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2010 ALA Best Books for Young Adults


Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Tales of the Madman Underground: an historical romance 1973 by John Barnes

The unnameables by Ellen Booraem

The sweetness at the bottom of the pie by Alan Bradley

Going bovine by Libba Bray

The demon's lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

Hate list by Jennifer Brown

All the broken pieces by Ann E. Burg

Fire: a novel by Kristin Cashore

Because I am furniture by Thalia Chaltas

Catching fire by Suzanne Collins

Mare's war by Tanita S. Davis

Along for the ride by Sarah Dessen

Solace of the road by Siobhan Dowd

After by Amy Efaw

If I stay: a novel by Gayle Forman

Crossing stones by Helen Frost

Say the word by Jeannine Garsee

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Soul enchilada by David Macinnis Gill

Eon: Dragoneye reborn by Alison Goodman

The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin

Into the wild nerd yonder by Julie Halpern

The summer I turned pretty by Jenny Han

The lost conspiracy by Frances Hardinge

The great wide sea by Madaline Herlong

The reformed vampire support group by Catherine Jinks

Muchacho by LouAnne Johnson

Almost perfect by Brian Katcher

The evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

The dust of 100 dogs by A.S. King

Jumping off swings by Jo Knowles

Hold still by Nina LaCour; with illustrations by Mia Nolting

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

The best bad luck I ever had by Kristin Levine

The treasure map of boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon--and me, Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart

Flash burnout: a novel by L.K. Madigan

The rock and the river by Kekla Magoon

Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick

The devil's paintbox by Victoria McKernan

Fire: tales of elemental spirits by Robin McKinley, Peter Dickinson

Alligator bayou by Donna Jo Napoli

The miles between by Mary E. Pearson

We were here by Matt de la Peña

Punkzilla by Adam Rapp

Surface tension: a novel in four summers by Brent Runyon

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Love you hate you miss you by Elizabeth Scott

In the path of falling objects by Andrew Smith

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

How to say goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

When you reach me by Rebecca Stead

Lament: the faerie queen's deception by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Marcelo in the real world by Francisco X. Stork

Heroes of the valley by Jonathan Stroud

Tales from outer suburbia by Shaun Tan

Lips touch: three times by Laini Taylor; with illustrations by Jim Di Bartolo

Same difference by Siobhan Vivian

Leviathan by written by Scott Westerfeld; illustrated by Keith Thompson

The chosen one by Carol Lynch Williams

Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

Funny how things change by Melissa Wyatt

The uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones

The monstrumologist by William James Henry; edited by Rick Yancey

The eternal smile: three stories by Gene Luen Yang & Derek Kirk Kim


The great and only Barnum: the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum by Candace Fleming; illustrated by Ray Fenwick

Charles and Emma: the Darwins' leap of faith by Deborah Heiligman

Claudette Colvin: twice toward justice by Phillip Hoose

Marching for freedom: walk together, children, and don't you grow weary by Elizabeth Partridge

Stitches: a memoir -- by David Small

Almost astronauts: thirteen women who dared to dream by Tanya Lee Stone

Chasing Lincoln's killer by James L. Swanson

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