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Lasagne Brain - John Larkin
Call Number: STF F LAR
Publication Date: 2002
Eric Underwood, also known as Spaghetti Legs and Pizza Features, serves up the final course in the pasta trilogy: Lasagne Brain. Eric would love to be an intellectual and here he unexpectedly takes the journey from boyhood to manhood, and the only question he wants to ask is: can he go back? With his mind-boggling essays driving teachers out of their minds, the love of his life Veronica Roberts dumping him, his best friend hanging round Woolies with a trolley full of bananas hoping to pick up more than potassium poisoning, and his father watching pre-recorded golf, there’s only one thing for Eric to do: retreat to his bedroom in self-imposed exile. Eric’s ambition is to lock himself away for the rest of his teenage years. And if it wasn’t for the Teletubbies and the arrival of Imelda, the Scots girl he French kissed in an English pub, he might just have made it!

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Lady Sarah and the dung-cart knight - Gerald Morris
Call Number: STF F MOR
Publication Date: 2004
A humorous tale about a young woman on a quest for revenge who witnesses the kidnapping of Queen Guinevere, and is befriended by some brave knights of the Round Table who draw Sarah into a tangled web of magic.

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The Hunger Pains - The Harvard Lampoon
Call Number: STF F LAM
ISBN: 9780732295431
Publication Date: 2012
The hilarious instant New York Times bestseller, The Hunger Pains is a loving parody of the dystopian YA novel and film, The Hunger Games.

Winning means wealth, fame, and a life of therapy losing means death, but also fame! This is The Hunger Pains.

When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games—the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover—she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district’s worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. But when her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey, Kantkiss discovers that the toughest conflicts may not be found on the battlefield but in her own heart . . . which is unfortunately on a battlefield.

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Bad dreams - Fine, Anne
Call Number: Y JF FIN
Publication Date: 2007
Mel is the class bookworm. She prefers books to people and doesn't want to be a first-week minder for new girl, Imogen. But there's something very strange about Imogen and, as Mel slowly uncovers the truth, she begins to realize that stories can happen in real life, too. And only she can stop Imogen's private horror story -- stop the bad dreams...

A gripping tale of real life and story lives - and of the importance of being free to be yourself.

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The incredible adventures of Cinnamon Girl - Melissa Keil
Call Number: F KEI
ISBN: 9781742978307
Publication Date: 2014
Seventeen-year-old Alba is an aspiring comic-book artist, pastry enthusiast and eternal optimist. She thinks life in her tiny town is awesome (if predictable) and she never wants it to change. Unfortunately Alba's just finished year 12 - so the only thing she can predict is that everything's going to change. Even so, Alba didn't see the end of the world coming. Apart from a questionable television psychic, no-one did. And for some reason, the world seems to be taking this guy seriously. As the tiny town is besieged by doomsday enthusiasts, Alba's life is thrown into chaos. The childhood friend she thought was gone forever unexpectedly reappears; the boy who has been her best friend forever is determined to leave; and even her latest comic book creation, Cinnamon Girl, is out of control. It could be the very last summer of Alba's life, but impending Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems.

 

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Finding Cassie Crazy - Jaclyn Moriarty,
Call Number: F MOR
ISBN: 0330418033
Publication Date: 2003
Cassie, Em and Lydia are best friends in Year 10 at Ashbury High. Ashbury students claim that all the kids at downtown Brookfield High are drug-dealers and psychopaths. Their English teacher, encouraging the Adventure of the Scary and the New and the Joy of the Envelope, starts a Pen-Pal Project. The hilarious letters between the girls and three unknown Brookfield boys lead to an escalation of the war between the schools, to secret romance, and to Cassie learning to face the dark fears that she hides from her friends. "Finding Cassie Crazy" is the brilliant sequel to Jaclyn Moriarty's bestselling debut novel, "Feeling Sorry for Celia"

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Adults only - Morris Gleitzman
Call Number: STF F GLE
ISBN: 0141308370
Publication Date: 2001
The kitchen was a mess. Packets and jars had been flung around. Half the stuff in the fridge was on the floor. There was a trail of flour running along the passage. For a second Jake thought one of the magazine people must have had an urge to make a cake and decided to do it in their room. Or was someone else in the house? Jake's an only kid. He's the only kid in his family. He's the only kid on his island. Or that's what he thinks...

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The taming of the tights - Louise Rennison
Call Number: F REN
ISBN: 9780007323920
Publication Date: 2013
Tallulah Casey is putting all thoughts of wild boy Cain behind her. He is literally an animal in trousers... oo-er. Not like nice boy Charlie (who she's totally not thinking about either). The Tree Sisters are chasing those golden slippers of applause at performing arts college but Dr Lightowler seems hell-bent on spoiling everything for Tallulah. And with all her mates loved up, can Tallulah resist the call of her wild boy? (Publisher)

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Princess in pink - Meg Cabot
Call Number: F CAB
ISBN: 9780061543630
Publication Date: 2006
Princess Mia is introduced to her Genovian subjects, and more importantly, she goes out on a date.

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Princess in love - Meg Cabot
Call Number: F CAB
ISBN: 9780143304388
Publication Date: 2008
But the truth is, Mia spends all her time doing one of three things: preparing for her nerve-racking entrée into Genovian society, slogging through the congestion unique to Manhattan in December, and avoiding further smooches from her hapless boyfriend, Kenny.

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Half my facebook friends are ferrets - J.A. Buckle
Call Number: F BUC
ISBN: 9781782020745
Publication Date: 2015
Fifteen-year-old Josh fantasises about becoming a death metal guitarist complete with tattoos, piercings and hoards of adoring fans. But it¿s not easy when his super-strict mom won¿t let him grow his hair! Luckily Josh has a way of coping with life¿s setbacks; it¿s only a diary, but it contains all Josh¿s hopes, dreams and frustrations (not to mention some great ideas for band names and lyrics!). There¿s a lot he wants to get done before his 16th birthday, but things never turn out quite like he plans¿ What Josh doesn¿t know is that his mother also kept a diary, back about the time he was born, and a secret in there holds the key to Josh¿s life becoming a whole lot more metal.

 

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How to ditch your fairy - Justine Larbalestier
Call Number: STF F LAR
ISBN: 9781741757378
Publication Date: 2009
Everyone in New Avalon has a fairy. Though invisible, a personal fairy is vital to success. It might determine whether you pass a math class or find the perfect outfit. But all fourteen-year-old Charlie can do is find parking spaces—and she doesn’t even drive. At first, teaming up with Fiorenza (who has an all-the-boys-like-you fairy) seems like a great idea. But when Charlie unexpectedly gets her heart’s desire, she’ll have to resort to extraordinary measures to ditch her fairy.

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Comedy girl - Ellen Schreiber  Icon
ISBN: 0060093382
Publication Date: 2009
Trixie Shapiro may be one of the shyest students at Mason High, but she's also the funniest. When her best friend, Jazzy, signs her up to perform stand-up at Senior Talent Night, Trixie's terrified she'll absolutely choke. And as if a seemingly disastrous debut isn't enough, Trixie's drama teacher encourages her to try againthis time at the local comedy club, Chaplin's.
To her surprise, Trixie's confidence begins to swell, and a surefire comedy act is born. Trixie finds herself on a fast track, winning contests and earning a job as the opening comic at the comedy club. It's a dream come true. Then Trixie lands a boyfriendher longtime crush, hipster Gavin Baldwin. Now caught between the increasing demands of two worlds, Trixie faces a difficult choice between a romantic, inviting path and a risky shot at comedic stardom.
Ellen Schreiber narrates an inspiring and entertaining story of a shy teen who, struggling to find her voice, discovers a shining place in the spotlight.

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Just Macbeth - Andy Griffiths
Call Number: STF F GRI
ISBN: 9780330425346
Publication Date: 2009
Take one Shakespearean tragedy: Macbeth.

Add Andy, Danny and Lisa – the Just trio, whosemadcap exploits have already delighted hundreds of thousands of readers for the last ten years.

Mix them all together to create one of the most hilarious, most dramatic, moving stories of love, Whizz Fizz, witches, murder and madness, from the bestselling and funniest children's author in Australia.

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The Lit Report - Sarah Harvey  Icon
ISBN: 1551439050
Publication Date: 2008
Julia and Ruth have been unlikely best friends since they first met in Sunday school, Ruth was standing on the Bible-crafts table belting out "Jesus Loves Me." Now that they're a year away from graduation, they're putting the finishing touches on their getaway plans. But their dream of a funky big-city loft and rich, interesting older men is threatened when preacher's daughter Ruth goes to a wild party without studious Julia, and all hell breaks loose. Ruth gets pregnant; Julia gets creative. Determined to support her friend and stay on track for life after high school, Julia comes up with a plan that will require all her intelligence, compassion, ingenuity and patience. Drawing on some great (and some not-so-great) works of literature, Julia proves that you can learn a lot just by opening up a book.

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Life in outer space - Melissa Keil
Call Number: F KEI
ISBN: 9781742973951
Publication Date: 2013
A romantic comedy about a movie geek and the dream girl he refuses to fall in love with. Sam Kinnison is a geek, and he's totally fine with that. He has his horror movies, his nerdy friends, World of Warcraft, and until Princess Leia turns up in his bedroom, worry about girls he won't. Then Camilla Carter arrives on the scene. She's beautiful, friendly and completely irrelevant to his plan. Sam is determined to ignore her, except that Camilla has a plan of her own, and he seems to be a part of it! Sam believes that everything he needs to know he can learn from the movies. But perhaps he's been watching the wrong ones.

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