YA novels in verse

The Art Of Taxidermy

The Art Of Taxidermy

Sharon Kernot

A lyrical verse novel exploring love and grief and the strange and wonderful art of taxidermy.

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Another Night in Mullet Town

Another Night in Mullet Town

Steven Herrick

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Sister Heart

Sister Heart

Sally Morgan

A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships.

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Out of This Place

Out of This Place

Emma Cameron

Set in Australia and narrated in alternating points of view, this powerful novel from a talented new author offers an affecting look at the evolving lives of three friends.

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Lonesome Howl

Lonesome Howl

Steven Herrick

Lonesome Howl is a taut and tender thriller: a suspenseful adventure, a drama of two different families, a love story and a journey of self-discovery.

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Formerly Shark Girl

Formerly Shark Girl

Kelly Bingham

It is now one year after the shark attack resulting in the amputation of Jane's right arm. Now her dream of becoming an artist is in jeopardy, and she finds herself wondering if she is now duty-bound to become a nurse.

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The Bogan Mondrian

The Bogan Mondrian

Steven Herrick

A powerful and heart-stopping young adult novel from a master storyteller. This is Steven Herrick at his best.

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Shark Girl

Shark Girl

Kelly Bingham

A provocative portrait of one girl's journey following a near-fatal accident . . . Powerful without being maudlin or preachy.-- Publishers Weekly, starred review.

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The Realm of Possibility

The Realm of Possibility

David Levithan

A variety of students at the same high school describe their ideas, experiences, and relationships in a series of interconnected free verse stories.

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By the River

By the River

Steven Herrick

A memorable YA novel about the tough and tender sides of growing up in a small country town. Fourteen-year-old Harry has a knack for wriggling out of trouble, but escaping the constraints and memories that keep him trapped is not...

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Silver People: A Tale from the Panama Canal

Silver People: A Tale from the Panama Canal

Margarita Engle

As the Panama Canal turns 100, Newbery Honor - winner Margarita Engle tells the story of its creation in this powerful new YA historical novel in verse. How can such a narrow bridge of land be so important? One hundred years ago,...

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Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses

Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses

Ron Koertge, Andrea Dezso

Writing in free verse honed to a wicked edge, the incomparable Koertge ( Stoner & Spaz ) brings dark and contemporary humor to 20 iconic fairy tales, including OThe Little Match Girl, O OThe Twelve Dancing Princesses, O and...

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Poisoned Apples: Poems For You, My Pretty

Poisoned Apples: Poems For You, My Pretty

Christine Heppermann

A collection of free verse poems [that explores] how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, their friends--as consumers, as objects, as competitors. Based on classic fairy tale characters and fairy tale tropes,...

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Crossover

Crossover

,Kwame Alexander

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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And We Stay

And We Stay

Jenny Hubbard

Originally published New York: Delacorte Press, 2014

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The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy

The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy

Marie Jaskulka

Forgotten Girl, a fifteen-year-old poet, is going through the most difficult time of her life--the breakup of her parents, and her mom's resulting depression--when she meets Random Boy, a hot guy who, like her, feels like an...

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Skyscraping

Skyscraping

Cordelia Jensen

In 1993 in New York City, high school senior Mira uncovers many secrets, including that her father has a male lover.

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