Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Reader's Choice Best YAs of 2008

Which young adult novels did you think were the best of 2008?

Feel free to include overlooked, understocked, and misunderstood favorites.

Some of my favorites this year include:

THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary Pearson
IMPOSSIBLE by Nancy Werlin
GRACELING by Kristen Cashore
THE SPECTACULAR NOW by Tim Tharp

What were your favorites?

Mar

9 comments:

Linda Joy Singleton said...

My faves for 2008 were LITTLE BROTHER, IMPOSSIBLE, HUNGER GAMES, GRACELING, THE DRAGONFLY POOL, INVISIBLE TOUCH...and your new book!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Here's my list of the best that I read in 2008:

WAKE, Lisa McMann

GYM CANDY, Carl Deuker

BOY TOY, Barry Lyga

KNIGHTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY, Tim Tharp

SOMETHING HAPPENED, Greg Logsted (How could I not???)

CATALYST, Laurie Halse Anderson

Every book ever written by Sarah Dessen

SWEETHEARTS, Sara Zarr

TWELVE LONG MONTH, Brian Malloy

GETTING THE GIRL, Marcus Zusak

CRANK, Ellen Hopkins

CRACKBACK, John Coy

I agree that IMPOSSIBLE is wonderful too but didn't read it until just this past week.

Anonymous said...

My favorite was Antsy Does Time by Neal Schusterman.

April Henry said...

Hunger Games
Adoration of Jennifer Fox
Other Side of the Island

I guess I like dystopias, even though I have never written one.

aprilhenry.livejournal.com

chris-writes said...

My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park
by Steve Kluger.

I'm on the wait list for Hunger Games.

I also really liked Paper Towns, but then again a John Green novel is always a give favorite.

I really need to find a job, because I'm just not patient enough for library copies.

MarPerez said...

Linda Joy, awwwh, thanks for saying that!

I haven't read LITTLE BROTHER YET. I'm really looking forward to it.

And Lauren, great list! And of course, you HAVE to include Greg's book.

April, my daughter loves dystopias. The bleaker the better.

Chris, I LOVE Steve Kluger, but I haven't read his new one yet. I have put myself on a book budget this year.

Mar

sharigreen said...

Tough question, LOL! So many good YAs out there. But here are a few of my faves for 2008:
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Disreputable History of Frankie-Landau Banks (E. Lockhart)
Getting The Girl (Susan Juby)

MarPerez said...

Oh, Shari,

How could I forget E. Lockhart's DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS? I LOVED this book, but I read it early in the year, so I forgot. FRANKIE's definitely in my top ten!!

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