A busload of high school students crashes in bush in a remote part of Aotearoa New Zealand. Only a few of the teenagers survive; they find their phones don’t work, there’s no food, and they’ve only got their wits to keep them alive. There’s also something strange happening here. Why are the teenagers having nosebleeds and behaving erratically, and why is the rescue effort slow to arrive? To make it out, they have to discover what’s really going on and who or what is behind it all.
Publishers: Huia Publishers
Steph Matuku (Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga, Te Āti Awa) is a freelance writer who has studied business management and acting and is currently studying tikanga Māori with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. She writes short stories and plays for children, blogs, film scripts, book reviews, articles and prose. http://stephmatuku.com/