Tuesday, February 8, 2011
2010 Best Books for Young Adults
Even though we are well into 2011, great books remain great, so the following is a listing of some of YALSA's 2010 Best Books for Young Adults that can be found here at Acorn.
A girl is haunted by her best friend's death from an eating disorder, while she struggles with her own.
Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes
YA FIC BARNES
Karl attempts to distance himself from the rest of the students in his school's therapy group known as the Madman Underground.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
YA FIC BRAY and YA CD FIC BRAY
Cameron knew there was something wrong when he started seeing pillars of fire and angels, but he never imagined he had mad cow disease.
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
YA FIC BROWN
In the year following the devastating shootings at her high school orchestrated by her boyfriend Nick, Valerie must come to terms with her grief and guilt.
All the Broken Pieces by Anne Burg
YA FIC BURG
Matt struggles to cope with memories of family left behind in war-torn Vietnam with the help of his adoptive parents, baseball coach and music teacher.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
YA FIC COLLINS
The second book in the Hunger Games Trilogy. If you haven't read these books, you should start with The Hunger Games.
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
YA FIC DESSEN
Dessen fans won't be disappointed! Auden's summer becomes one of second chances and self-discovery.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
YA FIC FORMAN
While in a coma after her family is killed in an accident, Mia struggles to decide whether to live or die. A thoughtful and compelling read!
The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin
YA FIC GRIFFIN
Despite poverty, gang violence and lack of support, three inner-city teens try to beat the odds and succeed in life.
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
YA FIC HALPERN
Feeling used by her best friends, Jessie decides to go in search of new friends.
The Great Wide Sea by M.H. Herlong
YA PB HERLONG CAUDILL 2011
March's YA Book Discussion Group pic! Ben and his young brothers try to survive a horrific storm while their father is missing at sea.
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jenks
YA FIC JENKS
Nina, forever a teenage vampire, leads her dysfunctional group on a mission to halt vampire persecution. A fun read, and a departure from the rest of the vampire books out currently.
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
YA FIC LARBALESTIER
For years, Micah has been a liar, and after her boyfriend's brutal murder will anyone believe what she has to say?
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
YA FIC STIEFVATER
Grace is drawn to one of the wolves she has spent years watching in the woods behind her house. Fans of Twilight will love the first book of this series.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
YA FIC WESTERFELD
A steampunk novel mixing Victorian times with mechanical inventions. An extremely fresh novel!