2021 YA Book Prize Shortlist

The 10 titles shortlisted for the YA Book Prize in the UK have been announced. This year they are also giving their third ever YA Book Prize Special Achievement Award to Marjorie Blackman, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first novel in Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses series. Here are the 2021 shortlisted titles:

And The Stars Were Burning Brightly (And The Stars Were Burning Brightly, #1)

And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando

Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle (out in the U.S.)

Eight Pieces of Silva

Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson (out in the U.S.)

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff (released in April 2021 in U.S.)

Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury (out in U.S.)

Loveless by Alice Oseman (released in November 2021 in U.S.)

Melt My Heart

Melt My Heart by Bethany Rutter

A Snowfall of Silver

A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood

Wranglestone (Wranglestone, #1)

Wranglestone by Darren Charlton

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