Thursday, January 04, 2007

Cybils Short List: YA Fiction

The Cybils Short List for YA Fiction is the one I am most interested in because I'm a judge. And guess what?

Turns out I have already read 4 of the 5; and I'm halfway thru the fifth.

Before you all start searching past reviews, let me say this -- and this is all I'll say -- each and every one of these titles is on my Best Books of 2006 list. I've only posted reviews of three of the titles; and I'm not sure if I'll post reviews of the other 2 until after the final Cybils decision.

Book Thief, The written by Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers

Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, A written by Dana Reinhardt, Wendy Lamb Books

Hattie Big Sky written by Kirby Larson, Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, Knopf Books for Young Readers

Rules of Survival, The written by Nancy Werlin, Dial


Anonymous said...

Most fortuitous, I'd say. Though your appreciation for all of the books isn't going to make choosing ONE any easier. I've only read one of the five MG nominees (where I'm judging), so you're starting off better than I am.

Liz B said...

This is going to be very difficult; but lots of fun!