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Term Four New Reads p.2

New Fiction


Footy Dreaming - Michael Hyde


Ben and Noah play in opposing teams in a footy-obsessed town.  They each dream of playing at the G - and this is their make of break season.

Tensions rise as sledging goes too far.  Will Noah lose his cool, and his chance, in the face of prejudice?

Will Ben reject racism and forge his own path?

Noah and Ben both have the potential to play in the AFL.  It's up to them whether they make it or not.

A novel about footy and friendship.











1914 - Sophie Masson



A small black bottle or torch came sailing through the air, and landed in the side of the car, close to the Archduke.  An instant later came a terrific bang, the road exploded in a shower of dust and stones, and tiny sharp things went flying through the air like angry bees.














A Single Stone - Meg McKinlay



Every girl dreams of being part of the line - the chosen seven who tunnel deep into the mountain to find the harvest.  No work is more important.

Jena is the leader of the line - strong, respected, reliable.  And - as all girls must be - she is small; her years of training have seen to that.  It is not always easy but it is the way of things.  And so a girl must wrap her limbs, lie still, deny herself a second bowl of stew.  Or a first.

But what happens when one tiny discovery makes Jena question everything she has ever known?

What happens when moving a single stone changes everything?







broken wings 

How to Fly with Broken Wings - Jane Elson



Willem's to do list:

1.  Fly

2.  Make 2 friends my own age.

Twelve -year- old Willem Edward Smith is on a mission, but there are obstacles in the way.  Mainly Finn and his gang who stop at nothing to bully him - until the day Sasha Barton decides to help.

While the gangs in the Beckham Estate riot, Willem and Sasha form an unlikely friendship.  Because they share a secret.  Sasha longs to fly too.

And when Magic Man Archie arrives with stories of war-flying spitfires, he will change the lives of the kids on the Beckham Estate for ever.  And perhaps find a way to make Willem and Sasha's dream come true....







The Pause - John Larkin



Declan seems to have it all : a family that loves him, friends he's known for years, a beautiful girlfriend he would go to the ends of the earth for.

But there's something in Declan's past that just won't go away, that pokes and scratches at his thoughts when he's at his most vulnerable.  Declan feels as if nothing will take away the pain that he has buried deep inside for so long.  So he makes the only decision he thinks he has left : to end it all.











Horrorstor - Grady Hendrix



Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture in Cleveland, Ohio.  every morning, employees arrive to find broken bookshelves, shattered water goblets, and smashed wardrobes.  Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.

To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift.  In the dead of the night, they'll patrol the empty Showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy imagination.

A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting.