YA author Keren David’s top picksPosted: March 18, 2011
Keren David started out in journalism as a teenage messenger girl, and after a career in national newspapers, turned to writing books for teens. Her first book When I Was Joe was published last year and won the North East Teen Book Award.
Just reading the bids in so far testifies to the great love pet-owners have for their animal friends, and the daft names they give them. I am calculating how much I’d pay to immortalise our beloved guinea pigs.
Anyone who’s read Sarra Manning’s adult novels knows there’s a great chance here for your character to have fabulously interesting sex and a satisfyingly damaged past. Irresistable.
Not many writers could splice urban grit with a pony book and get away with it, but Sheena Wilkinson’s YA debut is a triumph. Five copies on offer here, perfect for a reading group or gifts for favourite nieces.
Love Ellen’s books, and Tobias is my favourite character. He’s brave, resourceful and straight-talking – and Ellen gives him lots of troubles to test him. I’d love to see what he looks like.
She’d tell it as it is, but she’d do it in a really nice way.