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Young Adult Fiction This Mortal Coil Emily Suvada Unearthed Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner Take Three Girls Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell & Fiona Wood PB $17.99 When soldier Cole tells Catarina of her father's death, she thinks that all hope is lost. Lachlan Agatta was the world's leading geneticist and humanity's best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole's genehacked enhancements she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine. There are billions of lives at stake, two people who can save them and one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything. PB $19.99 The technology of an extinct alien race seems like the solution Earth has been waiting for, and the Undying's former home planet is a treasure trove. Jules can't wait to study an alien culture, as long as scavengers like Amelia don't loot everything first. Begrudgingly, Jules and Amelia form an alliance against rival scavenger gangs. But the longer they spend in the Undying temples, the more they start to feel like there is a greater plan neither of them understand. Moxie Jennifer Mathieu The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Benjamin Alire Saenz A Skinful of Shadows Frances Hardinge PB $16.99 Vivian Carter is fed up with teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. Viv takes a page from her mother's Riot Grrrl past and creates Moxie, a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond and spread the Moxie message. Soon Viv realises that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution. PB $17.99 December A warm look at universal questions of belonging from the bestselling author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything and realising he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? PB $24.99 Makepeace can defend herself from the ghosts that try to possess her in the night, but one day she drops her guard. And now there's a spirit inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be her only defence when she is sent to live with her father's powerful ancestors. There is talk of civil war, and they need people like her to protect their family secret. But as she plans her escape, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession—or death. PB $18.99 Ady is not the confident A-Lister she appears to be. Kate is a brainy boarder taking risks to pursue the music she loves. Clem is a disenchanted swim- star losing her heart to the wrong boy. All are targeted by PSST, a toxic website that deals in gossip and lies. St Hilda's antidote to the cyber- bullying? The Year 10 Wellness program. Nice try—but sometimes all it takes is three girls.