YALSA 2012 Best Fiction List

by Staff Member erin

Description: Each year, YALSA presents the Best Fiction for Young Adults in January. This year’s list of 112 books was drawn from 211 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both quality & teen appeal.
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Last updated: October 5, 2012, 11:10 am

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1 Where The Streets Had A NameAbdel-Fattah, Randa.Y FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:41 am
2 EnclaveAguirre, Ann.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:42 am
3 My Name Is MinaAlmond, David, 1951-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:42 am
4 Dreamland Social ClubAltebrando, Tara.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:42 am
5 Close To FamousBauer, Joan, 1951-Y FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:42 am
6 I Am JBeam, Cris.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:43 am
7 ChimeBillingsley, Franny, 1954-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:43 am
8 Red GloveBlack, Holly.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:43 am
9 Anna Dressed In BloodBlake, Kendare.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:43 am
10 Strings AttachedBlundell, Judy.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:44 am
11 A Time Of MiraclesBondoux, Anne-Laure.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:44 am
12 BronxwoodBooth, Coe.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:45 am
13 Beauty QueensBray, Libba.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:45 am
14 Brooklyn, BurningBrezenoff, Steven.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:45 am
15 Bitter EndBrown, Jennifer, 1972-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:48 am
16 Liar's MoonBunce, Elizabeth C.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:48 am
17 StayCaletti, Deb.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:48 am
18 The Girl Of Fire And ThornsCarson, Rae.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:48 am
19 HushChayil, Eishes.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:50 am
20 Texas GothicClement-Moore, Rosemary.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:51 am
21 What Happened To GoodbyeDessen, Sarah.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:55 am
22 WitherDeStefano, Lauren.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:55 am
23 EntwinedDixon, Heather, 1982-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:56 am
24 Ten Miles Past NormalDowell, Frances O'Roark.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:56 am
25 You Against MeDownham, Jenny.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:56 am
26 My Name Is Not EasyEdwardson, Debby Dahl.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:56 am
27 The Dark CityFisher, Catherine, 1957-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:57 am
28 Where She WentForman, Gayle.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:57 am
29 The Survival KitFreitas, Donna.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:57 am
30 Dead End In NorveltGantos, Jack.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:58 am
31 Ruby RedGier, Kerstin.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:58 am
32 I'll Be ThereSloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:59 am
33 Why We Broke UpHandler, Daniel.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:59 am
34 The Big CrunchHautman, Pete, 1952-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 9:59 am
35 Stupid FastHerbach, Geoff.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:00 am
36 The Last Little Blue EnvelopeJohnson, Maureen, 1973-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:00 am
37 The Name Of The StarJohnson, Maureen, 1973-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:00 am
38 Everybody Sees The AntsKing, A. S. 1970-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:00 am
39 IcefallKirby, Matthew J., 1976-Y FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:00 am
40 The Iron ThornKittredge, Caitlin.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:01 am
41 HuntressLo, Malinda.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:02 am
42 LegendLu, Marie, 1984-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:18 am
43 ExposedMarcus, Kimberly.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:47 am
44 VirtuosityMartinez, Jessica.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:47 am
45 Under The MesquiteMcCall, Guadalupe Garcia.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:47 am
46 The ApothecaryMeloy, Maile.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:53 am
47 AshfallMullin, Mike.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:53 am
48 ShineMyracle, Lauren, 1969-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:53 am
49 Recovery RoadNelson, Blake, 1960-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:53 am
50 A Monster CallsNess, Patrick, 1971-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:54 am
51 The Floating IslandsNeumeier, Rachel.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:54 am
52 The False PrincessO'Neal, Eilis.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:56 am
53 Akata WitchOkorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:57 am
54 DeliriumOliver, Lauren, 1982-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:57 am
55 This Dark EndeavorOppel, Kenneth, 1967-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:57 am
56 KarmaOstlere, Cathy.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 10:58 am
57 Anna And The French KissPerkins, Stephanie.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:00 am
58 Lola And The Boy Next DoorPerkins, Stephanie.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:00 am
59 Desert AngelPrice, Charlie.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:01 am
60 Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar ChildrenRiggs, Ransom.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:01 am
61 Words In The DustReedy, Trent.Y FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:01 am
62 A Web Of AirReeve, Philip.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:02 am
63 The Queen Of WaterResau, Laura.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:02 am
64 The Lost HeroRiordan, Rick.Y Fiction / Riordan, RickOctober 5, 2012, 11:02 am
65 DivergentRoth, Veronica.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:02 am
66 Okay For NowSchmidt, Gary D.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:03 am
67 White CrowSedgwick, Marcus.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:03 am
68 WonderstruckSelznick, Brian.J Fiction / Selznick, BrianOctober 5, 2012, 11:03 am
69 Between Shades Of GraySepetys, Ruta.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:04 am
70 The Berlin Boxing ClubSharenow, Rob.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:04 am
71 Jasper JonesSilvey, Craig, 1982-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:04 am
72 StickSmith, Andrew 1959-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:04 am
73 The Scorpio RacesStiefvater, Maggie, 1981-Teen BOCD FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:05 am
74 Daughter Of Smoke & BoneTaylor, Laini.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:05 am
75 OrchardsThompson, Holly.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:05 am
76 The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own MakingValente, Catherynne M., 1979-Y FantasyOctober 5, 2012, 11:06 am
77 The Chronicles Of Harris Burdick : Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell The TalesVan Allsburg, Chris.J Fiction / Van Allsburg, ChrisOctober 5, 2012, 11:06 am
78 The Running DreamVan Draanen, Wendelin.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:06 am
79 Out Of ShadowsWallace, Jason.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:07 am
80 Where Things Come BackWhaley, John Corey.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:08 am
81 Miles From OrdinaryWilliams, Carol Lynch.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:08 am
82 Now Is The Time For RunningWilliams, Michael, 1962-Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:08 am
83 The Watch That Ends The Night : Voices From The TitanicWolf, Allan.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:08 am
84 Blink & CautionWynne-Jones, Tim.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:09 am
85 Warp SpeedYee, Lisa.Y Fiction / Yee, LisaOctober 5, 2012, 11:09 am
86 Blood Red RoadYoung, Moira.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:09 am
87 How To Save A LifeZarr, Sara.Teen FictionOctober 5, 2012, 11:10 am