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I will plant you a lilac tree
The harrowing, true story of Laura Wolff, a survivor of the holocaust and one of Schindler's women, who lost all her family but found love and friendship during her terrible experience in German concentration camps. Contains adult themes. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781416910626
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2005
Hillman, Laura
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Ida
How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want? Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths. One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelganger of herself on the train. She starts to wonder if she's actually in control of her ability, and whether there are effects far beyond what she has considered. How can she know, anyway, whether one universe is ultimately better than another? And what if the continual shifting causes her to lose what is most important to her, just as she is discovering what that is, and she can never find her way back? Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760404383
Publisher Echo Publishing, 2017
Evans, Alison
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If I tell you
Life and love don't wait until you're ready, but what if finding yourself means losing everything you've ever known? Seventeen-year-old Alex Summers lives with a secret and the constant fear someone will find out. But when a new family moves to town, they bring with them their teenage daughter Phoenix Stone. When Alex falls for Phoenix, there is no warning. In a small town with small minds, girls don't go out with other girls, even if they want to. In fear there is bravery - you can either cling to the edge or have the courage to jump. But what do you do when you're left spiralling through the freefall? Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780646961255
Publisher Pantera Press, 2018
Tuckerman, Alicia
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Illuminae files series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Illuminae files series (3 books)
Kaufman, Amie & Kristoff, Jay
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Illuminae: The Illumine files_01
When their planet, Kerenza, is attacked by an unknown enemy, Kady and Ezra are separated and evacuate in different space ships. A deadly virus is spreading in one ship, the lead ship's computer has gone rogue and the enemy is close. Through long distance communication, Kady and Ezra try to find out what went wrong. As gamers, hackers and video geeks, they have great skills but reconciling their hearts, amidst machines and software, proves much more difficult. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781760113803
Series Illuminae files series (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2015
Kaufman, Amie & Kristoff, Jay
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Impossible knife of memory, The
For the past five years, Hayley has been home schooled on the road by her father, a veteran of the Iraq war who has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When they settle down for her final year at school, Hayley has to deal with her father's random behaviour and learn how to have a trusting relationship with a boy, who is hiding secrets of his own. Challenging read, some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781922182227
Publisher Text Publishing Co, 2014
Anderson, Laurie Halse
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Impossible music
Simon's life revolves around his love of music. He listens to it, he plays it, he writes it, and performs it. When he wakes up one morning completely deaf after a ministroke, his world nearly falls apart. Angry and confused, he refuses help, refuses to learn to sign, and tries desperately to hold on to music. It is only when he meets G, a girl his own age suffering from a different form of deafness caused by severe tinnitus, that he begins to seriously consider a full life, even a life with music. Usually read by students in years 9, 10, or above.
ISBN 9781760637156
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2019
Williams, Sean
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Imposters
Frey was raised to take a bullet. She's the body double for her twin sister Rafia - the precious heir of the first family of Shreve - and her existence is a closely guarded secret. So while Rafi was schooled in poise and diplomacy, Frey was drilled in weapons and combat. Her purpose: to protect her sister from their tyrannical father's many enemies. When Frey is sent in Rafi's place as collateral in a precarious business deal, she becomes the perfect impostor - as elegant and charming as her sister. But Col Palafox, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As layers of deceit peel away, can Frey become her own person, and risk everything in a rebellion? Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781760528249
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Westerfeld, Scott
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In lane three, Alex Archer
'I have always known that in another life I was-or will be-a dolphin. I am a pink human, caught in a net of ambition and years of hard work. In a few minutes I will dive into artificially turquoise water waiting at my feet. A minute later I'll either be ecstatic or a failure.'Fifteen-year-old swimming champ Alex Archer has her mind set on one goal-competing in the Olympic Games in Rome. Alex has been training hard for six years--but so has her archrival, Maggie Benton. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780141301280
Publisher Puffin NZ, 1998
Duder, Tessa
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Incredible adventures of cinnamon girl, The
Year 12 is finished. Some students can't wait to escape their small town, others don't want to leave. Alba is unsure whether to pursue her drawing talents or stay working in the bakery. When Doomsday enthusiasts flock to the town to survive an apocalypse, Alba's childhood heartthrob, Daniel, arrives. Compared to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might be the least of her problems. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781742978307
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont, 2014
Keil, Melissa
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Indigo's star
Indigo dreads returning to school where his sensitive nature makes him a target for bullies. Enter Tom, from America, who is living with his English grandmother to avoid dealing with his divorced parents and Indigo's feisty sister, Rose. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780689865633
Series Casson family series (2 of 5)
Publisher Margaret K McElderry, 2004
McKay, Hilary
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Infernal devices
Tom and Hester are at peace in side-lined Anchorage, unlike their daughter, Wren, who unwittingly betrays them and is kidnapped by submariner pirates. Tom and Hester must try to rescue her, not knowing that Doctor Oenone Zero has restored the Stalker Shrike. As a result of Wren's actions, the whole world is about to be torn apart. A world that is already violent and cruel is about to become worse. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781407110936
Series Mortal engines series (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 2009
Reeve, Philip
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Infernal devices series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Infernal devices series (3 books)
Clare, Cassandra
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Inkdeath
Life in the Inkworld has been far from easy. With Dustfinger dead and the evil Adderhead now in control, the story in which they are all caught has taken an unhappy turn. Even Elinor, left alone in the real world, believes her family to be lost between the covers of a book. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781905294718
Series Inkheart series (3 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2008
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
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Inkheart
Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he has not read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared. One night, a stranger comes to their door and forces Mo to reveal an extraordinary secret about the power of storytelling. Standby as what happens in the imagination becomes real. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781904442219
Series Inkheart series (1 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2004
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
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Inkheart series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Inkheart series (3 books)
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
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Inkspell
Although a year has passed since the adventures of Inkheart, Meggie can't forget the extraordinary events and the characters that transformed her life. Now she dreams about getting inside the enchanted world of the book. But, Meggie needs to be careful about what she wishes for. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781904442837
Series Inkheart series (2 of 3)
Publisher Chicken House, 2006
Funke, Cornelia & Bell, Anthea (trans)
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Inside the tiger
When she is asked to get involved in a social issue of her own choice, as part of a school project, Bel chooses to write to an Australian boy who is a prisoner on death row in Thailand. When he writes back, she learns more about the controversial issue of capital punishment but her involvement puts her at odds with her politician father and everyone else who loves her. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780143788959
Publisher Penguin, 2018
Lawrence, Hayley
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Intern, The
Josie Browning dreams of having it all. A stellar academic record, an amazing journalism career, and for her current crush to realise she actually exists. The only problem? Josie can't get through twenty-four hours without embarrassing her sister Kat or her best friend Angel, let alone herself. Josie's luck changes though when she lands an internship at the glossy fashion magazine Sash. A coveted columnist job is up for grabs, but Josie's got some tough competition in the form of two other interns. Battle lines are drawn and Josie quickly learns that the magazine industry is far from easy, especially under the reign of powerful editor, Rae Swanson. From the lows of coffee-fetching and working 10-hour days, to the highs of mingling with celebrities, scoring endless free beauty products (plus falling for her cousin's seriously gorgeous flatmate James) this is one year Josie will never forget. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780732297053
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2014
Tozer, Gabrielle
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Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, The
Injured, vulnerable and with her powerful sleepwalker ability blocked, Ashala is forced to succumb to a machine which will pull secrets, about her tribe of illegals, from her mind, into the hands of a powerful Chief Administrator. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781921720086
Series The Tribe series (1 of 3)
Publisher Walker Books, 2012
Kwaymullina, Ambelin
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Ironbark
A sixteen year old boy struggles with a serious condition, his sudden and violent temper triggered by situations of conflict or frustration in every day life. To avoid gaol, he must engage in strategies for anger management, including going to stay with his grandfather in an isolated Tasmanian forest. The road is hard and not always successful but the bond between them grows. Contains coarse language that may offend some readers. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781741149555
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2008
Jonsberg, Barry
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Ishmael and the hoops of steel
Ishmael has made it to Senior School and things are really looking up. His chief tormentor, Barry Bagsley, has finally decided to leave him alone, while his dream girl, Kelly Faulkner, has finally decided not to. Maybe, Ishmael's remaining two years at school can actually be described as normal. Or perhaps not. There are shocks, laughs and even romances. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862919174
Series Ishmael series (3 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2011
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Ishmael and the return of the dugongs
Ishmael Leseur is back at school and reunited with his friends, Scobie, Prindabel, Bill and the Razzman. They hope to win the debating competition but, first, they have to navigate Miss Tarango's poetry lessons and the school bully, Barry Bagsley. Ishmael also has a crush on Kelly Faulkner and Razza is determined to give him a helping hand. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9781862917644
Series Ishmael series (2 of 3)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2007
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Ishmael series
Any three titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page, on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Ishmael series (3 books)
Bauer, Michael Gerard
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Island, The
Link has experienced three years of bullying at the exclusive Osney School in London before he decides enough is enough. However, he agrees to stay on for one more team building activity on a desert island at the request of his parents before being allowed to leave. Things go from bad to worse however, when the plane goes down and Link is alone with his worst tormentors and no adults to modify their predatory behaviour. With no practical experience, Link must rely on nothing but the knowledge of how to survive, gleaned from novels and pop culture, to try to turn everything around and rescue himself from the bottom of a brutal teenage hierarchy. Usually read by students in Year 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9781471407536
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2018
Bennett, M. A.
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Island, The
Welcome to the Island. Where your worst fears are about to come true. A week-long trip for six teenage friends on a remote tropical island is supposed to be the perfect holiday. When their guide dies of a stroke leaving them stranded, this trip turns into a nightmare because someone on the island knows each of the group's worst fears. One by one they are becoming a reality. Usually read by students in years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780008240592
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2021
Taylor, C L
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It's about love
He's Luke. She's Leia. Just like in Star Wars. Just like they're made for each other. Only this isn't a film, this is real life. This is where monsters from the past come back to take revenge. This is where you are sometimes the monster. And, where, the things we build to protect us can end up doing the most harm. Mature read. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
ISBN 9780007511242
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2015
Camden, Steven
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Ivy
Ivy, a common, laudanum addict living with thieves and scoundrels, is a stunner, a term for an artist's model and beauty. After embarking on a life of crime in London, she is sold out by her adopted family and falls victim to a pre-Raphaelite painter's jealous mother. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
ISBN 9780192754318
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2008
Hearn, Julie
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