I just read this article on the Telegraph The Best YA Fiction for 2015 and I’m calling it now – none of these selections will succeed this year.
I think it’s bad to call these the best of a year that has only just begun and if these are the best, our year is going to be dire for YA Fiction reading.
My opinion is these will not get up the mark because they are all so DIRE. YA market needs escape, wishful thinking, imagination, HOPE. They get all these depressing stories that are referred to as “the best” in their Instagram feeds they don’t need to read a whole book about it.
Anyway I’ve called it. Would love to know what you think.