Tom and Lucy's Favourite UKYA Books
Not a very original choice, I'm afraid, but I do think it's one of the best books ever written about being a teenager. Not to mention one of the funniest/most cringeworthy/unputdownable, too. Everything from bullying and first love to school, parents and friendship is covered in an incredibly funny and moving fashion.
I'm a massive fan of the whole series, but if I have to pick one, I'm going for Goblet of Fire because it's got everything: the Tri-Wizard Cup, the lake, the dragons, the ball, Ron wearing that ridiculous gown... Everything. Plus, I really fancy Fleur.
Like Adrian Mole, this pre-dates the whole existence of the 'YA' genre, but it was a massive favourite of mine growing up, and it really captured the hilarity and confusion and frustration and awkwardness of being a pre-teen.
It's everything UKYA should be - funny, relatable, honest... It was one of the main inspirations for our first book, Lobsters, as we wanted to try and write a Louise Rennison-style book full of cringey comedy, for slightly older teens. Georgia Nicolson is such a great character. Whether she's mistakenly dressing as a stuffed olive, or shaving one of her eyebrows off, you can't help but love her.
I literally finished it this morning and it is SO good. Brilliantly written, moving and memorable.
Amazingly written, sensitive, real. I loved this book the moment I read it and will always have it on my book shelf and book-push it whenever I can.
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today Tom and Lucy! Some of these are my all time favourites too.
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Never Evers by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison published by Chicken House is out now priced £6.99 and available from all good bookshops.