Telegraph Books Best Young Adult Books of 2014 (so far)
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Today we are looking at the best YA books of 2014 so far from the Telegraph Books website.
A thriller about nationalism, terrorism and what happens when Scotland is divided from England from Claire McFall, winner of the 2014 Scottish Children’s Book Award.
Sally Green’s debut young adult novel about witches, called Half Bad, is an edgy and gripping success.
The Year of the Rat, a debut young adult novel by Clare Furniss, follows a year in the life of 16-year-old Pearl as she struggles to cope with the death of her mother.
Sara Crowe’s debut YA novel is a powerful modern fantasy set on the day of the annual Stag Chase.
Phil Earle’s The Bubble Wrap Boy is a funny tale about a boy with a secret talent: skateboarding.
Robert Muchamore’s new series of novels is about music and the first instalment, Rock War, is a pacy and enjoyable read.
A moving tale about a friendship that is wrecked when a warm-hearted boy meets a girl who is rotten to the core.
E.Lockhart’s novel We Were Liars, set among a rich New England family, is mysterious and powerful.
Catherine Bruton’s I Predict a Riot is a powerful novel about gangs, class and race, set during a violent summer in London.
Lobsters is a funny novel about finding love and losing your virginity, in a tale co-authored by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison.
Award-winning YA writer Frances Hardinge’s new fantasy novel is about an 11-year-old changeling.
“Three tall blonde girls, also dressed à la fruit”. The Castle by Sophia Bennett is a witty and fast-paced novel.
Matt Haig’s dystopian thriller Echo Boy is an imaginative and pacy thriller about the future and about what makes us truly human.
Jack Heath’s robot sci-fi YA thriller Replica raises interesting questions about identity but feels too frenetic.
I recommend all of these fantastic books. If you would like to view the list on the Telegraph Books’ website, here it is - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/11030589/The-best-young-adult-books-of-2014.html
This list changes weekly so keep going back to the Telegraph Books’ website to keep updated on what the best YA books this year so far.
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