Friday, August 03, 2007

Teen Book Lists

The ALA and YALSA have announced nominations for the 2007 Teens' Top Ten list. Teenagers can vote for their favorites during Teen Read Week, which will be October 14 through 20 this year.

Among the nominees are Tony Abbott's Firegirl and Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It. Also, Stephenie Meyer's New Moon, the sequel to...Twilight!

YALSA also has the nominations up for the Best Books for Young Adults for 2008. Included on this list are Sherman Alexie's Flight, which I was just carrying on about a couple of days ago. I was also very happy to see The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar on the list. Good Fairies isn't YAish the way Flight is. But it's definitely a book older teens and the college crowd can enjoy. It's also a book that appears to have been around for a while with a new edition released in 2006. It's great to see it getting some attention.

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