Goodbye, Perfect , the third book for Young Adults by UEA alumna Sara Barnard, has been shortlisted for the 2019 YA Book Prize. Sara graduated from the UEA BA in Literature with Creative Writing at UEA in 2010 and published her debut YA novel Beautiful Broken Things in 2016. This was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize in 2017. Her second YA novel, A Quiet Kind Thunder, was published in 2017, and was followed Goodbye, Perfect last year. Sara’s fourth novel Fierce Fragile Hearts was published by Macmillan Children’s Books earlier this year. The winner of the YA Book Prize will be announced at the Hay Festival on 30 May.