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Description - Juno Of Taris by Fleur Beale

What happens when life in a perfect, protected bubble unravels? The heroine of the first novel in an exciting sci-fi / fantasy series for young adult readers is about to find out. This exciting, futuristic novel with a strong heroine and a compelling storyline won Fleur Beale the Esther Glen Award 2009 and was shortlisted for the 2009 NZ Post Children's Book Awards. It explores the struggle of Juno, a young teen on the verge of adulthood, who is torn between her need to fit in and belong in her society, and her growing discomfort and questioning of that society's rules. Your ordinary teen? Not quite! Because Juno lives in the not-too-distant future on Taris, a bubble-covered island in the Pacific, to which a select few hundred people were evacuated when Earth's inhabitants took everything just a bit too far and began to self-destruct. On Taris there are many rules governing appearance, behaviour, even procreation but all are for the good of the community, to ensure the survival of humankind. Or are they? As Taris' protected environment begins to break down and Juno's questioning nature takes hold, she uncovers some startling inconsistencies in many of the 'fac

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781869419882
ISBN-10: 186941988X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 26mm)
Pages: 363
Imprint: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Fleur Beale

Fleur Beale is the author of many award-winning books for children and young adults she has now had more than 40 books published in New Zealand, as well as being published in the United States and England. Beale is the only writer to have twice won the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book-with Slide the Corner in2007, and I Am Not Esther in 2009. She won the Esther Glen Award for distinguished contribution to children s literature for Juno of Taris in the 2009 LIANZA Children s Book Awards. Fierce September won the YA category in the 2011 NZ Post Children s Book Awards and the LIANZA Young Adult Award in 2011. In 2012 she won the Margaret Mahy Medal for her outstanding contribution to children s writing. In 1999, Beale was Dunedin College of Education s Writer in Residence. A former high-school teacher, Beale lives in Wellington. One of Beale s most well-known books is I Am Not Esther, the story of a girl who is sent to live with relatives who are members of a strict religious cult. It s a gripping psychological thriller that won an Honour Award in the 1990 New Zealand Post Children s Book Awards and features in t

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