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The Top 100 Best Ever UKYA – as voted by you

Get those library cards and wishlists ready. Here it is, voted by you, the readers, in 2012: the Top 100 Best Ever UKYA books!

Click here to see the UKYA Top 10.

  • 15 Days Without A Head – Dave Cousins
  • A Little Love Song – Michelle Magorian
  • Across the Nightingale Floor – Lian Hearn
  • Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress – Sarwat Chadda
  • Bartimaeus series – Jonathon Stroud
  • Big Woo! – Susie Day
  • Blood Red Road – Moira Young
  • Broken Soup – Jenny Valentine
  • Chaos Walking trilogy – Patrick Ness
  • Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
  • David – Mary Hoffman
  • Della Says: OMG! – Keris Stainton
  • Diary of a Chav – Grace Dent
  • Dirty Work – Julia Bell
  • Everybody Jam – Ali Lewis
  • Flip – Martyn Bedford
  • Geekhood – Andy Robb
  • Girl, Missing – Sophie McKenzie
  • Grow Up – Ben Brooks
  • Heart-Shaped Bruise – Tanya Byrne
  • Hexwood – Diana Wynne Jones
  • Hollow Pike – James Dawson
  • I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
  • Junk – Melvin Burgess
  • Life, an Exploded Diagram – Mal Peet
  • A Face Like Glass – Frances Hardinge
  • A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd
  • Adrian Mole, Aged 13 and 3/4 – Sue Townsend
  • Being Billy – Phil Earle
  • Bilgewater – Jane Gardam
  • Bog Child – Siobhan Dowd
  • C.H.E.R.U.B. series – Robert Muchamore
  • Chocolate S.O.S. – Sue Limb
  • Coram Boy – Jamila Gavin
  • Dear Nobody – Berlie Doherty
  • Department 19 – Will Hill
  • Diary of a Crush – Sarra Manning
  • Drawing with Light – Julia Green
  • Finding Sky – Joss Stirling
  • Firebrand – Gillian Philip
  • Flour Babies – Anne Fine
  • Georgia Nicholson series – Louise Rennison
  • Girls Under Pressure – Jacqueline Wilson
  • Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
  • Hero.com – Andy Briggs
  • His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
  • How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
  • Incarceron – Catherine Fisher
  • Kiss Date Love Hate – Luisa Plaja
  • Long Lankin – Lindsey Barraclough
  • Lottie Biggs series – Hayley Long
  • Million Dollar Mates – Cathy Hopkins
  • My Sword Hand Is Singing – Marcus Sedgwick
  • Night School – CJ Daugherty
  • Numbers – Rachel Ward
  • Rain – Kate Le Vann
  • Rowan the Strange – Julie Hearn
  • Roxy’s Baby – Catherine MacPhail
  • Skellig – David Almond
  • Slam – Nick Hornby
  • Stolen – Lucy Christopher
  • The Angel Collector – Bali Rai
  • The Declaration – Gemma Malley
  • The Enemy – Charlie Higson
  • The Girl in the Mask – Marie-Louise Jensen
  • The Greengage Summer – Rumer Godden
  • The Owl Service – Alan Garner
  • The Twelfth Day of July – Joan Lingard
  • The Wind Singer series – William Nicolson
  • This Is Not Forgiveness – Celia Rees
  • Tiffany Aching series – Terry Pratchett
  • Troy – Adele Geras
  • Velvet – Mary Hooper
  • Waves – Sharon Dogar
  • When I Was Joe series – Keren David
  • Lila series – Sarah Alderson
  • Looking for JJ – Anne Cassidy
  • Lucas – Kevin Brooks
  • Mortal Engines series – Philip Reeve
  • Nearly Departed – Rook Hastings
  • Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman
  • Pennington’s Seventeenth Summer – KM Peyton
  • Rockoholic – CJ Skuse
  • Shadows on the Moon – Zoe Marriott
  • Skin Deep – Laura Jarratt
  • Slated – Teri Terry
  • Sugar Rush – Julie Burchill
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
  • The Double Shadow – Sally Gardner
  • The Glimpse – Claire Merle
  • The House in Norham Gardens – Penelope Lively
  • The Shell House – Linda Newbery
  • The Watchers at the Shrine – Jean Ure
  • They Do Things Differently There – Jan Mark
  • Threads series – Sophia Bennett
  • Torn – Cat Clarke
  • Unrest – Michelle Harrison
  • VIII – HM Castor
  • Wheels of War – Sally Prue
  • You Against Me – Jenny Downham

Thank you so much for all your votes, RTs, blog posts and support.


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Best of British: Blogger Nicky Schmidt

South African writer Nicky Schmidt blogs at  Absolute Vanilla  a great place to read YA interviews, reviews and Nicky’s thoughts. She’s picked her Best of British for UKYA.

YA author

Kevin Brooks

Book (teen)

Lucas by Kevin Brooks; Also Wasted by Nicola Morgan; Crossing the Line by Gillian Philip; How I live Now and There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff

Book (kids)

The Crestomanci Series by Diana Wynne Jones, The Narnia Stories, The Secret Garden, The Little White Horse – and too many more to mention.

Shop

Hamleys (HUGE London toy shop)

TV programme

At the moment, Downton Abbey

Film

Too many to list!

Designer

Vivienne Westwood, simply because she is so iconic!