Healthy and complicated friendships in YA fiction

 Read reviewChanging Gear

Changing Gear

Scot Gardner

The vivid story of a teenage boy and the road trip that clears his head and his heart.

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 Read reviewI Am Out With Lanterns

I Am Out With Lanterns

Emily Gale

A beautiful novel about friendship, first love and the power of art to change lives.

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Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

John Green

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza...

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Love Lie Repeat

Love Lie Repeat

Catherine Greer

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 Read reviewLaurinda

Laurinda

Alice Pung

Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its hidden centre of power is The Cabinet, a triangle of girls who wield power over their classmates -- and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy...

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Darius The Great Is Not Okay

Darius The Great Is Not Okay

Adib Khorram

Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.

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 Read reviewAurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle 1)

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle 1)

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of The Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic . . .

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 Read reviewWildlife

Wildlife

Fiona Wood

Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program - but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They're extra-curricula.

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This One Summer

This One Summer

Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki

Every summer, Rose goes with her mum and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different.

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Birthday

Birthday

Meredith Russo

Meet Morgan and Eric: born on the same day, at the same time and bonded for life.

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 Read reviewBig Bones

Big Bones

Laura Dockrill

The heartwarming new novel from the sparkling Laura Dockrill, introducing Bluebelle, and her moving, hilarious take on food, body image and how we look after ourselves and others. It's a food diary.

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The Serpent King

The Serpent King

Jeff Zentner

Dill's father is in jail for an unspeakable crime. Shunned by the neighbours in their small religious Tennessee town, Dill and his mother try to make ends meet. Dill's only respite from poverty and prejudice are his two friends:...

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Brontide

Brontide

Sue McPherson

Brontide is a coming of age story about four boys and their lot in life. Recounted through storytelling sessions at their school over a period of five days, these boys chronicle their lives. They are at times demanding,...

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Emergency Contact

Emergency Contact

Mary H. K. Choi

After a chance encounter, Penny and Sam become each other's emergency contacts and find themselves falling in love digitally, without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other --

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 Read reviewMoxie

Moxie

Jennifer Mathieu

When an unlikely teenager stands up to sexism in her high school she unwittingly starts a feminist revolution that shakes her whole town. It's time to fight like a girl! Perfect for fans of Holly Bourne.

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 Read reviewScythe

Scythe

Neal Shusterman

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them...

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Bonesland

Bonesland

Brendan Lawley

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, Bonesland is an authentic look at the small-town agonies of adolescence that introduces a unique new voice to the LoveOzYA community.

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A Quiet Kind of Thunder

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

Sara Barnard

The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of Beautiful Broken Things is a love story about the times when a whisper is as good as a shout.

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An Abundance Of Katherines

An Abundance Of Katherines

John Green

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. On road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy...

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 Read reviewThe Road to Winter

The Road to Winter

Mark Smith

Mark Smith's The Road to Winter tells a thrilling, primal, twenty-first century story of courage and survival in the Australian wilderness.

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Only Ever Yours

Only Ever Yours

Louise O'Neill

When women are created for the pleasure of men, beauty is the first duty of every girl.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky

A powerful and perceptive coming-of-age story, in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye, from a talented young filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist.

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Six of Crows (Book 1)

Six of Crows (Book 1)

Leigh Bardugo

Game of Thrones meets Ocean's Eleven in this brand new fantasy epic from the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Grisha trilogy. Gripping, sweeping and memorable, Six of Crows is perfect for fans of George R. R....

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Making Friends With Alice Dyson

Making Friends With Alice Dyson

Poppy Nwosu

Alice knows exactly how she'll be spending her final year of high school: with her head down, concentrating on textbooks and homework. Until an encounter with the school's most notorious troublemaker derails her plans, turning her...

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They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End

Adam Silvera

From the bestselling author of History is All You Left Me comes another unforgettable story of life, loss and making each day count

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Benjamin Alire Saenz

This Printz Honor Book is a tender, honest exploration of identity (Publishers Weekly) that distils lyrical truths about family and friendship.

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Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars

Sara Shepard

A debut novel about four best friends and the secrets they are trying to hide from each other. ' More glamour and intrigue than the OC' Elle

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 Read reviewHighway Bodies

Highway Bodies

Alison Evans

Highway Bodies is a unique zombie apocalypse story featuring a range of queer and gender non-conforming teens who have lost their families and friends and can only rely upon each other.

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 Read reviewDaughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 1)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 1)

Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a book unbounded by genre but located at a magical crossroads where The Passage meets Philip Pullman and Twilight meets Pan's Labyrinth.

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Hating Alison Ashley: Classic Australian Children's Classics

Hating Alison Ashley: Classic Australian Children’s Classics

Robin Klein

Alison Ashley. She was the most beautiful, graceful, elegant thing you ever saw in your life... And from the first day I HATED her. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia...

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Watch Us Rise

Watch Us Rise

Renee Watson, Ellen Hagan

A stirring and unputdownable read about what it means to be a woman today. Perfect for fans of Moxie and The Hate U Give. 

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 Read reviewWe Are Okay

We Are Okay

Nina LaCour

After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

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Paper Cranes Don't Fly

Paper Cranes Don’t Fly

Peter Vu

This story describes the life of a cancer patient in a way that no other young adult book does, focusing not just on living with cancer, but going through it, with the help of patience, love, and friendship.

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P is for Pearl

P is for Pearl

Eliza Henry Jones

From the talented author of the celebrated novels In the Quiet and Ache comes a poignant and moving book that explores the stories we tell ourselves about our families, and what it means to belong.

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 Read reviewWill Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

John Green, David Levithan

Will Grayson: What if your friend started writing a musical about your life... and made you look like a joke? What if the girl you weren't interested in started being interested in you? And who is this other guy called Will...

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 Read reviewThe Moonlight Dreamers

The Moonlight Dreamers

Siobhan Curham

An unforgettable story of friendship, self-belief and love. Amber, Maali, Sky and Rose are not like everyone else and they don't want to be. Becoming friends gives them the courage to be themselves.

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Tin Heart

Shivaun Plozza

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Dig

Dig

A.S. King

A searing and dynamic novel from YA master A.S. King about tangled family secrets and white supremacy in suburban Pennsylvania, for readers of Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give

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