UKYA

Celebrating Young Adult fiction by UK authors


The Shell House by Linda Newbery

Greg’s casual interest in the history of a ruined mansion becomes more personal as he slowly discovers the tragic events that overwhelmed its last inhabitants.

Set against a background of the modern day and the First World War, Greg’s contemporary beliefs become intertwined with those of Edmund, a foot soldier whose confusion about his sexuality and identity mirrors Greg’s own feelings of insecurity.

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The Shell House is on our UKYA Top 100 list.

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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