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Prep *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Curtis Sittenfeld

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Black Swan: 2010

Seller ID: 9780552776844

ISBN: 055277684X

Condition: New


Lee Fiora is a shy fourteen-year-old when she leaves small-town Indiana for a scholarship at Ault, an exclusive boarding school in Massachusetts. Her head is filled with images from the school brochure of handsome boys in sweaters leaning against old brick buildings, girls running with lacrosse sticks across pristine athletics fields, everyone singing hymns in chapel. But as she soon learns, Ault is a minefield of unstated rules and incomprehensible social rituals, and L... View more info

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Are You Seeing Me?

By: Darren Groth

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Woolshed Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003205

ISBN: 085798473X

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 0099845008

Condition: Good


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

ISBN: 1471124398

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1883937078

Condition: New


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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The Story Of Tom Brennan

By: J. C. Burke

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2005

Seller ID: 9781741660920

ISBN: 1741660920

Condition: New


A powerful story of love and loss, secrets and revelations - and making sense of a past that once seemed perfect. For Tom Brennan, life is about rugby, mates and family - until a night of celebration changes his life forever. Tom's world explodes as his brother Daniel is sent to jail and the Brennans are forced to leave the small town Tom's lived in his whole life. Tom is a survivor, but he needs a ticket out of the past just as much as Daniel. He will find it in many fo... View more info

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The Catcher In The Rye

By: J. D. Salinger

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2010

Seller ID: 9780241950432

ISBN: 0241950430

Condition: New


The Catcher in Rye is the ultimate novel for disaffected youth, but it's relevant to all ages. The story is told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Throughout, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves- the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection. Lazy in style, full of slang and sw... View more info

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The Catcher in the Rye [original American text]

By: J. D. Salinger

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1994

Seller ID: 9780140237504

ISBN: 014023750X

Condition: New


The Catcher in the Rye is the ultimate novel for disaffected youth, but it's relevant to all ages. The story is told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Throughout, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves- the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection.Lazy in style, full of slang and... View more info

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Touch Me

By: James Moloney

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2007

Seller ID: 9780702236297

ISBN: 0702236292

Condition: New


Short-listed for the CBCA Book of the Year- Older Readers "When can I hold you then?" He whispered. "I want to. I... " He was going to say I love you - but what did that mean? For Xavier McLachlan, rugby is life. Winning a 1st XV jersey means everything... Until he meets Nuala Magee. Has there ever been a girl like her? She's feisty, she's troubled, she's dangerous. What will his mates think? Does he even care? Everything looks different now. Xavier McLachlan is in love.... 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

ISBN: 1406326496

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1760110973

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 0864361734

Condition: Good


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

ISBN: 145980659X

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1459806689

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1459806549

Condition: New


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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The Book Thief : Film Tie-In

By: Markus Zusak

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Picador: 2013

Seller ID: 9781742613314

ISBN: 1742613314

Condition: New


The extraordinary international bestseller from the author of new novel Bridge of Clay. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE "Brilliant and hugely ambitious ... the kind of book that can be life changing" The New York Times It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's... View more info

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Looking For Alibrandi

By: Melina Marchetta

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Puffin: 1992

Seller ID: 9780140360462

ISBN: 0140360468

Condition: New


Melina Marchetta's stunning debut novel Looking for Alibrandi is one girl's story of her final year at school, a year she sets herself free. Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school. This is the year she meets her father, the year she falls in love, the year she searches for Alibrandi and finds the real truth about her family - and the identity she has been searching for. A moving and revealing book, unusual for its honesty and it... View more info

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Don't Call Me Ishmael

By: Michael Gerard Bauer

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Omnibus Books: 2011

Seller ID: 9781862919327

ISBN: 1862919321

Condition: New


There's no easy way to put this, so I'll say it straight out. It's time I faced up to the truth. I'm fourteen years old and I have Ishmael Leseur's Syndrome. There is no cure. But that won't stop Ishmael and his intrepid band of misfits from taking on bullies, bugs, babes, the Beatles, debating, and the great white whale in the toughest, the weirdest, the most humiliatingly awful-and best year of their lives! 'To save embarrassment, don't read this book on a bus.' Kathar... View more info

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My Brilliant Career

By: Miles Franklin

Price: $26.95

Publisher: USA, Penguin: 2011

Seller ID: 9780143105053

ISBN: 0143105051

Condition: New


Girls! Girls! Those of you who have hearts, and therefore wish for happiness, homes, and husbands by and by, never develop a reputation for being clever. When sixteen-year-old Miles Franklin began writing a thinly disguised novel about her youth in the Australian bush, she meant to 'show just how ridiculous the life around me would be as story material.' But when My Brilliant Career was published in 1901, it struck its author's native country like a small bomb and so sca... View more info

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My Brilliant Career

By: Miles Franklin

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 9781921922190

ISBN: 1921922192

Condition: New


Introduced by Jennifer Byrne. This is not a romance - I have too often faced the music of life to the tune of hardship to waste time in snivelling and gushing over fancies and dreams; neither is it a novel, but simply a yarn - a real yarn. Oh! Written with all the high spirits of youth, My Brilliant Career is the unforgettable tale of Sybylla Melvin, a headstrong country girl - passionate, endearing, stubborn, honest - and her fraught journey from rags to riches to rags. View more info