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YA Book Prize 2021

The YA Book Prize launched in 2014 to award a YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. Organised by book trade magazine The Bookseller and run in partnership with Hay Festival. The shortlist is selected by a team at The Bookseller and the winner is selected by a panel of expert and teenage judges, who are asked to pick the book they believe is the best-written and that they would be most likely to share with young adults

It is the first UK and Ireland prize to specifically focus on fiction for young adults. The prize celebrates great books for teenagers and young adults and aims to get more teens reading and buying books.

From a shortlist of 10 the 2021 winner chosen was:

Loveless by Alice Oseman HarperCollins. ISBN: 9780008244125

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