Translation Rights  |  Sep 5, 2013

Young Adult Titles Selected by the YALSA

The Young Adult Library Services Association have announced this year Best Fiction for Young Adults list following the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting. The list includes OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu, This What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith, Chomp by Carl Hiaasen, The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher and Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick which also made it on the final Top Ten list.

This year’s list of 102 books was drawn from 200 official nominations and comprises of a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.

“I am very proud of the hard work, patience and dedication each committee member took this year in selecting the 2013 BFYA list,” said Chair Ted Schelvan. “After much deliberation and discussion, our final list is comprised of books a library can be proud to add to their Young Adult collection.”