Category: YA

Boys Don’t Cry – Fiona Scarlett

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jodie Two brothers in a Dublin tower block battle illness, crime and poverty ❝ Joe is 17, a gifted artist and older brother to 12-year-old Finn. They live with their Ma and Da in a Dublin tower block dealing… Continue Reading “Boys Don’t Cry – Fiona Scarlett”

Born A Crime – Trevor Noah

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jodie The memoir of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. ✚ “Born a Crime is the true story of a South African boy who starts his life under Apartheid… Continue Reading “Born A Crime – Trevor Noah”

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sonya In 1939 Nazi Germany a young girl with a foster family begins collecting found books and attempting to understand her new reality. ⚑ “The Book Thief was my book choice and I was glad for it, an easy… Continue Reading “The Book Thief – Markus Zusak”

Soul Print – Megan Miranda

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sonya Alina Chase has been imprisoned all her life, after it was revealed she has a soul DNA match with a now dead convicted criminal. ◉ “I chose Soul Print because I wanted an easy, entertaining read. I think… Continue Reading “Soul Print – Megan Miranda”

Into The River – Ted Dawe

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sonya An East Coast Maori boy wins a scholarship to an Auckland College where his ancestral beliefs collide with his private school education. ◉ “I had no idea that Into The River was a banned book when I chose… Continue Reading “Into The River – Ted Dawe”

Genesis – Bernard Beckett

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Becks Anax sits an exam for admittance to The Academy, the governing body of her dystopian society, only to learn things are not what they seem ➤ “This book was pleasantly easy to read with a surprise ending I… Continue Reading “Genesis – Bernard Beckett”

Holy Days – Joy Cowley

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A motherless boy seeks solace in an old convent and the three nuns who reside there. ✎ “Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s best known authors, her children’s books widely published for use in our primary schools. But… Continue Reading “Holy Days – Joy Cowley”

Under The Mountain – Maurice Gee

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy Rachel and Theo Matheson travel beneath Auckland’s extinct volcanoes to prevent the destruction of the world ✎ “While vacationing with relatives in Auckland, red-head twins Theo and Rachel discover that they are endowed with special powers to oppose mysterious… Continue Reading “Under The Mountain – Maurice Gee”

The Member Of The Wedding – Carson McCullers

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sophia Troubled teen and tomboy Frankie Addams becomes obsessed with her brother’s wedding plans as she seeks to become a member of something important. ❖ “There is a kind of awkwardness to this book which makes it uncomfortable but distinctive, too.… Continue Reading “The Member Of The Wedding – Carson McCullers”

Coraline – Neil Gaiman

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sophia A children’s horror in which a girl called Coraline travels to another world through a mysterious locked door in the living room.  ☁ “A young girl called Coraline fancies herself an explorer and spends the first weeks of… Continue Reading “Coraline – Neil Gaiman”