Costa Book of the Year (UK) 2010 winner. Robert starts boarding school in Zimbabwe just as Mugabe has come to power. Robert struggles with the conflict between the token black pupil that he befriends, and the son of a white farmer at his school.
Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years later, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by her friends and family.
(Carnegie Medal 2014) For older teens. Linus is kidnapped and imprisoned in an underground bunker, where he is soon joined by nine-year-old Jenny and four other victims. A pulse-pounding exploration of what happens when your worst nightmare comes true - and how will you survive?
(NZ Post Young Adult Fiction 2011 winner) Juno and the Taris inhabitants mus leave their dying island to live on the Outside, a hostile place of pandemics and conflict. But they are shocked to find the island held more secrets than any of them knew.
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.
Ash McCarthy thought he finally had it made: away from home and all its claustrophobic responsibilities, he's revelling in the freedom of student hostel life. But life is about to take a devastating turn, when two police officers knock on his door.
(Michael L. Printz 2013 winner) 15-year old Shorty awakens beneath the ruins of a crumbled hospital in Haiti. His weakening mind begins flashing back through his own violent history. He recalls the loss of his twin sister, and his mystical connection to Toussaint Louverture, the 19th Century revolutionary who helped liberate his own country.
"Midwinter Blood" by Marcus Sedgwick [romance, fantasy] - Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited--throughout various time periods--by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant. Call number: Romance F SED