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Top 5 young adult books

Posted On: 14 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Top 5 young adult books

A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Mattie, 15, is a poor, gifted girl who longs to go to college. Based on the true story of a murder, this thoroughly researched book reveals the gap between aspiration and harsh reality. Suitable for ages 11 to 90.
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Audrey, 14, doesn't leave the house. Her family are hoping her therapist can sort it out. Sounds grim? No - this is a laugh-out-loud book which I've already read twice. Will raise your spirits.
This is Not a Love Story by Keren David
Set mainly in Amsterdam, Kitty has fallen in love with two boys. The author has lived in the city and this is a well-drawn, absorbing story. Will make you want to want to jump on Eurostar and go sightseeing.
DID YOU KNOW... In total, more than 92,000 people have sold The Big Issue since 1991 to help themselves work their way out of poverty - more than could fit into Wembley Stadium.
Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
England, 1914. Three girls have only one thing on their minds - votes...

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