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Our favourite Australian YA books

July 22, 2020

Sometimes you just want to read a darn good book but don’t even know where to begin.

It’s tough. There are so many books out there. How do you pick a winner?

Well, you’re in luck. We’ve decided to make it easier for you. This time round we’re focusing on young adult books. We’ve collated a list of some of our favourite Australian YA books for you to peruse.

From books set in futuristic communities to family-run bookshops to a suburban high school…we’ve got some stellar books for you to get your nose into.

Enjoy! And check out our updated YA list here.

 

Where We Begin

Where We Begin

SHORTLISTED FOR THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS 2021Seventeen-year-old Anna is running into the night. Fleeing her boyfriend, her... 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

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

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

Queens of Geek

Queens of Geek

Charlie likes to stand out. She's a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she's over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous... Read More

The Silent Invasion: The Change Trilogy 1

The Silent Invasion: The Change Trilogy 1

The Earth is dying. Plants, animals and humans are being infected by spores from space and becoming part of a vast alien intelligence. When 16-year-old Callie... 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

Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tomorrow, When the War Began

The book that began the series that became the legend ... NOW A MAJOR TELEVISION SERIES"The best series for Australian teens of all... Read More

The Book of Days

The Book of Days

Most people believe the best way to forget someone is to throw them down a well. Or lock them in a room with eight keys, or bury them at a crossroad in the thirteenth hour. But they're wrong.... Read More

The Messenger

The Messenger

From the author of the international bestseller The Book Thief and new novel Bridge of Clay."comedic, romantic, thrilling, confronting, playful, deceptive"... 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

Girl Defective

Girl Defective

We, the Martin family, were like inverse superheroes, marked by our defects. Dad was addicted to beer and bootlegs. Gully had "social difficulties" that manifested in his wearing a pig snout... Read More

Every Thing Left Unsaid

Every Thing Left Unsaid

"I wait for him, the cold seeping through my clothes, until it finally dawns on me that he's not coming back. And I wonder why he chose her instead of me? Why he went looking for her when I was... 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

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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