Most recently, are two from this year's Carnegie nominations:
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard: Lyrical and distinct voices, poetry, and injured subjects. A little gem.
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon: Two more marvellous narrators, one in a refugee detention centre and one recovering from her mother's death. An exceptional story.
Going further back, there is:
Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman: One of the first YA novels I'd read that discusses the complexities of gender identities and assignment. Full of grit and rub.
The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee: Texture, texture, texture. You can feel everything about this story.
Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan: Fantasy short stories; visceral, beautiful and very rumbling. A must-look for those interested in inclusion and diversities.
Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield: the most mesmerising and shocking psychological thriller I'd read in while. Beautiful and absolutely heartbreaking.
And then, of course, there is Lyndon Riggall, the winner of the 9-12 category of Hot Key Young Writer's Prize 2013, the year I was on the judging panel.