YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

From the YALSA site:

Each year, YALSA presents the Best Fiction for Young Adults list after ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. This year’s list of 102 books was drawn from 200 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse.

In addition to the full list, the Best Fiction for Young Adults committee also created a Top Ten list of titles from the final list, denoted here by an asterisk.

(and then, further down the alphabetical list…)

*Kontis, Alethea. Enchanted. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Harcourt Children’s Books, 2012; ISBN 13: 9780547645704; $16.99.

Sunday’s child may be able to find her story with the help of ….a frog.


I cannot express my sheer amount of joy and overwhelming love I have for librarians right now. Thank you all so very much!!!

For the full list of REALLY GREAT BOOKS, click here!

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis


Edited to add: Not to be outdone, ENCHANTED on audio also made the Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list!


I am having a very, VERY good day.