Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Conspiracy 365 by Gabrielle Lord


My name is Callum Ormond.

I am fifteen and I am a hunted fugitive……..

A fast-moving twelve-volume crime thriller series from a bestselling Australian author. On New Year’s Eve, Callum Ormond is chased down the street by a crazed man with a deadly warning:They killed your father. They’ll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days. Somebody wants Cal out of the way – for good. He’s been living on the run for six months, hunted by criminals and the police as he tries to solve a sinister family secret from the past.  He’s been mauled by a lion, attacked by sharks and used as target practice on a firing range, but things are about to turn more dangerous yet.

June: Callum has 214 days.

July: Callum has 184 days

August: Callum has 153 days.

Buried alive in a coffin, Cal’s chances of survival are running out as fast as the air around him. Thanks to his unknown attackers, he’s lost the Jewel and the Riddle, and now his life hangs in the balance. Six feet under. The clock is ticking, Any second could be his last.

August is one of the most exciting books in the Conspiracy 365 series.

Find out more about this fabulous series:http://www.conspiracy365.com/


August 26, 2010 Posted by | Adventure, Great series | Leave a comment

Book of the Year: Older Readers Winner

jarvis 24

Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen

Winner of the Children’s Book Council 2010 Book of the Year for Older readers.

Honour books:

Clarke, Judith The Winds of Heaven

Millard, Glenda A Small Free Kiss in the Dark

August 19, 2010 Posted by | Shortlisted Books | | Leave a comment

A small free kiss in the dark by Glenda Millard

kiss in the dark - 2kiss in the darkSkip is a young boy who decides to live on the streets after his parents break-up and the foster care system failed him.  Shortly after, a War comes to his city and life becomes a struggle.

He teams up with a much older man – Billy and a young boy – Max.  They all take refuge at Dreamland which was a disused fun park.  It is here that they meet Tia – a young teenage dancer and her baby whom they named Sixpence.

Skip becomes very resourceful in that he is able to scrounge for food and other essential items in order to keep this “family” alive.

Tia would leave her baby at night while she entertained the soldiers.  Skip found this to be extremely dangerous.

Their final journey saw Skip and his companions escape tp “Gulliver’s Meadows” – the property that belonged to Max’s grandparents, but there was a personal tragedy.

Related Novels:  Tomorrow when the war began by John Marsden

August 5, 2010 Posted by | Adventure, Family/Relationships, Homelessness, War | Leave a comment