Back in March, I reviewed a new book called Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine. I loved it, and my 10-year-old daughter loved it, and I said
I'm predicting that MOCKINGBIRD will be one of the best middle-grade/YA novels of the year.
So I'm very excited to share that Mockingbird is now a finalist for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature!
The other finalists include:
- Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi
- Dark Water, Laura McNeal
- Lockdown, Walter Dean Myers
- One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams-Garcia
I haven't read any of the others. I've heard a lot of buzz about One Crazy Summer, and I do have it on my to-read list. I think I'll add the others, read 'em, and report back. The National Book Awards Dinner and Ceremony is on November 17, so I've got a month!
Has anyone else read any of these books? Do you have a favorite in this race?
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