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Aue
Aue | Becky Manawatu
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Taukiri was born into sorrow. Au? can be heard in the sound of the sea he loves and hates, and in the music he draws out of the guitar that was his father's. It spills out of the gang violence that killed his father and sent his mother into hiding, and the shame he feels about abandoning his eight-year-old brother to another violent home. But Arama is braver than he looks, and he has a friend and his friend has a dog, and the three of them together might just be strong enough to turn back the tide of sorrow. As long as there's aroha to give and stories to tell and a good supply of plasters.
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Jolynne
Aue | Becky Manawatu
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Heart wrenching but hopeful tale of two Maori brothers and their family.
#alltimefave

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Zoes_Human
Aue | Becky Manawatu
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This is a very subjective DNF, but I simply do not like the writing style. It's overly detailed for my taste and it took me an entire day to slog through 26 pages. I just kept feeling bored.

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Centique
Aue | Becky Manawatu
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Whoa. That was brutal. This debut novel is full of heart and terrific characters but it is not for the faint hearted.
Arama and Taukiri have lost their parents. Taukiri drops his little brother to live at their aunties and disappears. We then follow Ari and Tauk‘s journeys - and also jump back to the past to Toko and Jade whose stories will eventually converge with the young boys. This is a story of gang violence and domestic violence and ⬇️

Centique The difficulties of escaping. It‘s written in a simple language suited to the young protagonists but carries an emotional impact far weightier than that. Both a propulsive read and a thought provoking one - Manawatu peers with bright eyes into dark places and shows us the unravelling of some very violent minds. 13mo
Cinfhen What a gorgeous review and photo 13mo
TrishB Fab review 👍🏻 13mo
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Cathythoughts Great review ! Sounds really good 13mo
Centique @Cinfhen thank you lovely 😘 and lovely @TrishB 13mo
Centique @Cathythoughts I think you might like this one Cathy - heart breaking though 💕 13mo
squirrelbrain Great review - sounds like a great read, if tough. 13mo
CarolynM Great review, as always. How are things where you are? 13mo
Centique @CarolynM well in the weirdness of the world, we‘ve got more Covid than we‘ve ever had before but we‘re beginning to relax restrictions a bit 🤷🏻‍♀️ Auckland‘s doing pretty well with vaccinations so we‘re hoping to get retail open next week. The real worry is some of the communities with low vax rates - so crossing all the fingers etc that the outreaches will make a difference. But in ourselves we‘re doing ok. How are you going? 13mo
Centique @squirrelbrain thank you Helen 😘 Hope you are well in your corner of the world 13mo
CarolynM It's been nice to be a bit social again, but I'm still feeling apprehensive about being around too many people! 13mo
squirrelbrain All good here thanks for asking Paula! Although, pretty similar to you; more COVID cases than there‘s *ever* been but hardly any restrictions now…. 🤷‍♀️ 13mo
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Frankies.space
Aue | Becky Manawatu
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Amazing. Must read.

Story of two Māori brothers, Taukiri and ārama who lost their parents and their to story‘s post this.

Need to read it again

Lisa_lost You need to lend it to me!! 2y
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ClairesReads
Aue | Becky Manawatu
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Broke my heart that did. I don‘t expect I‘ll read a better book this year. Read this is you'd like to explore a full catalogue of sadness and trauma. #readharder2020

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