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Young Adult Reader Reviews - Australia

Last Updated: December 2018

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


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ABAWI, Atia

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes
ALBERTALLI, Becky

Love, Simon
ALMOND, David

The Colour of the Sun
ANDERSON, M. T.

Landscape With Invisible Hand
ARCHBOLD, Charlie

Mallee Boys
ARENA, Felice

Fearless Frederick
ARNOLD, Elana K.

What Girls Are Made Of

B
BALCHIN, Lance

Aquatica: a beginner's field guide
BANCKS, Tristan

The Fall
BARNARD, Sara

Goodbye, Perfect
BARNHILL, Kelly

The Girl Who Drank The Moon
BEALE, Fleur

Lyla
BELL, Fiona

Waterhole
BERGSTROM, Scott

The Cruelty
BETTS, A. J.

Hive
BLACK, Cally

In The Dark Spaces
BLAKEMORE, Megan Frazer

The Firefly Code
BRACKEN, Alexandra

The Darkest Minds

C
CAMDEN, Steve

Nobody Real
CLARKE Judith

My Lovely Frankie
COHN, Rachel and David LEVITHAN

Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah
CONAGHAN, Brian

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers
CONOLAN, Emily

Break Your Chains
COTTERILL, Jo

 
Hopewell High: All Too Much

Hopewell High: Stage Fright

COUTTS, Toni Tapp

My Outback Childhood
COWELL, Cressida

The Wizards of Once
CROWLEY, Cath, Simmone HOWELL, Fiona WOOD

Take Three Girls

D
DADDO, Andrew

Just Breathe
DEARY, Terry

The Silver Hand
DiCAMILLO, Kate

 
Louisiana's Way Home

Raymie Nightingale

DOLAN, Danger

Danger Dolan Countdown
DOWSWELL, Paul

Wolf Children
DREWS, C G

A Thousand Perfect Notes
DUBOSARSKY, Ursula

Brindabella

E
EPSTEIN, Sarah

Small Spaces
EVANS, Lissa

Wed Wabbit

F
FARRANT, Natasha

The Children Of Castle Rock
FERRIS Fleur

Wreck
FIDEL, Future D

Prize Fighter
FITZPATRICK, Deb

The Spectacular Spencer Gray
FORTUNATI, Karen

The Weight of Zero
FRAILLON, Zana

The Ones That Got Away
FRENCH Jackie

   
Barney and the Secret of the French Spies

If Blood Should Stain The Wattle

Third Witch


G
GARDNER, Scott

Sparrow
GEORGE, Angela May

How I Didn't Straighten My Hair (and other life lessons)
GLEESON, Libby

1918
GOUGH, Erin

Amelia Westlake
GREDER, Armin

The Mediterranean
GRIMES, Nikki

Between The Lines

H
HAMID, Yasmin

Swimming On The Lawn
HARRIS, Neil Patrick

The Magic Misfits
HARRY, Pip

Because Of You
HART, Miranda

The Girl With The Lost Smile
HAYES, Nicole

A Shadow's Breath
HOROWITZ Anthony

Alex Rider: Never Say Die
HUNT, Julie

Shine Mountain

I

J
J, Sammy


The Long Class Goodnight

JONES, Harmony


Girl vs Boy Band II: The High Note


K
KRISP, Caleb


Bring Me The Head Of Ivy Pocket

KWAYMULLINA, Ambelin and Ezekial KWAYMULLINA


Catching Teller Crow


L
LAUREN, Ruth

Prisoner of Ice and Snow
LAWRENCE, Hayley

Inside The Tiger
LAWRINSON, Julia

Before You Forget
LIM, Rebecca

The Relic of the Blue Dragon
LORD, Emery

The Names They Gave Us

M
MACKLER, Carolyn

The Universe Is Expanding And So Am I
MESSNER, Kate

The Brilliant Fall Of Gianna Z
METZENTHEN, David

George Parker Goes Global
MICALLEF, Shaun

Tales from a Tall Forest
MITTLEFEHLDT, Rafi

It Looks Like This
MOLONEY, James

The Young Vikings
MORPURGO, Michael

Lucky Button

N
NESS, Patrick


Release

 

NEWTON, Robert


Mr Romanov's Garden In The Sky


O
O'DONNELL, Kate


Untidy Towns


P
PENNYPACKER, Pax


Pax

PETERS, Julie Anne


Lies My Girlfriend Told Me

PHOMMAVANH, Oliver


Natural Born Loser

PRIESTLEY, Chris


Curse of the Werewolf Boy

PULLMAN, Philip


The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage


Q

R
RAPP, Adam

Fum
RATT Alex and Jules FABER

Stinky Street Stories: 2 Stinky
REES, Gwyneth

Libby In The Middle
REICHS, Brendan

Genesis
REID, Gabrielle

The Things We Can't Undo
RODDA, Emily

His Name Was Walter
ROGERS, Hilary

Girltopia
ROWLING, J. K., John TIFFANY and Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

S
SINGER, Nicky

The Survival Game
SMY, Pam

Thornhill
SNICKET, Lemony

               
The Bad Beginning

The Reptile Room

The Wide Window

The Miserable Mill

The Austere Academy

The Ersatz Elevator

The Vile Village

The Hostile Hospital

The Carnivorous Carnival

STEVENS, Robin

The Guggenheim Mystery
STRAHAN, Clare

The Learning Curves of Vanessa Partridge
SURMELIS, Angelo

The Dangerous Art of Blending In

T
TAYLOR, Sarah Todd

Max the Detective Cat: The Disappearing Diva
THOMAS, Angie

The Hate U Give
THRASH, Maggie

Honor Girl: a graphic memoir
TOBIN, Paul


How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees

TOWNSEND, Jessica


Nevermoor: the Trials of Morrigan Crow

TUCKERMAN, Alicia


If I Tell You


U

V
VARIOUS

   
Laugh Your Head Off 4 Ever

Laugh Your Head Off Again and Again

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat


W
WALLIAMS, David

   
Bad Dad

Grandpa's Great Escape

 

WATSON, Jessica

 
Indigo Blue

WATSON, Mary

 
The Wren Hunt

WATSON, Renee

 
Piecing Me Together

WEBBER, Katherine

 
Wing Jones

WEETMAN, Nova

 
The Secrets We Share

WHITING, Sue

 
Missing

WILDE, Jen

 
Queens of Geek

WOLFER, Dianne

 
In The Lamplight

WORSLEY, Lucy

 
Lady Mary


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Y

Z
ZISIN, Nevo

Finding Nevo