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Young Adult Reader Reviews - Australia

Last Updated: December 2016

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REVIEWS OF NEW CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE / YOUNG ADULT BOOKS


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ABBOTT, Jane

Elegy
ABDEL-FATTAH, Randa

When Michael Met Mina
ANDREWS, Jesse

The Haters
ANSYEY, Cindy

Love, Lies and Spies
AYOUB, Sarah

The Yearbook Committee

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BAILEY, Em

The Special Ones
BALCHIN, Lance

Mechanica
BANYARD, Jen

Riddle Gully Secrets
BATTERSBY, Lee

Magrit
BOYCE, Frank Cottrell

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
BRADLEY, Kimberly Brubaker

The War That Saved My Life

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CARMODY, Isobelle


Alyzon Whitestarr

 

CARRINGTON, Jim

  
Boy 23

CHIM, Wai

Freedom Swimmer
COHEN, Rachel and David LEVITHAN

The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily
COOK, Eileen

With Malice
CROWLEY, Cath

Words in Deep Blue

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DADDO, Andrew

One Step
DiCAMILLO, Kate

Raymie Nightingale
DREWERY, Kerry

Cell 7

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EAGER, Lindsay

Hour Of The Bees

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FORNASIER, Kylie

The Things I Didn't Say
FRAILLON, Zana

The Bone Sparrow
FUNARO, Gregory

Alistair Grim's Odd Aquaticum

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GARDNER, Scot

The Way We Roll
GAVIN, Rohan

3 of a Kind
GLEITZMAN, Morris

 
Snot Chocolate and other funny stories

Toad Delight

GRANT, Michael

Front Lines
GRIFFIN, Paul

When Friendship Followed Me Home

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HALL, Leanne

Iris and the Tiger
HARRISON, Jane

Becoming Kirrali Lewis
HARROLD, A. F.

The Song From Somewhere Else
HARTNETT, Sonya

      
All My Dangerous Friends

Forest

Sleeping Dogs

Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf

HAYES, Paula

Lily in the Mirror
HERRICK, Steven

Another Night In Mullet Town
HILL, Stuart

Shield Maiden

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J
JENNINGS, Paul and Craig SMITH


The Unforgettable What's His Name

JINKS, Catherine


Theophilus Grey and the Traitor's Mask

JONES, Harmony

Girl vs Boy Band: The Right Track
JORGENSEN, Norman

The Smuggler's Curse

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KANE, Kim


When The Lyrebird Calls

KASMER, Elizabeth


Becoming Aurora

KINNEY, Jeff


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down

KRISP, Caleb


Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket


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LACOUR, Nina and David LEVITHAN

You Know Me Well
LANDMAN, Tanya

Hell and High Water
LEVY, S. K.

Reigntime
LONG, Hayley

Sophie Someone

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MACDONALD, Alan

Thunderbolt's Day Of Doom
MATTINGLEY, Christobel

Maralinga's Long Shadow, Yvonne's Story
MAYHEW, Jon

The Venom of the Scorpion
McCAFFREY, Kate

Saving Jazz
McCONNOCHIE, Mardi

Escape To The Moon Islands
METZENTHEN, David

Dreaming the Enemy
MILLARD, Glenda

The Stars at Oktober Bend
MILLER, Jessica

Elizabeth and Zenobia
MORPURGO, Michael

 
An Eagle In The Snow

My Father Is A Polar Bear

MOSS, Emma


Girls Can Vlog Book 2: Amazing Abby: Drama Queen

MUCHAMORE, Robert


Cherub: New Guard

MURRELL, Belinda


The Lost Sapphire


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NESS, Patrick

The Rest Of Us Just Live Here
NEWSOME, Richard


The Curiosity Machine

NICHOLAS, Soraya

 
Starlight Stables: Bush Bolts

Starlight Stables: Gymkhana Hijinks


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O'LOGHLIN, James


The Twins Of Tintarfell


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PASCOE, Bruce


Mrs Pascoe

PENNYPACKER, Pax


Pax

PHOMMAVANH, Oliver


The Other Christy


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RIDDELL, Chris

Ottoline and the Purple Fox
RITCHIE, Brendan

Beyond Carousel
ROWLING, J. K.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: the original screenplay
ROWLING, J. K., John TIFFANY and Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
RUDDEN, Dave

Knights of the Borrowed Dark

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SACHAR, Louis

Fuzzy Mud
SCARROW, Alex

Remade
STEWART, Martin

Riverkeep
SUTCLIFFE, William

Concentr8

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THOMAS, Jared

Songs That Sound Like Blood
THRELFALL, Lukas P.

The Power of the Elements
TOBIN, Paul

How To Capture An Invisible Cat
TREGONNING, Mel

Small Things

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WAGNER, Michael and Wayne BRYANT

 
So Wrong

WALLIAMS, David

   
Grandpa's Great Escape

The World's Worst Children

WEETMAN, Nova

 
The Secrets We Keep

WESTERFELD, Scott, Margo LANAGAN, Deborah BIANCOTTI

 
Swarm

WILKINSON, Lili

 
The Boundless Sublime

WOMACK, Philip

The Double Axe
WORSLEY, Lucy

Eliza Rose

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ZORN, Claire

One Would Think The Deep