Young Adult Award Winners 2022

Updated June 6, 2023
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The gaps
Hall, Leanne Michelle
When sixteen-year-old Yin Mitchell is abducted, the news reverberates through the whole Year Ten class at Balmoral Ladies College. As the hours tick by, the girls know the chance of Yin being found alive is becoming smaller and smaller. Everyone is affected by Yin's disappearance-even...
Tim Te Maro and the subterranean heartsick blues
Valley, H.S.
What happens when your enemy becomes your friend ... with benefits? Red, White and Royal Blue meets The Magicians in this surprising, wildly original and joyously funny LGBTQ YA novel set in a magical boarding school. 
Tiger daughter
Lim, Rebecca
Wen Zhou is determined to create a future for herself that is more satisfying than the life her parents expect her to lead. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, the CBCA shortlisted Tiger Daughter is a wonderfully compelling and authentic Own Voices novel about growing up Asian in Australia...
Gleitzman, Morris
Notable Book - CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2022 Shortlisted - NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2022 Shortlisted - YABBA Children's Choice Awards 2022 'Haunting... dangerous and desperate, but also full of courage and hope.' The Guardian
Girls in boys' cars
Castagna, Felicity
A complicated friendship.A roadtrip in a stolen car.The stories that define us.And two funny, sharp, adventurous young women who refuse to be held back any longer.Rosa was never really trying to hurt anyone, no matter what they said in court. But she's ended up in juvenile jail anyway, living her...
Waking Romeo
Barker, Kathryn
What if Juliet Capulet met someone who made her doubt true love? What if Wuthering Heights was a message to a time traveller? A cosmic reimagining of Romeo and Juliet and homage to two literary classics in a compelling novel about fate, love and time travel from an award-winning author...
The prison healer
Noni, Lynette
From bestselling Australian author Lynette Noni comes a dark, thrilling YA fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir. Here at Zalindov, the only person you can trust is yourself. Seventeen-year-old Kiva Meridan has spent the last ten years...
The monster of her age
Binks, Danielle
WINNER - INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2022, YOUNG ADULT CATEGORYHow do you ruin someone's childhood? Ellie Marsden was born into the legendary Lovinger acting dynasty. Granddaughter of the infamous Lottie Lovinger, as a child Ellie shared the silver screen with Lottie in her one-and-only...

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