Juno of Taris (#1)
Juno, a young teen on the verge of adulthood, struggles with her need to fit in and belong and her growing discomfort and questioning of her society's rules. Juno lives in the not-too-distant future on Taris, a bubble-covered island in the Pacific, to which a few hundred people fled when Earth's inhabitants began to self-destruct. On Taris rules govern everything from appearance, behaviour and even procreation to ensure the survival of humankind. Juno of Taris examines many themes, peer pressure, environmental breakdown, the fictionalization of history, societal control and challenging authority. It is a thoroughly good read from one of our very best writers for young adults.
Winner of LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Award 2009.
Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Senior Fiction 2009 and Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Young Adult Fiction 2009.
Fleur Beale has written 27 books for children and young adults, and has won many awards. She lives in Wellington.