AJ Betts : Top 10 Young Adult Books

AJ Betts is the author of the funny, heartbreaking and hopeful Zac & Mia, winner of the 2012 Text Prize and the 2014 Ethel Turner Prize in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Here, she contributes to my growing list of top ten book recommendations by well-known, award-winning and much-loved authors by sharing her top 10 Young Adult novels. (Actually, it’s a top 11. Number 11 is complimentary. Enjoy!)


The 10pm Question (Kate De Goldi)

Ship Breaker (Paolo Bacigalupi)

Saving Francesca (Melina Marchetta)

6 Impossible Things (Fiona Wood)

The Diaries of Adrian Mole (Sue Townsend) 

Friday Brown (Vikki Wakefield)

Lord of the Flies (William Golding)

Losing It (Julia Lawrinson)

Tomorrow series (John Marsden)

Town (James Roy)

Of a Boy (Sonya Hartnett)

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