One thing I am glad of with the new GCSEs is that the writing requirements seem in some ways to be more realistic than some of the over-
My regular #ReadingTeacher recommendations on Twitter may be useful as some explicitly reference writing skills, but all are chosen as well-
For ‘clean’ and crisp writing which still conveys emotional subtleties, look to:
Note: all recommended authors above write for teens and there may be occasional strong language and content. All are UK writers (no Americanisms).