Friday 1 June 2012

Boys will be boys - Guys in UK YA

by Jo Wyton

It's a busy Friday, what with Candy slinging her Singapore and all, but I'm going to bustle her out of the way for a minute to highlight some of the top guys in UK YA today. A lot of the YA people hear about right now is big, commercial fiction written by women, and more often than not, it's girly enough to make any boy worth his grimy underpants throw up. But go into the children's department of any bookshop and you'll see a huge number of male authors, and they're writing some of the most brilliant books. Here are four of them:

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