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If you like fast-paced adventure, plucky heroines, lucky stones and magical vibes, then you’ll love Donna Blaber’s page-turning series.

Just End It : Would you be brave enough to stand up to a bully if they were once your best friend?

When Jessie Brown returns to school after the summer holidays, everything’s different. She’s been dumped by her best friend, and bullied by the new girl. Life never used to be this complicated. She wishes everything would go back to normal.

After discovering that a stone she found brings bad luck if taken without permission, everything starts to make sense. It might even explain the vivid dreams she’s been having about a girl from long ago. As Jessie cements new friendships, life improves, until a secret threatens everything and the bullying moves online. Jessie must find a way to make it all stop and fix everything.

Just Remember : How do you put everything back together, when everything you love falls apart?

When Em Rogers’ gets her first after-school detention, life changes forever. If she’d known what would happen next, she would never have talked in class.  After losing friends, confidence and hope, Em moves north to live with Nan. Guilty and grieving, Em keeps to herself, hoping Mum, who’s heartbroken, will visit soon.

When Em finds a special stone, everything changes. She makes friends with Jessie and Mia, and has a vision of a mermaid in the forest. Is she real? Em can’t be sure. There’s been so much stress in her life lately. As Em helps the mermaid, a man stealing native trees from the bush reserve tries to stop her, and Mum turns up at long last. With family ties broken, will Em be able to move forward and pull everyone back together again?

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?

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Just End It

Would you be brave enough to stand up to a bully if they were once your best friend?

When Jessie Brown returns to school after the summer holidays, everything’s different. She’s been dumped by her best friend, and bullied by the new girl. Life never used to be this complicated. She wishes everything would go back to normal.

After discovering that a stone she found brings bad luck if taken without permission, everything starts to make sense. It might even explain the vivid dreams she’s been having about a girl from long ago.

As Jessie cements new friendships, life improves, until a secret threatens everything and the bullying moves online. Jessie must find a way to make it all stop and fix everything.

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

Written by Donna Blaber

4 in stock

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Just Remember

How do you put everything back together, when everything you love falls apart?

When Em Rogers’ gets her first after-school detention, life changes forever. If she’d known what would happen next, she would never have talked in class.  After losing friends, confidence and hope, Em moves north to live with Nan. Guilty and grieving, Em keeps to herself, hoping Mum, who’s heartbroken, will visit soon.

When Em finds a special stone, everything changes. She makes friends with Jessie and Mia, and has a vision of a mermaid in the forest. Is she real? Em can’t be sure. There’s been so much stress in her life lately.

As Em helps the mermaid, a man stealing native trees from the bush reserve tries to stop her, and Mum turns up at long last.

With family ties broken, will Em be able to move forward and pull everyone back together again?

Written by Donna Blaber

4 in stock

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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

10 in stock

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Description

The Just series is recommended for readers aged 9-12 years. If you like fast-paced adventures, plucky heroines, lucky stones and magical vibes, then you’ll love Donna Blaber’s page-turning series set in New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands.

Reviews for the Just series

Glenys, Auckland ~ “I can highly recommend this book! Our tween has just finished reading it, and absolutely loved it. In fact she enjoyed it so much, she was quite sad that she’d finished it!”

Colleen, Librarian, Marlborough Girls’ College ~ “The best but perhaps slightly understated message of this story is that young people change, and it is not necessary to stay friends with those you were besties with when younger. Personalities and interests change as we mature. While the book is pitched at and suitable for 9 to 12-year olds, it would also appeal to year 9 and 10 students. It is the perfect length for the reluctant reader that wants something that “is like real life but not a love story.”

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.”

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.”

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Additional information

Just End It

First published

2020

Format

Paperback edition

ISBN

9781927229620

Page count

134

Published by

Lighthouse

Just Remember

Format

Paperback edition

First published

2021

ISBN

9781927229729

Page count

116

Published by

Lighthouse

Just Keep Going

Format

Paperback edition

First published

2022

ISBN

9781927229781

Page count

116

Published by

Lighthouse

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