Best Fiction for Young AdultsSelection2008

Given by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Other Names: Best Books for Young Adults, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
85 Works 274,475 Books 9,698 Reviews 4.1
The American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults, previously known as Best Books for Young Adults (1966–2010), is a recommendation list of books presented yearly by the YALSA show more division (Young Adult Library Services Association). It is for "fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. The purpose of the annual list it to provide librarians and library workers with a resource to use for collection development and readers advisory purposes." In addition there is a "Best of the Best" list of the top 10 titles, made available since 1997.




The list has been published since 1930 when it was founded as "Best Books for Young People". It has undergone several changes of focus and names over the years, including the "Book Selection Committee" (1954), the "Committee for the Selection of Significant Adult Books for Young People" (1963). It became the "Best Books for Young Adults Committee" (BBYA) in 1966 and then "Best Fiction for Young Adults" in 2010.




Before 1973, only "adult books" (as marketed) were eligible. Books marketed for "young adults" have been considered since then and now constitute a majority of the selections. Meanwhile, the marketing category has changed to include more books oriented to older teens.
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Selection 85

WorkYear
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie2008
Flight by Sherman Alexie2008
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson2008
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher2008
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah2008
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande2008
Mistik Lake by Martha Brooks2008
Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess2008
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron2008
Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey2008
Re-Gifters by Mike Carey2008
Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy2008
Beige by Cecil Castellucci2008
One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke2008
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine2008
Tough Boy Sonatas by Curtis Crisler2008
Derby Girl by Shauna Cross2008
I Am Rembrandt's Daughter by Lynn Cullen2008
A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhán Dowd2008
Before I Die by Jenny Downham2008
I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle2008
This is What I Did: by Ann Dee Ellis2008
Touching Snow by M. Sindy Felin2008
Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy by Judith Bloom Fradin2008
For Now by Gayle Friesen2008
Notes for a War Story by Gipi2008
Leonardo's Shadow: Or, My Astonishing Life as Leonardo da Vinci's Servant by Christopher Grey2008
The Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale2008
Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer2008
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill2008
Beowulf by Gareth Hinds2008
Slam by Nick Hornby2008
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini2008
Freak Show by James St. James2008
Repossessed by A. M. Jenkins2008
How it Happened in Peach Hill by Marthe Jocelyn2008
Bone by Bone by Bone by Tony Johnston2008
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones2008
Alabama Moon by Watt Key2008
Firestorm by David Klass2008
Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox2008
Strays by Ron Koertge2008
Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan2008
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy2008
Town Boy by Lat2008
Dramarama by E. Lockhart2008
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga2008
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga2008
Buried by Robin Merrow MacCready2008
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier2008
The Great Adventure: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America by Albert Marrin2008
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean2008
Un Lun Dun by China Miéville2008
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller2008
Hero by Perry Moore2008
The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock2008
What They Found: Love on 145th Street by Walter Dean Myers2008
The Deep: the extraordinary creatures of the abyss by Claire Nouvian2008
The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural by Deborah Noyes2008
Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead2008
Tamar by Mal Peet2008
American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly2008
The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family by Martha Raddatz2008
e. e. cummings: a poet's life by Catherine Reef2008
Red Glass by Laura Resau2008
What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau2008
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling2008
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt2008
My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick2008
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick2008
Hamburger Lesehefte : William Shakespeare : Romeo und Julia + Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare2008
My Mother the Cheerleader by Robert Sharenow2008
Unwind by Neal Shusterman2008
Peak by Roland Smith2008
Notes From The Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick2008
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sís2008
Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant: A Memoir by Daniel Tammet2008
The Arrival by Shaun Tan2008
The New Policeman by Kate Thompson2008
One Good Punch by Rich Wallace2008
Converting Kate by Beckie Weinheimer2008
Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess2008
Spanking Shakespeare by Jake Wizner2008
Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr2008
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin2008

Descriptions

The American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults, previously known as Best Books for Young Adults (1966–2010), is a recommendation list of books presented yearly by the YALSA division (Young Adult Library Services Association). It is for "fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. The purpose of the annual list it to provide librarians and library workers with a resource to use for collection development and readers advisory purposes." In addition there is a "Best of the Best" list of the top 10 titles, made available since 1997.


The list has been published since 1930 when it was founded as "Best Books for Young People". It has undergone several changes of focus and names over the years, including the "Book Selection Committee" (1954), the "Committee for the Selection of Significant Adult Books for Young People" (1963). It became the "Best Books for Young Adults Committee" (BBYA) in 1966 and then "Best Fiction for Young Adults" in 2010.


Before 1973, only "adult books" (as marketed) were eligible. Books marketed for "young adults" have been considered since then and now constitute a majority of the selections. Meanwhile, the marketing category has changed to include more books oriented to older teens.

(English, Wikipedia)
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALA_Best_Fiction_for_Young_Adults

From the American Library Association's young adult library services. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The annual lists comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction that reflects the diversity of the teen experience, nonfiction that brings to teens an awareness of the world they live in and its history, and fantastical stories told in both narrative and graphic formats.

The year listing skipped 1989 in the ALA Best Books for Young Adults Second Edition publication, although some authors such as Gary Paulsen listed as having a 1990 Best Books in the publication will credit the same book as a 1989 Best Books on various websites. There appears to be no official explanation for this.

The list was replaced by YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults starting in 2011.

(English, Member-written)
Replaced ALA Best Books for Young Adults starting in 2011. (English, Member-written)

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