CBCA Older Readers Notables 2022

 Read reviewWaking Romeo

Waking Romeo

Kathryn Barker

What if Juliet Capulet met someone who made her doubt true love? What if Wuthering Heights was a message to a time traveller? A cosmic reimagining of Romeo and Juliet and homage to two literary classics in a compelling novel about...

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 Read reviewTiger Daughter

Tiger Daughter

Rebecca Lim

Wen Zhou is determined to create a future for herself that is more satisfying than the life her parents expect her to lead. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, Tiger Daughter is a wonderfully compelling and authentic Own Voices...

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Terciel and Elinor

Terciel and Elinor

Garth Nix

Bestselling novelist Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom for the never-before-told love story of Sabriel's parents, Terciel and Elinor, and the charter magic that brought them together - and threatened to tear them apart. A...

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 Read reviewSugar Town Queens

Sugar Town Queens

Malla Nunn

From Los Angeles Times Book Prize Award winner and Edgar Award nominee Malla Nunn comes a stunning portrait of a family divided and a powerful story of how friendship saves and heals.

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 Read reviewStars in their Eyes

Stars in their Eyes

Jessica Walton, Aska

In this debut graphic novel, pop culture-obsessed Maisie can't wait to get to her first Fancon. But being a queer, disabled teenager with chronic pain comes with challenges. Can Maisie make it through the day without falling over,...

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Can the Real JR Stand Up Please

Can the Real JR Stand Up Please

Nadia L. King

This is a story of survival, resurgence, and what it means to be bigger than where you come from. With themes of friendship, coming-of-age, family abuse, survival, creativity, courage and diversity, Can the Real JR Stand Up,...

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Social Queue

Social Queue

Kay Kerr

A funny and insightful novel about an autistic teen who realises she's been missing all the signs when it comes to her romantic life.

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Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Hayley Lawrence

Scarlett was gifted with beauty. But beauty can be taken in a day, in a single moment, by one car fire.

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Road Tripping with Pearl Nash

Road Tripping with Pearl Nash

Poppy Nwosu

The summer is finally here, and Pearl Nash is on a mission to save her slowly disintegrating friendship with a whirlwind end-of-year road trip that is definitely, absolutely, most positively going to solve all her problems.

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 Read reviewThe Prison Healer

The Prison Healer

Lynette Noni

From bestselling Australian author Lynette Noni comes a dark, thrilling YA fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir.

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The Midnight Girls

The Midnight Girls

Alicia Jasinska

In a snow-cloaked kingdom, two wicked rivals secretly compete for the pure heart of a prince, only to discover they might be falling for each other.

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How to Repaint a Life

How to Repaint a Life

Steven Herrick

A powerful prose novel from one of Australia's most awarded authors.

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 Read reviewHouse of Hollow

House of Hollow

Krystal Sutherland

The Hollow sisters - Vivi, Grey and Iris - are as seductively glamorous as they are mysterious.

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 Read reviewHenry Hamlet's Heart

Henry Hamlet’s Heart

Rhiannon Wilde

A sparkling queer YA romance set in Brisbane, Henry Hamlet's Heart follows one guy and his sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking journey to love.

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Girls in Boys' Cars

Girls in Boys' Cars

Felicity Castagna

A complicated friendship. A roadtrip in a stolen car. The stories that define us. And two funny, sharp, adventurous young women who refuse to be held back any longer.

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 Read reviewThe Gaps

The Gaps

Leanne Hall

A tribute to friendship in all its guises, The Gaps is a moving examination of vulnerability and strength, safety and danger, and the particular uncertainty of being a young woman in the world.

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Dirt Circus League

Dirt Circus League

Maree Kimberley

Take a trip into a dystopian Far North Queensland with this wildly exciting YA novel by Brisbane author Maree Kimberley

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 Read reviewDark Rise

Dark Rise

C.S. Pacat

The first book in a brilliant YA fantasy trilogy from internationally acclaimed Australian author CS Pacat.

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 Read reviewThe Boy from the Mish

The Boy from the Mish

Gary Lonesborough

A funny and heart-warming queer Indigenous YA novel, set in a rural Australian community, about seventeen-year-old Jackson finding the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him.

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Morrison & Mr Moore

Morrison & Mr Moore

Michael Hyde

Morrison & Mr Moore is captivating and surprising, bringing tears and laugh-out-loud moments and brilliant insights into the nature of friendship and the problems of ageing at every age.

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