Katipo Joe: Spycraft
June 24, 2021
“There were times during the war when I lost myself… I risked becoming the person I was playing, and that person was a Nazi.”
Joseph (Joe) St George is 15 years old. A schoolboy. But unlike most schoolboys, he also happens to be a spy for MI5.
It’s the middle of World War Two and he has just found out he is being sent on a mission. He’s told that his mother, also a spy, has gone missing in Germany and that he has to rescue her.
Joe is parachuted into Germany and makes his way to a rendezvous with an accomplice. Read more
Cassie Clark: Outlaw
September 16, 2020
Cassie Clark: Outlaw by Brian Falkner is a fast-paced adventurous mystery novel set in America. It’s about a teenager, Cassie, who is a brave and fiercely independent character whose curiosity often gets her into trouble. Her father is the speaker of the house third in line for the presidency. This means that she and her family gain the rights to their own bodyguard.
Cassie’s is Cam, a young and reliable bodyguard who has formed a bond with Cassie over the years that he has protected her. He is her closest friend and the person she trusts most in a world where she can supposedly trust no one. Read more
Imagine you have no wifi, no technology, and rely entirely and solely on the forest, for your source of food, water and even how you bathe. This was the life of Egan Tucker: bathing in waterfalls, living in the bush and hunting for food, this was his reality. Nevertheless, he is a normal human being. Egan lives with his mother, who brought him to the forest when he was but a baby. Egan, growing up, was very determined and wanted nothing but to protect his mother. His mother had told him about the outside world and so he had begun to live in fear of it. Read more
Battlesaurus, written by author Brian Falkner, is an alternate history book focusing on a teenage boy named Willem, living in the French town of Gaillemarde, during the events surrounding the famous Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The alternate part of the history is the fact that dinosaurs, here known simply as “Saurs”, are alive and well on the European continent. But rather than being fearsome giants, they are treated as merely wild animals, because none found so far are much larger than a raptor. That all changes, however, as Napoleon Bonaparte, the exiled French emperor, has found himself in possession of a larger and much, much more dangerous Saur, a secret weapon which he intends to unleash during the Battle of Waterloo and claim victory. Read more