UKYA

Celebrating Young Adult fiction by UK authors


No Shame, No Fear by Ann Turnbull

Shropshire, 1662: Seventeen-year-old Will Heywood comes home to begin an apprenticeship arranged by his wealthy father. Susanna Thorn, a young Quaker girl, leaves her family to become a servant in the same town.

Will and Susanna meet and fall in love, but face opposition on all sides. Theirs is a story that speaks across the centuries, telling of love and the struggle to stay true to what is most important – in spite of parents, society and even the law.

Shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Book Award.

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Ten YA novels Adele Geras loves

Adele Geras has written more than ninety books for children and young adults.

Here are a few of her favourite UKYA books.

BILGEWATER by Jane Gardam
THE TULIP TOUCH by Anne Fine
PENNINGTON’S 17th SUMMER by KM  Peyton
SET IN STONE by Linda Newbery
LIFE: AN EXPLODED DIAGRAM by Mal Peet
NO SHAME NO FEAR by Ann Turnbull
GOLDENGROVE by Jill Paton Walsh
THE SCARECROWS by Robert Westall
WITCH CHILD by Celia Rees
WHITE DARKNESS by Geraldine McCaughrean