Just Keep Going

Would you risk everything to save a dolphin?

When champion windsurfer Becky returns to New Zealand during the pandemic, everything’s changed. Dad’s moved house, and Becky has a new stepmum, and an annoying baby brother. Even worse, Becky’s windsurfing board hasn’t arrived.

After Becky finds a special stone, her luck changes. She makes friends at school, joins an environmental group, borrows a board, and has several close encounters with an inquisitive dolphin. It’s friendly, but Becky can’t shake the feeling it’s trying to tell her something.

As poachers steal fish from the local marine reserve, rubbish washes up on the beach, and brooding storm clouds gather. If Becky is the dolphin’s only hope, will she be able to save it?

Written by Donna Blaber

$22.00 incl. GST

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Just Keep Going is the third book in the Just series for readers aged 9-12 years. If you like fast-paced adventure, sporty heroines, lucky stones and magical vibes, then you’ll love this latest instalment in Donna Blaber’s page-turning series.

Check out the other books in the Just series: Just End It and Just Remember. Buy all three books in the Just series and save 10% with our box-set.


Flaxflower ~ “A very readable light adventure featuring, as well as the joys of windsurfing, environmental concerns, a dolphin that seems to want to communicate something, and a couple of baddies to add to the intrigue.”

Bob Docherty, Bobs Books Blog ~ “Great for girls of intermediate and junior secondary age especially reluctant readers.”

Karen McMillan, NZ Booklovers ~ “Just Keep Going is an engaging read with delightful characters and wonderful messages about the environment and the importance of friends and family…”

C.V. Aramakutu, Kiwi author ~ “This story evoked a lot of nostalgia; a kiwi child growing up on the edges of the ocean. The vivid descriptions of the bays, surf and wildlife brought many fond memories alive once more.” Read Claire’s full review in the Reviews tab.

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Weight130 g
Dimensions20.3 × 12.7 × 0.5 cm

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1 review for Just Keep Going

  1. Kate

    Review by Kiwi author C.V. Aramakutu

    This story evoked a lot of nostalgia; a kiwi child growing up on the edges of the ocean. The vivid descriptions of the bays, surf and wildlife brought many fond memories alive once more.

    The obsidian stone was not only the vessel to carry the magic, it also acted as a magnet to draw people together, building special relationships during a time when people needed companionship the most.

    With the world reeling from a deadly pandemic, this tiny town sheltered from the worst of the devastation read like a sanctuary. A sanctuary that desperately needed protection.

    Becky is a free-spirited teen who showcases an attitude fit for success. Her love of wind-surfing and dancing on the ocean is a reflection of coastal living.

    The negative environmental impact of pollution and illegal fishing is illustrated in harsh reality in this book. This is an important topic to include in middle-grade fiction.

    The dolphin stuck in the net tugged at my heart strings. A far too common occurrence. Magic or not, the connection between the dolphin and Becky was extraordinary. A special life bond.

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