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.