Monday, February 04, 2013

2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2013 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA). 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. The full list can be found here.

The Best Fiction for Young Adults committee also created a Top Ten list of titles from the final list, all published in 2012:

Andrews, Jesse. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Abrams/Amulet Books.

Bray, Libba. The Diviners. Little. Brown Books for Young Readers.

Hartman, Rachel. Seraphina. Random House/Random House Books for Young Readers.

Kontis, Alethea. Enchanted. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Harcourt Children’s Books.

Levithan, David. Every Day. Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers.

McCormick, Patricia. Never Fall Down. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray.

Quick, Matthew. Boy 21. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Saenz, Benjamin. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Simon & Schuster/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Stiefvater, Maggie. The Raven Boys. Scholastic.

Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. Disney/Hyperion.