Senior: Books to take you far, far away

Updated: Jul 18

Tired of being stuck at home? Want a free ticket to a far-away place? Check out these new additions to the library's collection!


Year 7 – 9


The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna


Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in Otera, a deeply patriarchal ancient kingdom, where a woman's worth is tied to her purity, and she must bleed to prove it. But when Deka bleeds gold - the colour of impurity, of a demon - she faces a consequence worse than death.


What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini


After a scandal breaks in her elite New York City private school, Magdalena is shipped off to her grandparents’ sleepy Pacific Northwest town to spend a summer recovering under the radar. But then gorgeous wildboy, Bo, stumbles across her picnic blanket and Magdalena starts believing she might be able to move on from her past.


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Anna was looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Etienne St. Clair.


Oddity by Eli Brown


The daughter of a murdered physician vows to protect the magical oddity he left behind – if only she knew what it was – in an alternate nineteenth century in which the United States is at war with Napoleon's France.







Year 10 – 12


It’s Not You, It’s Me by Gabrielle Williams


Holly Fitzgerald has inexplicably woken up inside the body of an LA teenager called Trinity Byrne in 1980 - trapping Trinity in Holly's forty-year-old body back in Melbourne, 2020.


Sugar Town Queens by Malla Nunn

Fifteen-year-old Amandla's mother has always been strange. For starters, she's a white woman living in Sugar Town, one of South Africa's infamous shanty towns. She won't tell anyone, not even Amandla, about her past.


The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He


Cee woke up on the shores of an abandoned island three years ago with no idea how she got there. Now eighteen, she lives in a shack with an ageing android, and a single memory—she has a sister, and she has to escape to find her.


Witherward by Hannah Mathewson


Here, it's summertime in February, the Underground is a cavern of wonders and magic fills the streets. But this London is a city divided, split between six rival magical factions, each with their own extraordinary talents – and the alpha of the Changelings, Gedeon Ravenswood, has gone rogue.


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