jake discover a series of dungeons just ready for exploring! It’s a fun time with pals and...the Ice King?! Collecting the latest arc of the fan-favorite series with loads of extra materials in this beautiful hardcover edition! [less]

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Adventure Time Vol. 5

Ryan North, Shelli Paroline

2014    128 pages    (KaBOOM!)

The highly anticipated fifth volume of the all-ages bestseller Adventure Time is here!Princess Bubblegum is facing a lot of trouble when one of her experiments backfire on her, the land of Ooo is in danger...and so are her friends! Without the help of Finn and Jake, it’s up to Princess Bubblegum to clean up her own mess, and hopefully save her kingdom in the process.

The highly anticipated fifth volume of the all-ages bestseller Adventure Time is here!Princess Bubblegum is facing a lot of trouble when one of her experiments backfire on her, the land of Ooo is in danger...and so are her friends! Without the help of Finn and Jake, it’s up to Princess Bubblegum to clean up her own mess, and hopefully save her kingdom in the process. [less]

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Adventure Time Vol. 6

Ryan North, Shelli Paroline

2015    128 pages    (KaBOOM!)

Can Finn and Jake save The Land of Ooo.. again? The sixth collection of the best-selling comics is here!Finn is cursed! It looks like Magic Man is at it again and it's up to our heroes to save Ooo before Finn forgets everything...again. This is going to be an adventure you'll want to remember!

Can Finn and Jake save The Land of Ooo.. again? The sixth collection of the best-selling comics is here!Finn is cursed! It looks like Magic Man is at it again and it's up to our heroes to save Ooo before Finn forgets everything...again. This is going to be an adventure you'll want to remember! [less]

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Afterworld

Lynette Lounsbury

Call #: YA L   

Dominic Mathers is about to discover that the end of his life is just the beginning...Dom is the youngest person ever to arrive in the Necropolis, the 'waiting place' between death and what comes after. And it isn't long before he catches the attention of Satarial, a cruel Nephilim from the beginning of time, who has grim plans to use Dom as entertainment in his vicious gladiatorial games. When Dom's still-living sister, Kaide, appears in the Necropolis too, Satarial has the leverage he needs, [...]

Dominic Mathers is about to discover that the end of his life is just the beginning...Dom is the youngest person ever to arrive in the Necropolis, the 'waiting place' between death and what comes after. And it isn't long before he catches the attention of Satarial, a cruel Nephilim from the beginning of time, who has grim plans to use Dom as entertainment in his vicious gladiatorial games. When Dom's still-living sister, Kaide, appears in the Necropolis too, Satarial has the leverage he needs, and the stage is set for the biggest shake-up the afterlife has seen in centuries. Dom's only option is to compete in the Trials and attempt to win the chance to enter the Maze. In his favour he has an enigmatic young Guide, Eva, and a Guardian, Eduardo, who may not be what he seems. But will they be enough? [less]

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Afterworlds

Scott Westerfeld

2014    672 pages    (Penguin Books)

Call #: YA W   

Scott Westerfeld is renowned in the YA fiction market, this is a perfect blend of contemporary love story and fantastical thriller. Darcy has secured a publishing deal for her three paranormal books. Now she must find the wherewithall to write the second one whilst she has a reprieve from going to college, thanks to her savvy sister. She has enough funds for 3 years in NY... if she eats only noodles every day. In the story Darcy has written, the character Lizzie survives a traumatic shooting [...]

Scott Westerfeld is renowned in the YA fiction market, this is a perfect blend of contemporary love story and fantastical thriller. Darcy has secured a publishing deal for her three paranormal books. Now she must find the wherewithall to write the second one whilst she has a reprieve from going to college, thanks to her savvy sister. She has enough funds for 3 years in NY... if she eats only noodles every day. In the story Darcy has written, the character Lizzie survives a traumatic shooting event only to discover that she has become a phsychopomp; a spirit guide to the dead. But she's not dead.. or is she? With one foot in each world, Lizzie's challenges are somewhat unique. Then there's her hot spirit guide... and all those ghosts that keep appearing... and the 'living' friend she usually tells everything to... [less]

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Amber Spyglass, The

Philip Pullman

2011    544 pages    (Scholastic)

Call #: YA P   

His Dark Materials #3: Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...

His Dark Materials #3: Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned... [less]

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Angel Fish

Lili Wilkinson

2009    246 pages    (Black Dog Books)

Call #: YA W   

A charismatic religious leader has come to the village. Stefan has convinced Gabriel that only children will be able to liberate the Holy Land from the Infidel. Together they raise an army and make the arduous journey over the Alps to the Mediterranean - Stefan's promise that the ocean will part before them urging them on. But the power of Stefan's promises dim as they suffer misadventures again and again. Gabriel must face his doubts and the questions that plague him. Who is Stefan? Is he [...]

A charismatic religious leader has come to the village. Stefan has convinced Gabriel that only children will be able to liberate the Holy Land from the Infidel. Together they raise an army and make the arduous journey over the Alps to the Mediterranean - Stefan's promise that the ocean will part before them urging them on. But the power of Stefan's promises dim as they suffer misadventures again and again. Gabriel must face his doubts and the questions that plague him. Who is Stefan? Is he really a holy prophet? Or has he doomed them all? And can they survive on faith alone? [less]

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Another Life

Keren David

2012    384 pages    (Quarto Publishing Group UK)

Call #: YA D   

Kicked out of yet another boarding school, Archie couldn't be happier to find himself back in London with old friends and an exciting social life. But he's worried about his cousin Ty, who is facing a sentence in a Young Offender Institution and doesn't seem to be coping. And he's finding that his old friends have moved on and it's a struggle to keep up with their new lives. When he begins to learn surprising things about Ty, Archie goes on a mission to discover the truth about his cousin's past [...]

Kicked out of yet another boarding school, Archie couldn't be happier to find himself back in London with old friends and an exciting social life. But he's worried about his cousin Ty, who is facing a sentence in a Young Offender Institution and doesn't seem to be coping. And he's finding that his old friends have moved on and it's a struggle to keep up with their new lives. When he begins to learn surprising things about Ty, Archie goes on a mission to discover the truth about his cousin's past. But who is the real Ty? The thrilling follow-up to When I Was Joe and Almost True takes readers on a terrifying adventure through London's gangland. [less]

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Another Night in Mullet Town

Steven Herrick

2016    (Penguin)

Call #: YA H   

'People like you and me, Jonah,we drag down the price of everything we touch.' Life for Jonah and Manx means fishing for mullet at the lake, watching their school mates party on Friday night and wishing they had the courage to talk to Ella and Rachel. But now their lakeside town is being sold off, life doesn't seem so simple. Manx holds a grudge against the wealthy blow-ins from the city and Jonah just wants his parents to stop arguing. One memorable night at the lake will change everything. An [...]

'People like you and me, Jonah,we drag down the price of everything we touch.'

Life for Jonah and Manx means fishing for mullet at the lake, watching their school mates party on Friday night and wishing they had the courage to talk to Ella and Rachel.

But now their lakeside town is being sold off, life doesn't seem so simple. Manx holds a grudge against the wealthy blow-ins from the city and Jonah just wants his parents to stop arguing.

One memorable night at the lake will change everything.

An iridescent verse novel from award-winning author Steven Herrick that shines light on friendship, family and finding your way. [less]

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Arrival

Chris Morphew

2009    304 pages    (Hardie Grant Egmont)

Call #: YA M   

Phoenix Files #1: Luke is having a rough year. His parents split up. Then his mum moves to Phoenix, a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, and she drags Luke along with her. But Phoenix is no ordinary town. It was built from the ground up by the enigmatic Shackleton Co-operative less than a year ago. There are no cars, no phone lines, and a private security force instead of police. Luke thinks this is as weird as it gets. Then he and his new friends discover that someone in Phoenix is plotting to [...]

Phoenix Files #1: Luke is having a rough year. His parents split up. Then his mum moves to Phoenix, a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, and she drags Luke along with her. But Phoenix is no ordinary town. It was built from the ground up by the enigmatic Shackleton Co-operative less than a year ago. There are no cars, no phone lines, and a private security force instead of police. Luke thinks this is as weird as it gets. Then he and his new friends discover that someone in Phoenix is plotting to wipe out the human race. And the clock is already ticking. There are one hundred days until the end of the world. [less]

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Arthur at the Crossing Places

Kevin Crossley-Holland

2004    416 pages    (Orion)

Call #: YA C   

Arthur Trilogy #3: Arthur de Caldicot has achieved his dream: He now serves as squire to Lord Stephen of Holt Castle. But this new world opens up fresh visions as well as old concerns. Arthur longs to escape the shadow of his unfeeling father and meet his birth mother. To marry the beautiful Winnie, but maintain his ties with his friend Gatty. And to become a Crusader, with all the questions of might and right involved. Just as he so brilliantly did in THE SEEING STONE, Kevin Crossley-Holland [...]

Arthur Trilogy #3: Arthur de Caldicot has achieved his dream: He now serves as squire to Lord Stephen of Holt Castle. But this new world opens up fresh visions as well as old concerns. Arthur longs to escape the shadow of his unfeeling father and meet his birth mother. To marry the beautiful Winnie, but maintain his ties with his friend Gatty. And to become a Crusader, with all the questions of might and right involved.
Just as he so brilliantly did in THE SEEING STONE, Kevin Crossley-Holland weaves Arthurian legend with everyday medieval life in the unforgettable story of one hero's coming of age. [less]

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Assassin's Quest

Robin Hobb

2014    (HarperVoyager)

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Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, The

Barry Lyga

2007    311 pages    (Pan Australia)

Call #: YA L   

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl #1: What happens when a 15-year-old comic book geek meets the girl of his nightmares?The brainy outcast known as Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell. The bullies have made him their favourite target, his best (and only) friend seems headed for the dark side (sports and popularity), and his pregnant mother and the step-fascist are eagerly awaiting the birth of the alien life form [...]

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl #1: What happens when a 15-year-old comic book geek meets the girl of his nightmares?The brainy outcast known as Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell. The bullies have made him their favourite target, his best (and only) friend seems headed for the dark side (sports and popularity), and his pregnant mother and the step-fascist are eagerly awaiting the birth of the alien life form known as Fanboy's new little brother or sister.But Fanboy has a secret: a graphic novel he's been working on without telling anyone about it, a graphic novel that he is convinced will lead to publication, fame, and – most important of all – a way out of the crappy little town he lives in and the bullies that make it all hell for him.Just when he thinks he's doomed to be alone, Fanboy meets Kyra, aka Goth Girl, an outrageous, cynical girl who shares Fanboy's love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies. Fanboy can't resist someone who actually seems to understand him, and soon he finds himself willing to heed her advice – to ignore or crush anyone who stands in his way.But Kyra has secrets, too. And they could lead Fanboy to his dreams... or down a path into his own darkness. [less]

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Attachments

Rainbow Rowell

2012    368 pages    (Orion)

Call #: YA R   

It's 1999 and for the staff of one newspaper office, the internet is still a novelty. By day, two young women, Beth and Jennifer, spend their hours emailing each other, discussing in hilarious detail every aspect of their lives, from love troubles to family dramas. And by night, Lincoln, a shy, lonely IT guy spends his hours reading every exchange. At first their emails offer a welcome diversion, but as Lincoln unwittingly becomes drawn into their lives, the more he reads, the more he finds [...]

It's 1999 and for the staff of one newspaper office, the internet is still a novelty. By day, two young women, Beth and Jennifer, spend their hours emailing each other, discussing in hilarious detail every aspect of their lives, from love troubles to family dramas. And by night, Lincoln, a shy, lonely IT guy spends his hours reading every exchange. At first their emails offer a welcome diversion, but as Lincoln unwittingly becomes drawn into their lives, the more he reads, the more he finds himself falling for one of them. By the time Lincoln realizes just how head-over-heels he really is, it's way too late to introduce himself. What would he say to her? 'Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mails - and also, I think I love you'. After a series of close encounters, Lincoln decides it's time to muster the courage to follow his heart, and find out whether there really is such a thing as love before first-sight. [less]

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Bad News for Milk Bay

Moya Simons

2009    125 pages   

David has to save Horatio Brown from being driven out of his house - and his mind - by a greedy nephew in the fourth book of this junior detective series. When David is dragged to a boring council meeting with his dad, he hears that Horatio Brown is selling his property to developers who plan to turn it into a massive tourist site for Milk Bay. Movie theatres, fun parks, shopping centres - cool! But David wonders why Mr Brown is selling up and he finds out that Mr Brown's nephew is acting on his [...]

David has to save Horatio Brown from being driven out of his house - and his mind - by a greedy nephew in the fourth book of this junior detective series. When David is dragged to a boring council meeting with his dad, he hears that Horatio Brown is selling his property to developers who plan to turn it into a massive tourist site for Milk Bay. Movie theatres, fun parks, shopping centres - cool! But David wonders why Mr Brown is selling up and he finds out that Mr Brown's nephew is acting on his behalf... it looks like mischief is afoot in Milk Bay once more. [less]

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Battle of the Jade Horse

Alison Lloyd

2012    219 pages    (Penguin Group Australia)

Call #: YA L   

In China's wild north-west, a mob of bandits challenge the Emperor's rule. At stake are hundreds of priceless war horses and the rule of the mighty Chinese empire. Even best friends Hu and Ren find themselves on opposite sides, torn apart by family loyalties. Ren and Hu must make terrible choices that could destroy them all . . . Or can they overcome all odds and find a way to bring peace? By the author of Year of the Tiger.

In China's wild north-west, a mob of bandits challenge the Emperor's rule. At stake are hundreds of priceless war horses and the rule of the mighty Chinese empire. Even best friends Hu and Ren find themselves on opposite sides, torn apart by family loyalties. Ren and Hu must make terrible choices that could destroy them all . . . Or can they overcome all odds and find a way to bring peace? By the author of Year of the Tiger. [less]

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Beatle Meets Destiny

Gabrielle Williams

2009    294 pages    (Penguin Group Australia)

Call #: YA W   

Imagine your name is John Lennon, only everyone calls you Beatle. And then you meet your Dream girl and her name is Destiny McCartney. But what if you're already with the perfect girl? A novel about change, chance and everybody doing the wrong thing. I loved this book. And I loved it for so many different reasons. I love the story and the craziness of so many coincidences tying the plot together. John Lennon falls in love with Destiny McCartney??! Genius! But that's what real life is like to me [...]

Imagine your name is John Lennon, only everyone calls you Beatle. And then you meet your Dream girl and her name is Destiny McCartney. But what if you're already with the perfect girl? A novel about change, chance and everybody doing the wrong thing. I loved this book. And I loved it for so many different reasons. I love the story and the craziness of so many coincidences tying the plot together. John Lennon falls in love with Destiny McCartney??! Genius! But that's what real life is like to me. I reckon everyone can tie the threads of their lives together with strange magical coincidences – it's just a matter of looking for them and noticing them when they happen. – Dylan Lewis Visit betweenthelines.com.au - the destination for Young Adult books. [less]

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Beautiful Redemption

Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

2013    496 pages    (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)

Call #: YA G   

Caster Chronicles #4: Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the [...]

Caster Chronicles #4: Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan's return, vowing to do whatever it takes -- even if that means trusting old enemies or risking the lives of the family and friends Ethan left to protect. Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series. [less]

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Beauty Queens

Libba Bray

2011    396 pages    (Allen & Unwin)

Call #: YA B   

What do you get when you cross 'America's Next Top Model' with 'Lost'? A brilliantly funny novel by the queen of teen satire, Libba Bray.

What do you get when you cross 'America's Next Top Model' with 'Lost'? A brilliantly funny novel by the queen of teen satire, Libba Bray. [less]

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Becoming Aurora

Elizabeth Kasmer

2016    216 pages   

Call #: YA K   

Sixteen-year-old Rory is at a crossroads in her life. While her gang plans its next move in a racially motivated turf war, Rory is sentenced to spend her summer at an aged care facility. She's proud of taking the rap for a crime her gang committed and reading to a feisty old boxing champion isn't going to change that. But what happens when Rory's path intersects with migrant boxer Essam's and she becomes the victim, not the perpetrator? Can she find the courage to face her past and become the [...]

Sixteen-year-old Rory is at a crossroads in her life. While her gang plans its next move in a racially motivated turf war, Rory is sentenced to spend her summer at an aged care facility. She's proud of taking the rap for a crime her gang committed and reading to a feisty old boxing champion isn't going to change that. But what happens when Rory's path intersects with migrant boxer Essam's and she becomes the victim, not the perpetrator? Can she find the courage to face her past and become the girl her dad called Aurora? [less]

young adult
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Becoming Kirrali Lewis

Jane Harrison

2016    240 pages    (Magabala Books)

Call #: YA H   

Set within the explosive cultural shifts of the 1960s and 1980s, Becoming Kirrali Lewis chronicles the journey of a young First Nations Australian teenager as she leaves her home town in rural Victoria to take on a law degree in the city of Melbourne in 1985. Adopted at birth by a white family, Kirrali doesn’t question her cultural roots until a series of life-changing events force her to face up to her true identity. Her decision to search for her biological parents sparks off a political [...]

Set within the explosive cultural shifts of the 1960s and 1980s, Becoming Kirrali Lewis chronicles the journey of a young First Nations Australian teenager as she leaves her home town in rural Victoria to take on a law degree in the city of Melbourne in 1985. Adopted at birth by a white family, Kirrali doesn’t question her cultural roots until a series of life-changing events force her to face up to her true identity. Her decision to search for her biological parents sparks off a political awakening that no one sees coming, least of all Kirrali herself as she discovers her mother is white and her father is a radical black activist. Narrative flashbacks to the 1960s, where Kirrali’s biological mother, Cherie, is rebelling against her parent’s strict conservatism sees her fall into a clandestine relationship with a black man. Unmarried and pregnant, Cherie’s traumatic story of an unforgiving Australian society give meaning to Kirrali’s own rites of passage nearly twenty years later. The generational threads of human experience are the very things that will complete her. If only she can let go. [less]

young adult
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Behemoth

Scott Westerfeld

2010    432 pages    (Penguin Group Australia)

Call #: YA W   

Leviathan #2: A stolen throne. A secret mission. An epic adventure. The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek, the heir to an empire, is posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan's [...]

Leviathan #2: A stolen throne. A secret mission. An epic adventure. The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek, the heir to an empire, is posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan's peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory. Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what's ahead. Don't miss the first book: Leviathan [less]

young adult
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Being Here

Barry Jonsberg

2012    258 pages    (Allen & Unwin)

Call #: YA J   

A friendship blossoms when 16-year-old Carly interviews feisty 93-year-old Leah for her local history project and Leah shares her fascinating life's story—of a girl whose rich imagination rescues her from a grim reality, and an unlikely boy who changes everythingThe boy sat in the branches of the fifth tree on the left, his scuffed boots dangling. Leah turned her eyes up. His face was heavily freckled, his eyes large, brown and almond-shaped. His hair stuck out at wild angles. 'Hello,' she [...]

A friendship blossoms when 16-year-old Carly interviews feisty 93-year-old Leah for her local history project and Leah shares her fascinating life's story—of a girl whose rich imagination rescues her from a grim reality, and an unlikely boy who changes everythingThe boy sat in the branches of the fifth tree on the left, his scuffed boots dangling. Leah turned her eyes up. His face was heavily freckled, his eyes large, brown and almond-shaped. His hair stuck out at wild angles. 'Hello,' she said.When Leah Cartwright was five years old her father went to the barn, put a shotgun in his mouth, and pulled the trigger. Soon afterwards a boy appeared to Leah, in a tree in the orchard—a secret friend. Leah called him Adam, and she grew to love him. As a child on an isolated farm with only her fierce yet loving mother and her dog, Pagan, for company, Leah treasured books—the stories within them and the places they could take her. Now she is old, and a gifted storyteller, so when 16-year-old Carly interviews her for her local history project, Leah uses the magic of story to draw Carly into her present, her past, her secrets, and her unique friendship with Adam. This beautifully told novel is a bittersweet tale of hope, faith, consequences, and true love. [less]

young adult
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Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (Best American R), The

2012    432 pages    (Mariner Books)

The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind. The [...]

The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 includes Kevin Brockmeier, Judy Budnitz, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Nora Krug, Julie Otsuka, Eric Puchner, George Saunders, Adrian Tomine, Jess Walter, and others [less]

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Beyond Evie

Rebecca Burton

2010    208 pages    (Collins)

Call #: YA B   

A completely enthralling coming-of-age story that takes you the rollercoaster ride that first love - and obsessive love - can be. Ages 14+ Charlotte has a good life. She's a gifted athlete and she loves hanging out with her friends. It's true, she doesn't talk much about how she feels since her father's death - but that's just Charlotte. That's the way she is. Now there's something else she doesn't talk about, either. How can she tell anyone about what happened last year? How can she tell anyone [...]

A completely enthralling coming-of-age story that takes you the rollercoaster ride that first love - and obsessive love - can be. Ages 14+ Charlotte has a good life. She's a gifted athlete and she loves hanging out with her friends. It's true, she doesn't talk much about how she feels since her father's death - but that's just Charlotte. That's the way she is. Now there's something else she doesn't talk about, either. How can she tell anyone about what happened last year? How can she tell anyone about Evie? A story of heartbreak and recovery, of first, obsessive love and its lasting legacy, from the critically acclaimed author of Leaving Jetty Road. Praise for LEAVING JETTY ROAD 'A perceptive, quietly powerful piece about friendship. Burton paints settings, characters and relationships with a sweet and poignant freshness' KIRKUS REVIEWS 'Burton skilfully captures universal doubts and insecurities that are a part of growing up ...Although psychologically intense, the book remains optimistic, hinting in the end that the girls will overcome their obstacles even as they choose different paths' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Age: 14+ [less]

young adult
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Big River Little Fish

Belinda Jeffrey

2010    263 pages    (University of Queensland Press)

Call #: YA J   

From the moment Tom Downs was born backwards–from the moment of his mother's death–time has held him the wrong way round, like he's caught inside a fractured story. But the thing about the Murray River rising, the thing about Tom's town flooding, and the thing that takes him by surprise is not what Old Mother Murray takes away, but who she brings back.

From the moment Tom Downs was born backwards–from the moment of his mother's death–time has held him the wrong way round, like he's caught inside a fractured story. But the thing about the Murray River rising, the thing about Tom's town flooding, and the thing that takes him by surprise is not what Old Mother Murray takes away, but who she brings back. [less]

graphic novel
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Billionaire's Curse, The

Richard Newsome

2012    368 pages    (Text Publishing)

Call #: YA N   

The Billionaire Series #1: Gerald’s life is in danger. Someone has stolen the world’s most valuable diamond and a constable lies unconscious in the British Museum, two sedative darts protruding from his backside. Not something Gerald Wilkins knows or cares anything about. Not until he finds himself on a private luxury jet heading for London to attend the funeral of a great aunt he has never met. Not until he inherits her estate, worth twenty billion pounds. Not until he opens a bundle of [...]

The Billionaire Series #1: Gerald’s life is in danger. Someone has stolen the world’s most valuable diamond and a constable lies unconscious in the British Museum, two sedative darts protruding from his backside. Not something Gerald Wilkins knows or cares anything about. Not until he finds himself on a private luxury jet heading for London to attend the funeral of a great aunt he has never met. Not until he inherits her estate, worth twenty billion pounds. Not until he opens a bundle of envelopes from his dead great aunt. Was she murdered? Who stole the diamond? And what is the mysterious casket that everyone seems to be looking for? With the help of the Valentine twins, the rat-fearing Sam and the gymnastic champ Ruby, Gerald’s got a mystery to solve. A mystery that will take them into secret passageways, a musty bookshop, an ancient crypt, a ruined tower and a colossal cavern where the secret of a priceless treasure lies protected by deadly booby traps. The Billionaire’s Curse is an irresistible adventure story with an array of curious characters, ancient folklore and a whodunnit. Young and not-so-young adults, get ready to stay up late. [less]

young adult
 
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