Young Adults


Whether you're a book geek or a casual reader, we'll keep you up-to-date with news and reviews of what's arriving on our shelves in the world of YA



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Modern New Zealand classic The Changeover has been given a creepy cinematic treatment and is in theatres now! This award winning novel by Margaret Mahy may have been written 30 years ago, but is still a pacy and erie read that will settle in your imagination for years to come. Join Laura as she battles for the life and soul of her little brother, and adjusts to all the changes in her life - including her feelings for the mysterious Sorry - by making the biggest change of all.


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After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died. The Hate You Give is a powerful and affecting debut novel, delving into growing up in an America beset with racism and systemic injustice.



The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars - One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. 

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.


The bestselling author of Anatomy of Misfit and The Fall of Butterflies, Andrea Portes, is back with another irresistible snarky heroine in Liberty

If your journalist parents are dead—or “probably dead”—why not become a spy and an assassin? Maybe, you can be a hero too.




When St Hilda's establishes a Year 10 Wellness Program in response to the era of cyber-bullying, three girls are thrown together and an unlikely friendship is sparked. One thing they have in common: each is targeted by PSST, a site devoted to gossip and slander that must have a source within St Hilda's. Who can you trust when rumour is the new truth? Take Three Girls is a collaboration between award-winning authors Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood has themes of friendship, feminism, identity and belonging.


When Gwendolyn Bloom realizes that her father has been kidnapped, she has to take matters into her own hands. She traces him from New York City across the dark underbelly of Europe, taking on a new identity to survive in a world of brutal criminal masterminds. As she slowly leaves behind her schoolgirl self, she realizes that she must learn the terrifying truth about herself. To overcome the cruelty she encounters, she must also embrace it. Cruelty is book one in a new series from Scott Bergstrom.