Nine Girls

Gregg, Stacy


7 in stock

7 in stock

Nine Girls is a page-turning adventure from Stacy Gregg, one of Aotearoa’s most internationally successful and locally awarded writers.

An epic story woven with suspense by Pony Club Secrets and The Princess and the Foal author Stacy Gregg.

They dug a hole and they put the box filled with gold inside it.
To keep it safe until they could return, one of them placed a tapu on it.
A tapu so that anyone who tried to touch the gold would die.

Titch is determined to find the gold buried somewhere on her family’s land. It might be cursed but that won’t put her off.

Then an unexpected encounter with a creature from the river reveals secrets lying beneath its surface . . .

As Titch uncovers the truth about the hidden treasure, she learns about her own heritage – and what it’s like to feel like an outsider in your own world.

A story about growing up in a time of social unrest in early 1980s New Zealand, Nine Girls is a page-turning adventure woven with suspense from the author of Pony Club Secrets and The Princess and the Foal.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Imprint: Penguin Books NZ
Publication date: 26/03/2024

Staff review

Nine Girls by Stacy Gregg
Review by Alex A

This was an engrossing, moving, excellent kiwi coming-of-age-adventure. It’s the 1980s in Ngāruawāhia, and Titch is investigating tapu buried treasure, navigating new friendship, family myths and historical rivalries. Through a Taniwha called Pan, she learns the early colonial history of her whanau and her home. This book is teeming with kiwi nostalgia – think Taika Waititi’s “Boy” but with a female protagonist. Funny, intriguing, moving- I loved it!