Our second library entry comes from the brilliant Sean (seen here with his team, to the left).  Another top notch selection of titles, from another teen lit devotee – here we go:

1) My Name is Mina / David Almond

One of my favourite books of the year.

2) Long Lankin / Lindsey Barraclough

The scariest book of last year.

3) Noughts & Crosses / Malorie Blackman.

Superb idea, strongly executed

4) Cry of the Wolf / Melvin Burgess

Just re-read, very poweful

5) VIII / Harriet Castor.

Engaging story retelling the early years of Henry VIII

6) Grace / Morris Gleitzman.

Sublime storytelling

7) Everybody Jam / Ali Lewis

Moving story, sometimes bittersweet – but touches of humour elevate

8) Kai-Ro / Graham Marks.  Brilliant imagining of the Greek Gods of old

9) Monsters of Men / Patrick Ness

Lyrical prose, strong narrative and well-rounded characterisation.

10) My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece / Annabel Pitcher

One of this year’s debuts.

11) Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Septys.

Moving account of a little-known period in history

12) The Snow Merchant – Sam Gayton.

A great seasonal read-aloud for 9+ with wonderful line drawings.  You will need a cup of hot chocolate with this one!

Certainly one of the best libraries in North London, I promise I’m not biased, be sure to go take a visit:

Haringey Park, London, N8 9JA

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