Celebrating Young Adult fiction by UK authors

We Sat Down’s UKYA Books of the Year


Joint choice (by M & Little M):


127434721.       Slated – Teri Terry


Chosen by Little M:


1.       The One Dollar Horse – Lauren St John


2.      Secrets of the Henna Girl by Sufiya Ahmed


Chosen by M:


1.       Codename Verity – Elizabeth Wein


2.      Maggot Moon – Sally Gardner


3.      The Weight of Water – Sarah Crossan


4.      After the Snow – SD Crockett


5.      All Fall Down – Sally Nicholls


6.      The Seeing – Diana Hendry


Secrets of the Henna Girl by Sufiya Ahmed

Life as Zeba knows it could be over for good…

Zeba Khan is like any other sixteen-year-old girl: enjoying herself, waiting for exam results… and dreaming of the day she’ll meet her one true love. Except her parents have other plans.

In Pakistan for the summer, Zeba’s world is shattered. Her future is threatened by an unthinkable – and forced – duty to protect her father’s honour.

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