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Lorraine Orman

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Lorraine Orman has written 10 books for children and teenagers, published in both New Zealand and Australia. Her first book for teens, Cross Tides, won the Best First Book Award in the 2005 NZ Post Children's Book Awards. Her most recent books are Haunted, published by Walker Books Australia, and a reprint of an earlier historical book which is now called Here Come the Marines, published by Scholastic NZ - about the US troops coming to NZ in 1943. In 2013 she published her latest teenage novel, called Touchstone, as an e-book (available from Amazon, Smashwords, and online bookstores). For more information about Touchstone visit Lorraine's website. Lorraine also reviews NZ children's books for http://kidsbooksnz.blogspot.com, and uses her Go ...more

I had to research the title. It's a known phrase that represents "any system that appears to have dependencies that never end." Hmm. I was never any good at philosophy. But in a gut-feeling kind of way I can see how it connects to the situation of the main character, 16-year-old Ava. She's definitely having problems finding out how to fit into the world. Technically she's suffering from depress... Read more of this blog post »
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Cross Tides

3.74 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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A long way from home : the ...

3.64 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2005
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Hideout by Lorraine Orman

3.75 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2007
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Here Come the Marines, Wark...

4.45 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012
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Touchstone

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Land of Promise: The Diary ...

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Haunted

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A heartfelt story set in New Zealand in 1942 about a teenage girl coming to terms with the cruel treatment of Mr Maurice, a respected teacher and neighbor - who happens to be a Conscientious Objector. When he's arrested and confined to miserable cond ...more
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