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Young Adult White Rabbit Red Wolf Tom Pollock Leah on the Offbeat Becky Albertalli Mercy Point Anna Snoekstra PB $16.99 Peter Blankman is a maths prodigy. He also suffers from severe panic attacks. Afraid of everything, he finds solace in the orderly and logical world of mathematics and in the love of his family: his scientist mum and his twin sister Bel, as well as Ingrid, his only friend. But when his mother is stabbed and his sister is nowhere to be found, Pete is dragged into a world of espionage and violence where state and family secrets intertwine. PB $17.99 When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat – but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. She hasn’t told her friends she’s bisexual – not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. And Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting – especially when she might love one of them more than she ever intended. PB $19.99 In real life, the five of them are enemies. Online, they are friends, with one thing in common: they are all sure they are adopted. When they meet, they are horrified to find that the people they have been sharing their souls with are the people they hate. But avoiding each other is difficult in a town with only one high school. It’s also tough to ignore one another when they begin to realise that their parents are hiding something more sinister than adoption. LIFEL1K3 Jay Kristoff Flying Tips for Flightless Birds Kelly McCaughrain Hive A. J. Betts PB $19.99 Eve is having a bad day. Her robot gladiator is now a smoking wreck, she’s on a gangster’s hit list, and she just lost her cash to the bookies. Also, she can destroy machines with her mind, and now a bunch of fanatics are after her. But Eve has had a worse day – one that lingers in the cybernetic implant where her memories used to be. Eve will have to go a long way if she wants to save the ones she loves, and learn the truth about the secrets of her past. PB $16.99 Twins Finch and Birdie Franconi are stars of the flying trapeze. But when Birdie suffers a terrifying accident, Finch must team up with the geeky new kid, Hector Hazzard, to form an all-boys double act and save the family circus school. Together they learn to walk the high-wire of teen life and juggle the demands of friends, family, first love and facing up to who they are – all served up with a dash of circus-showbiz magic. PB $16.99 Hayley tends to her bees and follows the rules in the only world she has ever known. Until she witnesses the impossible: a drip from the ceiling. A drip? It doesn’t make sense. Yet she hears it, catches it. Tastes it. Curiosity is a hook. What starts as a drip leads to a lie, a death, a boy, a beast, and too many awful questions. The latest YA novel from the award-winning author of Zac & Mia.