Here are six of our top young adult fiction from 2010. If you’re looking for a refreshing and riveting read this summer we highly recommend these titles to keep you entertained.
Fury by Shirley Marr
So why is she sitting in a police station confessing to murder?
‘Darkly funny, Fury captures a very teenage blend of angst, innocence and adolescent wisdom.’
— Belle Taylor, The West Australian
Sugar, Sugar by Carole Wilkinson
Jackie has left Australia with a psychedelic suitcase and a dream to become a world-famous fashion designer.
She knows exactly where she’s going and how she’s going to get there.
So how does a weekend in Paris send her spinning off-course?
How does she end up somewhere she couldn’t even find on a map?
‘Thoroughly entertaining tale of freedom and adventure.’
— Jo Schenkel, Read Plus Blog
Merrow by Ananda Braxton-Smith
The townspeople say her mother was a merrow who has returned to her real home in the ocean. Neen wonders if perhaps the villagers are right. But if her mother is a merrow then what does this make Neen?
This pitiless summer all the talk will end in trouble.
All Neen wants is the truth.
‘It is a beautiful, lush, haunting story — one that stays with the reader long after the last word is read’
— Tina Cavanaugh, Magpies Magazine
Dare You by Sue Lawson
Ruby, Khaden and Sas have been best friends forever.
But they aren’t kids anymore. Life has become complicated and it is testing the boundaries of their friendship.
Despite the warning signs, their childish games spiral out of control, threatening to unravel the world as they know it.
And this time somebody will lose.
‘Sue manages to weave the profound with
‘Sue manages to weave the profound with the everyday language of a teenager.’
— Jackie French
Six by Karen Tayleur
Six people, six points of view.
But only one outcome.
When six vastly different teenagers discover a dead body in the local woods they forge an unlikely bond. As they enter their final year of high school, the events that unfold, lead them towards a tragedy.
‘Karen Tayleur’s coming-of-age story is both masterfully written and thoroughly gripping.’
— Frances Atkinson, The Age
Descent by Charlotte McConaghy
What are you reading this summer? Do you have any other recommendations for our readers?
‘You will be hooked from the first chapter.’
— Emily, age 14, YARA reviews