Ack, I almost forgot to post about this! The finalists for each Cybils category were announce on January 1st. The finalists for the Young Adult Fiction category are:
- Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
- I Know it’s Over by C. K. Kelly Martin
- Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
- Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
- Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher
- Thaw by Monica Roe
Some are a surprise to me, others not at all but I am really excited to dig into judging!
Check out all the finalists here. I was particularly happy with what I saw in the Fantasy and Science Fiction category, especially in the Middle Grade portion of the category, though there are great books to be found in all of the finalists.