2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA has announced their Best Fiction for Young Adults list for 2019, which selects the top fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are for ages 12-18. The committee also selects a Top Ten List, selected with input from teens:

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) Darius the Great Is Not Okay

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1) Foolish Hearts

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Frankie A Heart in a Body in the World

Frankie by Shivaun Plozza

A Heart in the Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Monday's Not Coming Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton

The Poet X What If It's Us

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

This Week’s Tweets

Here are the items I shared on my Twitter feed this week:


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