West Australian Young Readers' Book Award

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Older Readers’ Shortlist 2017

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  • Flawed by Cecelia Ahern (Flawed, Book 1)
  • The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy and Me by Michael Gerard Bauer*
  • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (School for Good and Evil, Book 1)
  • The Call of the Wild by Julie Fison* (Choose Your Own Ever After, Book 2)
  • Risk by Fleur Ferris *
  • One True Thing by Nicole Hayes*
  • The Smuggler’s Curse by Norman Jorgensen**
  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman*  & Jay Kristoff* (Illuminae Files, Book 1)
  • Auggie and Me by R.J. Palatio (Wonder Companion)
  • The Road to Winter by Mark Smith* (Winter, Book 1)
  • Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson*
  • Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Shark Caller by Dianne Wolfer**
  • The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn* 

* Australian Author          ** West Australian Author



The books on the list have been nominated by the young readers of Western Australia and it is important that you carefully consider your selection policy before purchasing.
Individual authorities are expected to make their own decisions regarding any controversial aspects of books purchased for their readers.
You do not have to purchase all the books to participate in the voting.



Author: Sandi Parsons

A writer, librarian and a bookseller, Sandi Parsons is a self-confessed book nerd. She lives in Western Australia with her husband, a disgracefully behaved blue heeler called Pepsi Parsons, and a ‘To Be Read’ pile of books so high that they frequently threaten to cause a book-a-launch. www.sandiwrites.com.au

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