Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Recommendations Are-- Gasp! Is Nicole Kidman wearing Purple?

In our Behind the Blog week, ten different reviewers were asked about the best stuff in YA. With a few oldies but mostly 2008 releases, here is what they said.
The Books
Trouble by Gary Schmidt
The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante
Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
**Madapple by Christina Meldrum
Moby Dick (screenplay) by Ray Bradbury
Something Rotten by Alan Gratz
Learn to Play Go by Janice Kim
Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeves
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Revelations by Melissa De La Cruz
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
The Year of My Miraculous Disappearances by Catherine Ryan Hyde
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert
**The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Soulless by Christopher Golden
A Little Friendly Advice by Siobhan Vivian
What Happens Here by Tara Altebrando
Forever Changes by Brendan Halprin
The Serieses
Violet on the Runway (series) by Melissa Walker
Frenemies (series) by Alexa Young
Queen Geek Social Club (series) by Laura Preble
Artemis Fowl (series) by Eoin Colfer
The Authorses to Watch
**Cory Doctorow
Sherman Alexie
Scott Westerfeld
Gary Paulsen
Walter Dean Myers
Art Spiegelman
Marjane Satrapi
Marcus Zusak
Neal Shusterman
Jordan Sonnenbeck
Chris Crutcher

(** indicates more than one reviewer recommended this book/author.)
(No images because life is hard.)

1 comment:

Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

Any list that includes Sherman Alexie and Chris Crutcher is THE list to pay attention to! Great choices!
Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse
Chapter 1 and Book Trailer are online!