YA Book Prize 2015

Shortlist for YA Book Prize 2015, a new prize for UK and Irish young adult books
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There are changes on the horizon for Renee and Flo. At 18 and in the final year of school they look forward to new independence and maybe even new loves! Sequel to Paper Aeroplanes

YA Goose by Dawn O'Porter (Apr. if PAPER AEROPLANES was a book about finding friendship, GOOSE is the novel that explores whether it's possible to keep hold of it.

The spiral has existed as long as time has existed. It's there when a girl walks through the forest, the moist green air clinging to her skin. There centuries later in a pleasant greendale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world as a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors the hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny.

'My word-hand is singing' Once a week I host a writer who uses music as part of their creative environment – perhaps to connect with a character, populate a mysterious place, or hold a moment still.

Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find 'The One'. Their lobster. But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins for ever to find happiness. But fate is at work to bring them together. And in the end, it all boils down to love.

Lobtsers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison Which Of The YA Book Prize Shortlist Should You Read

'I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I knew them both... knew how they lived and how they died.' Based on story of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize David Almond - A song for Ella Grey

freida and isabel have been best friends their whole lives. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions - wives to wealthy and powerful men. The alternative - life as a concubine - is too horrible to contemplate.

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill Only Ever Yours has been described as “Mean Girls meets The Handmaid’s Tale”, and if that doesn’t warrant a read, then what does?

Half Bad by Sally Green is a breathtaking debut novel about one boy's struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches.

Half Bad by Sally Green is a breathtaking debut novel about one boy's struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches.

A truly spine-chilling yet witty horror from shortlisted 'Queen of Teen' author James Dawson.

A truly spine-chilling yet witty horror from shortlisted 'Queen of Teen' author James Dawson.

Before she was adopted by a loving family and raised in a leafy Home Counties town, Cass Montgomery was Cass Jones. Her memories of her birth family disappeared with her name. But when her adopted family starts to break down, a way out comes in the form of a message from her lost brother, Aidan.

Before she was adopted by a loving family and raised in a leafy Home Counties town, Cass Montgomery was Cass Jones. Her memories of her birth family disappeared with her name. But when her adopted family starts to break down, a way out comes in the form of a message from her lost brother, Aidan.

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