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Graffiti Moon
  • Author : Cath Crowley
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780375983658
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she's going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He's out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy's stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she's managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they're suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can't see is the one thing that's right before her eyes.

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    Graffiti Moon
  • Author : Cath Crowley
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781444907889
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 'We've got at least seven hours to get what we want before the sun comes up.' School is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight she's going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. Somewhere in the glassy darkness, he's out there, spraying colour, birds and blue sky on the night. And Lucy knows that a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for - really fall for. The last person Lucy wants to spend this night with is Ed, the guy she's managed to avoid since punching him in the nose on the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells Lucy he knows where to find Shadow, the two of them are suddenly on an all-night search to places where Shadow's pieces of heartbreak and escape echo off the city walls. And what Lucy can't see is the one thing that's right before her eyes.

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    Graffiti Moon
  • Author : Cath Crowley
  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9781742621814
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From the award-winning author of Chasing Charlie Duskin and the Gracie Faltrain series An intense and exhilarating 24 hours in the lives of four teenagers on the verge: of adulthood, of HSC, of finding out just who they are, and who they want to be. Lucy is in love with Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist. Ed thought he was in love with Lucy, until she broke his nose. Dylan loves Daisy, but throwing eggs at her probably wasn't the best way to show it. Jazz and Leo are slowly encircling each other. Winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Award Ethel Turner Prize 2011 Winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards' Young Adult Fiction 2011 Shortlisted for Children's Book Council Awards' Older Readers 2011 Shortlisted for the Victoria Premier's Literary Award Prize for Writing for Young Adults 2011 Shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards' Young Adult Book Award 2011

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    Six Impossible Things
  • Author : Fiona Wood
  • Publisher : Poppy
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780316242172
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In this charming story of one guy's efforts to get it together when his life is falling apart, award-winning author Fiona Wood introduces an irresistible voice and a delightfully awkward character who is impossible to forget. 1. Kiss Estelle.2. Get a job.3. Cheer my mother up.4. Try not to be a complete nerd/loser.5. Talk to my father when he calls.6. Figure out how to be good. Nerd-boy Dan Cereill is not quite coping with a whole heap of problems, including a reversal of family fortune, moving, new-school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad, and a massive crush on Estelle, the girl next door. His life is a mess, but for now he's narrowed it down to just six impossible things.... !--EndFragment--

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    Chasing Charlie Duskin
  • Author : Cath Crowley
  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781742623801
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Charlie Duskin is running. Fleeing from failures and memories and friends who have given up on her. And she's not only running, she's chasing things-like a father who will talk to her, friends who don't think she's as invisible as a piece of cling wrap, and an experience with a boy in which she doesn't look like an idiot. But Charlie Duskin is about to have the best summer of her life. She's about to meet a friend who'll change her forever. She's about to fall in love. She just doesn't know it yet.

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    Brioche Knitting for Beginners and Beyond
  • Author : Lesley Anne Robinson
  • Publisher : Page Street Publishing
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9781645673842
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Discover a Gorgeous New World of Texture and Color Get ready to knit like you never have before with this incredible, comprehensive guide to brioche knitting from expert designer and brioche authority Lesley Anne Robinson. For any knitter who has ever been intrigued by the colorful designs and luxurious texture of brioche, but too intimidated to pick up their needles and cast on, let Lesley’s cheerful, encouraging voice walk you through this exciting technique step by step. Featuring a treasure trove of tips, tricks and technical knowledge, as well as 16 stunning patterns, this book will have you feeling confident creating the fun vertical stripes and exquisite texture this popular technique is famous for. Best of all, each pattern not only functions as a lovely knit piece but also as a specific lesson in brioche mastery. From squishy one- and two-color hats and cowls, to eye-catching three-color shawls and sweaters, you’ll create striking knitwear while learning an exciting new skill. So grab that yarn you’ve been saving for a special project, and dive into the beautiful world of brioche!

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    Shadow Moon
  • Author : Chris Claremont,George Lucas
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Pages : 611
  • ISBN : 9781984800039
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From two of the greatest imaginations of our time comes a magnificent novel of adventure and magic...SHADOW MOON: First in the Chronicles of the Shadow War. The genius of Star Wars(r) creator George Lucas and the vision of Chris Claremont, the author of the phenomenally bestselling The Uncanny X-Men adventures, merge in what must be the fantasy event of the year. In Shadow Moon, war and chaos have gripped the land of Tir Asleen. An ancient prophecy reveals one hope: a savior princess who will ascend to the throne when the time is right. But first, a Nelwyn wanderer must face forces of unimaginable malevolence and dangerous, forbidden rites of necromancy that could bring back a powerful warrior from soulless sleep. George Lucas reshaped filmmaking in the '70s and '80s with his Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. When Bantam Books asked Lucas if he had any stories he would like to develop as novels rather than as films, Lucas turned to his 1988 fantasy film, Willow. "When I wrote the story for Willow, I began with the pre-story," Lucas said, "but the full story was yet to be told." Now, Lucas's vision is being fulfilled with the talented help of Chris Claremont. Having previously taken the reins of what was for a decade the bestselling comic in the western hemisphere (The Uncanny X-Men) Claremont assumes the reponsibility of foster parent to Lucas's creation. On sale in hardcover now, and available on BDD Audio Cassette as well, SHADOW MOON is a momentous new adventure for readers looking to spend part of this summer in a fantastic world. SHADOW MOON is one of Bantam Spectra's most exciting publishing events in 1995, the year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary as the premiere publishing imprint of books of speculative fiction.

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    Words in Deep Blue
  • Author : Cath Crowley
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781101937648
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Australia
  • Originally published in Sydney by Pan Macmillan Australia in 2016.

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    Moon Called
  • Author : Patricia Briggs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0441013813
  • Reader Reviews : 230
  • Genre : Fiction
  • THE FIRST MERCY THOMPSON NOVEL! Moon Called is the novel that introduced Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson to the world and launched a #1 bestselling phenomenon... Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter, and while she was raised by werewolves, she can never be one of them, especially after the pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. So she’s turned her talent for fixing cars into a business and now runs a one-woman mechanic shop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State. But Mercy’s two worlds are colliding. A half-starved teenage boy arrives at her shop looking for work, only to reveal that he’s a newly changed werewolf—on the run and desperately trying to control his animal instincts. Mercy asks her neighbor Adam Hauptman, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, for assistance. But Mercy’s act of kindness has unexpected consequences that leave her no choice but to seek help from those she once considered family—the werewolves who abandoned her... “In the increasingly crowded field of kick-ass supernatural heroines, Mercy stands out as one of the best.”—Locus

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    August Moon
  • Author : Diana Thung
  • Publisher : Top Shelf Productions
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781603092753
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • "A dream of a book. August Moon hums with menace and wonder, like the coolest childhood you never had. Diana Thung's work is beautiful in all the right ways, for all the right reasons." -- Junot DÍaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This Is How You Lose Her "August Moon did the thing I always hope a book will do: It took me someplace I hadn't been before."-- Hope Larson, author of Mercury and A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel The townspeople of Calico believe in family. In fact, some say that the souls of dead ancestors watch over this town, and on a clear night, you can see their "Soul Fires"dancing through the sky. But when young Fiona Gan comes to town with her father, she finds that the Soul Fires are just the beginning of Calico's mysteries. Strange graffiti appears all over town, a huge rabbit-like creature is found in an alley, and a peculiar street boy named Jaden claims to come from the moon. Now time may be running out, because Fi and her dad are not the only newcomers to Calico. As the Soul Fire festival approaches and a creepy corporation starts to bulldoze the nearby forests, she finds herself drawn into Jaden's battle for the soul of a community. Diana Thung's debut Top Shelf graphic novel is a true adventure, rooted in the diverse local traditions of Asia and the films of Hayao Miyazaki, with a modern sensibility and a hint of magic.

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    Chaotic Good
  • Author : Whitney Gardner
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781524720803
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • Cosplay, comic shops, and college applications collide in this illustrated novel from the author of "You're Welcome, Universe" that tackles online bullying and the pressure women have to conform in male-dominated spaces.

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    The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain
  • Author : Cath Crowley
  • Publisher : Pan Australia
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9781742625201
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • STAR (noun): any large body like the sun, intensely hot and producing its own energy by nuclear reactions SOCCER STAR (noun): Gracie Faltrain Goal-kicking, super-girl, soccer star. Gracie Faltrain is on her way. To the National Championships. To Nick. To everything she's ever wanted. Or so she thinks. Gracie's about to find out that life is messy. And hard. And beautiful. There's a shadow falling across her mum and dad. Her best friend is about to leave town. She's trying desperately to be with the right boy, on the edge of falling in love with the wrong boy. She's rushing headlong into screwing up, making up, trying to keep it all together. Welcome to the life and times of Gracie Faltrain. From first-time novelist Cath Crowley comes this sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant look at what good can happen when your world is falling apart.

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    LA Graffiti Black Book
  • Author : David Brafman
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9781606066980
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Art
  • This collection of unique works by 150 Los Angeles graffiti and tattoo artists represents an unprecedented collaboration across the city’s diverse artistic landscape. Many graffiti artists carry sketchbooks, called black books, and they ask crew members and others whose work they admire to inscribe their books with lettering or drawings. A few years ago, the Getty Research Institute invited artists, including Angst, Axis, Big Sleeps, Chaz, Cre8, Defer, EyeOne, Fishe, Heaven, Hyde, Look, ManOne, and Prime, to consider the idea of a citywide graffiti black book. During visits to the Getty Center, the artists viewed rare books related to calligraphy and letterforms, including works by Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci. The artists instantly recognized the connections to their own practices and were particularly drawn to a liber amicorum (book of friends), a form of autograph book popular in the seventeenth century. Passed from hand to hand, it was filled with signatures, poetry, and coats of arms, like a black book from another era. Inspired by this meeting of minds across centuries, these artists became both creators and curators, crafting their own pages and inviting others to contribute. Eventually 150 Los Angeles artists decorated 143 individual pages. These were bound together into an exquisite artists’ book that became known as the Getty Graffiti Black Book. This publication reproduces each page from the original artists’ book and recounts the story of an unprecedented collaboration across the diverse artistic landscape of Los Angeles.

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    Love and Other Perishable Items
  • Author : Laura Buzo
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780307929747
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Love is awkward, as fans of Rainbow Rowell and E. Lockhart well know. Funny and heartbreaking in equal measure, this grocery store romance was a Morris Award Finalist for Best YA debut. "Smart, honest and full of achingly real characters. And it made me laugh. What else would you want in a book?" —Melina Marchetta, Printz Award-winning author From the moment Amelia sets eyes on Chris, she is a goner. Lost. Sunk. Head over heels infatuated with him. It's problematic, since Chris, 21, is a sophisticated university student, while Amelia, 15, is 15. Amelia isn't stupid. She knows it's not gonna happen. So she plays it cool around Chris—at least, as cool as she can. Working checkout together at the local supermarket, they strike up a friendship: swapping life stories, bantering about everything from classic books to B movies, and cataloging the many injustices of growing up. As time goes on, Amelia's crush doesn't seem so one-sided anymore. But if Chris likes her back, what then? Can two people in such different places in life really be together? Through a year of befuddling firsts—first love, first job, first party, and first hangover—debut author Laura Buzo shows how the things that break your heart can still crack you up. "A sweet and scathingly funny love story." —Kirkus, Starred Review

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    Indonesia Handbook
  • Author : Bill Dalton
  • Publisher : Bill Dalton
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN : 9781566910620
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Travel
  • Introduces the history and culture of the nation's provinces and offers advice on accommodations, transportation, languages, restaurants, and interesting places to visit.

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    Guitar Notes
  • Author : Mary Amato
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ™
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9781512401349
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • On odd days, Tripp uses a school practice room to let loose on a borrowed guitar. Eyes closed, strumming that beat-up instrument, Tripp escapes to a world where only the music matters. On even days, Lyla Marks uses the same practice room. To Tripp, she's trying to become even more perfect—she's already a straight-A student and an award-winning cellist. But when Lyla begins leaving notes for him in between the strings of the guitar, his life intersects with hers in a way he never expected. What starts as a series of snippy notes quickly blossoms into the sharing of interests and secrets and dreams, and the forging of a very unlikely friendship. Challenging each other to write songs, they begin to connect, even though circumstances threaten to tear them apart. From beloved author Mary Amato comes a YA novel of wit and wisdom, both heartfelt and heart­breaking, about the power of music and the unexpected chords that draw us together.

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    A Little Wanting Song
  • Author : Cath Crowley
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780375854491
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • One Australian summer, two very different sixteen-year-old girls--Charlie, a talented but shy musician, and Rose, a confident student longing to escape her tiny town--are drawn into an unexpected friendship, as told in their alternating voices.

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    Graffiti
  • Author : J. Fallenstein
  • Publisher : Darby Creek ™
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 9781512434897
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Legend has it that couples who paint their names on the bridge at midnight will stay together forever, but those who break their promises will be cursed. Lucia doesn't believe in curses, but she has to wonder when couples around town have freak accidents after splitting up. Now her friend is going through a breakup and someone—or something—is threatening her. Can Lucia get to the bottom of it before someone gets hurt . . .or worse?

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    Take Three Girls
  • Author : Cath Crowley,Simmone Howell,Fiona Wood
  • Publisher : Sterling Teen
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1454945966
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Three authors. Three appealing and relatable characters. One smart YA novel about a trio of unlikely friends who team up to take down the school cyberbully. When popular Ady, brainiac musician Kate, and swim champ Clem are forced to team up in a wellness class, they're not too pleased. But over time, they bond--and when they're all targeted by PSST, a malicious gossip-fueled website, they decide to fight back. But can they really fix a broken system? With each girl's story told by a different author, as well as intriguing questionnaires from the wellness class included throughout, this empowering novel explores some of today's most relevant topics.

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    Making Friends with Alice Dyson
  • Author : Poppy Nwosu
  • Publisher : Walker Books Us
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9781536214789
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Alice Dyson knows exactly how she'll be spending her final year of high school: with her head down, concentrating on her textbooks and homework. She's focused on the future, and nothing is going to get in her way--until a bizarre encounter with the school's most notorious troublemaker derails all her plans, turning Alice into the unwilling center of attention and her life into one enormous complication.

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    Graffiti Girl
  • Author : Kelly Parra
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1442004703
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A Mexican American high school student in a small California town is drawn into the underground world of graffiti art, feeling that it is the only way to express herself artistically and still remain true to her cultural identity.

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    Half Moon Bay
  • Author : Alice LaPlante
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781501190902
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “An eerie, tense, and finely written novel…Readers will grip their chairs” (SFGate.com) as they try to unravel this tale of psychological suspense from the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Turn of Mind. Jane loses everything when her teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident. Devastated, she manages to make one tiny stab at a new life: she moves from San Francisco to the seaside town of Half Moon Bay. Jane is inconsolable, and yet, as the months go by, she is able to cobble together some version of a job, of friends, of the possibility of peace. And then, children begin to disappear. And soon, Jane sees her own pain reflected in all the parents in the town. She wonders if she will be able to live through the aching loss, the fear all around her. And as the disappearances continue, she begins to see that what her neighbors are wondering is if it is Jane herself who has unleashed the horror of loss. Alice LaPlante’s “well-crafted novel of psychological suspense” is a chilling story about a mother haunted by her past, a “brooding suspense novel…dark, starkly beautiful…LaPlante uses a seductively dangerous landscape to mirror her heroine’s inner life” (Kirkus Reviews).

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    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  • Author : Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0312863551
  • Reader Reviews : 91
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A one-armed computer technician, a radical blonde bombshell, an aging academic, and a sentient all-knowing computer lead the lunar population in a revolution against Earth's colonial rule

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    Wild Awake
  • Author : Hilary T Smith
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Egmont
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781743581223
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Things you earnestly believe will happen while your parents are away: 1. You will remember to water the azaleas. 2. You will take detailed, accurate messages. 3. You will call your older brother, Denny, if even the slightest thing goes wrong. 4. You and your best friend/bandmate Lukas will win Battle of the Bands. 5. Amid the thrill of victory, Lukas will finally realize you are the girl of his dreams. Things that actually happen: 1. A stranger calls who says he knew your sister. 2. He says he has her stuff. 3. What stuff? Her stuff. 4. You tell him your parents won’t be able to— 5. Sukey died five years ago; can’t he— 6. You pick up a pen. 7. You scribble down the address. 8. You get on your bike and go. 9. Things . . . get a little crazy after that.* *also, you fall in love, but not with Lukas. Both exhilarating and wrenching, Hilary T. Smith’s debut novel captures the messy glory of being alive, as seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd discovers love, loss, chaos, and murder woven into a summer of music, madness, piercing heartbreak, and intoxicating joy.

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    On the Blue Train
  • Author : Kristel Thornell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1760293105
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • What really did happen to Agatha Christie during her mysterious eleven-day disappearance just as she was on the cusp of fame?

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    Behind the Moon
  • Author : Madison Smartt Bell
  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780872867376
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • O Magazine's Top 20 Books to Read - Summer 2017 "Best known for his acclaimed Haitian trilogy—All Souls' Rising, Master of the Crossroads and The Stone That the Builder Refused—Bell draws on his own experiences with voodoo possession to re-create his characters' descent into a sinister otherworld. The novel toys with perspective—women shape-shifting into rocks or animals; the same life-or-death scene played repeatedly, with myriad outcomes—in a kind of primal storytelling that crackles with dread and desire."—O Magazine When Julie skips school and sets off with her best friend and some local boys for a camping trip in the desert, she finds herself the target of unwanted, drug-fueled sexual attention. Running away in fear, she takes a dangerous fall down the shaft of a vast underground cave, and it takes two days for her to be rescued. Lying unconscious in her hospital bed, Julie hovers between life and death as she travels in a seductive parallel universe inspired by remarkable cave paintings left behind by prehistoric humans. Marko, her attacker, tries to cover his tracks, menacing those who know what happened in the desert that night. Jamal, the youngest son in a family of Iraqi refugees living in Julie’s small town, is one of his prime targets. He defies Marko, keeping him away from Julie’s bedside and refusing to fall prey to his threats of violence. Meanwhile, Marissa, who gave Julie up for adoption fifteen years earlier when she became pregnant as an adolescent, is following an instinct that leads her back to the daughter she once abandoned. With the aid of Jamal and a local Native American hitman/shaman, she attempts to draw Julie back to consciousness. Madison Smartt Bell is best known for his trilogy of novels about Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, including All Souls’ Rising, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Praise for Behind the Moon: "Madison Smartt Bell writes with the urgency of someone who just received a dire prognosis. And Behind the Moon will remind you that you are alive."—Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Here I Am "Between fever dreams and stone hard reality, Madison Smartt Bell has crafted a powerful examination of what is and what might be. It is simply wonderful." —Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard out of Carolina "I love these characters. I love the writing. Behind the Moon is a brilliant work." —Percival Everett, author of Half an Inch of Water "Bell gives us this fast-paced, spiritually inspired dream-story, full of heart and hope and danger. It's adventure at its finest: a spiked drink, a desert cave, a gunshot, a mother looking for her child. Buckle in: you are headed for a terrific ride."—Deb Olin Unferth, author of Wait Till You See Me Dance

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    The Undercurrent
  • Author : Paula Weston
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 9781925410433
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Shortlisted for the 2017 Aurealis Awards ‘The Undercurrent is gripping and action-packed...Paula Weston has created an ambitious thrilled that presents us with an alarming look at Australia’s near future and where our technological advances could be taking us.’ Readings Eighteen-year-old Julianne De Marchi is different. As in: she has an electrical undercurrent beneath her skin that stings and surges like a live wire. She can use it—to spark a fire, maybe even end a life—but she doesn’t understand what it is. And she can barely control it, especially when she’s anxious. Ryan Walsh was on track for a stellar football career when his knee blew out. Now he’s a soldier—part of an experimental privatised military unit that has identified Jules De Marchi as a threat. Is it because of the weird undercurrent she’s tried so hard to hide? Or because of her mother Angie’s history as an activist against bio-engineering and big business? It’s no coincidence that Ryan and Jules are in the same place at the same time—he’s under orders to follow her, after all. But then an explosive attack on a city building by an unknown enemy throws them together in the most violent and unexpected way. Paula Weston, author of the much-admired Rephaim series, returns with a standalone work: a futuristic thriller that is only slightly futuristic—but utterly and undeniably thrilling. Great writing, heart-burning characters, probing questions about where technology is taking us—and a plot that zips and zings like an electrical current itself. This is a great young-adult writer at the peak of her powers. Paula Weston is a Brisbane-based author. She has more than twenty years’ experience as a professional writer—first as a print journalist and then as a government communication and media specialist. She co-owns a writing/design consultancy. ‘The Undercurrent has everything you could possibly ask for in a YA novel—illegal human experimentation, military groups for hire, companies with hidden agendas, government mismanagement of environmental threats, romance, X-Men-style abilities, a nuanced mother-daughter relationship and non-stop action and intrigue. The characters are endearing and believable, the romance meaningful without being saccharine and the plot races along with impeccable timing...The Undercurrent is a worthy companion to beloved Australian speculative novels such as The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn and John Marsden’s Tomorrow series.’ Books+Publishing ‘A fast-paced, sensational ride, which screams “read me”.’ Scott Moore, South Australian Weekend Review ‘The Undercurrent is a real rollercoaster of a read, packed full of thrills and tension and non-stop action. The characters are captivating and nuanced. The plot is fast-paced and high-powered. Most importantly, it is a tightly written and eminently satisfying standalone book.’ Booktopia ‘A readable and believable dystopian tale of nuclear energy, genetically modified crops, and corporate greed, further enlivened by a budding romance.’ Age ‘The Undercurrent presents a compelling portrait of a young woman finding agency and purpose that will appeal to both an adolescent audience and older readers.’ Otago Daily Times ‘When it comes to speculative fiction, Paula Weston can deliver, and deliver, moreover, on recognisably Australian soil...The Undercurrent is a well-written suspense thriller, political mystery, family saga, slow-burning romance and, above all, prescient picture of our own far-too-possible future.’ Magpies ‘Late for dinner, late for work, late late late. Thanks so much, Paula Weston. I picked up Shimmer and forgot everything else.’ Adelaide Advertiser ‘Superbly written, action-packed fiction with interesting, brilliantly flawed characters.’ Fictional Thoughts ‘Some books you crave. You keep returning to the cover art and re-reading the blurb, you stalk the authors’ Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads profiles in the hopes of gleaning morsels of information...you count-down to release day. Paula Weston is something special indeed.’ ALPHA Reader ‘Weston has written a high-voltage story full of explosive action and a zing of romance. The Undercurrent is a fast-paced, thrilling, futuristic action-packed YA novel that will have you zapped to your seat.’ Nadia L King ‘The Undercurrent is action-packed and thrilling...There is romance, family drama and mystery that all blend well to keep the pace flowing and the plot moving.’ Obsession with Books ‘Paula Weston raises the bar for an intelligent, page-turning speculative young adult thriller full of complex issues and wonderfully varied and sculpted characters worth caring about. A superbly written book with a gorgeous cover that will make you think and learn and hide away until you’ve read the last page.’ Kids Book Review ‘Paula Weston has done it again. The Aussie who blessed us with the Rephaim series doesn’t miss a beat as she unveils a new cast of well-rounded, flawed and believable characters in a fast-paced tale...Another page-turner!’ SA Weekend ‘A cleverly constructed tale of mysterious and uncontrollable powers, government cover-ups, love and duty from the author of the classic Rephaim series.’ Adelaide Advertiser, Favourite Books of the Year ‘Paula Weston has done it again. The Aussie who blessed us with the Rephaim series doesn’t miss a beat as she moves away from the world of half-angels in this new thriller. Weston unveils a new cast of well-rounded, flawed and believable characters in a fast-paced tale...Weston tackles important issues without letting the pace drop in another page-turner.’ Daily Telegraph ‘This LoveOzYA Sci-Fi is sure to please with its sweet romantic subplot and poignant back drop of a not-so-distant future Australia.’ The Adventures of Sacakat

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    Babylink: Luna and the Moon
  • Author : Laura Wittner
  • Publisher : Crocodile Books
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 1623718406
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Enjoy the cool and colorful illustrations by Argentinian street artist, known as Pum Pum, in this early concept board book Two characters, Luna and the Moon, introduce children to basic concepts like above, below, far and close. A wonderful bedtime story for babies and toddlers!

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    Far From You
  • Author : Tess Sharpe
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781423187844
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The truth won't let her go. Sophie Winters nearly died. Twice. The first time, she's fourteen, and escapes a near-fatal car accident with scars, a bum leg, and an addiction to Oxy that'll take years to kick. The second time, she's seventeen, and it's no accident. Sophie and her best friend Mina are confronted by a masked man in the woods. Sophie survives, but Mina is not so lucky. When the cops deem Mina's murder a drug deal gone wrong, casting partial blame on Sophie, no one will believe the truth: Sophie has been clean for months, and it was Mina who led her into the woods that night for a meeting shrouded in mystery. After a forced stint in rehab, Sophie returns home to a chilly new reality. Mina's brother won't speak to her, her parents fear she'll relapse, old friends have become enemies, and Sophie has to learn how to live without her other half. To make matters worse, no one is looking in the right places and Sophie must search for Mina's murderer on her own. But with every step, Sophie comes closer to revealing all: about herself, about Mina---and about the secret they shared.

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    Summer on the Moon
  • Author : Adrian Fogelin
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781497694392
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A move from an impoverished tenement to an unfinished suburban development turns thirteen-year-old Socko’s world inside out It’s summer vacation, and Socko and his best friend Damien are hanging around the Kludge apartments, taking care to avoid the local gang members. When Socko’s great-grandfather suddenly offers to buy a house in the suburbs, Socko’s mom jumps at the chance to leave the bad neighborhood. Socko hates to leave Damien behind, but they pack up their few belongings and move to Moon Ridge Estates. Nothing there is even remotely what Socko had imagined—Moon Ridge is a lonely wasteland of half-finished houses. Socko tries to make the best of a bad situation, hopping on his skateboard to explore the empty streets that are now his private domain. Constructing new lives will involve taking some risks, but in time a ragtag community begins to rally around the struggling development. With humor and heart, Adrian Fogelin weaves a timely story of loyalty, family, community, and economic hardship.

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    Black Sheep
  • Author : Na'ima B. Robert
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781781011041
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Dwayne, 16, meets high-flying, uni-bound Misha, and sparks fly. To Misha it feels like true love, but her mum is adamant that Dwayne is bad news and forbids her to see him. When Misha decides to follow her heart, the web of secrets and lies begins to tighten…. For Dwayne is not quite who he says he is. And as he struggles to turn his life around while hiding his darker side from Misha, his ties with Trigger, Jukkie and the rest of his boys draw him deeper and deeper into gang violence, more serious and bloody than any he has ever seen. One night, Dwayne’s two lives collide, with devastating consequences.

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    Cloud Cuckoo Land (Large Print Edition)
  • Author : Anthony Doerr
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 1152
  • ISBN : 9781982189679
  • Reader Reviews : 71
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Follows four young dreamers and outcasts through time and space, from 1453 Constantinople to the future, as they discover resourcefulness and hope amidst peril.

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    Full Moon Jack Scarecrow Grid Notebook
  • Author : N.d. Author Services
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 1539300447
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  • Genre : Books
  • There is nothing like the feel of pen/pencil on paper for your thoughts, dreams, experiences, and life events recorded in the moment. Carry and use this blank book for a diary, journal, field notes, travel logs, etc. Yes, it is designed for any of these needs and more. 150+ pgs. with soft-gray 1/4- grids for free scripting, sketching, scrapbook, etc. Also includes: 4-page blank table of contents fully page numbered main matter HIGH GLOSS FINISH for extra protection on the go Purchase multiple ones (in the same or different series) and mark the spines for volumes. See other cover designs also available from -N.D. Author Sevices- on this system in the multiple series of -150 Grid Notebooks-.

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    Place on Dalhousie, The
  • Author : Melina Marchetta
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781760893606
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Dwellings
  • When Rosie Gennaro first meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked away from life in Sydney, leaving behind the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, painstakingly rebuilt for his family but never saw completed. Two years later, Rosie returns to the house and living there is Martha, whom Seb Gennaro married less than a year after the death of Rosie's mother. Martha is struggling to fulfil Seb's dream, while Rosie is coming to terms with new responsibilities. And so begins a stand-off between two women who refuse to move out of the home they both lay claim to. As the battle lines are drawn, Jimmy Hailler re-enters Rosie's life. Having always watched other families from the perimeters, he's now grappling, heartbreakingly, with forming one of his own ...

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    Begin, End, Begin
  • Author : Michael Pryor,Lili Wilkinson,Gabrielle Tozer,Melissa Keil,Danielle Binks,Amie Kaufman,Will Kostakis,Ellie Marney,Jaclyn Moriarty
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781460707104
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • WINNER OF A 2018 BOOK OF THE YEAR ABIA Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars. This anthology has them all. With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA. Harnessing the power of the #LoveOzYA social media movement, this anthology features incredible short stories from ten beloved Australian YA authors. MORE AWARDS Winner - 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (Older Children) Shortlisted - 2018 Inky Awards Shortlisted -- 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Young Adult Short Story): One Small Step by Amie Kaufman, I Can See the Ending by Will Kostakis, Competition Entry #349 by Jaclyn Moriarty, First Casualty by Michael Pryor and Oona Underground by Lili Wilkinson Shortlisted -- 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Fantasy Short Story): Oona Underground by Lili Wilkinson Shortlisted -- 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Science Fiction Short Story): One Small Step by Amie Kaufman Shortlisted -- 2017 Aurealis Awards (Best Science Fiction Novella): I Can See the Ending by Will Kostakis

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    Graffiti 101
  • Author : Kevin Monaghan,Hugo Martinez
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1736643010
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  • Genre : Books
  • Graffiti 101 is a coloring book for adults. To truly master graffiti, you need to be able to "burn" in black and white. No techniques, no tricks, just straight-up style. Graffiti 101 contains "outlines" by elite style writers from all over the world. It offers anyone the opportunity to add their own flavor to a vast array of styles drawn y graffiti writers ranging from the 1970s pioneers to modern-day masters.

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    Hit the Ground Running
  • Author : Mark Burley
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 198827947X
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  • "Eric--Mom and Dad are gone. I don't know what happened, but I'm going to find out."Eric might not be getting along with his family--or anyone else, for that matter--but he's pretty sure a boarding school in another country isn't the answer. Skilled in parkour, running helps him deal. So be it, he decides. Do the time and get out. Flow like water. But when he gets a cryptic message from his brother telling him their parents have been abducted, and then his brother disappears, he realises they weren't punishing him, they were hiding him. To find them, Eric has to discover the secrets of his parents' research, but the conspiracy he uncovers threatens more than just his family. With help from unlikely new friends, a hack-first-ask-questions-later approach to computers, and a dangerous plan, he soon learns that some secrets don't want to be found, and others have a way of revealing themselves at all the wrong times.

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    I Am Out With Lanterns
  • Author : Emily Gale
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780143782773
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • One of us is in the dark. One of us is a bully. One of us wants to be understood. One of us loves a girl who loves another. One of us remembers the past as if it just happened. One of us believes they've drawn the future. But we're all on the same map, looking for the same thing. Year Ten begins with a jolt for best friends and neighbours Wren and Milo. Along with Hari, Juliet, Ben and Adie, they tell a story of friendship, family, wild crushes, bitter feuds, and the power of a portrait. As their lives interwine, images could bring them together, and tear them apart. FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE OTHER SIDE OF SUMMER