It has been a year of rigorous reading and note taking and thinking hard on the 2014 YA fiction for me and my 14 fellow committee members.
Now the list is finalized: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2015-best-fiction-young-adults
And the top ten YA fiction of the year (out of more than 600 submitted titles) are:
The Carnival at Bray. By Jessie Ann Foley.
The Crossover. By Kwame Alexander.
The Gospel of Winter. By Brendan Kiely.
I’ll Give You the Sun. By Jandy Nelson.
Jackaby. By William Ritter.
Noggin. By John Corey Whaley.
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim. By E. K. Johnston.
Vango. By Timothee de Fombelle.
We Were Liars. By E. Lockhart.
The Young Elites. By Marie Lu.