Best Australian YA Books
The best young adult books by Australian authors.
1 The Book Thief
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 712,482 ratings
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2 Tomorrow, When the War Bega...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 28,278 ratings
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3 On the Jellicoe Road
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 27,345 ratings
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4 Saving Francesca
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 18,185 ratings
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5 Looking for Alibrandi
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 11,745 ratings
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6 Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 36,806 ratings
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7 Finnikin of the Rock (Lumat...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 20,120 ratings
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8 I Am the Messenger
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 65,541 ratings
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9 Obernewtyn (Obernewtyn Chro...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 6,769 ratings
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10 Sabriel (Abhorsen,  #1)
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 101,013 ratings
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11 Graffiti Moon
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 11,461 ratings
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12 The Piper's Son
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 7,077 ratings
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13 Feeling Sorry for Celia (As...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 7,209 ratings
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14 The Year of Secret Assignme...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 15,243 ratings
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15 The Dead of Night (Tomorrow...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 12,630 ratings
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16 Lirael (Abhorsen, #2)
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 60,959 ratings
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17 Liar
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 6,091 ratings
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18 Froi of the Exiles (Lumater...
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 8,475 ratings
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19 Abhorsen (Abhorsen, #3)
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 66,487 ratings
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20 Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood,...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 17,015 ratings
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21 The Murder of Bindy Mackenz...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 3,918 ratings
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22 A Killing Frost (Tomorrow, #3)
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 11,114 ratings
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23 Raw Blue
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,949 ratings
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24 A Little Wanting Song
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 2,290 ratings
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25 Good Oil
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 4,610 ratings
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26 Shift
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 2,841 ratings
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27 Quintana of Charyn (Lumater...
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4.51 of 5 stars 4.51 avg rating — 5,763 ratings
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28 The Ghosts of Ashbury High ...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,880 ratings
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29 Darkness, Be My Friend (Tom...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 10,183 ratings
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30 The Farseekers (The Obernew...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 4,503 ratings
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31 Does My Head Look Big In This?
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 6,241 ratings
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32 The Stone Key (The Obernewt...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 2,635 ratings
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33 Fairytales for Wilde Girls
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 375 ratings
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34 Ashling (The Obernewtyn Chr...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 3,995 ratings
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35 Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon,...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 33,422 ratings
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36 All I Ever Wanted
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 730 ratings
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37 Curse (The Wexkia Trilogy, #1)
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4.74 of 5 stars 4.74 avg rating — 39 ratings
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38 Joel and Cat Set the Story ...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 701 ratings
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39 Blaze of Glory (The Laws of...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 667 ratings
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40 The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 56,267 ratings
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41 Burn Bright (Night Creature...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,560 ratings
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42 The Keeping Place (The Ober...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 3,349 ratings
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43 Days Like This
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 185 ratings
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44 Hating Alison Ashley
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 2,209 ratings
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45 Jasper Jones
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 9,271 ratings
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46 Beautiful Malice
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 4,510 ratings
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47 Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2)
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 7,354 ratings
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48 Evil Genius (Genius, #1)
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 5,776 ratings
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49 This is Shyness (This is Sh...
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 781 ratings
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50 The Forests of Silence (Del...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 7,212 ratings
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51 Heart of Gold (The Laws of ...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 366 ratings
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52 Time of Trial (The Laws of ...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 256 ratings
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53 Friday Brown
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 898 ratings
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54 A Straight Line to My Heart
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 1,125 ratings
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55 Holier Than Thou
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 435 ratings
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56 Worldshaker (Worldshaker, #1)
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,698 ratings
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57 Life in Outer Space
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,958 ratings
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58 Tender Morsels
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 3,692 ratings
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59 Walking Naked
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 573 ratings
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60 Arrival (The Phoenix Files,...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 901 ratings
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61 Six Impossible Things
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,550 ratings
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62 Deadly, Unna?
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3.12 of 5 stars 3.12 avg rating — 936 ratings
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62 Romulus, My Father
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 998 ratings
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64 The Year the Star Fell
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings
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65 The Singer of All Songs (Th...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 6,922 ratings
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66 A Pocketful of Eyes
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 505 ratings
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67 Dancing in the Dark
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 336 ratings
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68 Pink
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 2,335 ratings
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69 Genesis
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 6,615 ratings
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70 Darkfall (The Legendsong, #1)
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,412 ratings
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71 Eona: The Last Dragoneye (E...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 20,212 ratings
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72 Shadows (The Rephaim, #1)
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2,700 ratings
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73 Girl Defective
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 350 ratings
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74 Darksong (The Legendsong, #2)
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 919 ratings
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75 Blood Song (Lharmell, #1)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,042 ratings
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76 The Battle for Skandia (Ran...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 48,378 ratings
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77 The Burning Bridge (Ranger'...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 52,075 ratings
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78 One Whole and Perfect Day
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3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 794 ratings
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79 My Life and Other Catastrop...
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 214 ratings
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79 The Sorcerer in the North (...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 28,686 ratings
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81 The Siege of Macindaw (Rang...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 26,523 ratings
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82 Fury
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 847 ratings
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83 Night Beach
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 451 ratings
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84 Word of Honour (The Laws of...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 309 ratings
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85 Singing the Dogstar Blues
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 651 ratings
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86 The Named (Guardians of Tim...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 5,363 ratings
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87 Notes from the Teenage Unde...
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 326 ratings
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88 Wildlife
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 714 ratings
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89 Blabber Mouth (Blabber Mout...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 634 ratings
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90 Haze (The Rephaim, #2)
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 1,434 ratings
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91 Alani Was Here
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 5 ratings
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91 Arcadium (Arcadium, #1)
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 215 ratings
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93 Red Queen
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 152 ratings
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94 Bridie's Fire
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 111 ratings
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95 Indigo Girls (Girlfriend Fi...
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 200 ratings
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95 Captivate (Submerged Sun, #1)
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 441 ratings
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97 Storm Boy
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,040 ratings
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98 Sea Hearts
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 2,343 ratings
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99 Nukkin Ya
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 151 ratings
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99 Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo
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3.16 of 5 stars 3.16 avg rating — 640 ratings
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message 1: by AH (new)

AH Does Scott Westerfeld count as an Aussie if he lives there half the year? (He married an Aussie)


message 2: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ I think I would love to read some Australian novels right now, if I could find them. I have read somewhere that Australians were the best authors, although Americans probably have got the most creative stories, so they take all the credits. I have already got The Book Thief, and I have this obsession about Tomorrow, When the War Began! So I suppose this is a good start, isn't it?
Thank you so much for this beautiful list, I am looking forward to read some of those, HJ Harper!


message 3: by Skyla (new)

Skyla Bernard Beckett is a Kiwi not an Aussie.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

AH wrote: "Does Scott Westerfeld count as an Aussie if he lives there half the year? (He married an Aussie)"

I would think so. He is also a Texan and a New Yorker but I think a person can be lots of things.


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