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Are You Seeing Me?

By: Darren Groth

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Woolshed Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003205


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'r... View more info

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I Capture the Castle [used book]

By: Dodie Smith

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Red Fox: 1991

Seller ID: 004091


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. View more info

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I Was Here

By: Gayle Forman

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Simon & Schuster: 2015

Seller ID: 002298


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 for... View more info

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The Winged Watchman

By: Hilda Van Stockum

Price: $22.95

Publisher: USA, Bethlehem Books: 1995

Seller ID: A1508


This acclaimed story of World War II is rich in suspense, characterization, plot and spiritual truth. Every element of occupied Holland is united in a story of courage and hope: a hidden Jewish child, an "underdiver," a downed RAF pilot, an imaginative, daring underground hero, and the small things of family life which surprisingly carry on in the midst of oppression. The Verhagen family, who live in the old windmill called the Winged Watchman, are a memorable set of ind... View more info

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I'll Give You the Sun

By: Jandy Nelson

Price: $17.95

Publisher: UK, Walker Books: 2015

Seller ID: 003309


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 reali... View more info

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Between the Lines

By: Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2014

Seller ID: 002296


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 foun... View more info

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Broken Promises #2 Dolly Fiction [used book]

By: Kate Lee

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Australia, Greenhouse Publications: 1988

Seller ID: 003912


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. View more info

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Stones on a Grave # Seven Secrets

By: Kathy Kacer

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Orca: 2015

Seller ID: 003192


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.... View more info

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A Big Dose of Lucky # Seven Secrets

By: Kathy Kacer

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Orca: 2015

Seller ID: 003193


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 wor... View more info

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The Unquiet Past # Seven Secrets

By: Kelley Armstrong

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Orca: 2015

Seller ID: 003188


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 gradua... View more info

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My Life Before Me # Seven Secrets

By: Norah McClintock

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Orca: 2015

Seller ID: 003187


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,... View more info

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

By: Patrick Ness

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Walker Books: 2015

Seller ID: 002992


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 bi... View more info

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Deadly Unna? [used book]

By: Phillip Gwynne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Puffin: 1998

Seller ID: 003920


'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... View more info

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Does My Head Look Big in This? [used book]

By: Randa Abdel-Fattah

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Australia: 2005

Seller ID: 000955


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 w... View more info

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Take Me There

By: Susane Colasanti

Price: $16.95

Publisher: USA, Speak: 2009

Seller ID: 002748


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 ... View more info

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Shattered Glass # Seven Secrets

By: Teresa Toten

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Orca: 2015

Seller ID: 003190


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... View more info

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The Outback: Anthology of Short Stories

By: Various Authors

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 003954


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. View more info

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Small Bones # Seven Secrets

By: Vicki Grant

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Orca: 2015

Seller ID: 003189


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 ... View more info