Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 15-year-old Kambili’s world is dominated by her wealthy Catholic father, who, while is repressive and fanatically religious. When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili’s father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father’s authority.

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 15-year-old Kambili’s world is dominated by her wealthy Catholic father, who, while is repressive and fanatically religious. When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili’s father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father’s authority.

Zac & Mia by A J Betts. The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t—couldn’t—be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply. You need courage to be in hospital; different courage to be back in the real world. In one of these worlds Zac needs Mia. And in the other Mia needs Zac. Or maybe they both need each other, always.

Zac & Mia by A J Betts. The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t—couldn’t—be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply. You need courage to be in hospital; different courage to be back in the real world. In one of these worlds Zac needs Mia. And in the other Mia needs Zac. Or maybe they both need each other, always.

I Am Not Esther by Fleur Beale. Imagine that your mother tells you she's going away. She is going to leave you with relatives you've never heard of - and they are members of a strict religious cult. Your name is changed, and you are forced to follow the severe set of social standards set by the cult. There is no television, no radio, no newspaper. No mirrors. You must wear long, modest clothes. You don't know where your mother is, and you are beginning to question your own identity.

I Am Not Esther by Fleur Beale. Imagine that your mother tells you she's going away. She is going to leave you with relatives you've never heard of - and they are members of a strict religious cult. Your name is changed, and you are forced to follow the severe set of social standards set by the cult. There is no television, no radio, no newspaper. No mirrors. You must wear long, modest clothes. You don't know where your mother is, and you are beginning to question your own identity.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Eleanor is the new girl in town. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out more if she tried. Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly cool, Park's worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by. Slowly, steadily, Eleanor and Park fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Eleanor is the new girl in town. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out more if she tried. Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly cool, Park's worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by. Slowly, steadily, Eleanor and Park fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.

Junk by Melvin Burgess. This is the love story of two runaway teenagers, Gemma and Tar, and their struggles with heroin addiction. A multi-faceted and vivid depiction of a group of young people in the grip of addiction. It is told in many different voices, from the addicts themselves to the friends watching from the outside who try to prevent tragedy.

Junk by Melvin Burgess. This is the love story of two runaway teenagers, Gemma and Tar, and their struggles with heroin addiction. A multi-faceted and vivid depiction of a group of young people in the grip of addiction. It is told in many different voices, from the addicts themselves to the friends watching from the outside who try to prevent tragedy.

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire. Precious Jones, illiterate and 16, has up until now been invisible to the father who rapes her, the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it truly her own for the first time.

Push by Sapphire

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire. Precious Jones, illiterate and 16, has up until now been invisible to the father who rapes her, the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it truly her own for the first time.

Before I Die by Jenny Downham. Tessa is sixteen. She has terminal leukaemia and has made a list of ten things she wants to do before she dies. Number one is sex. Starting tonight. But getting what you want isn't easy. And getting what you want doesn't always give you what you need. And sometimes the most unexpected things become important.

Before I Die by Jenny Downham. Tessa is sixteen. She has terminal leukaemia and has made a list of ten things she wants to do before she dies. Number one is sex. Starting tonight. But getting what you want isn't easy. And getting what you want doesn't always give you what you need. And sometimes the most unexpected things become important.

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick. Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers--a skill at which she's remarkably talented. Her secret: She is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City where surviving will take all her skill at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections in a world full of darkness.

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick. Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers--a skill at which she's remarkably talented. Her secret: She is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City where surviving will take all her skill at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections in a world full of darkness.

Bugs by Whiti Hereaka. Meet Bugs: smart, sarcastic, sixteen and stuck in a small town without a driver’s license. Bugs has been best mates with Jez forever. That is until Stone Cold, the new girl, arrives in town. Year 12 was already going to be a challenge without adding spoilt, bitchy Stone Cold to the mix. Why would anyone want to be mates with her? But things are never as they seem on the surface,

Bugs by Whiti Hereaka. Meet Bugs: smart, sarcastic, sixteen and stuck in a small town without a driver’s license. Bugs has been best mates with Jez forever. That is until Stone Cold, the new girl, arrives in town. Year 12 was already going to be a challenge without adding spoilt, bitchy Stone Cold to the mix. Why would anyone want to be mates with her? But things are never as they seem on the surface,

End of the Alphabet by Fleur Beale. Ruby Yarrow is a 14 year old who lives in a busy, loving, chaotic family but feels a bit like a doormat. She has a learning difficulty and needs a reader/writer to help her in exams. But she's bright, vibrant and has great friends. Keen to go on a school trip to Brazil she gets a job to earn the money to go, learns Portuguese, meets exchange students, and begins to stand up to her parents.

End of the Alphabet by Fleur Beale. Ruby Yarrow is a 14 year old who lives in a busy, loving, chaotic family but feels a bit like a doormat. She has a learning difficulty and needs a reader/writer to help her in exams. But she's bright, vibrant and has great friends. Keen to go on a school trip to Brazil she gets a job to earn the money to go, learns Portuguese, meets exchange students, and begins to stand up to her parents.

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