YARR-A: a website devoted to Verse Novels and Student Reviews of Teen/YA books
Young Adult Readers' Reviews - Australia

Last Updated: April 2017

The YARR-A website is devoted to teenage / young adult books and features reviews, written by students and teachers, of novels by Australian and overseas authors.

If you have a comment/review to add about a book, either already on the website or one that is not yet included, please email it to YARR-A.


 Verse Novels 

Reviews Book Reviews

Shortlisted BooksAward Winners


The Verse Novels icon links to a comprehensive listing of novels in verse from around the world with book details and plot summaries  included; where possible reviews have also been added.  This listing is kept up-to-date and added to regularly to ensure it is one of the most comprehensive and detailed verse novel listings available.

The Book Reviews section contains reviews of books published or re-released in 2016-2017.

The Award Winners link takes you to information on books which have won, or been short listed for, various literary awards in 2017.


The YARR-A website builds upon two previous incarnations,
REACT Magazine
(1997- 2001) and the YARA Older Readers website (2002-2010).

Big thanks to everyone who has contributed as well as the publishers who have continued their support!
Stephen James


This website was launched in April 2011.