Wednesday, 30 May 2012

UK YA - not hiding in the shadows any more!

I was visiting the Absolute Vanilla blog, and I read this post about a brand new website for and about UK YA writers and readers. It's called and it is made of awesome. And I also think it's important, because when I looked at my bookshelves, about 90% of the YA was American.

I think this is because US YA is so well-developed as a genre, and the characters are usually older, and hey, they can go on road trips! In the UK, you can travel from Land's End in Cornwall to John O'Groats in Scotland in about seven hours. Great road trip, right? Hardly enough time to fall in love and discover meaningful self-truths or whatever it is road-trippers do.

Oh, and there's a #UKYA hash tag thingie on twitter, which means nothing to me but might to others of you. Get tweeting, peeps!

Next post is going to be about a UK YA book that I've just read, which freaked me out and made me think and I'm going to review it for you all to check out.

First, though, because I can and because it's British, here are some funny Harry Potter pictures for you all!


  1. Excellent find, thanks for sharing! And LOL at those pictures!

  2. Hahahaha--those are excellent Harry Potter jokes! Glad you're connecting with that community!

  3. Cute HP pics. Sent an award your way, check it out on my blog. :)

  4. Awesome, thank you for the link! I'm always on the lookout for UK YA related things :)

  5. Great link - I need to read more UKYA.

    And the one about Harry's Education? BRILLIANT!

  6. Amy, I enjoy your posts so much that I want to pass along the Reader Appreciation Award to you!