SLJ has named their best books of the year.  Here are the ones that fall into their Fiction category as the best fiction books of 2012:

  

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Ask the Passengers by A. S. King

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

  

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Every Day by David Levithan

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

  

The Good Braider by Terry Farish

Grave Mercy by R. L. Lafevers

In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz

  

Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Little White Duck by Andres Vera Marinez and Na Liu

  

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

My Name is Parvana by Deborah Ellis

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

  

No Crystal Stair: A Novel in Documents, Based on the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

On the Road to Mr. Mineo’s by Barbara O’Connor

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

  

One Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

  

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Son by Lois Lowry

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

  

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Summer of the Mariposas by Guadelupe Garcia McCall

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

 

Under the Never Sky by Veronice Rossi

Who Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket

 

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats

Wonder by R. J. Palacio