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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

The Mockingbirds by Daist Whitney

A story about courage, justice that transcends age, race and even, gender.

Some schools have honor codes.

Others have handbooks.

Themis Academy has the Mockingbirds.

Themis Academy is a quiet boarding school with an exceptional student body that the administration trusts to always behave the honorable way–the Themis Way. So when Alex is date raped during her junior year, she has two options: stay silent and hope someone helps her, or enlist the Mockingbirds–a secret society of students dedicated to righting the wrongs of their fellow peers.
In this honest, page-turning account of a teen girl’s struggle to stand up for herself, debut author Daisy Whitney reminds readers that if you love something or someone–especially yourself–you fight for it.

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June 21, 2012 Posted by | Chick Lit | , | Leave a comment

Drive By written by Jim Carrington

 

Drive By is a gripping tale for young adults about a prank  that goes horribly wrong!

Thinking of getting away with murder? Think again……

Jim Carrington has a sure touch when it comes to young adult fiction and his   latest novel, Drive By, is another realistic, gripping tale about   teenagers in trouble.

Bullying was the subject of his excellent first novel, Inside   My Head. In Drive By, a schoolboy prank goes horribly wrong   and the story brings into sharp focus a key issue for any emerging adult:   how and when do you take responsibility for your actions.

On one hot summer’s day, a group of friends, including the central character   Johnny, spot a sour old woman who has previously destroyed their football (“that   witch has knifed the ball”) after it flew into her garden. They exact   revenge in a drive-by shooting – with water pistols, this is Raynes Park not   South Central LA – shocking and drenching her as she sits in the passenger   seat of her husband’s car.

The unintended consequences are tragic because the woman suffers a heart   attack and ultimately dies. Johnny, alone among the group, is tormented by what has happened. He suffers nightmares and is plagued by what he believes  to be ghostly visitations.

Review by , Digital Culture Editor, The Telegraph

June 7, 2012 Posted by | Boys' read | | Leave a comment

Red by Libby Gleeson

This gripping story weaves natural disaster with suspenseful thriller, all through a character who doesn’t even remember her full name.

Mud. In her mouth, her nose, her eyes. Mud in her hair and caked on her neck and her arms. Mud filling her shoes and seeping through her clothes. She coughed, spat, tried to clear her throat.
“What’s your name?” the voice said again.
Red can’t answer. She can’t remember the cyclone. She doesn’t remember her name, where she lived, who her family might be. What can she do to find out who she is and where she belongs? Is there anyone she can trust to help her?   Good Reads

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June 1, 2012 Posted by | Mystery, Suspense | | Leave a comment