Finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize are:
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson (Candlewick);
Tyrell by Coe Booth (Scholastic);
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Dutton)(author interview);
Just in Case by Meg Rosoff (Wendy Lamb/Random House);
The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin (Dial)(author interview).
Source: The Goddess of YA Literature.