And the One YA Novel of the Year I Will Read Is . . .
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork. Overwhelmingly.
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor was the runner-up, so I will be reading that as well. Which is fortunate since I intended to anyway, and now I have an excuse.
In the event that people named more than one book, I simply took their first answer, since it was obviously the first on that came to mind. Here’s how your votes lay.
Liar by Justine Larbalastier – 5
Marcelo in the Real World by Marcello Stork – 15
Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan – 1
The Ask and the Answer – 2
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson – 3
Going Bovine by Libba Bray – 3
Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines – 1
Forest Born by Shannon Hale – 1
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor – 10
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon – 1
If I Stay by Gayle Forman – 2
Diary of a Chav by Grace Dent – 1
Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman – 3
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce – 1
The Dreamer: The Consequence of Nathan Hale by Lora Innes – 1
We Were Here by Matt de la Pena – 4
Hold Still by Nina LaCour – 1
Mare’s War by Tanita Davis – 2
The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan – 1
Maze Runner by James Dashner – 2
In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith – 1
In the Forest of Hands and Teeth – 2
Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney – 1
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley – 2
Flygirl by Sherri Smith
The Devil’s Paintbox by Victoria McKernan
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance 1973 by John Barnes
After by Amy Efaw – 1
I actually already read Lost by Jacqueline Davies, which is why it doesn’t appear on this list.
Thanks to everyone who voted! I definitely needed the help.
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Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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