Chidgey, Catherine

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Like every other girl in her class, twelve-year-old Justine is drawn to her glamorous, charismatic new teacher, and longs to be her pet. However, when a thief begins to target the school, Justine's sense that something isn't quite right grows ever stronger.

With each twist of the plot, this gripping story of deception and the corrosive power of guilt takes a yet darker turn. Young as she is, Justine must decide where her loyalties lie. [Taken from book cover, Te Herenga Waka University Press]

Comments from BDS Reviewers

"This is a powerful novel that includes so much."

"I loved the book and couldn't put it down. Since finishing it, I can't stop thinking about the issues it covered."

"The book gives an accurate picture of life in the 90s, right down to TV programmes, food, clothing, and the innocence of young children in those times. I loved it."

"I enjoyed the twists and turns in the plot and the pace at which it moves."

"The characters seem very real. It's well done."

"I enjoyed the use of metaphors throughout the novel."

"The element of mystery in the book is great and it makes it hard to put the book down."



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