The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to centre stage of her own life – and suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two boys. One boy takes Lennie out of her sorrow; the other comforts her in it. But the two can't collide without Lennie's world exploding...

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker spends…

Silence is Goldfish / Annabel Pitcher. My name is Tess Turner. I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied. Words scare me, the lies and the truth, so I decided to stop using them. I am Pluto. Silent. Inaccessible.

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Unbecoming by Jenny Downham. Katie, seventeen, in love with someone whose identity she can’t reveal. Her mother Caroline, uptight, worn out and about to find the past catching up with her. Katie’s grandmother, Mary, back with the family after years of mysterious absence and ‘capable of anything’, despite suffering from Alzheimers.

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One / Sarah Crossan. Grace and Tippi are twins – conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world – a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love? But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives more than they ever imagined.


One by Sarah Crossan. Winner of CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) YA Book Prize CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 & CBI Book of the Year and Children's Choice Award at the CBI Awards. Published by Bloomsbury.

Head of the River by Pip Harry. Tall, gifted and the offspring of Olympians, superstar siblings Leni and Cristian Popescu are set to row Harley Grammar to victory in the Head of the River. Then Cristian is seduced by performance-enhancing drugs, and Leni is suffocated with self-doubt, their bright futures start to fade. Juggling family, high expectations, study, break-ups, new relationships and wild parties, the pressure starts to build.

HEAD OF THE RIVER is an Australian young adult book by Pip Harry full of gorgeous scenes, incredible writing, and two intermingled story lines I could completely relate to.

All the Rage / Courtney Summers. Romy Grey wears her lipstick like armour, ever since the night she was raped by Kellan Turner, the sheriff's son. Romy refuses to be a victim, but speaking up has cost her everything - noone believes her. But when another girl goes missing after a party, Romy must decide if the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.

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Impulse / Ellen Hopkins. Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act -- suicide. Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade.  Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills. And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents and himself.

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins - Sometimes you don't wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same. Three lives, three different paths to the.

Pieces of You / Eileen Merriman. Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but that’s when things really fall apart.   I couldn’t tell anyone what had happened. Especially since I was the new girl in town. Who would want to believe me?  Things look up when she meets gregarious Cory Marshall.  Cory helps Rebecca believe in herself and piece her life back together; but that’s before he shatters it all over again . . .

Fifteen-year-old Rebecca McQuilten moves with her parents to a new city. Lonely but trying to fit in, she goes to a party, but that's when things really fall apart.

The Boundless Sublime / Lili Wilkinson. Ruby Jane Galbraith is an ordinary girl seeking peace in the wake of family tragedy. Her search leads her into a community that seems guided by love. And it's only after she's drawn into its web that she learns its sinister secrets.

The Boundless Sublime - Ruby Jane Galbraith is troubled and is soon drawn into a terrifying, secretive community. Can she find the courage to leave and to save her friend Fox.