YALSA announce Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015 nominations


the impossible knife of memory laurie halse andersonThe Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced their nominations for the 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) list.  BFYA is an annual list chosen by a committee of YALSA members, which seeks to present librarians and young adult readers with the best of young adult fiction published in America within the last sixteen months.

The nominations for the 2015 BFYA list are as follows:

  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond
  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout
  • Never Ending by Martyn Bedford
  • Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
  • Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
  • Caminar by Skila Brown
  • The Hit by Melvin Burgess
  • The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson
  • Pointe by Brandy Colbert
  • Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs
  • Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  • Season of the Witch by Mariah Fredericks
  • Fake ID by Lamar Giles
  • Half Bad by Sally Green
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
  • Fat Boy vs the Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach
  • And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
  • The Story of Owen Dragonslayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston
  • Going Over by Beth Kephart
  • The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely
  • Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Tease by Amanda Maciel
  • Panic by Lauren Oliver
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  • Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick
  • We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt
  • When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkowski
  • Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
  • Learning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda
  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
  • The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Sekret by Lindsay Smith
  • No Place by Todd Strasser
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
  • The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman
  • A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
  • Scar Boys by Len Vlahos
  • A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ada Lavender by Leslye Walton
  • Noggin by John Corey Whaley

For more, visit the YALSA website.

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Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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