Yesterday, the YA Book Prize announced their 2017 shortlist. Last year, I challenged myself to read all of the books on the shortlist before the prize was awarded – a challenge I’m going to be undertaking again this year – so I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about the books: how I felt about the ones I’ve already read, and what I’m expecting from those that I haven’t picked up yet.
‘Beautiful Broken Things’ by Sara Barnard
You all know how much I love Sara Barnard. I read ‘Beautiful Broken Things’ way back in February 2016 and I really enjoyed it, but Sara’s second novel, ‘A Quiet Kind of Thunder‘, stole my heart and made it explode with sheer joy.
I only gave ‘Beautiful Broken Things’ four stars when I reviewed it, so I’m probably going to reread this one… But I wouldn’t be surprised if ‘A Quiet Kind of Thunder’ is nominated next year.
I’m not sure I’m going to like this one so much.
Out of the books I’ve read from the list so far, I’m backing this one as the winner.
I still think it deserves the five stars that I gave it… But I’m not sure that it’s a winner for me.
This is the only book on the list that I’m dreading reading, and it’s going to take some effort to pick it up.
Leave your comments down below, along with your prediction as to who is going to win the prize!