Best Young Adult Books
This excellent list is from Persnickety Snark. She ran a contest to compile this list. Here’s what she says:At the conclusion of the Top 100 YA Novels poll for this year, I would like to share some information gathered from your votes.
- Voting took place over five weeks at the end of April and throughout May.
- 735 people shared their top ten choices of the best YA titles. The participants come from across the globe and many different careers. Students, librarians, teachers, editors and a myriad of other professions took the time to volunteer their thoughts on YA.
- At least 80% of participants were female.
- An overwhelming majority of voters identified themselves solely as readers.
- Sarah Dessen accumalated the most points which is amazing considering she has not written a series. The only title of hers not to make the top 100 was That Summer, her first publication.
- The top five authors represented on the list in terms of title rankings order were – Sarah Dessen, JK Rowling, Melina Marchetta, Stephenie Meyer and Cassandra Clare. Three represent the strong representation of paranormal series on the list while the other two represent contemporary works with strong female protagonists.
- Despite having only a single title (The Princess Diaries), Meg Cabot was the author with the most titles voted for – 20.
- The top five authors in terms of titles voted for were – Meg Cabot, Tamora Pierce, DianaWynne Jones, LJ Smith and Judy Blume.
- The top five authors represented in terms of point accumalation were – Sarah Dessen, JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Stephenie Meyer and Philip Pullman.
- As I am an Australian it is with pride that I point out that five titles were from my homeland.
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