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What can you do to stop a bully who's twice your size and a champion wrestler? This novel from an award-winning author has readers on the edge of their seats right to the gripping finish.

It's New Year's Day, 1967, and Chris has made a resolution: he in going to stop his older cousin, Roger, from bullying him. What can he really do about it though? Roger is a National Championship wrestler, while Chris is puny and bookish - the two boys despise each other. But as the summer progresses Chris begins to think there may be more to his cousin than meets the eye. Set against a backdrop of 1960s rural New Zealand The River Runs is a fascinating story with a gripping climax from award-winning young adult writer, David Hill.


...the reader begins to care how Roger will soften, how Chris will toughen, and how soon the rickety bridge will collapse under the racketing weight of the local hoons’ truck.

Penelope Todd, Hooked On NZ Books

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  • Paperback


    November 1, 2008


    160 pages

    RRP $16.99

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