The Great New Zealand Book Quote Quiz 2019

December 12, 2019

Here's a fiendishly tricky one: can you match the quote to the 2019 middle reader or YA new release? For consistency – and marking the year of their publication – the quote is specifically from page 20, line 19 of each book! Can you pick out enough clues to match them up? (And then, of course, go and buy a few for presents, eh?)

 

 

 

Test yourself, share with a friend, and let us know on Facebook or Twitter how you do! 

 

 

1. ...cut and a square face, smiles at me. 'You're new here, right?'

a) Lizard's Tale by Weng Wai Chan

b) Invisibly Breathing by Eileen Merriman

c) Bullseye Bella by James T. Guthrie

d) The Telegram by Philippa Werry

 

2. '...you wish to tell the Queen, oh Messenger?

'a) The Clockill & The Thief by Gareth Ward

b) Bonjour Lucy Bee by Anne Ingram

c) Ursa by Tina Shaw

d) Time Machine And Other Stories by Melinda Szymanik

 

3. He had followed all of Boss Man Beng's...

a) Invisibly Breathing by Eileen Merriman

b) Ursa by Tina Shaw

c) The Clockill & the Thief by Gareth Ward

d) Lizard's Tale by Weng Wai Chan

 

4. ...with a cacophony of hissing gas, two giant balloons exploded...

a) The Clockill & the Thief by Gareth Ward

b) Bonjour Lucy Bee by Anne Ingram

c) The Telegram by Philippa Werry

d) Bullseye Bella by James T. Guthrie

 

5. ...newspaper office. Apart from him and the other...

a) Bonjour Lucy Bee by Anne Ingram

b) Lizard's Tale by Weng Wai Chan

c) Ursa by Tina Shaw

d) The Telegram by Philippa Werry

 

6. ...of the back lawn. Bella hoped they weren't going to...

a) Invisibly Breathing by Eileen Merriman

b) Bullseye Bella by James T. Guthrie

c) The Clockill and the Thief by Gareth Ward

d) The Time Machine And Other Stories by Melinda Szymanik

 

7. ...think to myself that 'out west' is the perfect place for...

a) Ursa by Tina Shaw

b) Time Machine And Other Stories by Melinda Szymanik

c) Lizard's Tale by Weng Wai Chan

d) Invisibly Breathing by Eileen Merriman

 

8. non-stop. ...a young woman leapt out and waved us back. She...

a) Bonjour Lucy Bee by Anne Ingram

b) Time Machine and Other Stories by Melnda Szymanik

c) The Telegram by Philippa Werry

d) Bullseye Bella by James T. Guthrie

 

 

Answers

 

1. b) Invisibly Breathing

2. c) Ursa

3. d) Lizard's Tale

4. a) The Clockill and the Thief

5. d) The Telegram

6. b) Bullseye Bella

7. b) Time Machine and Other Stories

8. a) Bonjour Lucy Bee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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