Tag Archives: YA Book Prize 2016

One by Sarah Crossan – another view

Winner of the YA Book Prize 2016 Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2016 First I should say that I read this because I felt I ought to. Winning the YA Book Prize is one thing, but the field from which … Continue reading

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The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

Shortlisted for the 2016 YA Book Prize When David Piper was six, he told his class that what he wanted to be when he grew up was a girl and the school bully is never going to let him forget … Continue reading

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One by Sarah Crossan

Official blurb: Grace and Tippi are twins – conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world – a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find … Continue reading

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The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (Take 2)

Take II – review by Katy Haye Official blurb: I am the perfect weapon. I kill with a single touch. Twylla is blessed. The Gods have chosen her to marry a prince, and rule the kingdom. But the favour of … Continue reading

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The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Shortlisted for the 2016 YA Book Prize Twylla is offered the chance to live in the court as the future wife of the heir to the throne. This means giving up her destiny as Sin Eater after her mother dies, … Continue reading

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Asking for it by Louise O’Neill

Shortlisted for the 2016 YA Book Prize Warning! This book contains distressing, graphic scenes and is not suitable for younger readers. Eighteen-year-old Emma is beautiful, popular, happy, confident – and doesn’t she know it. She knows how to play her … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Lady Caraboo by Catherine Johnson

Shortlisted for the 2016 YA Book Prize When a mysterious girl is found on a West Country road, ragged and penniless and unable to speak or understand English, her proud and fearless bearing lead people to believe that she is … Continue reading

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