Celebrating Young Adult fiction by UK authors

Malaika Rose Stanley’s favourite YA books

Malaika Rose Stanley shares her Top 10 UKYA reads.

I mainly write for younger children and pre-teens, but young adult fiction is what I often choose to read.

Choosing my favourites is difficult, but here is my Top 10 from the books I read over the past year.

There is nothing that particularly links them together by theme, except most notably that they are all UK publications and possibly that they were all written – or recommended – by my social network contacts. Does that mean I am entitled to bask in their reflected glory?

Even under the Young Adult banner, I think the ages for which these books are most suited probably varies – but they are all great reads!

Killing Honour – Bali Rai

You Against Me – Jenny Downham

Trash – Andy Mulligan

When I Was Joe – Keren David

Life, An Exploded Diagram – Mal Peet

Boys Don’t Cry – Malorie Blackman

Shadows on the Moon – Zoe Marriott

Dark Ride – Caroline Green

Clash – Colin Mulhern

15 Days Without a Head – Dave Cousins