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Holly Jackson & Lauren James Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2020

Holly Jackson and Lauren James have made their debut on the YA Book Prize shortlist this year with A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (Electric Monkey) and The Quiet at the End of the World (Walker Books). Jackson's book is a story of a teenage sleuth who investigates a five-year-old murder case in her small town as part of a school project, while James' is about the last two young people left in the world after a devastating virus caused global infertility. 

The judging panel will be joined again by teenage judges from schools across the country and Julia Eccleshare, children’s director of The Hay Festival, which is partnering with The Bookseller on the prize.

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