The shortlist for the Booktrust Teenage Prize was announced earlier this week. Among the titles to make the cut: The Graveyard Book (It makes the cut for everything. I liked it, but, come on.) by Neil Gaiman and The Ant Colony by Jenny Valentine.
Valentine also wrote Me, the Missing, and the Dead, which I liked a great deal. Gaiman, of course, wrote everything else. Much of which I also liked.