Saturday, 5 May 2012

Booklist for ages 11-14 by Savita Kalhan

Usually when we post a booklist, it's based on our recommendations and often from our own bookshelves.

Today is different.  Here are author of The Long Weekend, Savita Kalhan's, personal book recommendations especially for readers aged 11-14: 

Some of my favourite writers for teen/YA are:
Malorie Blackman, Jennifer Donnelly, Gillian Philip and Kevin Brooks.

Great teen/YA books that I’ve read recently:
  • Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace
  • No Use Crying by Zannah Kearns
  • Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
  • You Against Me by Jenny Downham

A new website has just been launched exploring the best of British teen/YA books, so do check it out as it’s a great list: UKYA  

I belong to a group of 8 writers called The Edge, who include Keren David, Miriam Halahmy, Dave Cousins, Katie Dale, Sara Grant, Bryony Pearce and Paula Rawsthorne. Our novels are all teen/YA and they are all edgy in their own way. We also have a list of recommended teen/YA reads there, including my book, The Long Weekend.


Thank you Savita.  We chatted to Savita about boundaries in YA fiction earlier this week.  Check it out  if you haven't already!


  1. great books and authors mentioned here, Malorie Blackman and Jennifer Donnelly are two of my favourite authors, I recommend them to everyone!! :D

    1. I've read Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman but all off the others are new to me, so I'm going to check them out.

  2. Have only read You Against Me out of those four book recommendations, will definitely keep an eye out for the rest!


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