The River Runs (out of print)
One of Chris's new year's resolutions for 1967 is to stop his older cousin, Roger, bullying him. Roger is physically impressive but academically slow, while Chris is puny and erudite; the two boys despise each other. But events that take place in that summer of '67 see Roger and Chris slowly begin to appreciate each other's differences. Then there is a terrible accident at the bridge... Set against a backdrop of 1960's rural New Zealand, this is a fascinating young-adult novel from award winning author David Hill.
David Hill is one of New Zealand's most prolific and versatile authors. He writes for national newspapers and magazines, and has written books and stories for adults, but it is his work for teenagers that has brought him wide acclaim. David has won awards both here, in the UK, and in Germany.