I’ll Be Home For Christmas is the first Christmas themed book to come onto our radar this year from back in the Summer. It’s an anthology of short stories … and a poem with a theme of Home and what it means to have a home at Christmas.
And to say we loved it doesn’t really go far enough, each author in the anthology has created something truly in their own style which makes this a book which represents the strength, generosity and creativity of the UKYA community.
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So much so that we thought we’d point you in the direction of the story (or stories) from the collection which match the genre you like.
Gosh! Your spoilt for choice if contemporary is your thing?
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We think you’ll love The Afterschool Club by Holly Bourne, Family You Choose by Cat Clarke, Ghosts of Christmas Past by Non Pratt, The Bluebird by Julie Mayhew AND Christmas Takes Two by Katy Cannon.
Poems your kind of thing? There’s just one choice – Home and Away by Benjamin Zephaniah
Look to Claws by Tom Becker if you like being intrigued by a mystery
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When Daddy Comes Home by Sita Brahmachari is where you’ll want to go if you like being kept on the edge of your seat with a thriller
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Sci-Fi up your spacewalk? Turn to page 53 for If Only in My Dreams by Marcus Sedgwick
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Or how about Dystopia? You’ll want to check out The Associates by Kevin Brooks
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If you’re looking for something about what it means to have someone love you no matter what check out the distinct Homo for Christmas by Juno Dawson
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If you’re like us and are on the look out for a fresh YA voice the brilliant The Letter by Tracy Darnton is where you need to turn
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And finally if you want something which will make your heart swell try out Routes and Wings by Lisa Williamson
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Of course we think they’re all utterly brilliant!
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This wonderful anthology is published by Stripes with at least £1 from the sale of every copy going to Crisis at Christmas and we think you’ll love it very much.
And you can grab a copy here.