I am a big lover of YA fiction. Whether it’s dystopia, coming of age or a guilty pleasure romance, I love them all. But YA novels are always better when they’re set in a world you know – like Australia!

#LoveOzYA is a trending tag to celebrate some of our great Aussie YA. Here’s a list of Co-op faves! Be sure to check them out and tell us your fave!

The Last Girl by Michael Adams

Mind reading. Dystopia. Sydney. This book is an amazing, action packed thriller.




You’re The Kind of Girl I Write Songs About by Daniel Herborn

Music. Inner-West Sydney. First love. Sweet book, this one is about 2 teenagers who are drifting through their final HSC year.




Looking for Alibrandi  by Marlina Marchetta

A standard classic every Aussie child has to read in high school. A great story of clashing cultures and coming of age.





Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden

Is there any way this book could not make this list? It has absolutely everything in a dystopic, war themed adventure and is an amazing series with incredible characters.





Puberty Blues by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette

True blue classic.





The Guy the Girl, the Artist and the Ex by Gabrielle Williams

love, humour and the Melbourne Art scene!









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