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Shooting stars / Brian Falkner.

By: Falkner, Brian, 1962- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 349 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781775433606; 1775433609.Subject(s): Survival -- Teen fiction | Street children -- Teen fiction | Teenage boys -- Teen fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction, New Zealand.DDC classification: NZ823.3 Summary: "In 15 years, Egan Tucker has spoken to no one but his mother ... Escaping from an abusive husband, Moana (Moma) took baby Ethan to live in the Coromandel bush. For 15 years, Moma taught Egan to survive, and instilled in him her code for a good life. A chance meeting with a DOC deer culler (JT) while out hunting, results in Ethan finding his first friend. And when Moma goes to get supplies one day and never returns, Ethan decides to head to Auckland to get help from his mother's friend - and also to try and find JT. But Egan finds that survival amongst the streetkids of Auckland is nothing like living in the bush ... and he is unprepared for the tragedy that awaits"--Publisher information.
List(s) this item appears in: NZ Childrens Book Awards 2017
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Teen Fiction Hāwera LibraryPlus
Teen
Teen Fiction FALK (Browse shelf) Available i2159391
Teen Fiction Waverley LibraryPlus
Teen
Teen Fiction FALK (Browse shelf) Checked out 08/06/2019 i2159392
Teen Fiction Pātea LibraryPlus
Teen
Teen Fiction FALK (Browse shelf) Available i2167278
Teen Fiction Stratford
Teen
Teen Fiction FAL (Browse shelf) Available A0078661X
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In 15 years, Egan Tucker has spoken to no-one but his mother. Escaping from an abusive husband, Moana (Moma) took baby Egan to live in the Coromandel bush. For 15 years, Moma taught Egan to survive, and instilled in him her code for a good life. A chance meeting with a DOC deer culler (JT) while out hunting, results in Egan finding his first friend. When Moma goes to get supplies one day and never returns, Egan decides to head to Auckland to get help from his mother's friend-but also to try and find JT. But Egan finds that survival amongst the streetkids of Auckland is nothing like living in the bush, and he is unprepared for the tragedy that awaits. This intriguing, spell-binding read from award-winning author Brian Falkner touches on themes of survival, personal responsibility and domestic violence, all couched in a unique and gripping adventure story.

Novel for young adults.

"In 15 years, Egan Tucker has spoken to no one but his mother ... Escaping from an abusive husband, Moana (Moma) took baby Ethan to live in the Coromandel bush. For 15 years, Moma taught Egan to survive, and instilled in him her code for a good life. A chance meeting with a DOC deer culler (JT) while out hunting, results in Ethan finding his first friend. And when Moma goes to get supplies one day and never returns, Ethan decides to head to Auckland to get help from his mother's friend - and also to try and find JT. But Egan finds that survival amongst the streetkids of Auckland is nothing like living in the bush ... and he is unprepared for the tragedy that awaits"--Publisher information.

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