Into the River

Into the River

eBook - 2013
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"When Te Arepa Santos is dragged into the river by a giant eel, something happens that will change the course of his whole life. The boy who struggles to the bank is not the same one who plunged in, moments earlier. He has brushed against the spirit world, and there is a price to be paid; an utu to be exacted. Years later, far from the protection of whanau and ancestral land he finds new enemies. This time, with no-one to save him, there is a decision to be made.. he can wait on the bank, or leap forward into the river"--Publisher information.
Publisher: Auckland :, Longacre Child,, 2013.
ISBN: 9781943818204
1943818207
1775536033
9781775536031
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: "When Te Arepa Santos is dragged into the river by a giant eel, something happens that will change the course of his whole life. The boy who struggles to the bank is not the same one who plunged in, moments earlier. He has brushed against the spirit world, and there is a price to be paid; an utu to be exacted. Years later, far from the protection of whanau and ancestral land he finds new enemies. This time, with no-one to save him, there is a decision to be made.. he can wait on the bank, or leap forward into the river"--Publisher information.

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Oct 26, 2015

Ted Dawe has added considerably to the world-wide genre of boarding school stories for teenagers with ' Into the River'. Beautifully written, it is set in a fictional prestigious boys' boarding school in Auckland.It is boarding school life about all sorts of New Zealanders from very different backgrounds thrown together with only the school and its traditions to enable them to make friends, support each other and survive the experiences.It may be explicit and unpalatable but similar scenarios and events are in newspapers, on the TV news or available on line on a daily basis. It provides a reality check in the 21st century as to how teenagers behave and how they react to outside influences as they develop their value standards and stand up for what they believe in.It makes grim reading in parts but like all good stories, there is hope for the future.Book banning is never a good idea except that it has the effect of creating a demand and broadening the readership.

DevilStateDan Oct 31, 2013

A beautifully written book about growing up and finding your own identity, coping in a changing society and staying respectful of your own heritage
As good as Looking For Alaska by John Green but with the bonus of being all about NZ!

ChristchurchLib Sep 10, 2013

Read our blog post "Libraries: Intellectual freedom and access to information" http://cclblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/libraries-intellectual-freedom-and-access-to-information/
on Into the river by Ted Dawe not getting explicit content stickers.

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