Tag Archives: YA Book Prize 2015

Trouble by Non Pratt

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There’s no mistaking what the trouble is in Non Pratt’s book. On the cover a whole bunch of teeny sperm are swimming for the O in the middle of the title. Right, I thought, that’ll be…

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Goose by Dawn O’Porter

Hmm… I’m trying to put my finger on what it was I didn’t like about Goose. To tell the truth, it wasn’t really that I didn’t like it. It was more that I wondered what it was doing on the … Continue reading

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Only Ever Yours

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Official blurb: In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation,…

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Finding a Voice by Kim Hood

I want to start my review of Finding a Voice the usual way, with a bit of a plot summary, but I’m afraid it might put you off. It sounds like an ‘issues’ book and, I don’t know about you, … Continue reading

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Half Bad by Sally Green

Before I even start telling you what I think about Half Bad, let me tell you how much I love the cover. I’m no designer, so I’m not going to try to tell you why I like it, but the … Continue reading

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A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond

Run your finger along a shelf of YA books and it won’t take long before you hit one that owes a debt to myth, legend, folklore or fairy tale. Vampires, witches, werewolves, demigods, angels, they’re all there. Probably more of … Continue reading

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Lobsters by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

Lobsters is perfect. You think I’m exaggerating, don’t you? But I’m not. Lobsters  is about Sam and Hannah and the summer before they go to uni. It’s about longings and fears and misunderstandings and not knowing the right way to … Continue reading

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Salvage by Keren David

Families aren’t easy. Cass’s father has left home to live with his pregnant girlfriend, her mother is falling apart and out of the blue someone contacts her, claiming to be Aiden, the half-brother she hasn’t seen since she was adopted … Continue reading

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Say Her Name by James Dawson

I’m not a big horror fan, though I’ve read my share of Stephen King, of course. It’s too easy to fall into cliché and too hard to ensure that each new turn of events is unpredictable. James Dawson’s funny, truly … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

I had to check twice while I was reading this book that it really was on the YA Book Prize list and wasn’t just something that had wandered into my YA Book Prize pile by mistake. It doesn’t feel like … Continue reading

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