#LoveOzYA — Top 3 High School picks!

#LoveOzYA are running a fortnightly bloggers meme!

Each theme is designed to get YA readers thinking about their favourite Australian young adult books.

Here are my top 3 picks for the ‘High School’ theme! Send me yours and I’ll share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!


THE SIDEKICKS by Will Kostakis 

All Ryan, Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac. They lived different lives, had different interests and kept different secrets. But they shared the same best friend. They were sidekicks.

And now that Isaac’s gone, what does that make them?

Read my Goodreads review of The Sidekicks.


BLACK by Fleur Ferris

Ebony Marshall is in her final year of high school. Five months, two weeks and four days . . .  She can’t wait to leave the town where she’s known only as ‘Black’. Because of her name, of course. But for another reason, too.

Everyone says Black Marshall is cursed.

Three of her best friends have died in tragic accidents. When her date for the formal ends up in intensive care, something in quiet little Dainsfield starts to stir. Old secrets are revealed and terrifying new dangers emerge.

If only Black could put all the pieces together, she could work out who her real enemies are. Should she run for her life, or stay and fight?

Read my Goodreads review of Black.


THE THINGS I DIDN’T SAY by Kylie Fornasier 

I hate the label Selective Mutism – as if I choose not to speak, like a kid who refuses to eat broccoli.’

After losing her best friend that night, Piper Rhodes changes schools, determined that her final year will be different. She will be different. Then she meets West: school captain, star soccer player, the boy everyone talks about.

Despite her fear of losing everything all over again, they fall in love without Piper ever speaking one word to West. But can a love mapped by silence last?

Read my Goodreads review of The Things I Didn’t Say.

Send me your Top 3 High School YA picks by Australian authors and I’ll share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!


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2 thoughts on “#LoveOzYA — Top 3 High School picks!”

  1. I really love the realities of high school in Making Tracks by Scott G Gibson, Don’t Call Me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer, and also Destroying Avalon by Kate McAffery.
    All three deal with bullying among other issues and are by terrific Aussie authors.
    Making Tracks has a wheelchair-bound protagonist and is my favourite pick.

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