Best Young Adult Fiction of 2012

 Read reviewThe Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly...

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 Read reviewFriday Brown

Friday Brown

Vikki Wakefield

Silence, a street kid, finds Friday and she joins him in a gang led by beautiful, charismatic Arden. When Silence is involved in a crime, the gang escapes to a ghost town in the outback. In Murungal Creek, the town of never...

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 Read reviewEvery Day

Every Day

David Levithan

Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.

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 Read reviewThe Convent

The Convent

Maureen McCarthy

In the early 1900s, Sadie is forced to relinquish her young daughter. This single act has consequences that ripples through the generations. Her daughter, Edna, is raised in a Melbourne convent, by an enclosed order of nuns. In a...

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The FitzOsbornes at War

The FitzOsbornes at War

Michelle Cooper

In this third installment to the Montmaray Journals, Sophie and her family come together to support the war effort during World War I, meanwhile fighting to protect their beloved Montmaray --

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 Read reviewJepp, Who Defied the Stars

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

Katherine Marsh

Thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and heartbreaking, Jepp is a highly original and unforgettable story about one young mans struggle to escape his destiny. Based on the resl 17th centuary historical figure, Jepp's...

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 Read reviewWhere Things Come Back

Where Things Come Back

John Corey Whaley

Just when 17-year-old Cullen Witter thinks he understands everything about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town, it all disappears. Tinged with melancholy and regret, comedy and absurdity, this novel finds wonder in the...

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 Read reviewThe Fury

The Fury

Alexander Gordon Smith

Cal, Brick and Daisy are three ordinary teenagers whose lives suddenly take a terrifying turn for the worst. They begin to trigger a reaction in everybody they meet, that makes friends and strangers alike want to tear them to...

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Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

Jack's summer has hit a dead end ...After being 'grounded for life', Jack is facing a summer of doing nothing. He might crash in his Dad's homemade plane, or catch the disease that makes you dance yourself to death, or fall foul...

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Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon

Sally Gardner, Julian Crouch

Friendship and trust inspire Standish to rise up againt an oppressive regime and expose the truth about a planned moon landing in this utterly original and spell-binding book.

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