Yippee! At last a shortlist where the lazy witch has read every single book! Very nice list, very nice books. It’s traditional to say let the best book win, but which one?
I have enthused about them all. Can’t say more than that.
Frank Cottrell Boyce, Cosmic
Kevin Brooks, Black Rabbit Summer
Eoin Colfer, Airman
Siobhan Dowd, Bog Child
Keith Gray, Ostrich Boys
Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go
Kate Thompson, Creature of the Night
Actually, as the Guardian points out, it’s a ‘boy’ sort of list. That is good.