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Go Ask Alice

By: Anonymous

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2018

Seller ID: 9781784873172

ISBN: 1784873179

Condition: New


Have you ever kept a diary? This is the diary of a young girl growing up in sixties America - an honest account of teenage life. But as well as discovering new friends, dating and going to parties, the author of this diary discovers something else- drugs. It is the era of free love and experimentation with mind-bending substances. And one thing leads to another. This book was first published several decades ago as the shocking real diary of a young woman. Whether it is fact or fiction is up to you to decide. BACKSTORY- Read the fascinating story of this mysterious book's first publicatio... View more info

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Prep

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 Lee must work hard to find and maintain her place in the pecking order. About the Author: "Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of... 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're seeking to create the perfect memory. For Perry, the trip is a glorious celebration of his favourite things: mythical sea... View more info

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Parvana #1 Breadwinner

By: Deborah Ellis

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2002

Seller ID: 9781865086941

ISBN: 1865086940

Condition: New


There are many types of battle in Afghanistan. Imagine living in a country where women and girls are not allowed to leave the house without a man. Imagine having to wear clothes that cover every part of your body, including your face, whenever you go out. This is the life of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan under the control of an extreme religious military group. When soldiers burst into her home and drag her father off to prison, Parvana is forced to take responsibility for her whole family, dressing as a boy to make a living in the marketplace of Kabul, risking her life in t... 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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Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence

By: Doris Pilkington

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2002

Seller ID: 9780702233555

ISBN: 0702233552

Condition: New


The film Rabbit-Proof Fence is based on this true account of Doris Pilkington's mother Molly, who as a young girl led her two sisters on an extraordinary 1,600 kilometre walk home. Under Western Australia's invidious removal policy of the 1930s, the girls were taken from their Aboriginal families at Jigalong on the edge of the Little Sandy Desert, and transported halfway across the state to the Native Settlement at Moore River, north of Perth. Here Aboriginal children were instructed in the ways of white society and forbidden to speak their native tongue. The three girls - aged 8, 11 and 14 - ... View more info

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Sorry

By: Gail Jones

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Vintage: 2008

Seller ID: 9781741666632

ISBN: 1741666635

Condition: New


"This is a story that can only be told in a whisper ... In the remote outback of Western Australia during the Second World War, English anthropologist Nicholas Keene and his wife, Stella, raise a lonely child, Perdita. Her upbringing is far from ordinary- in a shack in the wilderness, with a distant father burying himself in books and an unstable mother whose knowledge of Shakespeare forms the backbone of the girl's limited education. Emotionally adrift, Perdita becomes friends with a deaf and mute boy, Billy, and an Aboriginal girl, Mary. Perdita and Mary come to call one another sister and t... 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 forgiveness. 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 individuals whose lives powerfully demonstrate the resilience of those who suffer but do not lose faith. 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 forms . . . About the Author: J.C. Burke was born in Sydney in 1965, the fourth of five sisters. With writers for parents, sh... 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 swear words, it's a novel whose interest and appeal comes from its observations rather than its plot intrigues (in conventional... 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 swear words, it's a novel whose interest and appeal comes from its observations rather than its plot intrigues (in conventio... View more info

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The Catcher in the Rye

By: J. D. Salinger

Price: $16.95

Publisher: USA, Little, Brown: 2005

Seller ID: 9780316769488

ISBN: 0316769487

Condition: New


The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books. "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient c... 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. About the Author: James Moloney has been writing for young people for more than twenty years. Once a teacher and a libraria... View more info

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Dougy #1 Gracey

By: James Moloney

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2009

Seller ID: 9780702237065

ISBN: 070223706X

Condition: New


"I'm nobody much" That's the way Dougy sees himself. Struggling at school, Dougy is quiet. He watches more than he speaks. His siblings, Raymond and Gracey, are the one with the talent- his brother a star footballer and his sister just picked for the state athletic championships. When racial tensions engulf their lonely town in the Australian outback, madness grips and hot-headed men give way to their fears. And waiting in the rising river waters lurks something even more dangerous. Death is stalking Dougy's sister, Gracey, unless he can save her. Can a nobody stand against such forces? Is the... 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 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 t... View more info

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A Gathering Light

By: Jennifer Donnelly

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2004

Seller ID: 9780747570639

ISBN: 0747570639

Condition: New


When Mattie Gokey is given a bundle of letters to burn she fully intends to execute the wishes of the giver, Grace Brown. But when Grace is found drowned in Big Moose Lake the next day, Mattie finds that it is not as easy to burn those letters as she had thought. And, as she reads, a riveting story emerges - not only Grace's story but also Mattie's hopes and ambitions for the future and her relationships with her friends and family. Published to widespread acclaim this wonderful novel, part murder mystery and part coming-of-age story, is an astounding and accomplished piece of literature. Win... 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 found in the library, especially the popular kids, she'd be sent to social Siberia ... forever. To Delilah, though, this fairy ... 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. What she encounters is a country still dealing with the aftermath of the Holocaust. With the help of a handsome, English-spe... View more info