iBLURB for Teens 1

Winner - Book Week 2000
Hitler’s Daughter  by Jackie French   
Mark and his friends often make up stories while waiting for the bus before school. While waiting together for the bus one rainy morning, Mark's friend Anna begins telling her friends a story about a young girl named Heidi who lived during World War II. Heidi was Hitler's daughter, hidden away from almost everyone so that her identity would be kept a secret. Mark and his friends become quickly fascinated by Anna's story, which seems too detailed and realistic to be imagined. As Mark learns about Heidi's cloistered life, her strange relationship with her father, and her growing awareness of her father's plans for a supreme race, he becomes interested in learning more about Hitler and World War II. He wonders what he would have done in Heidi's place, with an evil father responsible for the deaths of millions.  (This is a compelling read – it had me at the bus-stop!)
Also available as: an Audiobook on CD

Honour book - Book Week 2004
Mister Monday  by Garth Nix  Keys to the Kingdom series no.1
Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death. But his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock.
Arthur is safe - but his world is not. Along with the key comes a plague brought on by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers with blood stained wings, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the Key back - even if it means destroying Arthur and everything around him. Desperate, Arthur ventures into a mysterious house - a house only he can see. It is in this house that Arthur must unravel the secrets of the Key - and discover his true fate.... ( Why not become an accidental adventurer - just like Arthur?  I did! )
Winner - Book Week 2012
Also available as: an Audiobook on CD

The Dead I Know  by Scot Gardner  
Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep. He has dreams he can't explain, and memories he can't recover. Death doesn't scare him - his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up. A potent, intense, psychodrama that will keep you gripped to the very last page. Tick! Tock!
'I have never read a book more gripping, nor a book more triumphantly alive. I love how it haunts me still. I swear, I will never forget The Dead I Know'. - John Marsden  (This will appeal to readers who like their suspense with a touch of the macabre)

Quote: If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's - we'd grab our own back!  Regina Brett