The £2,000 prize is awarded to a book for readers of 12+, which helps young people to cope with the challenges of growing up. Titles in the shortlist covers issues including eating disorders, divorce and death.
A Perfect Ten by Chris Higgins (Hodder Children’s Books)
Without Looking Back by Tabitha Suzuma (Random House Children’s Books)
Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray (Random House Children’s Books)
The Stuff of Nightmares by Malorie Blackman (Random House Children’s Books)
Bang, Bang, You’re Dead by Narinder Dhami (Random House Children’s Books)
GingerSnaps by Cathy Cassidy (Penguin Books)
The winner will be announced on 11 November. Read the whole article at the Bookseller.
Find out more about the YoungMinds Book Award at the YoungMinds website.