Monday, February 18, 2013

Everyone Has a Top Ten

YALSA's Best Fiction Books for Young Adults : 2013 Edition
Each year, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) compiles a list of Best Fiction for Young Adults. This year’s list of 102 books was drawn from 200 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse.

Here's the top ten; click on the titles for plot summaries, reviews, and availability :

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Every Day by David Levithan
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
Boy21 by Matthew Quick
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Benjamin Alire Saenz
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein