"Protagonist DaisyÂs voice grabs you from the opening paragraph and compels you to race through the book in one sitting. The combination of subjects, including anorexia, war, betrayal, and a mildly taboo (but not graphic) love relationship somehow all make perfect sense in RosoffÂs slim and brilliant first novel."
"One of my recent favorites and winner of the 2009 Michael Printz Award. Marchetta intertwines two narratives in this moving coming-of-age novel that combines spot-on depictions of teen-agers with tragedy, romance, and redemption."
"Newbery-winner McKinleyÂs foray into the vampire genre features Sunshine, a twenty-something baker extraordinnare, whose latent magical talents are unleashed when she is attacked by Âsuckers.Â Sunshine not only miraculoulsy survives, but, in the aftermath, secretly teams up with fellow victim--and vampire--Constantine in this stellar urban fantasy."
"The first novel in DunkleÂs fantasy trilogy combines Victorian-era teenagers, goblins, and elves with elements of treachery, sacrifice, danger, and romance. A vividly rendered cast of characters and mid-story shift of perspective elevate this Mythopoeic Award-winning work."
"This coming-of-age story set in suburban 1960s America features Holling, who stumbles through the pitfalls of seventh grade, which include a fear-inspiring teacher, a potential girlfriend, and the plays of William Shakespeare. The result is a laugh-out-loud funny and poignant novel."
"Yang weaves together 3 stories--that of the legendary Chinese Monkey King, an Asian-American student, and an American teenager with an embarrassing relative--in this surprising and sophisticated graphic novel."
"I held off reading this because I'm not a fan of dystopian literature, but I was very pleasantly surprised with The Hunger Games. Collins does a great job imagining her world of Panem and she creates vivid characters."
"This is Abrahams' second excellent YA offering (I consider the entertaining Echo Falls series children's books). Abrahams creates a convincing male teenage protagonist, who struggles to find his place in the world while playing his part in an intriguing mystery."
"Several narrative threads merge seamlessly in Beaufrand's vivid, tense, and atmospheric suspense novel. Definitely more than the sum of its parts, this story lingers with you after you're finished reading."