YALSA 2008 Top Ten


YALSA has released their 2008 list of the top ten young adult reads. The winners are:

1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

2. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier – Ishamael Beah

3. Before I Die – Jenny Downham

4. Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath – Stephanie Hemphill

5. Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones

6. Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy

7. Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion and Betrayal – Mal Peet

8. American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks and the Legend of the Iron Crotch: An Oddessey in New China – Matthew Polly

9. The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel – Brian Selznick

10. The Arrival – Shaun Tan