|Awards:||Shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year: Older Reader 2019|
'There are worse things than school.' Luke sleepwalks through his days wagging school, swimming at the reservoir and eating takeaway pizza. That is until Charlotte shows up. Rumour is she got expelled from her city school and her family moved to the Blue Mountains for a fresh s... read more
|Series:||Arc of a Scythe|
The dark and thrilling sequel to Scythe, the New York Times sci-fi bestseller.
The stakes are high in this chilling sci-fi thriller, in which professional scythes control who dies. Everything else is out of human control, managed by the Thunderhead... read more
|Author:||A. J. Betts|
|Awards:||SHORTLISTED FOR THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER CHILDREN 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE GOLD INKY AWARD 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION 2019|
All I can tell you is what I remember, in the words that I have.
Hayley tends to her bees and follows the rules in the only world she has ever known. Until she witnesses the impossible: a drip from the ceiling. A drip? It doesn't make sense. Yet she hears it, catches it. Ta... read more
So, then it happened. Peter Bridges pulled into the bus bay. You 're not allowed to do that. Peter was in my year but I hardly ever saw him at school. He was on the football team, though he had almost been kicked off more times than I could count, for fighting and not showing u... read more
Hendrix?s father has a vision - to see Hendrix run for Australia at the Olympics. His days are completely mapped out - what he eats, when he trains, when he sleeps, even the air he breathes.There was never room in that vision for a girl, especially in the lead-up to the Nationals. Ye... read more
In a world full of checkpoints and controls, can love and hope defy the borders? A searing, timely story, as arresting as it is beautiful. Mhairi Anne Bain owns only two things: a gun with no bullets and her identity papers. The world is a shell of what it once was. Now, you mus... read more
Seventeen-year-old Pru Palmer lives with her twin sisters, Grace and Blythe, and their father, Rick, on the outskirts of an isolated mining community. The Palmers are doomsday preppers. They have a bunker filled with non-perishable food and a year's worth of water. One day... read more
They had predicted the end of the world would be epic - a nuclear war, a plague, an asteroid. But it came with a whisper, not a bang.For over fifty years, no girls have been born - only boys.The youngest and last generation of women alive are now in their fifties. Not only are their ... read more
When they finally meet, they are horrified to find that the people they have been sharing their souls with are the people they hate. They decide to never speak again. But avoiding each other is difficult in a small mountain town with only one high school. It's also tough to ignore one... read more
|Awards:||8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller (60+ weeks on the list )|
The acclaimed, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, and Common.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburba... read more