Mother's Day Gift Ideas: YA for the young at heart

Yolk

Yolk

Mary H. K. Choi

From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they'll go to save one of their lives - even if it means swapping identities.

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 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 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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Super Fake Love Song

Super Fake Love Song

David Yoon

An inventive new romantic comedy about identity, perception, and how hard it can sometimes feel to simply be yourself.

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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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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 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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 Read reviewConcrete Rose

Concrete Rose

Angie Thomas

The author revisits Garden Heights 17 years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

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Sunburnt Veils

Sunburnt Veils

Sara Haghdoosti

Sunburnt Veils is a smart, funny, character-based exploration of Islamophobia through a heroine who's the kind of girl who reads at parties, but pushes herself to take a visible stand after a fellow student calls in a bomb threat...

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The Girls I've Been

The Girls I’ve Been

Tess Sharpe

As an ex con artist, Nora has always got herself out of tricky situations. But the ultimate test lies in wait when she's taken hostage in a bank heist. And this time, Nora doesn't have an escape plan ...

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Moxie

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 reviewPerfect On Paper

Perfect On Paper

Sophie Gonzales

A bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her school friends is hired by the hot new kid to help him get his ex back. Leah on the Offbeat meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before - the new queer YA rom-com from Sophie...

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 Read reviewAll Our Hidden Gifts

All Our Hidden Gifts

Caroline O'Donoghue

Maeve Chambers doesn't have much going for her. Not only does she feel like the sole idiot in a family of geniuses, she managed to drive away her best friend Lily a year ago. But when she finds a pack of dusty old tarot cards at...

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 Read reviewThe Cousins

The Cousins

Karen M. McManus

The Storys are the envy of their neighbours - owners of the largest property on their East Coast island, they are rich, beautiful, and close. Until it all falls apart. 

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This One Is Ours

This One Is Ours

Kate O'Donnell

Sixteen-year-old Sofie is a dreamer, an artist and a romantic. So when she goes on exchange to Paris, she is expecting magnificent adventures of the heart and mind. Yet France isn't what she imagined. It's cold and grey, and...

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 Read reviewThese Violent Delights

These Violent Delights

Chloe Gong

Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River.

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 Read reviewLove Is a Revolution

Love Is a Revolution

Renee Watson

Harlem teenager Nala is looking forward to a summer of movies and ice cream until she falls in love with the very woke Tye and pretends to be a social activist.

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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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Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle 2)

Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle 2)

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

The ferociously hot sequel to the international bestseller Aurora Rising, which sees the return of Squad 312 in an explosive battle to save the galaxy. By the award-winning authors of the Illuminae Files.

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 Read reviewThe End of the World Is Bigger than Love

The End of the World Is Bigger than Love

Davina Bell

A breathtakingly original novel about love and destruction, from an award-winning Australian children's author.

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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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Most Likely

Most Likely

Sarah Watson

Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been friends since kindergarten. Now they're in their senior year, facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. But there's more than just college on the horizon. One of these...

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 Read reviewWatch Over Me

Watch Over Me

Nina LaCour

A brilliant new young adult novel from 2018 Printz Award winner, Nina LaCour

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Kind of a Big Deal

Kind of a Big Deal

Shannon Hale

A high school dropout finds herself literally transported into the books she reads, and must make her way back to reality.

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Mind the Gap, Dash and Lily

Mind the Gap, Dash and Lily

Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

After Dash gets accepted into Oxford University and Lily stays in New York to take care of her dog-walking business, the devoted couple struggle to make a long-distance relationship work. And when Dash breaks the news that he...

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