Monday, December 31, 2012

2012's Top 3 YA Titles

The first two?  Cliche picks, I understand.  They're on every top 10 list and every Top of 2012 list you've seen.  But deservedly so.  I've got three books that I consider the top of the 2012 release-date field  They are:

1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.  Haven't read it yet?  WHY NOT? It's unexpected, heart wrenching, and uplifting all in its own right.  It's the best book I've read in a really really long time.

2. Every Day by David Levithan.  It's an important piece for our times about understanding and acceptance. And you know what?  Understanding and acceptance are in too short a supply in both the teen world and the adult one and this could serve as an eye opener for a lot of, shall we say, less-than-open-minded people.

3. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter.  Wait, hold on, huh?  It's original.  It's engaging.  AND it's well-written.  It's a rare combo, especially when we're talking zombie books here.  Loved it.  You will too.

Those are the stand-outs for me for 2012.  What will 2013 bring?  A plethora of new and exciting books I'm sure!  Happy New Years Eve!