The National Book Award finalists have been announced. The young adult nominees are:
- Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
- The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
- What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
- The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
I haven’t read any of these (three have yet to be released) though The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks has been on my must read list for some time now…as I mentioned in this post. My library owns The Underneath and What I Saw and How I Lied so I have them on hold. It will be interesting to see who wins!