Get to know Australian YA with Begin, End, Begin, a collection of short stories.
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Victoria Stevens dreamy debut takes us all the way across the big pond to Australia, mate!
Ellie Marney’s No Limits reiterates the importance of that whole “just say no to drugs” adage.
Ellie Marney’s Every series wraps up with the swoony and suspenseful Every Move.
Fall in love with this charming Australian comedy.
Garth Nix brings the weird, the fantastical, and the odd in Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories.
Go on a photo tour of some of Rachel Watts and James Mycroft’s haunts with the author of Every Breath.
What happens when you combine a close-knit group of friends, a female comic book artist, and the end of the world? Brian and his nine-year-old daughter Sophie review Melissa Keil's illustrated book The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl.
The second book in Ellie Marney’s Every series, Every Word, does not fall prey to the dreaded Bridge Book Blues. In fact, it might even be better than the first (which is saying something).
After his dad comes out of the closet and his family goes bankrupt, Dan Cereill does what any geek would do under the circumstances— he makes things worse by falling for a totally unattainable girl.
Look past the odd character names in Justine Larbalestier’s Razorhurst, and you’ll find an action-packed historical novel with a little paranormal business thrown in for flavor.
Simmone Howell paints an achingly honest and delightfully off-kilter portrait of adolescence in Girl Defective.
Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman. Congratulations! It's a (fourteen-year-old) girl!
In Every Breath, author Ellie Marney brings the suspense and the swoon.
This spoiler-iffic look at 1977 bestseller The Thorn Birds is full of forbidden romance, epic family sagas, and sheep.
Megan just watched The Sapphires and really, really thinks you should too.
Mandy W. reviews Pirouette by Robyn Bavati, a twin swap dance book that's a bit more Y than A.
In which "Chef" Lee affects an accent and attempts a Vegemite-and-cheese scroll. Neither go well.
Alix reviews Dave Freer's The Steam Mole, the sequel to Cuttlefish. (This time with 100% more steampunk Australia!)
In Love And Other Perishable Items, our heroine Amelia isn't interested in high school boys. Which is totally understandable.
A discussion of the latest season, which will teach you the importance of buying Kleenex in bulk.
Have you finished season one of Dance Academy yet? WE MUST DISCUSS!
Dance Academy is basically the television version of Center Stage... set in Australia. In other words, IT'S AMAZ.
A review of Stolen by Lucy Christopher, a story of a girl and her kidnapper that captured Meghan's heart.
Megan reviews The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta, which features older YA characters (yay!). And: MELINA MARCHETTA.
Feeling Sorry For Celia further intensifies Megan's swimfannery of author Jaclyn Moriarty.
A comparison of the book and movie versions of Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchettta.
Megan reviews Melina Marchetta's Looking For Alibrandi, a story of personal and cultural identities in constant conflict.
A movie review and drinking game for Tomorrow, When The War Began.
Posh goes Down Under for sun, surfing and sexytimes, with Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar.
For those Australian YA authors about to rock, FYA salutes you!
Megan becomes BFFs with The Year of Secret Assignments (aka Finding Cassie Crazy) by Jaclyn Moriarty.
Megan checks out an Australian classic, Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden, in which a group of teens must survive a hostile invasion of their homeland.
A review of the beautiful and heartbreaking Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. P.S. JONAH GRIGGS POSH HEARTS YOU.