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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/11/2018

Tash hearts Tolstoy by Katherine Ormsbee is a contemporary, coming-of-age novel about internet fame and a welcome addition to the growing body of diverse YA literature. Funny and web-focused, this story will appeal to teens while challenging them to empathise with

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CBCA Shortlisted Book of the Year for Older Readers

Date Published: 25/05/2018

Take Three Girls is a thought-provoking read about female friendship for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Collaboratively written by three friends and award-winning novelists Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood, this is a coming of age story dealing with

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/05/2018

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman is a heartwrenching, poignant, contemporary YA novel about three very different teens who are lost, but who together find their way. It deals sensitively with some big issues that our older readers

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/05/2018

Our Book of the Week is If I Tell You by Alicia Tuckerman, a leading voice for young LGBTQA+ voices in Australia. It is a contemporary, heart-wrenching romance and debut novel about identity, love, loss and being brave enough to

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 29/04/2018

YA Author Ellie Marney says her novel White Night  “revolves around the question of how teenagers find their ethical path if the adults around them are modelling dysfunction.”  Drawing on her own experiences of growing up in a community steeped in

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YA Holiday Reads

Date Published: 23/03/2018

Holidays are meant for reading!  We’ve got plenty of recommendations for our YA readers to add to their holiday reading lists and to borrow in whatever format they prefer – book, ebook or audio – depending on availability. We have

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/03/2018

The Cruel Prince is the first novel in a new series The Folk of the Air and Holly Black fans will be delighted with this action-packed tale of magical intrigue.  Set in the world of Faerie amongst the fey, this

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/03/2018

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan is a breathtakingly moving novel that bravely tackles the subject of capital punishment. Written in free verse, it is short but powerful and leaves the reader with big questions to ponder about such a debatable topic.

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 26/02/2018

Our YA Book of the Week is All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis.  It is the chilling story of a nightmarish dystopian future where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked once a person turns 15 years

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/02/2018

The Harper Effect, by Sunshine Coast based author Taryn Bashford, is a coming-of-age novel and tennis romance. The author is passionate about teenage girls seeing themselves in a wide range of representations in fiction, and she uses sport as her example. In the novel, Harper

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