Here is a short list of new YA titles currently garnering praise:

THE WHITE DARKNESS (3 stars, Whitbread and Carnegie shortlist)

TAMAR (4 stars, Carnegie Medal)

THE NEW POLICEMAN (5 stars, Guardian Prize, Whitbread Award)


ONE WHOLE AND PERFECT DAY (CBCA shortlist, NSW shortlist)

A SWIFT PURE CRY (Booktrust and Carnegie shortlist, Branford Boase
Award, Irish YA Award)


Take a look on Amazon or other sources you use to scope out titles. I will be encouraging you to read widely in this category throughout the semester. Don’t hesitate to post on any of these titles that look interesting to you.



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  1. rayhedrick

    Did anyone read the newest installment in the TWILIGHT series? I think it’s called ECLIPSE. I liked Stephenie Meyer’s work in the first book. Although, I didn’t read NEW MOON either, and I think that’s the second one.


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