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Flushed - Andrew Daddo
Call Number: 2004
ISBN: 0733618596
Publication Date: F DAD
With a brother like Clint around who always knows the right moves with the chicks - or thinks he does - Fergus doesn t stand a chance. He s not tall enough, old enough or macho enough, but maybe if he throws himself into sport, he can change that. Tennis, ice skating, football, snogging - Andrew Daddo s latest collection of stories will have you laughing out loud one minute and cringing with embarrassed recognition the next at the sorts of things we do to become good sports, both on and off the field.

 

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Fat boy swim - Catherine Forde
Call Number: F FOR
ISBN: 9781405239660
Publication Date: 2008
From award-winning author, Catherine Forde, comes Fat Boy Swim, a story that will make you realise that anything is possible. Jimmy Kelly is fat. Lardy. Ginormous. Clinically obese. Inside, Jimmy doesn't feel like Smelly Kelly, Fat Boy Fat. He's just normal. His bedroom's a pit. His feet stink. He hates getting up on school mornings. If any of his classmates bothered to talk to him, instead of slagging him off, they'd find he was just as clued up as they were on films, on books, on telly, even on sport. But he wouldn't tell them that his secret talent is cooking. And Jimmy has another secret that even he doesn't know yet. A secret that will change him forever. Catherine Forde - author of Sugarcoated, Skarrs and Firestarter returns with a brilliant, bittersweet story of first love, forgiveness and a family coming to terms with the past. A gripping, emotive and insightful book for young adults. "Powerful, empowering . . . crackles with teenage anger and pain"

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Stealing Parker - Miranda Kenneally
Call Number: F KEN
ISBN: 9781402271878
Publication Date: 2012
"A hero who will melt your heart."-Jennifer Echols, national award-winning author of Such a Rush Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She's on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she's made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother's scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her. Now Parker wants a new life. So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three. Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty? But how far is too far before she loses herself completely? Praise for Catching Jordan : "A must-read for teens! I couldn't put it down!"

 

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Power of one - Bryce Courtney
Call Number: F COU
ISBN: 0140272917
Publication Date: 1997
First with your head and then with your heart...So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, it is a piece of advice he will carry with him throughout his life. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice. This classic bestseller is a story of the triumph of the human spirit - a spellbinding tale for all ages.

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Head of the river - Pip Harry
Call Number: F HAR
ISBN: 9780702253263
Publication Date: 2014
It's the most elite school sporting event in the country. Nine rowers, 2000 gruelling metres and one chance for glory in the ultimate team sport. Sit forward . . . ROW.nbsp;Tall, gifted and the offspring of Olympians, superstar siblingsnbsp;Leni and Cristian Popescunbsp;are set to row Harley Grammar to victory in the Head of the River. With six months until the big day,nbsp;the twins can't lose. Or can they?nbsp;When Cristian is seduced bynbsp;performance-enhancing drugs, and Leni is suffocated with self-doubt, their bright futures start to fade. Juggling family, high expectations,nbsp;study, break-ups, new relationships and wild parties, the pressure starts to builds. As the final moments tick by,nbsp;who will make it to the start line? And who'll plummet from grace?

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