Wednesday, October 15, 2008

National Book Award Finalists (YA)

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (S&S)
Very nice. Only read one Anderson book so far (Speak) and was blown away. Have yet to read this, but I'm sure it's fabulous.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Disney Hyperion)

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp (Knopf)

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (Atheneum)

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (Scholastic)

Muy excited about E. Lockhart's nomination.


Anonymous said...

I love Laurie Halse Anderson ! You should definitely read Twisted; that's my favourite by her...I didn't like The Disreputable though, I've read everything by e.Lockhart & find myself hating the main character everytime Gretchen in fly on the wall, Sayde in dramarama, the girl from the books with the frogs (Ruby?) I'm still holding out for E though; maybe she'll surprise me !

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