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Miscellaneous Wed Jul 25 2012

Vote For Your Favorite YA Book at NPR Books

The Books section at is compiling a list of the best young adult novels. They aim to make a top 100 list and have narrowed it down to 235. "In winnowing the roster to a manageable size for voting, we considered both a book's popularity...and the question of how well it fits the YA category. The judges looked at qualities such as a book's themes, the age of its main characters, its reading level. But in the end, the most important test was often whether a given book is one that teens themselves have claimed - whether they do, in fact, voluntarily read it." Vote for your favorite or nominate a neglected candidate here (hmm, I don't see Bridge To Terabithia or A Wrinkle In Time...).

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