Koia tēnei ko te tuarua o ngā pukapuka nā Manu Te Awa i tuhi, hei whai atu i te mea tuatahi E Te Tau i whakaputahia i te tau 2008. Ko te tīmatanga o te pukapuka tuarua ko te mārena o Te Tau rāua ko Hāriata, ahakoa he kaupapa harikoa mō ngā whānau, hei tōna mutunga ka uhia rātou ki te kapua pōuri.
Ka hokia ētahi kaupapa o te pukapuka tuatahi. Engari ka whakaarahia tētahi kaupapa e noho tōtara wāhi rua ai ngā whānau. E āta titiro hoki ana te pakimaero nei ki ētahi tūmomo take e pā ana ki ngā rangatahi, pērā i te hapūtanga ā-taiohi, te kai tarukino, te whakahoahoatanga, te whakataetae me te aroha.
He mārama te reo Māori. Kei konei hoki ētahi hononga ki te Tikanga ā-Iwi me te Hauora. Nō Ngā Puhi te kaituhi nā reira ka rangona te reo o Te Taitokerau.
This is the second novel written by Manu Te Awa and is a sequel to E Te Tau which was published in 2008. The story begins with the marriage of Te Tau and Hāriata and although it is a celebratory occasion for the uniting families, it ends in tragedy.
Some storylines from the first novel are revisited. However, a new problem escalates and causes conflict amongst the whānau. The novel also highlights everyday issues that are prevalent in teenage society like teen pregnancy, drug abuse, relationships, competition and love.
The Māori language used is very accessible for the intended audience. Some issues discussed may also be aligned with Tikanga ā-Iwi and Hauora curricula. This story is written in Ngā Puhi dialect where the author is from.