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Stories for Suitable for Young Adult Readers

There was the hand to hold and he held it. Beau’s hand, big, bold, Beau’s hand and he felt happy and proud and self-conscious and amazed all at once. T ...More

Drama, Fiction
Scott Menzies | The commuting Book
Scott Menzies

April 3   ●  8 min read

Mo

When Mo was born her mother fractured into tiny pieces, her father disintegrated and her family broke up completely. Mo was left in the care of a variety o ...More

Fiction
Bill Nagelkerke | The commuting Book
Bill Nagelkerke

September 8   ●  18 min read

I was looking forward to 2011. I hadn’t been finding 2010 to be a very settled year. On one level I put the unsettled feeling down to it being the Year of t ...More

Non Fiction
Kay McKenzie Cooke | The commuting Book
Kay McKenzie Cooke

September 9   ●  12 min read

I had a sinking feeling in my stomach that January when I arrived in Dunedin. I stood in front of the dirty shallow porch of my flat and it wasn ...More

History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Sarah K Gallagher | The commuting Book
Sarah K Gallagher

September 4   ●  11 min read

The house at 660 Castle Street was built as a Presbyterian Manse in 1923, designed by architect E.W. Walden and built by Loan and Watson. By the time Ji ...More

History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Sarah K Gallagher | The commuting Book
Sarah K Gallagher

September 4   ●  7 min read

A wedding in the Depression could be – well, depressing when a girl’s happiest day was pinched by poverty. So when Pauline and Eddie married i ...More

NZ History
Garrick Batten | The commuting Book
Garrick Batten

January 12   ●  8 min read

Chapter 1 Anna looped bubble-wrap around her father’s favorite sculpture: a peacock made entirely out of mirrors. The only upside of moving out of ...More

Fiction
Amy Blythe | The commuting Book
Amy Blythe

January 4   ●  29 min read

It was a pretty chill place to live for the first two thirds of the year. It was a place of freedom and acceptance, a place of thinking, talking, cup ...More

History, Non Fiction, NZ History
Sarah K Gallagher | The commuting Book
Sarah K Gallagher

September 4   ●  15 min read