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Dead Actually - Kaz Delany
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 9781742695211
Publication Date: 2012
Dead, Actually is a scathingly funny and sexy mystery set in the depths of Gold Coast society (is that an oxymoron?). Whatever. You're going to LOL and love it.
Willow's having a bad week. A dead body, a funeral and now she's being haunted by the star of it all, the dead queen of Ruth Throsby High herself, JoJo Grayson.
Being dead hasn't made JoJo any nicer. She's still venomous and vacuous and, unfortunately, determined to stick around unless Willow finds out what happened.
But the mysteries keep multiplying. There's a missing phone. An anonymous blackmailer. Dirty secrets that won't stay buried. And the blame is being cleverly pointed right at Willow.
The only good thing? The gorgeous Seth Pentecost. He's got his own agenda but it looks like he's going to help Willow out. Could JoJo's death be what it takes to finally bring Seth into Willow's life?

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The Hunger Pains - Harper Lampoon
Call Number: 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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Almost fabulous - Michele Radford  Icon
ISBN: 9780061861918
Publication Date: 2009
Fiona Blount lives by one rule: Remain anonymous and nothing bad can happen to you. But these days, Fiona can't avoid the spotlight. Because crazy things just happen around her, and suddenly everyone's looking her wayincluding her London school's resident mean girl and Fiona's supersecret crush. As if growing up isn't already confusing, dealing with the fact that she now has the power of mind control is enough to push any fourteen-year-old girl over the edge! Could this newly discovered talent have anything to do with possibly locating her long-lost father? And will she be able to stop tripping her archenemy with her mind?
Fiona might be a little clueless and a lot confused, but she's totally entertaining and way more than almost fabulous!

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Bad dreams - Fine, Anne
Call Number: F FIN
ISBN: 0440864240
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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and that's when it fell off in my hand - Louise Rennison  Icon
Call Number: F REN
ISBN: 0007183208
Publication Date: 2003
"11.20a.m. This is my fabulous life: the Sex God left for Whakatane last month and he has taken my heart with him. 11.25a.m. Not literally of course otherwise there would be a big hole in my nunga nungas. 11.28a.m. And also I would be dead. Which quite frankly would be a blessing in disguise. 12.00p.m. It is soooo boring being brokenhearted..." ...but Georgia doesn't remain brokenhearted for long: frequent snogging extravaganzas with old flame, Dave the Laugh, and the arrival of jelloid-knee-inducing Italian stallion, Masimo, mean that Georgia has her work cut out to remain the composed sex-kitten that she aspires to be. Follow Georgia's hilarious antics as she desperately muddles her way through teenage life and all that it entails: make-up disasters, rapidly expanding nunga nungas, school - urgh, unsympathetic friends, highly embarrassing family (and pets) and, of course, BOYS.

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Adults only - Morris Greitzman
Call Number: 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 Rennisen
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: 9780061479953
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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Mad love - Suzanne Selfors  Icon
ISBN: 9781408820889
When you're the daughter of the bestselling Queen of Romance, life should be pretty good. But 16-year-old Alice Amorous has been living a lie ever since her mother was secretly hospitalised for mental illness. After putting on a brave face for months, time is running out. The next book is overdue and the Queen can't write it. Alice needs a story for her mother - and she needs one fast.That's when she meets Errol, a strange boy who claims to be Cupid, who insists that Alice write about the greatest love story in history: his tragic relationship with Psyche. As Alice begins to hear Errol's voice in her head and see things she can't explain, she must face the truth - that she's either inherited her mother's madness, or Errol is for real!

 

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How to ditch your fairy - Justine Larbalestier
Call Number: 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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An Abundance of Katherines - John Green  Icon
ISBN: 9781440629792
Publication Date: 2011
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy–loving best friend riding shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

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Pagan's daughter - Catherine Jinks  Icon
ISBN: 9781741762662
Publication Date: 2007
The award-winning Pagan Chronicles are international bestsellers. And the action-packed epic continues with the adventures of Babylonne - as feisty, funny and irresistible as her famous father. 'The quality and pace of Jinks's writing is flawless . . . a triumph.'- Sydney Morning Herald

'We've forbidden her to speak. We've stuffed her mouth with tow. We've shaved off her hair, once or twice. We've even locked her in that chest over there. And she remains incorrigible. She's eaten up with sin, Holy Father, I don't know what to do with her any more.'

At sixteen, Babylonne is desperate. She's been starved and beaten, she's endured six bloody sieges, and now her aunt wants her to marry a crazy old man who thinks he's a giant olive.

Can she trust the mysterious priest who's been spying on her, claiming to be a friend of her father's? Or would it be better to fight - and perhaps die - in the long, vicious war with the French?

Catherine Jinks's award-winning Pagan series are international bestsellers. Now her action-packed epic continues with Book Five of the Pagan Chronicles - Pagan's daughter, Babylonne, is as feisty, funny and irresistible as her famous father.

'Full of the richly-textured, high-smelling, highly individualistic atmosphere of the Middle Ages,

Catherine Jinks's Pagan series offers unforgettable characters in an extraordinary setting and time,

presented in crisp, pungent prose.' - Sophie Masson

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