Tuesday, January 26, 2010

YALSA announces 2010 Alex Awards

Every year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) chooses 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers (you!) to receive the 2010 Alex Awards.

Some of the 2010 Alex Award winners are:

The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff
A young woman runs away from home and finds love in the most unexpected place.

Everything Matters! by Ron Currie, Jr.
In infancy, Junior Thibodeaux is encoded with a prophesy: a comet will obliterate life on Earth in thirty-six years. Alone in this knowledge, he comes of age in rural Maine grappling with the question: Does anything I do matter?

The Magicians by Lev Grossman
A thrilling and original coming of-age novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world.

My Abandonment by Peter Rock
In the tradition of Jon Krakauer's "Into the Wild," Rock's "My Abandonment," inspired by a true story and told through the startlingly sincere voice of his young protagonist, offers a riveting and unsettling account of a girl and her father who live off the grid.

Don't be afraid to wander out of Teen Space and into the adult book stacks to find these engrossing books, and more!