Good Reads – Intermediate / Secondary (NZ books)

NZ Reviewed Books:

31142893. UY630 SR1200630

Stuff that sucks: Accepting what you can't change and committing to what you can by Ben Sedley 

With a strong emphasis on validation and compassion, Stuff That Sucks encourages you to accept your emotions rather than struggling against them. It also shows how to reconnect with what is really important to you, giving you the tools to help clarify your personal values and take steps towards living a life where those values can guide you in your day-to-day behaviour. Read Jono Selu's review here.


Bullies and warriors by Tim Tipene 

In this well-regarded novel, Tim Tipene depicts the reality of bullying-and strategies to address it-for children on both sides of the problem. It addresses bullying head-on, and weaves practical solutions into a universal story. Read Olivia Piper and Sophia Graham's review here.


When life gives you lemons: A resource for young people dealing with depression & anxiety by Painter and Krieble

Written by young people who have been there, this book provides an understanding of what depression and anxiety is like, and helps make sense of it all. Practical advice is given on how to deal with depression and anxiety. This resource is an excellent for young people. It could also be used to give parents an idea of what their adolescent is going through. Read Kate Cherven's review here.


Rising tide [He tai pari] by Julie Burgess-Manning and Jenny Cooper

Rising Tide/He Tai Pari is an engaging junior fiction self-help text for ages 8-12 that follows Ari through a series of challenging events and resolution. The book includes peer reviewed therapeutic lesson plans and family exercises. Read Anna Mowat's review here.

36314923. UY630 SR1200630

Because everything is right but everything is wrong by Erin Donohue 

Can you be lost and not know it? Can other people stop you from being lost? Seventeen-year-old Caleb’s world is disintegrating, his walls are closing in, his sky is threatening to fall. He’s barely holding on. To deadlines. To friends. To family. To mum. To Pat. But he has Casey. Maybe she can save him. Read Nicola Corner's review here.




















































































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