CBCA Older Readers Notables 2021

 Read reviewWhen It Drops

When It Drops

Alex Dyson

A hilarious and touching coming-of-age debut novel from ARIA award-winning triple j host Alex Dyson about family, friends, fame, and the importance of never leaving your computer unattended.

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 Read reviewDeep Water

Deep Water

Sarah Epstein

A gripping mystery about a missing boy and a group of teenagers, one of whom knows something but isn't telling, from the award-winning author of Small Spaces.

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 Read reviewThe Lost Soul Atlas

The Lost Soul Atlas

Zana Fraillon

A powerful story of hope and friendship, from the author of The Bone Sparrow.   

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 Read reviewWhen Rain Turns to Snow

When Rain Turns to Snow

Jane Godwin

A runaway boy, a baby and a whole lot of questions...

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Catch Me If I Fall

Catch Me If I Fall

Barry Jonsberg

A brilliant and timely middle-grade novel from the bestselling author of My Life As An Alphabet and A Song Only I Can Hear.

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Please Don't Hug Me

Please Don’t Hug Me

Kay Kerr

A funny-serious own-voices story about what happens when you stop trying to be the person other people expect you to be and give yourself a go.

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 Read reviewMetal Fish, Falling Snow

Metal Fish, Falling Snow

Cath Moore

A road trip with unlikely companions, a girl with a unique way of seeing the world, a great loss and a struggle of identity; Metal Fish, Falling Snow is an Own Voices YA debut that packs a punch.

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 Read reviewBefore the Beginning

Before the Beginning

Anna Morgan

Schoolies week: that strange in-between time when teenagers move from school into the adult world. It's a week when anything is possible, and everything can change.

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Where We Begin

Where We Begin

Christie Nieman

A runaway. A mystery. A secret from the past. A deeply compelling novel from acclaimed author Christie Nieman.

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 Read reviewThe Left-Handed Booksellers of London

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

Garth Nix

A girl's quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world. From the bestselling master of fantasy, Garth...

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Peta Lyre's Rating Normal

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal

Anna Whateley

At sixteen, neurodivergent Peta Lyre is the success story of social training. That is, until she finds herself on a school ski trip - and falling in love with the new girl. Peta will need to decide which rules to keep, and which...

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 Read reviewLoner

Loner

Georgina Young

A sharp and unlikely coming-of-age debut novel from Australia's Sally Rooney.     

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