LA Times Book Prize Finalists

The 2008 Book Prize Finalists have been announced.  Here are the finalists in Young Adult Literature:


Candace Fleming for The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

Neil Gaiman for The Graveyard Book

Oscar Hijuelos for Dark Dude

Nate Powell for Swallow Me Whole

Terry Pratchett for Nation

Dark Dude and Swallow Me Whole were not even on my radar from last year!  I love surprises mixed in with the expected this way.

No links and pictures because WorldCat is being horrid right now.