In 2009 Malala began writing an anonymous blog for BBC about life in Pakistan as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. Malala began to appear in Pakistani and international media, campaigning for education for all. On 9 October 2012, Malala was shot at point-blank range by a member of the Taliban on the way home from school. Remarkably, she survived. In April 2013, Time magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. 'When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

There are twelve ancient bloodlines. In each, a chosen warrior comes of age and trains for a catastrophic event that has not yet happened. But no one has had to fight yet-until the Calling. Now, twelve Players must set off on a scavenger hunt that will span the globe, all in search of the three ancient keys that will save not just their bloodline, but the world. And only one can win

Endgame- Endgame is a revolutionary, fully integrated, multimedia experience that invites its audience to join twelve Players in a worldwide, puzzle-based scavenger hunt for three hidden keys and the ultimate prize.

Time slides around the world so strangely ...   It's not easy being Princess Ko.   Her family is missing, taken to the World through cracks in the Kingdom, which were then sealed tightly behind them.   Now Princess Ko is running the Kingdom, and war is looming.    To help her find her family, she gathers a special group of teens, including Elliot Baranski of the Farms. He's been writing secret letters to a Girl-in-the World named Madeleine Tully - and now the Kingdom needs her help.

Fishpond New Zealand, The Cracks in the Kingdom: The Colours of Madeleine 2 by Jaclyn Moriarty. Buy Books online: The Cracks in the Kingdom: The Colours of Madeleine ISBN Jaclyn Moriarty

Reminiscent of The Crucible And The Scarlet Letter, this startlingly brilliant book draws you into the claustrophic world that Judith occupies, where those in a small community are quick to judge - and usually wrongly. Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years later, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by her friends and family.

Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years later, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by her friends and family.

Monsters have been infesting London's dark places for centuries, eating every child who gets too close. That's why ten-year-old Birdie McAdam works for Alfred Bunce, the bogler. With her beautiful voice and dainty looks, Birdie is the bait that draws bogles from their lairs so that Alfred can kill them.

Booktopia has A Very Unusual Pursuit, City of Orphans Book 1 by Catherine Jinks. Buy a discounted Paperback of A Very Unusual Pursuit online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

When sixteen-year-old Tuesday wakes from sleep for the first time, she opens her eyes to a world filled with wonder - and peril. Left only with a letter from the person she once was, Tuesday sets out to discover her past with the help of her charming and self-serving guide, Quintalion.

Buy a discounted Paperback of The Book of Days online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Life is made up of three parts: in The First Third, you're embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you've made.   That's how Billy's grandmother explains it, anyway. She's given him her bucket list (cue embarrassment), and now, it's his job to glue their family back together.

Life is made up of three parts: in The First Third, you’re embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you’ve made.

The year is 1942 and the world is at war. Nancy Clancy is 16 and left school to spend a year droving. Now her family has sent her to Malaya to bring home her sister-in-law Moira and baby Gavin. Malaya is under threat from the Japanese, but despite the warnings Moira has resisted leaving as she wants to stay near her husband. When Malaya is invaded, Nancy, Moira and Gavin are fortunate to get out before Singapore falls. When their ship is bombed they end up stranded on an island...

To Love a Sunburnt Country - Jackie French - eBook

A true story. 'School is the armpit of life - and my school is no exception.'  From hair-dos and girdles to pearls and posture, Maya does whatever Betty says - no matter how difficult or embarrassing.  When Maya Van Wagenen finds a 1950s Guide to Popularity she embarks on a unique social experiment: for one school year she follows the advice of its author, teen model Betty Cornell.   A touchingly honest and candidly hysterical memoir from one of Time's most influential teens of 2013.

Booktopia has Popular : A Memoir, Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen. Buy a discounted Paperback of Popular : A Memoir online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

The story of one family, one summer, and one act that may never be forgiven

We Were Liars - A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends -- the Liars -- whose friendship turns destructive.

Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the sea witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers safe and prosperous at sea. But before she could learn how to control her power, her mother - the first Roe woman in centuries to turn her back on magic - steals Avery away from her grandmother. Avery must escape before her grandmother dies, taking with her the secrets of the Roe's power.

Booktopia has The Witch of Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Witch of Salt & Storm online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

"On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton's Laws of Motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road."   Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High's most popular junior girl.

Falling into place. [Amy Zhang] -- "One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her car into a tree. This haunting and heartbreaking story is told by a surprising and unexpected narrator and unfolds in nonlinear .

High on a cliff above the gloomy coastal town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of the damp, dull hotel, eleven-year-old orphan Stella Montgomery leads a miserable life with her three dreadful Aunts.

Booktopia has Withering-By-Sea, A Stella Montgomery Intrigue by Judith Rossell. Buy a discounted Hardcover of Withering-By-Sea online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Izzy is hoping for a mellow yellow year of happiness . . .   But for her impulsive big sister, Alex, life is much more colourful. She always writes to Izzy in a violet pen, which suits her dramatic personality. When one of Alex's letters delivers a bolt from the blue, Izzy fears the future will be less than rosy. Will Alex's new boyfriend spoil their sisterly bond, or does every cloud really have a silver lining?

Booktopia has Violet Ink by Rebecca Westcott. Buy a discounted Paperback of Violet Ink online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

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