Something is wrong at Cheshunt. Nathanial feels it the moment he arrives. It is not the model neighborhood it appears to be; strange things happen, despite the curfew. And soon Nathanial learns that his presence is no accident. As the dark calls its own, so does the light draw its champions, and Nathanial finds he must confront phantoms from his own past in his battle to stop the Gathering and its creator.
Killer boots, all right. They'd kicked some wicked goals, but Greg was worried. It'd kill him if he had to give them back, and if things went real bad, his mum would kill him too.
Nobody goes near Devil's Island. Those who do, die on its haunted shores. When things start to go horribly wrong, Luke's journey becomes a life-and-death struggle to survive a treacherous cliff, a mountain labyrinth, and a mysterious man who will do anything to guard his deadly secret.
Hellz, Tan, and Eddie are the local skateboarding trio. Every night after school they hang out together, terrorising "the Witch". That's what they call elderly Lallie. They make their own rules, and give cheek to anyone who gets in their way. But Lallie gives as good as she gets, and when Hellz unexpectedly finds himself in her garden one day, he soon learns that there's more to Lallie than he thought.
The leap Greg took was quicker and higher than any he'd made going for a mark. If he'd taken air in a game, this time he took ozone. It was for the most important jump he'd ever make. It saved his life.
Matt is shocked and angered when he witnesses a brutal assault on his friend George, an Aboriginal elder and one of the leaders of a protest against a uranium processing plant at the Port - angry enough to break into the Fortress and try to find out more about the people and company who want the plant built. Despite the odds Matt overcomes Goliath!
Avalon is cursed. Blood built it, and blood brought it down. A bloody murder. A terrible miscarriage of justice. A deadly secret. Rob's determination to discover the truth is about to turn into a struggle between life and death. Can Rob break the curse of Avalon? Or will he be its next victim?
Dogs. Stand up to them and you might get your head ripped off. Keep running away and you might as well be dead. Two teenage boys and their fathers united by a dog - divided by a dog. Love and hate. There's no middle ground here.
Charmwood High, and Year 8 plans to turn the school play, Romeo and Juliet, into a rock musical. Everything's moving along until someone mentions Equal Opportunity. There aren't enough roles for girls in this production. For the narrator, Peter Nutt, Equal Opportunity means more opportunities for teachers like Poxon and girls like Ravolini to get at him. And then there's Millie Miletic from the Holy Family of the Little Sisters by the Sea: she's in love!
When Hamish wrote an embarrassing essay about how movies meant more to him than real life, he thought only a teacher would read it. But he wasn't counting on nosy classmates, a smarmy bursar, and a mysterious note in his locker saying, 'You have been chosen to fight evil. This is not a prank!' The note-writer gives Hamish a Vidz and tells him to watch it alone. Hamish soon learns that it's no joke.