YALSA's 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults
YALSA has selected 102 books for this year’s list of Best Fiction for Young Adults. We dig it— a great variety of genres, styles, and subject matter. Here are some of our favorites from the list:
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Every Day by David Levithan
Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl
Fire in the Streets by Kekla Magoon
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson
Because our Teen Book Group members and their moderator, Amy, have excellent taste, they decided last month to discuss Endangered by Eliot Schrefer for their next meeting on Sunday, 2/24 at 3:30 pm. Why not join them? After all, you get 20% off the book when you tell us you’re reading it for the group!
We’d like to send a big, fat WOOO out to all of our authors on the list. (And an e-high five to everyone else - we’re in some pretty dreamy company.)
Paolo Bacigalupi. The Drowned Cities - Mahlia and Mouse are cast-off refugees from the Drowned Cities of a war-torn future American Southeast when they meet Tool, a half-man genetically engineered for one thing: killing.
*Libba Bray. The Diviners - New age, old magic.
A.S King. Ask the Passengers - Astrid, who just moved from the big city to a small town, must discover her way in life, her sexuality and, most importantly, herself.
Barry Lyga. I Hunt Killers - Jazz, the son of one of the most notorious of all serial killers, must come to terms with his upbringing by hunting down a new serial killer in his hometown.
Jackson Pearce. Purity - Shelby promised her dying mother three things: listen to her father, love as much as possible, and live without restraint. What happens when promise one runs up against promises two and three?
*Matthew Quick. Boy 21 - A chronicle of grief paralleling Finley’s silence and immersion in the repetition of basketball with Boy 21’s belief that his murdered parents will return from space and take him to the cosmos.
Source: Politics & Prose