33 New #LoveOzYA Book Gifts for Teens


Joe Visser, aka Book Boy, is one of my favourite young book bloggers, and is also the only teen member of the LoveOzYA committee, a group of volunteers who work together to help promote the wonderful array of books created by YA authors in Australia.  You can find out more about the LoveOzYA  committee and its work here.

To help you find the right book for the teen reader in your life, the committee, made up of Joe, Stacey Malacari (Chair), Kevin Lee, Rhianna Patrick and Tori D’Cruz, has created a list of recent, cracking #LoveOzYA reads. There’s something here for everyone!

Click on title links or cover images to purchase from Booktopia or on the badges to purchase from Apple Books or amazon.com.au


‘After the Lights Go Out’ by Lili Wilkinson

‘Small Spaces’ by Sarah Epstein

‘The Road To Winter’ by Mark Smith

‘Found’ by Fleur Ferris

‘Mercy Point’ by Anna Snoekstra


‘Hive’ by A.J. Betts

‘Neverland’ by Margot McGovern

‘The Buried Ark’ (The Change Trilogy #2) by James Bradley

‘In the Dark Spaces’ by Cally Black

‘Obsidio’ (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

‘Whisper’ by Lynette Noni


 Contemporary Reads

‘I am Out with Lanterns’ by Emily Gale (my full review here)

‘Brontide’ by Sue McPherson

‘Changing Gear’ by Scot Gardner (you can watch my ‘Five on Friday’ Facebook Live where I talk about this book here)

‘White Night’ by Ellie Marney

‘Stone Girl’ by Eleni Hale

‘The Things We Can’t Undo’ by Gabrielle Reid

‘Living on Hope Street’ by Demet Divaroren

‘Untidy Towns’ by Kate O’Donnell

‘Catching Teller Crow’ by Ambelin Kwaymullina, Ezekiel Kwaymullina

‘The Centre Of My Everything’ by Allayne L. Webster

‘Tin Heart’ by Shivaun Plozza



‘The Things That Will Not Stand’ by Michael Gerard Bauer

‘Unrequited’ by Emma Grey

‘Amelia Westlake’ by Erin Gough

‘If I Tell You’ by Alicia Tuckerman

‘Between Us’ by Clare Atkins

‘The Last Days Of Us’ by Beck Nicholas



‘Growing up Aboriginal in Australia’ Edited by Anita Heiss

‘Meet me at the Intersection’ Edited by Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina

‘Finding Nevo’ by Nevo Zisin

‘Boy Swallows Universe’ by Trent Dalton (read my full review here)

‘P is for Pearl’ by Eliza Henry-Jones

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