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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Everything is Changed by Nova Weetman

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‘If only we could all go back to the way it was before . . . ‘

Jake and Alex. Best mates. One terrible mistake. Two lives that will never be the same.

Told in reverse, this powerful and gritty novel moves through the wreckage of a broken friendship, back to the moment when everything changed.

 

 

penguin.com.au/books/everything-is-changed-9780702254161

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October 28, 2016 Posted by | Boys' read, Coming of Age | | Leave a comment

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosy

Have you seen the movie? How about now reading the book?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a very powerful coming-of-age story that takes the reader on a wild and poignant roller-coaster ride known as growing up.

Charlie is a freshman.

And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.

Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.



March 27, 2013 Posted by | Coming of Age, Film tie in, Relationships, Romance | Leave a comment

Dirt Bomb by Fleur Beale

It’s about boys and cars and is full of high revs and car-speak. It’s a fun read, one that the boys will love but there is also a strong message inside.

Jake’s life is sweet. He’s got no money and doesn’t have a mobile, but he’s got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn’t mind buying stuff for his mates. Jake wouldn’t change a thing. But then Robbie has the idea of the century: rescue the old wreck from the ditch and make it into a paddock basher. Yes! Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he’s not paying for it all. Even stevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job. Jake refuses. It’s just not his style to work for a boss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go ahead without him. The summer holidays are looming ahead in a desert of boredom and friendlessness. He needs a game plan…

June 6, 2011 Posted by | Boys' read, Coming of Age | | Leave a comment

Six by Karen Tayleur

One car.

One after-party.

Six people, six points of view

But only one outcome

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Six is a thriller. This novel takes the reader into the lives of six teenagers on the brink of adulthood. The story begins where it ends, in the aftermath of a terrible car accident. But something else is lurking behind the apparently normal lives of these Year 12 students. Five of them have found a body in the woods during the summer. When they report it anonymously, the discovery has implications for them all. Relationships are developing and changing. All of the characters are facing the pressures of Year 12 and the what their future holds. All of them have secrets and the way in which these are revealed is one of the many engaging features of this novel. The ‘Six’ of the title refer to three boys and three girls. Both groups will found this story compelling and haunting.

Review by Black Dog Books

Visit Karen’s website to find more information about the author and her books:  http://www.karentayleur.com/

November 2, 2010 Posted by | Coming of Age, Suspense | , | Leave a comment