The National Book Award Finalists for Young People’s Literature was recently announced and the five contenders will be…
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (Simon & Schuster)
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (Atheneum)
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (Scholastic)
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Hyperion)
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp (Alfred A. Knopf)
I have to admit at this point I have only read The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks but I hope to get through them all before the November 19th ceremony announcing this year’s winner. Which is your pick?