Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Best of 2013: YA

I'm sharing a few different Best of Lists this month and some Worst Of Lists.  My first installment is my Best of YA.  I did not read a lot of it this year but what I did read was excellent.  If you haven't checked out John Green yet, you must!

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green, finished on January 7th, 2013
Apparently, I never got around to posting about this one because I do not have a link to share.  Oh my word.  This had be sobbing my eyes out.  We read this for our Books & Bars and one complaint (there are a group of middle school teachers in our group) is that TEENAGERS DO NOT TALK LIKE THIS, but damn, if only.  I'd love to teach them. 

Description: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan, finished on June 11th
This book was just as addicting as John Green's other books. ;)  I read it quickly and it made me want more!

Description: One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both of them legions of faithful fans.

So to sum up my YA for the year, YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT JOHN GREEN!

What were your favorite YA reads of the year?

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