YARR-A ~ Verse Novels
Young Adult Reader Reviews - Australia

Last Updated: October 2018

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NOVELS IN VERSE: Information and Reviews


A
ACEVEDO, Elizabeth

The Poet X cover image
The Poet X
ADOFF, Jamie

Jimi and Me cover image  Names Will Never Hurt Me cover image  Death of Jayson Porter cover image
Jimi and Me
Names Will Never Hurt Me
The Death Of Jayson Porter
AIN, Beth

The Cure for Cold Feet cover image
The Cure For Cold Feet
ALENE, Catherine

In Hades cover image
The Sky Between You and Me
ALEXANDER, Goldie

In Hades cover image
In Hades
ALEXANDER, Kwame

Booked cover image  In Hades cover image  In Hades cover image  The Crossover cover image
Booked

Rebound

Solo
The Crossover

APEL, Kathryn

Bully On The Bus cover image  On Track cover image  Too Many friends cover image
Bully On The Bus
On Track

Too Many Friends

APPLEGATE, Katherine

Home of the Brave cover image  One and Only Ivan cover image
Home Of The Brave
The One and Only Ivan
ARDELIUS, Gunnar

I Need You More Than I Love You cover image
I Need You More Than I Love You And I Love You To Bits
ATKINS, Jeannine

IBorrowed names cover image  Finding Wonders cover image  Stone Mirrors cover image
Borrowed Names

Finding Wonders

Stone Mirrors


B
BATCHELOR, Melanie

Remember Me cover image
Remember Me
BATES, Dianne

Nobody's Boy cover image
Nobody's Boy
BATESON, Catherine

A Dangerous Girl cover image  His Name In Fire cover image  The Year It All Happened cover image
A Dangerous Girl
His Name In Fire
The Year It All Happened
BAUER, Marion Dane

Little Cat's Luck cover image  Little Dog Lost cover image
Little Cat's Luck

Little Dog, Lost

BINGHAM, Kelly

Formerly Shark Girl cover image  Shark Girl cover image
Formerly Shark Girl

Shark Girl

BLACKMAN, Malorie

Cloud Busting cover image
Cloud Busting
BLOCK, Francesca Lia

How to Uncage a Girl cover image  Psyche In A Dress cover image
How To (Un)cage A Girl
Psyche In A Dress
BODGER, Holly

5 to 1 cover image
5 to 1
BRISSON, Pat

The Best and Hardest Thing cover image
The Best and Hardest Thing
BROWN, Paul

Wolf Pack cover image
Wolf Pack of the Winisk River
BROWN, Skila

Caminar cover image  To Stay Alive cover image
Caminar

To Stay Alive

BROWN, Susan Taylor

Hugging The Rock cover image
Hugging The Rock
BRYANT, Jen

Pieces of Georgia cover image  Kaleidoscope Eyes cover image  Ringside 1925 cover image  The Trial cover image
Pieces Of Georgia: a novel
Kaleidoscope Eyes
Ringside, 1925: views from the Scopes trial
The Trial
BURG, Ann E.

All The Broken Pieces cover image  Serafina's Promise cover image  Unbound cover image
All The Broken Pieces

Serafina's Promise

Unbound


C
CALHOUN, Eva

Eva of the Farm cover image
Eva of the Farm
CAMDEN, Steve

Everything All At Once cover image
Everything All At Once
CAMERON, Emma

Cinnamon Rain cover image  Out Of This Place cover image
Cinnamon Rain
Out Of This Place
CARVELL, Marlene

Sweetgrass Basket cover image  Who Will Tell My Brotrher cover image
Sweetgrass Basket
Who Will Tell My Brother?
CHALTAS, Thalia

Because I Am Furniture cover image  Displacement cover image
Because I Am Furniture
Displacement
CHENG, Andrea

Brushing Mom's Hair cover image  Etched In Clay cover image  Shanghai's Messenger cover image  
Brushing Mom's Hair

Etched In Clay
Shanghai Messenger
Where The Steps Were

CHOYCE, Lesley

  Jeremy Stoney cover image 
Closing Down Heaven

Jeremy Stone

Thin Places

CLARK, Kristin Elizabeth

Freak Boy cover image
Freak Boy
CLARK, Sherryl

     
Farm Kid
Motormouth
Runaways
Sixth Grade Style Queen (Not!)
COFER, Judith Ortiz


Call Me Maria
COLLINS, Pat Lowery


The Fattening Hut
CONNOR, Leslie


Dead On Town Line
CORMIER, Robert


Frenchtown Summer
CORRIGAN, Eireann

 
Splintering
You Remind Me Of You
CREECH, Sharon

    
Hate That Cat
Heartbeat
Love That Dog

Moo

CRISLER, Curtis L.


Tough Boy Sonatas
CRIST-EVANS, Craig

 
Moon Over Tennessee
North Of Everything
CROSSAN, Sarah

     
Moonrise

One

The Weight Of Water

We Come Apart [with Brian CONAGHAN]

CROWDER, Melanie


Audacity
CROWE, Chris


Death Coming Up The Hill

D
DARROW, Sharon


Trash
DAVIDSON, Jessica


What Does Blue Feel Like?
DEAN, Carolee


Forget Me Not
DONWERTH-CHIKAMATSU, Annie


Somewhere Among
DURANGO, Julia


Under The Mambo Moon

E
ECKERMANN, Ali Cobby


His Father's Eyes
ELLIOTT, David


Bull
ELLIOTT, Zetta


Bird
ELLIS, Amy


Fault
ELLIS, Ann Dee


This Is What I Did:
ENGLE, Margarita

                       
Enchanted Air

Forest World

Hurricane Dancers

Jazz Owls

Lion Island

Morning Star Horse

Mountain Dog

Silver People
The Firefly Letters
The Lightning Dreamer
The Poet Slave Of Cuba
The Surrender Tree
The Wild Book
Tropical Secrets


F
FARISH, Terry


The Good Braider
FEHLER, Gene


Beanball
FENSHAM, Elizabeth


Goodbye Jamie Boyd
FIELDS, Terri


After The Death Of Anna Gonzales
FORD, Christine


Scout
FRANK, John


The Tomb Of The Boy King
FRANK, Lucy


Two Girls Staring At The Ceiling
FRIEDMAN, Robin


Nothing
FRIER, Raphaele


Angela and the Cherry Tree
FROST, Helen

            
Applesauce Weather

Crossing Stones
Diamond Willow
Hidden
Keesha's House

Room 214

Salt
The Braid

FULLERTON, Alma

     
Burn
In The Garage
Libertad
Walking On Glass

G
GEORGE, Kristine O'Connell


Swimming Upstream
GLENN, Mel

               
Back To Class
Class Dismissed!
Class Dismissed II
Foreign Exchange
Jump Ball
My Friend's Got This Problem, Mr, Candler
Split Image
The Taking Of Room 114
Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?
GODWIN, Jane


The True Story Of Mary
GREEN, Shari

 
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

GRIMES, Nikki

           
A Dime A Dozen
A Girl Named Mister

Bronx Masquerade
Dark Sons

Garvey's Choice
Planet Middle School
What Is Goodbye?

Words With Wings

GROVER, Lorie Ann

   
Hold Me Tight
Loose Threads
On Pointe

H
HARRINGTON, Janice N.

 
Catching a Storyfish

Going North

HATHORN, Libby


Volcano Boy
HAVILL, Juanita


Grow
HAWTHORNE, Susan


Bird
HEEDE, Sylvia Vanden


Wolf and Dog
HEMPHILL, Stephanie

       
Hideous Love

Sisters Of Glass
Things Left Unsaid
Wicked Girls
Your Own, Sylvia

HEPPERMANN, Christine


Ask Me How I Got Here
HERRERA, Juan Felipe

     
Cinnamon Girl
CrashBoomLove
Downtown Boy
Skate Fate
HERRICK, Steven

                           
A Place Like This

Another Night In Mullet Town
By The River
Cold Skin
Do-Wrong Ron
Kissing Annabel
Lonesome Howl / The Wolf
Love Ghosts and Nose Hair / Love, Ghosts & Facial Hair
Love Poems and Leg Spinners
My Life, My Love, My Lasagne
Naked Bunyip Dancing
Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend
The Simple Gift
The Spangled Drongo
Tom Jones Saves The World
Untangling Spaghetti

HESSE, Karen

     
Aleutian Sparrow
Out Of The Dust
The Cats In Krasinski Square
Witness
HIGH, Linda Oatman

        
A Heart Like Ringo Starr

Otherwise

Planet Pregnancy
Sister Slam and the Poetic Motormouth Road Trip

Teeny Little Grief Machines

That Selfie Girl

HILTON, Marilyn


Full Cicada Moon
HOLBROOK, Sara


More Than Friends [with Allan WOLF]
HOLT, K. A.

 
House Arrest

Rhyme Schemer

HOPKINS, Ellen

                     
Burned
Crank
Fallout
Glass
Identical
Impulse
Perfect

Rumble

Smoke

The You I've Never Known
Tilt

Traffick
Tricks

HOPKINS, Lee Bennett


Been To Yesterdays
HOWE, James


Addie On The Inside

I

J
JANECZKO, Paul B.

   
Requiem
Stardust Otel
Worlds Afire
JASKULKA, Marie


The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy
JEFFS, Sandy


Poems From The Madhouse
JENKINS, A. M.


Beating Heart
JENSEN, Cordelia

 
Skyscraping

The Way The Light Bends

JOHNSON, Angela

 
Running Back To Ludie
The Other Side
JOHNSON, J. J.


Believarexic
JOHNSON, Lindsay Lee


Soul Moon Soup

K
KEARNEY, Meg

 
The Girl In The Mirror
The Secret Of Me
KEHOE, Stasia Ward

 
Audition

The Sound Of Letting Go

KOERTGE, Ron

       
Coaltown Jesus

Lies Knives and Girls In Red Dresses
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup
Shakespeare Makes The Playoffs
The Brimstone Journals

KROLL, Jeri


Vanishing Point
KUDERICK, Madeleine


Kiss of Broken Glass

L
LAI, Thanhha


Inside Out & Back Again
LAIDLER, James


The Taste Of Apple
LANGMEAD, Oliver


Dark Star
LASKIN, Pamela L.


Ronit & Jamil
LAWRENCE, Katherine


Stay
LEAVITT, Martine


My Book Of Life By Angel
LEVITHAN, David


The Realm Of Possibility
LEVY, Debbie


The Year of Goodbyes
LEW, Craig


Breath To Breath
LEZOTTE, Anne Clare


T4
LITTLE, Melanie


The Apprentice's Masterpiece
LOWERY, Linda


Laurie Tells
LOWITZ, Leza


Up From The Sea
LYONS, Stefanie


Dating Down

M
MACDONALD, Maryann


Odette's Secrets
MACLEAN, Jill


Nix Minus One
MAHON, Kate


Just One Tear
MAJOR, Kevin


Ann and Seamus
MAK, Kam


My Chinatown
MARCUS, Kimberly


Exposed
MARWOOD, Lorraine

 
Ratwhiskers and Me
Star Jumps
MASS, Wendy


Heaven Looks A Lot Like The Mall
MAZER, Norma Fox


What I Believe
McCALL, Guadalupe Garcia


Under The Mesquite
McCORMICK, Patricia


Sold
McCULLOUGH, Joy


Blood Water Paint
McKISSACK, Patricia


Never Forgotten
McVOY, Terra Elan


After The Kiss
MERRELL, Billy

 
Talking In The Dark

Vanilla

MONTGOMERY, Hugh


The Voyage Of The Arctic Tern
MORGAN, Sally


Sister Heart
MURPHY, Sally

  
Pearl Verses The World

Roses Are Blue
Toppling / John and Dom

MYERS Lily


This Impossible Light
MYERS, Walter Dean

   
Amiri & Odette
Here In Harlem
Street Love

N
NAGAI, Mariko


Dust of Eden
NELSON, Marilyn

    
A Wreath For Emmett Till
Carver

Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem

How I Discovered Poetry

NERI, G.


Chess Rumble
NEWMAN, Leslea


October Mourning

O
OSTLERE, Cathy


Karma
OSTOW, Micol


Family

P
PATTOU, Edith


Ghosting
PHILLIPS, Linda Vigen


Crazy
PHILLIPS, Wendy


Fishtailing
PIGNAT, Caroline


The Gospel Truth
PINKNEY, Andrea Davis


The Red Pencil
PORTER, Pamela

 
I'll Be Watching
The Crazy Man
POWELL, Patricia Hruby


Loving vs Virginia
PRENDERGAST, Gabrielle

 
Audacious

Capricious


Q

R
REYNOLDS, Jason

 
Long Way Down

My Name Is Jason. Mine Too. [with Jason GRIFFIN]

RICHARDS, Jame


Three Rivers Rising
ROSE, Caroline Starr

 
Blue Birds

May B.

ROSEN, Michael J.


Running With Trains
ROSENBERG, Liz


17
ROSENTHAL, Betsy R.


Looking For Me
ROTH, Judith L.


Serendipity & Me
ROWE, Dr. Leanne


Girl_X Recreated
ROY, Jennifer


Yellow Star
RUSSELL, Ching Yeung


Tofu Quilt
RYLANT, Cynthia

       
Boris

God Got A Dog
God Went To Beauty School
Ludie's Life
Soda Jerk


S
SALIBA, Sue


Alaska
SALLER, Carol Fisher


Eddie's War
SANDELL, Lisa Ann

 
Song Of The Sparrow
The Weight Of The Sky
SAVAGE, Sam


The Criminal Life Of Effie O.
SAVVIDES, Irini


Against The Tide
SCHREUDER, Matthew


Muscle
SCHROEDER, Lisa

       
All We Have Is Now

Chasing Brooklyn
Far From You
I Heart You, You Haunt Me
The Day Before

SCHUTZ, Samantha

 
I Don't Want To Be Crazy
You Are Not Here
SEABROOKE, Brenda

 
Judy Scuppernong
Under The Pear Tree
SHAHAN, Sherry


Purple Daze
SHERRARD, Valerie


Counting Back From Nine
SHOVAN, Laura


The Last Fifth Grade Of Emerson Elementary
SINCLAIR, Tim

 
Nine Hours North
Run

SMITH Jr, Charles R.


Stars In The Shadows
SMITH, Hope Anita

   
Keeping The Night Watch
Mother Poems
The Way A Door Closes
SMITH, Kirsten


The Geography Of Girlhood
SONES, Sonya

         
One Of Those Hideous Books Where The Mother Dies
Stop Pretending

To Be Perfectly Honest

Saving Red

The Opposite of Inncocent
What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
What My Mother Doesn't Know

SONNICHSEN, A. L.

Red Butterfly cover image
Red Butterfly
SOTO, Gary

 
Fearless Fernie: Hanging Out With Fernie and Me
Worlds Apart: Traveling With Fernie and Me
SPINELLI, Eileen

     
Another Day As Emily

Summerhouse Time
The Dancing Pancake
Where I Live

STERNBERG, Julie

   
Like Bug Juice On A Burger
Like Pickle Juice On A Cookie

Like Carrot Juice On A Cupcake

STEVENS, Roger


The Journal Of Danny Chaucer (Poet)
STONE, Miriam


At The End Of Words
STONE, Tanya Lee


A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl
STVIL, Lola


Girls Like Me
SUTTON Kelsey


The Lonely Ones
SWIFT, Kristy-Lee


It's Your World

T
TAYLOR, Michelle A.


The Angel Of Barbican High
TERRY, Ellie


Forget Me Not
TESTA, Maria

   
Almost Forever
Becomming Joe DiMaggio
Something About America
THOMPSON, Holly

    
Falling Into The Dragon's Mouth

Orchards
The Language Inside

THOMS, Annie (editor)


With Their Eyes
TREGAY, Sarah


Love & Leftovers
TURNER, Ann

   
A Lion's Hunger
Hard Hit
Learning To Swim

U

V
VAN CLEAVE, Ryan G.


Unlocked
VENKATRAMAN, Padma


A Time To Dance

W
WALRATH, Dana


Like Water On Stone
WAYLAND, April Halprin


Girl Coming In For A Landing
WEATHERFORD, Carole Boston

     
Becoming Billie Holiday

Dear Mr Rosenwald

Voice Of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement

You Can Fly

WEBER, Lori


Yellow Mini
WESTON, Robert Paul

 
Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff
Zorgamazoo
WHIPPLE, Laura


If The Shoe Fits
WILD, Margaret

 
Jinx
One Night
WILLIAMS, Carol Lynch


Glimpse
WILLIAMS, Julie


Escaping Tornado Season
WILLIAMS, Vera B


Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart
WISSINGER, Tamera Will

 
Gone Camping

Gone Fishing

WIVIOTT, Meg


Paper Hearts
WOLF, Allan

      
More Than Friends [with Sara HOLBROOK]
New Found Land
The Watch That Ends The Night

Who Killed Christopher Goodman?
Zane's Trace

WOLFF, Virginia Euwer

   
Make Lemonade
This Full House
True Believer
WONG, Janet S.

   
Behind The Wheel
Minn and Jake
Minn and Jake's Almost Terrible Summer
WONG, Joyce Lee


Seeing Emily
WOODSON, Jacqueline

 
Brown Girl Dreaming

Locomotion


X

Y
YAXLEY, Richard


Drink The Air
YEOMANS, Ellen


Rubber Houses
YU, Chun


Little Green

Z
ZIMMER, Tracie Vaughn

 
42 Miles
Reaching For Sun

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