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

Last Updated: October 2021

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NOVELS IN VERSE: Information and Reviews


A
ABBOTT, Tony

Junk Boy cover image
Junk Boy
ACEVEDO, Elizabeth

Clap When You Land cover image  The Poet X cover image
Clap When You Land

The Poet X

ADOFF, Jamie

Names Will Never Hurt Me cover image
Names Will Never Hurt Me
AIN, Beth

Izzy Kline Has Butterflies cover image  The Cure for Cold Feet cover image
Izzy Kline Has Butterflies

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

In Hades cover image  Booked cover image  Rebound cover image  In Hades cover image Swing cover image   The Crossover cover image
Becomimg Muhammad Ali [with James PATTERSON]

Booked

Rebound

Solo

Swing
The Crossover

ANDERSON, Laurie Halse

Shout cover image
Shout
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  The One and Only Bob cover image  One and Only Ivan cover image
Home Of The Brave

The One and Only Bob
The One and Only Ivan

ARGUETA, Jorge

Caravan to the North cover image
Caravan To The North
ATKINS, Jeannine

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

Finding Wonders

Stone Mirrors

ATTA, Dean

The Black Flamingo cover image
The Black Flamingo

B
BARON, Chris

All of Me cover image
All Of Me
BATES, Dianne

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

His Name In Fire cover image
His Name In Fire
BAUER, Marion Dane

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

Little Dog, Lost

BEAUVAIS, Clementine

In Paris With You cover image
In Paris With You
BECK-JACOBSON, Darlene

Wishes, Dares, & How to Stand Up to a Bully cover image
Wishes, Dares, & How to Stand Up to a Bully
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

Psyche In A Dress cover image
Psyche In A Dress
BODGER, Holly

5 to 1 cover image
5 to 1
BOTTNER, Barbara

I Am Here Now cover image
I Am Here Now
BOWLING, Dusti

The Canyon's Edge cover image
The Canyon's Edge
BREMEN, Melody J.

5 to 1 cover image
Flying in a Cage
BROWN, Skila

Caminar cover image  To Stay Alive cover image
Caminar

To Stay Alive

BRYANT, Jen

Kaleidoscope Eyes cover image  Pieces of Georgia cover image  Ringside 1925 cover image  The Trial cover image
Kaleidoscope Eyes

Pieces Of Georgia: a novel
Ringside, 1925: views from the Scopes trial
The Trial

BURG, Ann E.

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

Flooded: Requiem for Johnstown

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  
Sweetgrass Basket
CHALTAS, Thalia

Because I Am Furniture cover image  
Because I Am Furniture
CHANG, Victoria

Love, Love cover image  
Love, Love
CHENG, Andrea

Etched In Clay cover image  Shanghai's Messenger cover image  
Etched In Clay
Shanghai Messenger

CHOYCE, Lesley

  Jeremy Stoney cover image 
Closing Down Heaven

Jeremy Stone

Thin Places

CLARK, Kristin Elizabeth

Freak Boy cover image
Freakboy
CLARK, Sherryl

Mina and the whole wide world cover image   
Mina and the Whole Wide World

Motormouth

COELHO, Joseph

 
The Girl Who Became A Tree
COLLINS, Pat Lowery


The Fattening Hut
CREECH, Sharon

    
Hate That Cat
Heartbeat
Love That Dog

Moo

CRIST-EVANS, Craig

 
Moon Over Tennessee
CROSSAN, Sarah

       
Moonrise

One

The Weight Of Water

Toffee / Being Toffee

We Come Apart [with Brian CONAGHAN]

CROWDER, Melanie


Audacity
CROWE, Chris


Death Coming Up The Hill
CUTHEW, Lucy


Blood Moon

D
DARROW, Sharon


Trash
DEAN, Carolee


Forget Me Not
del ROSARIO, Juleah


Turtle Under Ice
DONWERTH-CHIKAMATSU, Annie

 
Beyond Me

Somewhere Among

DURANGO, Julia


Under The Mambo Moon

E
ECKERMANN, Ali Cobby


His Father's Eyes
ELLIOTT, David

 
Bull

Voices

ELLIOTT, Zetta


Bird
ELLIS, Amy

 
Fault

He Is The Monster

ELLIS, Ann Dee


This Is What I Did:
ENGLE, Margarita

                           
Dreams From Many Rivers

Enchanted Air

Forest World

Hurricane Dancers

Jazz Owls

Lion Island

Morning Star Horse

Mountain Dog

Silver People

Soaring Earth
The Firefly Letters
The Lightning Dreamer
The Poet Slave Of Cuba
The Surrender Tree
The Wild Book
Tropical Secrets

EVANS, Michelle Dennis


Sink, Drift, or Swim

F
FARISH, Terry


The Good Braider
FEHLER, Gene


Beanball
FENSHAM, Elizabeth


Goodbye Jamie Boyd
FIELDS, Terri


After The Death Of Anna Gonzales
FRIEDMAN, Robin


Nothing
FROST, Helen

                 
All He Knew

Applesauce Weather

Blue Daisy

Crossing Stones
Diamond Willow
Hidden
Keesha's House

Room 214

Salt
The Braid

When My Sister Started Kissing

FULLERTON, Alma

 
In The Garage
Libertad

G
GEORGE, Kristine O'Connell


Swimming Upstream
GLENN, Mel


Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?
GREEN, Shari

   
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess

Missing Mike?

Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

GREHAN, Meg


The Deepest Breath
GRIMES, Nikki

          
A Girl Named Mister

Bronx Masquerade
Dark Sons

Garvey's Choice

Ordinary Hazards: a memoir
Planet Middle School
Words With Wings

GROVER, Lorie Ann

   
Hold Me Tight
Loose Threads
On Pointe

H
HARRINGTON, Janice N.


Catching a Storyfish
HARRY, Pip


The Little Wave
HAVILL, Juanita


Grow
HAWTHORNE, Susan


Bird
HEEDE, Sylvia Vanden


Wolf and Dog
HEMPHILL, Stephanie

      
Hideous Love

Sisters Of Glass

The Language of Fire
Wicked Girls
Your Own, Sylvia

HEPPERMANN, Christine


Ask Me How I Got Here
HERRERA, Juan Felipe

   
Cinnamon Girl
CrashBoomLove
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
Love Ghosts and Nose Hair / Love, Ghosts & Facial Hair
Naked Bunyip Dancing
Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend
The Simple Gift
The Spangled Drongo
Tom Jones Saves The World
Untangling Spaghetti

Zoe, Max and the Bicycle Bus

HESSE, Karen

   
Aleutian Sparrow
Out Of The Dust
Witness
HIGH, Linda Oatman

   
A Heart Like Ringo Starr

Otherwise

Teeny Little Grief Machines

HILTON, Marilyn


Full Cicada Moon
HOLT, K. A.

     
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer

House Arrest

Knock Out

Redwood and Ponytail

 

HOPKINS, Ellen

                         
Burned

Closer To Nowhere
Crank
Fallout
Glass
Identical
Impulse

People Kill People
Perfect

Rumble

Smoke

The You I've Never Known
Tilt

Traffick
Tricks

What About Will

HOPKINS, Lee Bennett


Been To Yesterdays
HOSSEINI, Khaled


Sea Prayer
HOWE, James


Addie On The Inside

I

J
JAMES, Rory


Some Girls Bind
JANECZKO, Paul B.

 
Requiem
Worlds Afire
JASKULKA, Marie


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


Poems From The Madhouse
JENSEN, Cordelia

 
Skyscraping

The Way The Light Bends

JOHNSON, J. J.


Believarexic
JUDGE, Lita


Mary's Monster

K
KEARNEY, Meg


The Secret Of Me
KERNOT, Sharon


The Art of Taxidermy
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
KWAYMULLINA, Ambelin


Living On Stolen Land

L
LAI, Thanhha


Inside Out & Back Again
LAIDLER, James


The Taste Of Apple
LANGMEAD, Oliver


Dark Star
LASKIN, Pamela L.


Ronit & Jamil
LEVITHAN, David


The Realm Of Possibility
LEVY, Debbie


The Year of Goodbyes
LOWERY, Linda


Laurie Tells
LOWITZ, Leza


Up From The Sea
LUCIDO, Aimee


In The Key Of Code
LUNDBERG, Sara


The Bird Within Me
LYONS, Stefanie


Dating Down

M
MACDONALD, Maryann


Odette's Secrets
MACLEAN, Jill


Nix Minus One
MAK, Kam


My Chinatown
MANN, Manjeet

 
Run Rebel

The Crossing

MARWOOD, Lorraine

     
Footprints On The Moon

Leave Taking

Ratwhiskers and Me
Star Jumps

MASS, Wendy


Heaven Looks A Lot Like The Mall
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

MORGAN, Sally


Sister Heart
MURPHY, Sally

    
Pearl Verses The World

Roses Are Blue
Toppling

Worse Things

MYERS Lily


This Impossible Light
MYERS, Walter Dean


Here In Harlem

N
NAGAI, Mariko

 
Dust of Eden

Under The Broken Sky

NELSON, Marilyn

      
A Wreath For Emmett Till

American Ace
Carver

Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem

How I Discovered Poetry

NERI, G.


Chess Rumble
NEWMAN, Leslea


October Mourning

O
ORGILL, Roxane


Siege
OSTLERE, Cathy


Karma
OSTOW, Micol


Family

P
PATTOU, Edith


Ghosting
PHILLIPS, Linda Vigen


Crazy
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
REID, Louisa


Gloves Off

REYNOLDS, Jason


Long Way Down

RICHARDS, Jame


Three Rivers Rising
ROSE, Caroline Starr

 
Blue Birds

May B.

ROSENTHAL, Betsy R.


Looking For Me
ROY, Jennifer


Yellow Star
RUSSELL, Ching Yeung


Tofu Quilt
RYLANT, Cynthia

 
Boris

God Got A Dog


S
SALAZAR, Aida


The Moon Within
SALIBA, Sue

 
Alaska

For The Forest Of A Bird

SALLER, Carol Fisher


Eddie's War
SAUNDERS, Kirli


Bindi
SCHROEDER, Lisa

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

SCHUTZ, Samantha


I Don't Want To Be Crazy
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
SMITH Jr, Charles R.


Stars In The Shadows
SMITH, Heather


Ebb & Flow
SMITH, Hope Anita

 
It Rained Warm Bread [with Gloria MOSKOWITZ-SWEET]

Keeping The Night Watch

SMITH, Kirsten


The Geography Of Girlhood
SONES, Sonya

          
One Of Those Hideous Books Where The Mother Dies
Saving Red

Stop Pretending

The Opposite of Inncocent

To Be Perfectly Honest

What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
What My Mother Doesn't Know

SONNICHSEN, A. L.

Red Butterfly cover image
Red Butterfly
SPINELLI, Eileen

  Birdie cover image  
Another Day As Emily

Birdie

Summerhouse Time
The Dancing Pancake

STERNBERG, Julie

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

Like Carrot Juice On A Cupcake

STVIL, Lola


Girls Like Me
SUTTON Kelsey


The Lonely Ones

T
TERRY, Ellie


Forget Me Not
TESTA, Maria

 
Becomming Joe DiMaggio
Something About America
THOMPSON, Holly


Falling Into The Dragon's Mouth

 

TOALSON, R. L.


The Colors of the Rain
TREGAY, Sarah


Love & Leftovers
TRUAX, Tammi J.


For To See The Elephant
TURNER, Ann


Hard Hit

U

V
VAN, Sandi


Second In Command
VENKATRAMAN, Padma


A Time To Dance

W
WALRATH, Dana


Like Water On Stone
WARGA, Jasmine


Other Words For Home
WEATHERFORD, Carole Boston

         
Beauty Mark

Becoming Billie Holiday

Box

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


Zorgamazoo
WHIPPLE, Laura


If The Shoe Fits
WILD, Margaret


Jinx
WILLIAMS, Carol Lynch

 
Glimpse

Never Said

WILLIAMS, Vera B


Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart
WILSON, Kip


White Rose
WISSINGER, Tamera Will

 
Gone Camping

Gone Fishing

WIVIOTT, Meg


Paper Hearts
WOLF, Allan

      
New Found Land

The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep
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
WOODSON, Jacqueline

   
Before The Ever After

Brown Girl Dreaming

Locomotion


X

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YOLEN, Jane


Finding Baba Yaga
YU, Chun


Little Green

Z

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