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A great novel full of action and adventure.  Sam, a 13 year old, discovers quite by accident that he can move back and forth in time.  Set around the Victoria Market and  Melbourne, Sam is able to slip back to the same area at the turn of the century.  Together with him, we are able to explore what Australia was like at the time of Federation.  Family issues that battle with divorce are a side issue in this novel.  Well written.  A great read by Kirsty Murray.

Rating: *****
Theme Fiction:
Science Fiction
Suitable: Year 7-8

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While the story starts off very slowly, it later gains interest and excitement, providing a nice mix of adventure and mystery whicih overtakes the story to the end.  Findgin his mother’s autobiographical story of her childhood on her computer, he develops and plays a computer game which tells the same story, but from a different perspective.  Current in its approach, this is a good, quick read.

 

Rating:  ****
Theme Fiction:
Mystery
Suitable:  Year 7-8

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When Tully and her father are suddenly kidnapped from their home in an outlying town, they are bundled off mercilessly to an unknown destination.   Not before long though the reader becomes aware that Tully has been the victim of a bizarre experiment at the hands of her kidnapper and the man she has always referred to as her father.   A good read from Geoff Havel.

 

Rating: ***
Theme Fiction:
Science Fiction
Suitable: Year 7-8

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Cooper, aged 13, living in a small outback town, struggles to learn more about his father – a man who left him and his mother the day he was born.  Written by Sue Whiting, friendship, family and identity are strong themes in this book. 

 

Rating: ***
Theme Fiction:
Person to person
Suitable: Year 7-8

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