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Centred on the precariously settled coastal town of Desperance, a township shaped by cyclones, monsoonal floods and a river that spurns human endeavour with its incomprehensible tides, it tells the story of the powerful Phantom family. Led by Norm Phantom, the great fish-embalming king of time, legendary storyteller, suspected murderer and leader of the Pricklebush people, the Phantoms battle to retain sovereignty over a country where "legends and ghosts live side by side".

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan: Silly and fluffy but laugh out loud, especially if you're familiar with Chinese culture. Described as modern Chinese Pride and Prejudice

20 Australian books to read in your 20s

Cannot keep this book in the library and we have four copies. The whole series is loved, mostly by boys, but girls like it too

15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read

Luna By: Julie Ann Peters "Unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance."

Shingaling: A Wonder Story (Wonder #1.7) by R.J. Palacio ---- {6/13/2015}

A teenage boy visits 75-year-old Matilda who tells him the story of her life with Feather, a man who lived by the sea and had a great affinity for birds and wild creatures. She speaks of her love for him and how he left her. Her grief was inconsolable for a very long time and she longed to find Feather to ask him, How can you know love, and lose it, and go on living without it? She eventually finds him & he answers her question which helps her to deal with her overwhelming loss.

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller. When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper that life actually starts looking up. He begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)