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Zeroes - Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti



These teens have powers that set them apart.  But don't call them heroes.  They are ZEROES.

Ethan, a.k.a. Scam, has a voice inside him that will say whatever people want to hear, whether it's true or not.  Which is handy, except when it isn't - like when ' the voice ' starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery and lands him in a whole lot of trouble.  The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren't exactly his best friends these days.

After Scam's SOS, Nate, a.k.a. Bellwether - the group's ' glorious leader ' - summons the other Zeroes for a rescue mission.  

Can they put aside their differences and work together to keep everyone safe - or will it be the worst week of their lives/





Havoc - Jane Higgins



After months of attacks and reprisals, a shaky ceasefire holds between the warring sides of the river. Southside waits nervously, with a kind of hope that feels like defeat. 

Then the world erupts.

And from the debris comes a voice where no voice should be.

When Nik follows it he steps into a complex web of power, fear and betrayal that enwraps the city.

Who is the mysterious girl in the rubble?  What is her connection to the secret experiment taking place at the Marsh?  And why does she cry ' Havoc ' ?

But before Nik can find answers to these questions he must cross the river and find his father. And face the hardest decision of his life.





Green Valentine - Lili Wilkinson


Astrid Katy Smythe is beautiful, smart and popular.  She's a straight-A student and a committed environmental activist. She's basically perfect.

Hiro Silvestri is the opposite of perfect.  He's slouchy, rude and resentful.  Despite his brains, he doesn't see the point of school.

When Astrid meets Hiro at the shopping centre where he's collecting trolleys, he doesn't recognise her because she's in disguise - as a lobster.  And she doesn't set him straight,

Astrid wants to change the world, Hiro wants to survive it.  But ultimately both believe that the world needs to be saved from itself.  Can they find enough in common to right all the wrongs between them?








For the forest of a bird - Sue Saliba


Nella waits for the swallows by the creek each spring.  It's a secret vigil she's followed ever since her father left.

This year she's going to take him with her....but can we ever return to the way things were?

A novel about love and the things you can and can't change.













talk under water - Kathryn Lomer


Will Lane never expected to make friends with some random girl on the internet.

Summer Rainbird never expected some random guy from the internet to turn up on her doorstep.

Both Will and Summer are missing a parent and needing a friend.  But when they meet in real life, will they even be able to talk to each other, let alone be friends?

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