Rebekah Fraser

Rebekah is an Otago-based mother of two young girls. The former journalist and primary school teacher has a soft spot for New Zealand authors and young adult fiction. Follow her on Twitter.

Books

Play, by Jez Alborough

Bobo the chimp is back in this adorable picture book for every little monkey that doesn't want to go to bed yet. The sun is still up but little Bobo wants to play with his jungle friends. Sneaking out of his treetop house, Bobo goes out to play, but soon finds himself lost in the dark [...]

Pieces of You, Eileen Merriman

Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents from Dunedin to Auckland. Lonely, but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, and that's where things really fall apart. Things begin to look up when she meets her gregarious sixteen-year-old neighbour, Cory Marshall, and he helps her piece her life back together. But that's before [...]

Finding Nevo, by Nevo Zisin

Assigned female at birth, Nevo Zisin has had a complex relationship with gender. Now identifying as non-binary, the 21-year-old student and activist wasn't born in the wrong body. Nevo just wants everyone to catch-up with all that Nevo is. From 'coming out' as lesbian at 15, to transitioning to present as male at the age of 17, [...]

Three Sisters, Three Queens, by Philippa Gregory

When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined to a unique sisterhood. Along with younger sister Mary, they will become the queens of England, Scotland and France. [...]

All These Perfect Strangers, by Aoife Clifford

Within six months of Pen Shephard starting university, three of her friends are dead. Only Pen knows the reason why. College was meant to be a new start for her; the place she could shed the confines of her small home town and reinvent herself. But the darkness of her past clings to her, and [...]

The Roanoke Girls, by Amy Engel

Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, at the Roanoke family's rural estate following the suicide of her mother. Over one long, hot summer, Lane experiences the benefits of being one of the beloved beautiful Roanoke girls. What she slowly comes to realise though, is that [...]

The Wild Side

The Wild Side, by Janet Balcombe

Sitting in prison on a raft of charges including kidnapping, guns, drugs and counterfeiting was quite different to the plan Janet Balcombe imagined for her life. The 'hardcore' meth-addict took herself to the very brink of death and hell. It nearly killed her, but she got her answers and discovered there is hope for the [...]

Rants in the Dark

Rants in the Dark, by Emily Writes

Emily, a Wellington mother of two young boys, wrote a blog post in the middle of the night back in March 2015. Within just a few days it was read by more than one million people. Since then her posts, often written in in the wee small hours, have consoled, celebrated and cheered on millions [...]

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