Bog Child - Siobhan Dowd
Holes - Louis Sachar (see my review)
The Bunker Diary - Kevin Brooks
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness (see my review)
Trash - Andy Mulligan (see my review)
Life: An Exploded Diagram - Mal Peet
Looking for Alaska - John Green
Brilliant - Roddy Doyle
How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff (see my review)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - Mark Haddon
5/10 - not bad.
The Bunker Diary has gone straight to the TBR. I've been thinking about Bog Child for some time too. Brilliant- depression and the Irish written for kids.
There was a further long list for inclusion by the Hay audience.
Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
Pack of Lies - Geraldine McCaughrean
Junk - Melvin Burgess
Red Shift - Alan Garner
When Mr Dog Bites - Brian Conaghan
So many of these are unfamiliar to me. I think we should be compiling a list of recent books that should be on the 1001 list (maybe replacing Platero and I?!)
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