The Tunnel of Dreams

The Tunnel of Dreams

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett

In an abandoned house at the end of their street, twin brothers Stefan and Arlo discover a young girl hiding in its dusty shadows. Alice needs their help—her twin sister is locked in a cage suspended high above a mysterious mine in a strange parallel world—and she asks an impossible favour. Will they meet her on the next full moon at the entrance to a tunnel Stefan and Arlo both know doesn't exist?Except that it does. And when they travel through it, Stefan and Arlo find themselves on a quest that will challenge all their ideas of who they are and what they can do.The Tunnel of Dreams is a delightful middle-grade fantasy adventure about friendship and loyalty, and about dreaming big and achieving the impossible.Bernard Beckett is the author of eleven books, most of them for young adults. He has won numerous awards including the 2010 Prix Sorcières, the Esther Glen Award from the NZ Librarian's Association and the NZ Post Book Award for his...
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Acid Song

Acid Song

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett

Forty-eight hours in the lives of characters headed for a showdown, grippingly told by an award-winning novelist.It's election day in contemporary New Zealand. A young father confronts a teenage burglar. A psychologist's political stand threatens to see him driven from the university community. A staffroom argument flares up - does a playground fight warrant a student's expulsion? A young girl sets about mending her broken heart, a skinhead riot erupts, and Richard, the biology lecturer at the heart of this simmering forty-eight hours, must deal with the secret which compels them all, unknowingly, to the same conclusion. In Acid Song, an absorbing and darting novel, a varied cast of characters is linked by chance and circumstance. With a powerful, addictive intensity, award-winning writer Bernard Beckett composes a corrosive song of our times.
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Malcolm and Juliet

Malcolm and Juliet

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett

Will he or won't he? Have sex, of course. Malcolm is sixteen. With the mind of a scientist, the body of a teenager, and an ambition to reconcile the two, he embarks upon his latest research project-sex. Join Malcolm on his journey, as he meets the cast of characters who will take him a little closer to the centre of life's mystery.Will Charlotte find true love? Will Kevin get his man? How did Juliet lose her virginity and will Malcolm get what he wants?Malcolm and Juliet is a multi award-winning, farcical comedy by one of New Zealand's best writers for young adults. Bernard Beckett can write whatever he wants and always does it with prodigious style.
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Lullaby

Lullaby

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett

Rene's twin brother Theo lies unconscious in hospital after a freak accident left him with massively disrupted brain function. There is hope though. An experimental procedure - risky, scientifically exciting and ethically questionable - could allow him to gain a new life. But what life, and at what cost?Only Rene can give the required consent. And now he must face that difficult decision.But first there is the question of Rene's capacity to make that decision. And this is where the real story begins.Bernard Beckett is a multi-award winning author of books and plays for young adults and one of New Zealand's most outstanding writers. In 2006 Bernard was awarded a fellowship for a project examining DNA mutations. This new direction in his life led to the publication of the sophisticated sci-fi novel Genesis, which has since been published in over twenty countries and was the winner of the 2010 Prix Sorcieres. He lives near Wellington with his...
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Jolt

Jolt

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett

Marko surfaces from a drug-induced haze to find himself hidden from the world in a psychiatric ward. He is certain the 'Doctor' means to kill him, and he in turn has vengeful plans of his own.But how is it he came to stop taking his medication? Who can Marko trust and how much time does he have?Time enough to write it all down-his story of a coast-to-coast trip and the earthquake that ripped his world apart.Jolt is a thriller that will breathe cold air under your collar.'Funny, raw, fantastic...The most exciting young-adult author writing in New Zealand.' Kate De Goldi
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August

August

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett

Part thriller, part love story, August is a compelling novel about will, freedom and what it means to live.Trapped in a car wreck, upside down, bleeding and in pain, Tristan and Grace are staring at death. When dawn breaks they might be seen from the road and rescued, or not.They wait, desperately holding onto life, unravelling the sequences of events that brought them together.Tristan is a philosopher struggling with the question of free will. Grace's life of hardship allows no place for such ideas. But a brief encounter changes their lives, setting them on a collision course with love and death-and each other.Bernard Beckett is the author of ten books, and has won many awards. In 2006 Bernard was awarded a fellowship for a project examining DNA mutations. This new direction in his life led to the publication of the sophisticated sci-fi novel Genesis, which has since been published in over twenty countries and was the...
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