Wednesday, January 24, 2007

ALA's 2007 Best Books for Young Adults

Not to be confused with my own sidebar Best Books.

The full list is at the ALA site.

Here are the books from the list that I have read and reviewed. It is NOT the full list; for that, you need to go to the above link. If there's an asterisk, it was on my personal Best Book list. ... indicates where I omitted titles.

Fiction

Almond, David. Clay. *

Anderson, M.T. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party. *

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Cohn, Rachel and Levithan, David. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. *

Cornish, D.M. Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling. Read it; will be loved by those who like high fantasy. Great alternate world, awesome maps, a glossary, and an interesting plot; but, not reviewed because I thought the main character too young.

Dessen, Sarah. Just Listen.

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Gantos, Jack. The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs. *

Giles, Gail. What Happened to Cass McBride?

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Green, John. An Abundance of Katherines.

Hartnett, Sonya. Surrender. *

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Jansen, Hanna. Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You. Read it; very powerful; emotionally draining. Rough draft sitting in my to be finalized pile, once I have the nerve.

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Larson, Kirby. Hattie Big Sky. * Adored it. Draft review waiting to be finalized.

Lat. Kampung Boy. *

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Miller, Kirsten. Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City. *

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Murdock, Catherine Gilbert. Dairy Queen. (the paperback has a much better cover.)

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Portman, Frank. King Dork. *

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Reinhardt, Dana. A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life. *

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Stassen, Jean-Philippe. Deogratias, a Tale of Rwanda. * Heartbreaking, almost unbearable. Genius. Sitting in my drafts pile.

Sturtevant, Katherine. A True and Faithful Narrative. Liked the look at the craft, art, and business of writing; liked how the narrator struggled to be true to her self and her times. Didn't review because I felt at times the narrator was too modern; and that it was more about modern times than the time it was set.

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Turner, Megan Whalen. The King of Attolia. *

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Werlin, Nancy. The Rules of Survival. An honest & straightforward look at the damage done by emotional abuse and a selfish, self-centered, self absorbed mother (who I'm sure was that way as a teen and never grew up.). Review in draft pile. (See, I haven't been exaggerating my backlog!)

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Wooding, Chris. Storm Thief.

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Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. No excuses; just part of the backlog. I read it, enjoyed it, believe it's the type of story that could only work as a graphic novel.

Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief.*

Non-Fiction

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Engle, Margarita and Qualls, Sean. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano.

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Jacobson, Sid and Colon, Ernie. The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation. Read it, found it very well done & a great way to present the information. It's in my draft pile.

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