Fellow YA devotees...

... hie ye to Persnickety Snark, which (besides having a brilliant blog name) is in the midst of running down the results of a massive poll of the top 100 Young Adult novels.

Some of my favorites have already made an appearance in the ranks of 50-100, like the sublime Fire by Kristin Cashore, Maria V. Snyder's gripping Poison Study, Patrick Ness's addictive The Knife of Never Letting Go, and Francesca Lia Block's bracingly bizarre Weetzie Bat.

I have also been moved by the list to add some books (of course I have) to Mt. TBR:
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margie Stohl
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  • Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
  • Whale Talk by Chris Cutcher

What favorites haven't we seen yet?  What would you add?  I am thinking Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials books....

2 Responses so far.

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  2. Anonymous says:

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