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12 August 2021

Rebecca Henry: a vibrant new voice in UK YA

Rebecca Henry is establishing herself as the author to watch in UK YA.

The endorsements have been strong:

“Fizzing with energy and purpose, a vibrant new voice in UK YA” – Lisa Williamson

“Outstanding complex writing, so glad this book is here” – Patrice Lawrence

“A rare precocious talent” – Alex Wheatle

“Some people are just annoyingly talented but it’s hard to begrudge 22-year-old school librarian Rebecca Henry, who won the Everything with Words YA competition in 2019. She is now firmly establishing herself as the genre’s most exciting new voice with this outstanding debut novel The Sound of Everything. A sensitive, mesmerising coming-of-age novel, this is a must-read for any YA devotee.” – Independent roundup Best new talent 

“It’s doubtful there could be a more authentic teenage voice than that of Kadie in The Sound of Everything.” – Financial Times, genre Roundup The Best Books for Young Adults

“Debut author Rebecca Henry springs on to the YA scene with The Sound of Everything (Everything with Words, £8.99), an energetic and heart-wrenching account of a life in foster care. . . Henry’s ear for dialect and slang is particularly strong, and her depiction of adolescent bullying in the social-media age devastatingly sharp.”  – Irish Times

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