Recommended YA books for May

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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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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Burn

Patrick Ness

An all-consuming story of revenge, redemption and dragons from the twice Carnegie Medal-winner Patrick Ness.

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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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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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He Said, She Said

He Said, She Said

Kwame Alexander

When a popular football 'playa' and ladies man and the smartest girl in school lead a school protest, sparks fly as their social media-aided revolution grows --

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Music from Another World

Music from Another World

Robin Talley

The brand-new novel from the 2020 CILIP Carnegie medal nominee and New York Times bestseller, Robin Talley.

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More Than a Kick

More Than a Kick

Jennifer Castles, Tayla Harris

AFLW player Tayla Harris was at work on the footy field when she kicked a goal. A photo of the kick - taken by Michael Willson - showcased her incredible athletic ability and was posted online.

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Fight Like a Girl

Fight Like a Girl

Sheena Kamal

It's been a month since Trisha's dad was killed, wandering out drunk in front of the car Trisha is driving, and her mother grabs the wheel. Eighteen-year-old Trisha's trying to break the chain, channelling her violent impulses...

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The Betrothed

The Betrothed

Kiera Cass

A would-be queen. A handsome king. A perfect match . . . or is it?

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 Read reviewThe Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Suzanne Collins

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.

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Devil, Darling, Spy

Devil, Darling, Spy

Matt Killeen

Sarah is used to spying in the champagne-fuelled parties of Nazi Berlin. But her new mission is infinitely more deadly - tracking a lethal disease across bullet-torn Africa, to uncover the monster who would use it to create fifty...

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