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Term One Resources page 3


Are you seeing me? - Darren Groth  



It's been more than a year since they watched their dad lose his battle with cancer, leaving nineteen-year-old Justine as the sole carer for disabled brother.  Now, the twins' reliance on each other is set to shift.  Before they go thier separate ways, they're seeking to create the perfect memory.

For Perry, the trip is a glorious celebration of his favourite things: mythical sea monsters, Jackie Chan movies and the study of earthquakes.

For Justine, it's a chance to 'free' her twin, to see who she is without her boyfriend Marc - and to offerr their mother the chance to atone for past wrongs.







The Protected - Claire Zorn



I have three months left to call Katie my older sister, then the gap will close and I will pass her.  I wil get older.  But Katie will always be fifteen, eleven months and twenty - one days old.

Hannah's world is in pieces and she doesn't need the school counsellor to tell her she has deep - seated psychological issues.  Witth a seriously depressed mum, an injured dad and a dead sister, who wouldn't have problems?

Hannah should feel terrible but for the first time in ages, she feels a glimmer of hope and isn't afraid anymore.  Is it because the elusive Josh is taking an interest in her?  Or does it run deeper than that?

In a family torn apart by grief and guilt, one girl's struggle to come to terms with years of torment shows just how long olf wounds van take to heal.




I am Juliet - Jackie French



Everyone knows the story of Juliet Capulet and her love for Romeo.  The star -crossed lovers from the warring Capulet and Montague families of verona whose love was doomed.  But who was this girl Juliet?











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1836 Do You Dare? Fighting Bones - S. Laguna



Adventures in Australian history.  Join Declan and his mates as they bust out of prison in Tasmania in 1836.














OMG! I'm in Love with a Geek! - Rae Earl



This year I will find full-on, long-term love.  I will also take it upon myself to help Gran with her iPad so she doesn't end up a global laughing stock.  She can have angry birds and that's it!

And finally , I, Hattie Moore, will officially get to know my REAL DAD.  After last year, i really have to.  Even if he does think recycling baked beans tins is more important than his long lost daughters! 

Whatever- this year is going to be totally amazeballs!









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The Devil You Know - Leonie Norrrington



88 is angry.  damien can feel it prickling the air between them.  He's sitting so close Damien has to clench his teeth and hang onto the chair to stop himself from bolting.

88 is Damien's father.  88 is coming home.

'The Devil You Know' takes you under the skin of a boy who learns to face up ro those he fears most.

A story of resilience and courage, from the acclaimed author of ' The Barrumbi Kids'. 










This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel



Sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein and his twin brother Konrad are inseparable - until the day Konrad is struck down with a mysterious illness that no doctor is able to cure.  Passionate, temperamental Victor cannot imagine a life without his twin, and swears to save him, no matter what it takes.

But impossible odds, dangerous alchemy and a bitter love triangle are working against him, and Vitor's dark endeavour will alter the course of their lives forever. 









Kakadu Calling - Jane Garlil Christophersen




Jane garlil Christophersen, an elder of the Bunjtj clan in Kakadu National Park, opens up ou hearts with this wonderful collection of stories from the Australian bush.