QUICK NOTE: I need your help!

I’ve been asked to create a board for my English department, displaying books and things to do with reading.
I’ve decided to do a UKYA theme and so I need a few things from you.
1. I need your UKYA recommendations! Whether it be suitable for boys or girls, I need them. 
2. I need you to write a few things to do with your favourite UKYA books. Best ones will be featured!
3. I need you to spread the word. I’d love to be able to make this board the best it can possibly be because I’m trying to get people to read the books and you guys are experts. What would you like reading? 
And also, going off on a tangent, I’ve started a UKYA Goodreads group! You can join here. Do tell me if you’ve joined! 
Please tweet me or write in the comments below.
Thank you,

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    Zoe Crook
    12 May, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Sounds like a great project, Lucy! *raises hand* I’d be happy to help 🙂

    My favourite UK author has to be JK Rowling. Harry Potter has changed my life and has inspired a whole generation. Without the wonderful world to dive into now and again, I’d be a completely different person. When I’m sad or not in a good mood, I’ll read a few random chapters of a Harry Potter book and I’ll feel better again. Escaping to a new world is what JK Rowling is brilliant at.

    My other favourite UKYA authors are: Malorie Blackman, Luisa Plaja, Holly Smale, Keris Stainton, Sophie McKenzie, Cornelia Funke and Eva Ibboston. I hope I helped! Good luck! 🙂

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    12 May, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Sarra Manning, Holly Smale, Keris Stainton, Siobhan Curham, (Kirsty McKay?), CJ Skuse – these are probably all for girls, aren’t they? Ok, um Charlie Higson ‘Young Bond’, Anthony Horowitz… does Eoin Colfer count? Hope that helps! 😀

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    Nina @ Death Books and Tea
    12 May, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    That looks fun! Good luck with it! Er, here’s something I wrote earlier for Headline’s LoveYA thing Nina ” Pantomime by Laura Lam. Micah has run away to join a circus, but has a lot of secrets to hide. The fantasy world building is amazing, and it deals with gender and sexuality beautifully. If you want intrigue, romance and adventure, this is the one for you.”
    Er, other suggestions…Cat Clarke, James Dawson, Sally Gardner, JKR, and…er…can’t think of any more at the moment. I’ll contact you if I can think of them later. Good luck!

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    Lucy Lin
    12 May, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    OMG xD I wish you the best luck Lucy 🙂 Lucy to Lucy yeahhh ? xD I bet your board is gonna look soo stunning xD ♥

  • Reply
    12 May, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Have joined on Goodreads, but can’t think of any authors just now!

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    Sophie Louise
    12 May, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Holly Smale, Sarah Crossan(Breathe is fantastic!) Siobhan Curham, Catherine Fisher and S.C Ransom!

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    Ruby :)
    12 May, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Zoe’s answer is amazing, and I completely agree with her.

    JK Rowling is such an inspiration; she became the first billionaire from writing novels, but then lost that status as she gave so much money to charity! Harry Potter has always been an escape for me, and if I’m feeling down I’ll always grab a cup of hot chocolate and take a trip to Hogwarts… After all, it’ll always be there to welcome me home!

    I also agree with Sophie about Sarah Crossan. Although Breathe was of course fantastic, The Weight of Water was a truly eye-opening read. Because it’s written in verse, the poignant tale is definitely a unique UKYA read. 🙂

    Another one of my favourite UK authors is Cornelia Funke. Inkheart has so many fantastic quotes about reading that you might want to include on the board! 🙂

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      Marie-Louise Jensen
      22 September, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      Cornelia Funke is fantastic, but she is also German! 🙂 All her books are translated into English.
      Some of my favourites are Ann Turnbull, Mary Hooper and Sally Gardner (her historical fiction, not Maggot Moon).

  • Reply
    14 May, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Ruth Warburton is one of my fave UKYA authors! Her Winter Trilogy is paranormal romance with a British twist! Wonderful witchy reads.

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