Saturday, November 29, 2008

SLJ Best Books of 2008

The School Library Journal has just released its Best Books of 2008. As they say: "It was an amazingly strong year for YA novels, several with hard-hitting, powerful themes." So, for your convenience and mine, here they are, the 15 YA novels on the list:

What I Saw and How I Lied, Judy Blundell
Graceling, Kristin Cashore
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Little Brother, Cory Doctorow
Paper Towns, John Green
Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, E. Lockhart
Princess Ben, Cathering Gilbert Murdock
The Door of No Return, Sarah Mussi
Sunrise Over Fallujah, Walter Dean Myers
The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Mary. E. Pearson
Nation, Terry Pratchett
Here Lies Arthur, Philip Reeve
Becoming Billie Holiday, Carole Boston Weatherford
Impossible, Nancy Werlin

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