These are what I consider the ten best books I’ve read that were published in 2007 and thus in consideration for major literary awards (for teen books) in 2008.
1. Absolutely True Diary of Part-Time Indian by
2. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt JH
3. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr YA
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling JH
5. Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb YA
6. Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky YA
7. Breathe My Name by R.A. Nelson “I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance reader’s copy of this and I couldn’t put it down. A thriller that kept me guessing to the very end – and I usually figure that stuff out, too!
8. Tyrell by Coe Booth YA
9. In Defense of Our
10. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga YA