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The Top 10 Best-Ever UKYA novels – as voted by YOU


I know, I know, it’s taken a while, but we had over 1000 votes – how brilliant is that? So here, without further ado, are (in reverse order)…


10) A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd

9) Lila series – Sarah Alderson

8) C.H.E.R.U.B. series – Robert Muchamore

7) Chaos Walking trilogy – Patrick Ness

6) The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 and 3/4 – Sue Townsend

5) I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith

4) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

3) Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman

2) His Dark Materials series – Philip Pullman

1) Harry Potter series – JK Rowling


Author: K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.

15 thoughts on “The Top 10 Best-Ever UKYA novels – as voted by YOU

  1. Wooo!!! I think the results are great! Glad Harry Potter made it to the top – that must have been a clear winner! I’ve read five of those on the list – must read the rest of them soon now 😀

  2. I’m not surprised to see The Harry Potter series at the top. Glad to see the His Dark Materials at no. 2 though. Should have been top :0p

  3. Um, where’s the Stainton?! Love 4 and 5, though.

  4. Lila series should be Number 1 on that list!

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