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My top ten teenage novels of the year, as published in The Scotsman today. (You need to have a password to access the page, but registration is free and painless.)

Here's the list, but you'll need to hit the link for my comments on the books. The competition entry that came closest was entered by 'fscully':

1. Kissing The Rain by Kevin Brooks (The Chicken House)
published January

2. Skarrs by Catherine Forde (Egmont)
published August

3. The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein (Faber)
published January

4. Knife Edge by Malory Blackman (Doubleday)
published February

5. Boy Kills Man by Matt Whyman (Hodder)
published March

6. Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah (Bloomsbury)
published September

7. The Simple Gift by Stephen Herrick (Egmont)
published January

8. Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates (Collins)
published November

9. Looking For JJ by Anne Cassidy (February)
published February

10. Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini (Collins)
published July

The Scotsman chose to omit my choice for tied 10th place so, for the record, this was it:

=10. Sugar Rush by Julie Burchill (Macmillan)
published September

Don?t believe the ?explicit content? sticker on this book?s cover. It?s just a publishing come-on. Burchill successfully catches the highs and lows of a close female friendship and it?s only the book?s rather unconvincing climax that is at all lurid.
Michael Thorn


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