Thursday, January 31, 2013
Another Honor: Best Fiction For Young Adults
Well, Gorblimey, I'm having a rewarding week! Monstrous Beauty was included on YALSA's 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults list. This is about as prestigious an honor as I could get. I'm so thrilled and grateful. Congratulations to all of my colleagues on the list!
From YALSA's web site:
"Each year, YALSA presents the Best Fiction for Young Adults list after ALA's Midwinter Meeting. This year’s list of 102 books was drawn from 200 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse.
'I am very proud of the hard work, patience and dedication each committee member took this year in selecting the 2013 BFYA list,' said Chair Ted Schelvan. 'After much deliberation and discussion, our final list is comprised of books a library can be proud to add to their Young Adult collection.'”