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Are You Seeing Me?, Darren Groth
1 Are You Seeing Me?
Darren Groth Australia Woolshed Press 2014 085798473X / 9780857984739 Soft cover New Book B-format 
This road trip will have earth-shattering consequences . . . Twins Justine and Perry are about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest. It's been a year since they watched their dad lose his battle with cancer. Now, at only nineteen, Justine is the sole carer for her disabled brother. But with Perry having been accepted into an assisted-living residence, their reliance on each other is set to shift. Before they go their separate ways, they're seeking to create the perfect memory. For Perry, the trip is a glorious celebration of his favourite things: mythical sea monsters, Jackie Chan movies and the study of earthquakes. For Justine, it's a chance to reconcile the decision to 'free' her twin, to see who she is without her boyfriend, Marc - and to offer their mother the chance to atone for past wrongs. But the instability that has shaped their lives will not subside, and the seismic event that Perry forewarned threatens to reduce their worlds to rubble . . . 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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I Capture the Castle [used book], Dodie Smith
2 I Capture the Castle [used book]
Dodie Smith UK Red Fox 1991 0099845008 / 9780099845003 Soft cover Good Book B-format 
An enchanting novel for young adults. Seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Over six turbulent months, Cassandra tries to hone her writing skills, filling three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries which chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first descent into love. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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I Was Here, Gayle Forman
3 I Was Here
Gayle Forman UK Simon & Schuster 2015 1471124398 / 9781471124396 Soft cover New Book B-format 
From the bestselling author of If I Stay. This characteristically powerful novel follows eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds in the months following her best friend's shocking suicide. As Cody numbly searches for answers as to why Meg took her own life, she begins a journey of self-discovery which takes her to a terrifying precipice, and forces her to question not only her relationship with the Meg she thought she knew, but her own understanding of life, love, death and forgiveness. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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I'll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson
4 I'll Give You the Sun
Jandy Nelson UK Walker Books 2015 1406326496 / 9781406326499 Soft cover New Book B-format 
From the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere, a radiant novel that will leave you laughing and crying - all at once. For fans of John Green, Gayle Forman and Lauren Oliver. Jude and her twin Noah were incredibly close - until a tragedy drove them apart, and now they are barely speaking. Then Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy as well as a captivating new mentor, both of whom may just need her as much as she needs them. What the twins don't realize is that each of them has only half the story and if they can just find their way back to one another, they have a chance to remake their world. About the Author: Jandy Nelson lives in San Francisco, where she divides her time between her proper tree and running loose through the park. Jandy is a literary agent, published poet and perpetual academic with degrees from Brown, Cornell and Vermont College of Fine Arts. She's a superstitious sort and devout romantic who's madly in love with California - how it teeters on the edge of a continent. 
Price: 17.95 AUD
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Between the Lines, Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
5 Between the Lines
Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer Australia Allen & Unwin 2014 1760110973 / 9781760110970 Soft cover New Book B-format 
Internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer team up to create a story about a girl who crosses the border between reality and fantasy in a perilous search for her own happy ending. What happens when happily ever after ... isn't? Delilah hates school as much as she loves books. In fact, there's one book in particular she can't get enough of. If anyone knew how many times she has read and re-read the sweet little fairy tale she found in the library, especially the popular kids, she'd be sent to social Siberia ... forever. To Delilah, though, this fairy tale is more than just words on the page. Sure, there's a handsome (well, okay, hot) prince, and a castle, and an evil villain, but it feels as if there's something deeper going on. And one day, Delilah finds out there is. Turns out, this Prince Charming is real, and a certain fifteen-year-old loner has caught his eye. But they're from two different worlds, and how can it ever possibly work? Together with her daughter Samantha van Leer, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult has written a classic fairy tale with a uniquely modern twist. About the Author JODI PICOULT is the author of twenty novels. Her most recent, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home and House Rules, have all been number one on the Australian and New Zealand fiction bestseller lists. Jodi lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. SAMANTHA VAN LEER is a junior in high school, who conceived the idea for this book and pitched it to her mum while she was in the middle of a book tour. In her spare time, she can be found playing softball, doing contemporary dance, acting and singing in musicals, and cuddling on the ground with her two dogs, Dudley and Oliver - for whom the prince in this fairytale was named. 
Price: 14.95 AUD
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Broken Promises #2 Dolly Fiction [used book], Kate Lee
6 Broken Promises #2 Dolly Fiction [used book]
Kate Lee Australia Greenhouse Publications 1988 0864361734 / 9780864361738 Soft cover Good Book A-format 
When Jules Davern falls for Darcy at the ice-skating rink, she has no idea how complicated her life is about to become. She doesn't know much about him, except that he's friendly, French - and never there when she needs him. When DArcy asks her to be his partner in a skating contest and then doesn't show up for practice, Jules decides she's had enough. What Jules doesn't know is that Darcy has some big problems of his own. 
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A Big Dose of Lucky # Seven Secrets, Kathy Kacer
7 A Big Dose of Lucky # Seven Secrets
Kathy Kacer USA Orca 2015 1459806689 / 9781459806689 Soft cover New Book C-format 
Malou has just turned sixteen--hardly old enough to be out in the world on her own--and all she knows for sure is that she's of mixed race and that she was left at an orphanage as a newborn. When the orphanage burns to the ground, she finds out that she may have been born in a small town in Ontario's cottage country. Much to her surprise, Parry Sound turns out to have quite a few young brown faces, but Malou can't believe they might be related to her. After she finds work as a cleaner in the local hospital, an Aboriginal boy named Jimmy helps her find answers to her questions about her parents. The answers are as stunning--and life-changing--as anything Malou could have imagined back at the orphanage. Part of the SECRETS--a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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Stones on a Grave # Seven Secrets, Kathy Kacer
8 Stones on a Grave # Seven Secrets
Kathy Kacer USA Orca 2015 145980659X / 9781459806597 Soft cover New Book C-format 
Sara has never been out of the tiny town of Hope, Ontario, where she has been in an orphanage all her life. After a fire destroys the orphanage, clues about her parentage--a medical certificate and a Star of David--lead her to Germany. Despite her fears--she doesn't speak the language, she knows no one in Germany, and she's never been on an airplane--Sara arrives in Germany determined to explore her newly discovered Jewish heritage and solve the mystery of her parentage. What she encounters is a country still dealing with the aftermath of the Holocaust. With the help of a handsome, English-speaking German boy, she discovers the sad facts of her mother's brief existence and faces the horrible truth about her father. Ultimately, the knowledge she gains opens up her world and leads her to a deeper understanding of herself. Part of the SECRETS--a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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The Unquiet Past # Seven Secrets, Kelley Armstrong
9 The Unquiet Past # Seven Secrets
Kelley Armstrong USA Orca 2015 1459806549 / 9781459806542 Soft cover New Book C-format 
Tess has always been tormented by waking visions that make her question her sanity. When the orphanage she lives in burns down, she decides to face her fears and find out once and for all what is wrong with her. She believes the truth must lie with her parents, and so, armed with only an address and phone number, Tess travels to a crumbling mansion in rural Quebec, where she discovers evidence of mistreatment of mental patients. She also makes an unlikely ally and gradually unearths her family's sad history--and finally accepts the truth about her paranormal powers. Part of the SECRETS--a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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My Life Before Me # Seven Secrets, Norah McClintock
10 My Life Before Me # Seven Secrets
Norah McClintock USA Orca 2015 145980662X / 9781459806627 Soft cover New Book C-format 
Cady has always wanted to be a reporter, like her hero Nellie Bly, so after a fire burns down the orphanage she lives in, she's ready to leave small-town Ontario and make her mark as a newspaperwoman. A crumbling newspaper clipping leads her to Orrenstown, Indiana, where her investigation into a long-ago murder earns her a hard lesson in race relations. Smart and determined, and more than a little headstrong, Cady pokes a stick into a wasp's nest of lies, dirty politics, corrupt law enforcement and racial tension--and ends up fearing for her life as she closes in on something she's never cared about before--the truth about her own origins. Part of the SECRETS--a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness
11 The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness UK Walker Books 2015 1406331163 / 9781406331165 Hardcover New Book 21.6 x 13.5 x 3.4 cm 
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions...An exceptional novel from the author praised by John Green as "an insanely beautiful writer". 
Price: 24.95 AUD
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Deadly Unna? [used book], Phillip Gwynne
12 Deadly Unna? [used book]
Phillip Gwynne Australia Puffin 1998 0141300493 / 9780141300498 Soft cover Good Book B-format 
'Deadly, unna?' He was always saying that. All the Nungas did, but Dumby more than any of them. Dumby Red and Blacky don't have a lot in common. Dumby's the star of the footy team, he's got a killer smile and the knack with girls, and he's a Nunga. Blacky's a gutless wonder, needs braces, never knows what to say, and he's white. But they're friends...and it could be deadly, unna? This gutsy novel, set in a small coastal town in South Australia is a rites-of-passage story about two boys confronting the depth of racism that exists all around them. 
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Does My Head Look Big in This? [used book], Randa Abdel-Fattah
13 Does My Head Look Big in This? [used book]
Randa Abdel-Fattah Australia Pan Australia 2005 0330421859 / 9780330421850 Soft cover Good Book B-format 
The slide opened and I heard a gentle, kind voice: What is your confession, my child? I was stuffed. The Priest would declare me a heretic; my parents would call me a traitor... The Priest asked me again: What is your confession, my child? I'm Muslim. I whispered. Welcome to my world. I'm Amal Abdel-Hakim, a seventeen year-old Australian-Palestinian-Muslim still trying to come to grips with my various identity hyphens. It's hard enough being cool as a teenager when being one issue behind the latest Cosmo is enough to disqualify you from the in-group. Try wearing a veil on your head and practising the bum's up position at lunchtime and you know you're in for a tough time at school. Luckily my friends support me, although they've got a few troubles of their own. Simone, blonde, gorgeous and overweight - she's got serious image issues, and Leila's really intelligent but her parents are more interested in her getting a marriage certificate than her high school certificate! And I thought I had problems... About The Author Randa Abdel-Fattah is twenty-five, and has her own identity hyphens to contend with (Australian-born-Muslim-Palestinian-Egyptian-choc-a-holic). For years Randa has been active in the inter-faith community. She is also a member of a number of Palestinian human rights campaigns, the Australian Arabic council and various Australian Muslim women networks. Randa grew up in Melbourne but now lives in Sydney where she works as a lawyer. She loves travelling to Egypt and Palestine and being spoilt by her relatives. She also loves reading, watching romantic comedies, her husband's sense of humour, getting a seat on the train, and any movie starring Colin Firth. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Take Me There, Susane Colasanti
14 Take Me There
Susane Colasanti USA Speak 2009 0142414352 / 9780142414354 Soft cover New Book B-format 
In this novel about the drama and trauma of teen relationships, Rhiannon loves order, math, and Steve, but Steve dumped her for the manipulative, skanky Gloria. James loves serenity, designing software, and his friendship with Rhiannon. But his home is chaotic, and Rhiannon doesn't know how much he cares for her. Nicole loves her math teacher, her friendship with Rhiannon, and her ex-boyfriend, Danny. But Nicole has a secret that threatens all of her relationships. Over the course of a week, Colasanti's story, told in alternating narratives, describes how the three teens cope with the same events, each other, and their own issues. Each character's voice is strong, and the dialogue is stolen right from the corridors of a contemporary high school. Readers, especially girls, will appreciate the very satisfying resolutions of all three characters' issues: Rhiannon gets revenge and recognizes the depth of her friendship with James; James receives a surprising gift; and Nicole acknowledges the consequences of her father's abuse and her conflicted feelings for Danny. 
Price: 16.95 AUD
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Shattered Glass # Seven Secrets, Teresa Toten
15 Shattered Glass # Seven Secrets
Teresa Toten USA Orca 2015 1459806719 / 9781459806719 Soft cover New Book C-format 
Toni has always had nightmares about fire, and she also has burn scars but no idea how she got them. So when fire destroys the orphanage she has grown up in, she is ready to make her way to Toronto, where she hopes to discover the truth about the mother she believes hurt and then abandoned her. Toronto proves to be both daunting and exciting for Toni, whose charm and innocence attract attention--not always positive--wherever she goes. Buoyed by the music she hears at the folk club where she finds a job, and encouraged by her glamorous landlady, Toni unearths shocking information that contradicts everything she believes and makes her re-evaluate what she feels for all the new people in her life. Part of the SECRETS--a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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The Outback: Anthology of Short Stories, Various Authors
16 The Outback: Anthology of Short Stories
Various Authors Australia Boolarong Press 2016 1925522016 / 9781925522013 Soft cover New Book 23.0 x 15.0 x 1.1 cm 
This collection of short stories about the Outback is the result of the inaugural writing competition for the Outback Writers Festival held in Winton on 21, 22, & 23 June 2016. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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Small Bones # Seven Secrets, Vicki Grant
17 Small Bones # Seven Secrets
Vicki Grant USA Orca 2015 1459806530 / 9781459806535 Soft cover New Book C-format 
Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams--but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past. Searching for answers to questions about her birth, Dot learns more than she ever wanted to about the terrible effects of war, the legacy of deceit--and the enduring nature of love. Part of the SECRETS--a series of seven linked novels that can be read in any order. 
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Are You Seeing Me?, Darren Groth
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A Big Dose of Lucky # Seven Secrets, Kathy Kacer
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The Unquiet Past # Seven Secrets, Kelley Armstrong
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