Waterhole by Fiona Bell

Sixteen-year-old Sunny is coping with the death of her mother, leaving her with her step-father, and then he is connected to the disappearance of a local boy. When she sees the ghost of her mother she believes she is trying to tell her something. A moving story for young adults. Publisher: The University of Queensland Read More …

Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell

Adelaide has received a scholarship to a private school in Melbourne but into year twelve she feels the need to run away and return to her home town of Emyvale. This coming of age book for young adults explores the expectations put upon teenagers, and their struggle to work out what they want to be Read More …

Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor Johnson

Jean Harley is happily married with a four-year-old son. Then she is knocked over when riding her bike, and after it is clear she won’t survive the machines are turned off. Her family and friends reflect on her life, and what theirs will be like without her, from before the accident, immediately after and beyond. A Read More …