Ever so occasionally, a young character appears that opens the door to our own remembered experiences of youth. Here are some examples where every heightened syllable of adolescence rings frighteningly, humorously and, at-times, agonisingly true.
One of the greatest novels of the twentieth century - reissued in a stunning hardback design to celebrate the Salinger centenary.
A celebration of a truly extraordinary book and author, this very special edition brings together Wonder and its companion book, Auggie & Me, together for the first time.
'Gripping, devastating and terrifying. The scariest thing is that everything that happens in Risk is all too possible.' Rebecca James, bestselling author of Beautiful Malice
Multi-award-winning, a bestseller and made into an award-winning feature film, Looking for Alibrandi has become a modern classic.
Will Kostakis, award-winning author of The First Third, perfectly depicts the pain and pleasure of this teenage world, piecing together three points of view with intricate splendour.
The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.
Everyone’s going to be talking about The Pause, the new novel from award-winning author John Larkin.
A heartbreaking novel of raw survival and hope, and the children society likes to forget. Stone Girl is the powerful and moving story of Sophie, who becomes a ward of the state. Winner of the 2019 Readings YA Book Prize.
Three Penguin Random House novels honoured among the Australian Book Review’s fan favourites.
Stories real and imagined about the moral cost of slavery, and its implications on humanity.