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Below are some books which explore more deeply the events and the experiences of Centrepoint, from the perspective of a few individuals. Also included are some books on the wider issues around sexual abuse or trauma in childhood, and finding a way forward as an adult.

Featured BOOKS

Written in 1984 Len Oakes, Centrepoint resident academic, describes the early years of Centrepoint.

One woman's autobiographical account of her childhood at Centrepoint


The Story of a New Zealand Community by Len Oakes. This book was written by the resident academic who lived in the community in the 1980s and documented its growth and history from an insiders perspective


The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook-What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce D Perry & Maia Szalavitz. A prominent American psychiatrist teaches about recovery from childhood trauma through sharing cases he has encountered of children who have found a way to heal from their awful experiences.


This book by Ella James (not her real name) documents one woman's experience of life as an adolescent living at Centrepoint


The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dan B Allender.

This books examines the issues surrounding the effects of childhood sexual abuse and charts a course for personal healing and change.


This recently published novel by new British author Anna Mackmin is set in a community very similar to Centrepoint in the UK. It's a compelling, humorous and stark portrayal of the life of children in an alternative community, where is all is not as it seems on the surface.

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