Contemporary Young Adult
Graceland was named after the King of Pop’s mansion by her Elvis-obsessed mum. But she’s not rich, not famous and definitely not noticeable.
She’s always just been Mikaela’s best friend.
That is, until Mikaela leaves school without explanation and Graceland finds herself noticed by Cooper Dally. Popular boy and Mikaela’s ex-boyfriend. Now she’s the centre of attention: big parties, new clothes - and girlfriend to Cooper. Graceland is finally changing her stars.
But Cooper has expectations Graceland's not sure she can meet. And when the truth behind Mikaela’s leaving comes out, Graceland realises Cooper might not be the guy she thought he was. Worse, it could cost Graceland more than she’s willing to give to be noticed.
Memphis Grace is recommended for
Young Adult readers aged 15+.
AAFT's 2020 award-winning novel
Kathleen Morrow is a Pastor's kid struggling to find her place in the world. To protect a friend, she lands herself in detention where she meets a boy with a serious reputation. As an unlikely friendship develops between the two, Kat realises her own problems are insignificant compared to the ones this boy hides under his grey hoodie. And now he's asking for her help. How far is she prepared to go to help him? Kat must choose between the future she wants and a friendship unlike any she has ever known before. Set in Queensland, Australia, take a trip with Kat and Adrian as they fight for what they believe is important, take risks they believe are worth it, and discover along the way that life is always so much more complicated than it seems.
The Boy in the Hoodie is recommended for Young Adult readers aged 13+.