Looking over the Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA) nominee list, I thought it might be a good time to review those books on the list that have been recommended (see title links) and/or whose authors were interviewed (see author links) on cynsations:
Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson (Viking, 2005);
Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson (Harcourt, 2005);
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray (Delacorte, 2005);
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War II by Joseph Bruchac (Dial, 2005);
Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci (Candlewick, 2005);
Dancing In Red Shoes Will Kill You by Dorrian Cirrone (HarperCollins, 2005);
Shelf Life by Robert Corbet (Walker, 2005);
Fade to Black by Alex Flinn (HarperCollins, 2005);
The Vanishing Point: A Story of Lavinia Fontana by Louise Hawes (Houghton Mifflin, 2004);
Stained by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (Simon & Schuster, 2005);
Boy Girl Boy by Ron Koertge (Harcourt, 2005);
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart (Delacorte, 2005);
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie: A Novel by David Lubar (Dutton, 2005);
Pinned by Alfred C. Martino (Harcourt, 2005);*
A Room on Lorelei Street by Mary E. Pearson (Henry Holt, 2005);
Far From Xanadu by Julie Anne Peters (Little Brown, 2005);
Keep in mind the BBYA nominees list doesn't reflect all books nominated--only those up to the last posted update. New nominees include cynsations featured:
Anyone But You by Lara M. Zeises (Delacorte, 2005);
The Real Revolution: The Global Story of American Independence by Marc Aronson (Houghton Mifflin, 2005);
Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl by D.L. Garfinkle (Putnam, 2005).
Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today by Lori M. Carlson (HarperCollins, 2005). Features my short story "A Real-Live Blond Cherokee and His Equally Annoyed Soul Mate."
*GLS read and recommended.
Cynsational News & Links
Attention Austinites: As part of its “Year of Writing” program, my husband, author Greg Leitich Smith, and I will be speaking on "Writing the Young Adult Novel" at Barnes and Noble Westlake on Dec. 3, at 10:30 a.m.
An Interview with Sam Swope, author of The Araboolies of Liberty Street, from Downhomebooks.com.
Rick Riordan: debut children's author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Hyperion, 2005), which made the Texas Bluebonnet list. Rick lives in San Antonio and has previously published mysteries for adults. Visit Myth & Mystery, Rick's blog.
Writing and Publishing Board Books by Harold Underdown of the Purple Crayon.