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Just Remember

Em Rogers’ life changes forever when she gets her first after-school detention.

If she’d known Dad would die in a traumatic accident on the way to pick her up, and Mum would suffer a nervous breakdown, she never would have talked in class that day. Was it all her fault?

After losing friends, confidence, and hope, Em moves north to live with Nan and finds a future with the help of new friends, a mermaid, and a magic rock.

Just Remember paperback edition
12.7cm x 20.3cm
116 pages

Buy Just End It and Just Remember together for only $36 plus $4 P&P (total $40), saving $8 on the regular price. Enter the discount code JUST2 at checkout.


Just Remember is Book 2 in the “Just” series of books for young people aged 10-14 years.

Book 1 in the “Just” series is Just End It.


“Just Remember is a beautiful story of independence, magic and reconnection. Em (Emilia – although she isn’t a fan of her full name) is still reeling from the death of her father and so, with her mum not coping with the loss, she goes to live with her Nana in Matapouri. But things aren’t what they initially seem in the sleepy town of the North,” writes reviewer Chris Reed for the NZ Booklovers blog.  “Just Remember is a story that will be loved on bookshelves around the nation bringing together a uniquely Kiwi feel with magic, wonder and beautiful story telling.”
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Whangārei  reader Natalya Newman reviews Just Remember for Hooked on NZ Books: “This book is a heartfelt, comforting read as it reinforces the importance of family and learning to heal after traumatic experiences. Blaber covers topics that include wanting to fit in, finding closure after grief, new friendships, and the effect of society on New Zealand’s native wildlife. This book is a soft read that I would recommend if you want a break from everyday life and a touch of magic.”
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Meet Kiwi author Donna BlaberDonna Blaber author

Whangarei author Donna Blaber spent most of her childhood with her nose in a book, reading everything she could get her hands on. She grew up in a small town with a miniature library run by volunteer librarians with huge hearts. Every week they’d add their own recommendations to her weekly book bag.

Donna now has a Masters degree in Creative Writing, and enjoys writing stories set in New Zealand, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and much-loved Labrador.

Find out more about Donna and how to contact her on her author profile.

Read Donna’s thoughts on writing Just Remember which she shared with NZ Booklovers.

Additional information

Weight 130 g
Dimensions 127 × 10 × 203 cm


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