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Yellow: A Novel

book | Fiction | Feb 2016
ANZ → Penguin (Ed. Lisa Riley)

Shortlisted for the 2018 YABBA Awards for Fiction for Year 7-9

Fourteen-year-old Kirra is doing it tough. Her dad has left, her mum is an alcoholic, her 'friends' bully her and now a teenage ghost is speaking to her through a broken phone booth.

Kirra and the ghost make a pact. She'll prove who murdered him almost twenty years ago if he agrees to make her popular, get her parents back together, and doesn't haunt her. Things aren't so simple, however, and Kirra realises that people can be haunted in more ways than one.


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This story has such a generous heart. I loved it. Utterly unique and beautifully written, Yellow pulls you into the rhythms of life in a small coastal town; its beauty and its harsh realities. But it's the supernatural element that illuminates the story, weaving through the loves and hopes of characters you care for deeply. I was there every inch of the way with Kirra, as she fought for a future she could believe in, and I cheered for her too.

Kirsty Eager

In her first novel, Megan Jacobson reveals herself to be a masterful storyteller . . . This is young-adult fiction at its best.

Nick Earls

Yellow is a YA murder mystery with a slight supernatural edge, it’s a beautifully written coming-of-age story about family, first love, finding your place and uncovering the secrets of the past.


It’s a ripping story with fabulous characters and an imaginative plot. The dialogue is smart and sassy and rings with a strong teenage truth. Teenage girls will love it. It’s a really wonderful teenage story, with just the right amount of grit, adventure and emotion.

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