My name’s Lizzi and I am an aspiring librarian! I’m very passionate about Young Adult Fiction and how it can inspire change and reflect the diverse experiences of youth growing up in the world today.
I hope to work with young people interested in YA to find information and material that enriches their lives and helps them feel less alone in the world.
Hello, and welcome to the Young Adult Fiction Resource Guide! Here you will find information on many books and films created for a young adult audience, BUT it is not necessary that you are a young adult to use this guide! The only requirement is that you enjoy yourself. You will also find material on where to locate more books, what events are happening near you in Melbourne and how to find your own writing voice!
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It is our hope that within this guide, you will find something that makes you feel seen and heard, something that reflects your experience in this world. We also hope that you find something that makes you excited to read, because that’s what is most important at the end of the day!
Happy reading and watching!
Watch YA superstars Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera discuss who they would pick to be in their YA Dreamteam!
Who would you choose?
With the Fire on High
by Elizabeth Acevedo
Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Poet X, has written another magical novel about a driven young woman, Santiago, who is navigating her senior year of while raising a daughter. encounters many difficult decisions along the way and is trying to do what is best for her family. Although cooking is her passion and has dreams of becoming a chef when she graduates, is uncertain that it is a possible dream to achieve considering her circumstances.
Book posters in header image: Sáenz, Benjamin Alire, 2012, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe; Mafi, Tahereh 2018, A Very Large Expanse of Sea; Abdel-Fattah, Randa, 2016, When Michael Met Mina; Clayton, Dhonielle 2018 The Belles; Gale, Emily 2018, I am Out With Lanterns; Harrison, Jane 2015, Becoming Kirrali Lewis; Farizan, Sara 2015, If You Could be Mine; Murphy, Julie 2015 Dumplin'; Wilkinson, Lili 2018 After the Lights Go Out; Thomas, Angie 2017, The Hate U Give; Acevedo, Elizabeth, 2018, The Poet X; Bray, Libba 2012 The Diviners, (The Diviners, Book 1); Stiefvater, Maggie 2012 The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, Book 1); Kaufman, Amy & Kristoff, Jay 2015 Illuminae: The Illuminae Files_01 (The Illuminae Files, Book 1); Silvera, Adam 2017 They Both Die at the End; Yoon, Nicola 2016 The Sun is Also a Star; Drews, C.G 2018 A Thousand Perfect Notes; Kwaymullina, Ambelin & Kwaymullina, Ezekiel 2018 Catching Teller Crow; Bracken, Alexandra 2012 The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, Book 1).
Film posters in header image: A Wrinkle in Time, 2018; To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before; The Hunger Games, 2012; Five Feet Apart, 2019; Everything, Everything, 2017; The Lovely Bones, 2009; Whip It, 2009; The Hate U Give, 2018; Tomorrow When The War Began, 2010; Divergent, 2014; The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, 2013; Dumplin’, 2018; Love, Simon, 2018; The Darkest Minds, 2018; The Miseducation of Cameron Post, 2018; Holes, 2003.
Stack of books in header image: Rowell, Rainbow 2013, Fangirl; Rowell, Rainbow 2013, Eleanor and Park; Thomas, Angie 2017, The Hate U Give; Silvera, Adam 2017 History is All You Left Me;Yoon, Nicola 2016, The Sun is Also a Star.