Win all 10 books on this year's YA Book Prize shortlist!

10 books that teens will love (and so will you!)

This year's YA Book Prize shortlist has been revealed and we're delighted to give away sets of all 10 books to two lucky Caboodlers!

The YA Book Prize launched in 2014 as the first prize to focus specifically on British and Irish fiction for young adults. The prize celebrates great books for a younger audience and aims to get more teens reading and buying books.

The fantastic shortlist features:

  • Wranglestone by Darren Charlton
  • Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson
  • And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando
  • Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence
  • Loveless by Alice Oseman
  • The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff
  • Melt My Heart by Bethany Rutter
  • Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury
  • Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle
  • A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood

The YA Book Prize Special Achievement Award has also been awarded to the wonderful Malorie Blackman to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Noughts & Crosses. During her 30-year career as an author, Malorie has inspired generations of young readers, not only through her own writing, but also during her time as Children’s Laureate, which saw the founding of the UK's first Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC).

The winner of this year's YA Book Prize was announced on Thursday 6th May – congratulations to Alice Oseman! 

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Enter now and collect 5 Caboodle Points. This competition will close after 27/05/2021.

Terms and Conditions

2 x winners will receive the entire YA Book Prize 2021 shortlist

  • Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 27th May 2021.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third party (such as the publisher) in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and are subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice.
  • If National Book Tokens gift cards or e-Gift cards are included in the prize, they can be spent in participating bookshops. Find out more.
  • If signed copies are included in the prize, books will either be signed directly by the author/illustrator(s) or signed bookplates will be provided (either separately or stuck in the book).
  • The Promoter will choose winners at random from all qualifying entries.
  • The Promoter will contact winners by email shortly after the closing date. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, the Promoter reserves the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving the Promoter’s communications due to their spam filter, accidental deletion, incorrect email provided, or for any other reason. In the event of this, the Promoter is unable to provide compensation.
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for winners not receiving their prize once it has been dispatched. On a case-by-case basis, the Promoter will do their best to compensate the winner but regretfully this may not always be possible.
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoter will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19), prizes may be delayed in being dispatched; there may be a delay in contacting winners; and there may be unavoidable issues that mean the Promoter needs to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.

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