Head’s up, Readers! We’ve got more top ten lists for you to check out. This week, we bring you YALSA’s (Young Adult Library Services Assoication’s) 2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults.
Andrews, Jesse Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Socially invisible Greg becomes friends with Rachel, who has leukemia. When she stops her treatments, everything changes.
Bray, Libba The Diviners
It’s in the 1920’s and Evie is from Ohio, but New York is a whole different experience. Throw in some occult murders for a mystery and Evie and her uncle are on an interesting adventure. If they can survive.
Hartman, Rachel Seraphina
A decades long peace has existed between humans and mathematical dragons that fold themselves into human form. A plot is unraveling that end the peace, but can Seraphina discover who is behind it in time?
Kontis, Alethea Enchanted
Sunday the Princess kisses the magical frog. But who really is this prince? And why does her family despise him so?
Levithan, David Every Day
What would your life be like if you woke up in a different body every day? Boy? Girl? And every day, you are still in love with the same girl. A love story like no other.
McCormick, Patricia Never Fall Down
Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is the story off how Arn is changed in one day from a regular kid, living day to day, selling ice cream with his brother to just another body working in a labor camp in Cambodia.
Quick, Matthew Boy 21
Finley plays basketball, it’s the only solid thing in his life. Wearing the number 21 keeps him sane. Among all of the other craziness, in walks Russ. Who doesn’t answer to his name, only “Boy 21”, the number of his former basketball jersey.
Saenz, Benjamin Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Two problem teens. At least that’s what the adults say. One has a brother in prison, the other is a oddball smart-aleck. Swimming is the thing that brings them together and helps them grow.
Stiefvater, Maggie The Raven Boys
First in a series, Blue is a girl with no psychic ability. Since she’s born in a family where that’s the norm, this is a problem. But when she finds out that people who are near her “See” more clearly, several interesting developments begin. Including a prophecy that her first love’s kiss will kill.
Wein, Elizabeth Code Name Verity
In 1943, a British spy plane crashes in France. Captured by Nazis, the passenger “Verity” is forced to weave a written and intricate confession of how her and her pilot friend met and became friends in an effort to survive.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? Would you recommend these to your friends? Let us know in the comments below.
–sent by Michael Perry