You'll find no dragons or magic, fairies or robots here. Just real people, in the real world, in real situations. In a good YA novel teens will find themselves and discover their world. A great YA novel will do both of those while respecting and appealing to its audience. We are looking for a handful of the greatest teen novels of 2007. Historical, humorous, or contemporary, they must have literary merit AND a lasting affect on their readers; something teens will press into their friends hands with fervor in their eyes and say, "You HAVE to read this book."
--Jackie Parker, organizer
Update: Read an alphabetized list of this year's nominees.