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New (and old) YA to read again and again

September 7, 2020

New (and old) YA to read again and again

In times like these, one of the easiest and most enjoyable things to do is to re-read a classic book. And by this, we mean some classic young adult fiction! We’ve come up with this list of YA books sure to appeal to your need to read.

From suburban drama, to high school shenanigans, romance and sport, we’ve got everything you need. How many have you read? Which one is your go-to read? Check out our list of Australian young adult books as well.

Where We Begin

Where We Begin

Seventeen-year-old Anna is running into the night. Fleeing her boyfriend, her mother, and everything she has known.She is travelling into the country, to the land and the grandparents... Read More

You Were Made For Me

You Were Made For Me

The day I created a boy started out like any other.Katie didn't mean to create a boy. A boy like a long-lost Hemsworth brother: six-foot tall with floppy hair and eyes... Read More

Take Three Girls

Take Three Girls

'Written by three of Australia's best YA authors' Joy Lawn, Weekend Australian3 award-winning authors.1 compelling book.Exploring friendship,... Read More

10 Blind Dates

10 Blind Dates

Would you let your family play matchmaker to help you get over a broken heart?Ashley Elston's 10 Blind Dates is the perfect Christmas treat: delicious, warm,... Read More

How It Feels to Float

How It Feels to Float

'Every now and then you pick up a novel and you know you've found something wonderful - a glorious voice, a character you adore. Helena Fox's novel delivers. It is exquisite. Read it.' Cath... Read More

What I Like About Me

What I Like About Me

"Funny and heartfelt. I loved it." Melina MarchettaYou know those movies where teenagers have the summer of their lives? This summer... Read More

The Librarian of Auschwitz

The Librarian of Auschwitz

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror... Read More

Hive: The Vault Book 1

Hive: The Vault Book 1

All I can tell you is what I remember, in the words that I have.Hayley tends to her bees and follows the rules in the only world she has ever known. Until she witnesses... Read More

Hatchet

Hatchet

There was a wild crashing sound, a ripping of metal, and the plane blew through the trees, out over the water and down, down to slam into the lake . . .Brian is a city boy. Not... Read More

Words in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue

WINNER INDIE BOOK AWARDS YOUNG ADULT FICTION OF THE YEAR 2017 AND THE GOLD INKY AWARD 2017Second-hand bookshops are full of mysteriesThis is... Read More

When Michael Met Mina

When Michael Met Mina

From the bestselling author of Does My Head Look Big In This?"When Michael Met Mina is cutting and hilarious; powerful but warm; diverse but... Read More

Beautiful Broken Things

Beautiful Broken Things

A heart-stoppingly beautiful debut novel about what it means to be a friend when your whole world is falling apart.I was brave. She was reckless. We were trouble. Read More

Fangirl

Fangirl

Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more... Read More

When Dogs Cry

When Dogs Cry

From the author of the international bestseller The Book Thief and new novel Bridge of Clay. "You're a bit of a lonely bastard, aren't you?" said... Read More

Wildlife

Wildlife

"In the holidays before the dreaded term at Crowthorne Grammar's outdoor education camp two things out of the ordinary happened.A picture of me was plastered all over a twenty-metre... Read More

Feeling Sorry for Celia

Feeling Sorry for Celia

Dear Ms Clarry,It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join our Society.We have just found out about your holiday. It is so impressive! You had... Read More

Graffiti Moon

Graffiti Moon

From the award-winning author of Chasing Charlie Duskin and the Gracie Faltrain seriesAn intense and exhilarating 24 hours in the lives of four teenagers on... Read More

Six Impossible Things

Six Impossible Things

Fourteen-year-old nerd-boy Dan Cereill is not quite coping with a reversal of family fortune, moving house, new school hell, a mother with a failing wedding cake business, a just-out gay dad, and... Read More

Ten Things I Hate About Me

Ten Things I Hate About Me

Jamie wants to be the real thing. From the roots of her dyed blonde hair...There are a lot of things Jamie hates about her life: her dark hair, her dad's Stone Age Charter of Curfew Rights,... Read More

Does My Head Look Big in This?

Does My Head Look Big in This?

The slide opened and I heard a gentle, kind voice: What is your confession, my child? I was stuffed. The Priest would declare me a heretic; my parents would call me a traitor... The Priest... Read More

Finding Cassie Crazy

Finding Cassie Crazy

Cassie, Em and Lydia are best friends in Year 10 at Ashbury High. Ashbury students claim that all the kids at downtown Brookfield High are drug-dealers and psychopaths. Their English... Read More

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