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YA Books Set in Western Australia

You know what's really exciting about reading? Okay - a lot of things. But for the purpose of this post, we're talking about the excitement of reading about a place you recognise, that little thrill of seeing our home represented.

We've compiled a list of some YA books set around WA, our beautiful state on the page!


The Not So Chosen One by Kate Emery - Mt Lawley

Zac and Mia by AJ Betts - Perth

History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie - Guildford

Spirit Talker by Rebecca Laffar-Smith - Perth

Home Time by Campbell Whyte - Perth


Enough is Enough by Nola Smith - Fremantle

Shutterspeed by A.J. Betts - Fremantle

North West

The Brink by Holden Sheppard - off WA's coast

Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard - Geraldton

Seventeen by Suzanne Lowe - rural WA


Ubby's Underdogs by Brenton McKenna - Broome

Mia: Through My Eyes (Australian Disaster Zones Series) by Dianne Wolfer - Pilbara

The Dog with Seven Names by Dianne Wolfer - Pilbara


90 Packets of Instant Noodles by Deb Fitzpatrick - Bibblumun Track

Carousel by Brendan Ritchie - Cannington

South West

Welcome to Blackwood by Khaiah Thomson - Margaret River

Into the Rift by Miranda Harvey - Busselton

Wavelength by A.J. Betts - Busselton

If you know of YA book set in WA that isn't on this list, please let us know!

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