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The Cybils: 2008 YA Nominations

January 1st, 2009 (10:55 am)
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In 2008, over 100 titles were nominated for the Young Adult Fiction category of The Cybils Book Awards. There are nine different categories, based on genre and age group, and separate nominating and judging committees for each category. Each nominating committee selected between five and eight finalists per category, and those finalists were announced in January 2009. The judging panels then selected one winner per category. The winners were announced in February 2009.

Titles in bold, I've read. When time permits, I'll add links to titles I've reviewed and interviews I've conducted with authors.

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
by Valerie Zenatti

A La Carte
by Tanita S. Davis

Absolute Brightness
by James Lecesne

After Tupac and D Foster
by Jacqueline Woodson

Alive and Well in Prague, New York
by Daphne Grab

Amor and Summer Secrets
by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

The Apprentice's Masterpiece
by Melanie Little

Artichoke's Heart
by Suzanne Supplee

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves
by M.T. Anderson

Audrey, Wait!
by Robin Benway

Aurelia
by Anne Osterlund

Bog Child
by Siobhan Dowd

Box Out
by John Coy

The Boy Who Dared
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Child of Dandelions
by Shenaaz Nanji

Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls
edited by Deb Loughead and Jocelyn Shipley

Climbing the Stairs
by Padma Venkatraman

The Comeback Season
by Jennifer E. Smith

Crossing the Line
by Dianne Bates

Cruel Summer
by Alyson Noel

Daughter of War
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

The Day I Killed James
by Catherine Ryan Hyde

The Death of Jayson Porter
by Jaime Adoff

Debbie Harry Sings in French
by Meagan Brothers

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E. Lockhart

Dooley Takes the Fall
by Norah McClintock

Down Sand Mountain
by Steve Watkins

Down to the Bone
by Mayra Lazara Dole

The Empty Kingdom
by Elizabeth E. Wein

Everything You Want
by Barbara Shoup

Fact of Life #31
by Denise Vega

Fancy White Trash
by Marjetta Geerling

Feathered
by Laura Kasischke

The Fold
by An Na

Forever Changes
by Brendan Halpin

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
by Deb Caletti

Freefall
by Anna Levine

Freeze Frame
by Heidi Ayarbe

Getting the Girl
by Susan Juby

Ghost Medicine
by Andrew Smith

The Ghost's Child
by Sonya Hartnett

Girl Overboard
by Justina Chen Headley

Girl, Hero
by Carrie Jones

Give Me Truth
by Bill Condon

Good Enough
by Paula Yoo

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
by Sherri L. Smith

House of Dance
by Beth Kephart

The House of Djinn
by Suzanne Fisher Staples

How Not to Be Popular
by Jennifer Ziegler

How They Met, and Other Stories
by David Levithan

How to Be Bad
by E. Lockhart
Sarah Mlynowski
Lauren Myracle

How to Build a House
by Dana Reinhardt

How to Hook a Hottie
by Tina Ferraro

Hurricane Song
by Paul Volponi

I Am Apache
by Tanya Landman

I Heart You, You Haunt Me
by Lisa Schroeder

I Kiss Girls
by Gina Harris

I Know It's Over
by C. K. Kelly Martin

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
by Stephanie Kuehnert

Identical
by Ellen Hopkins

In Ecstasy
by Kate McCaffrey

Isabelle's Boyfriend
by Caroline Hickey

Jellicoe Road
(Australian title: On the Jellicoe Road)
by Melina Marchetta

Jump the Cracks
by Stacy DeKeyser

Keeping the Night Watch
by Hope Anita Smith
illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Kendra
by Coe Booth

La Petite Four
by Regina Scott

The Last Exit to Normal
by Michael Harmon

The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine
by April Lurie

Leftovers
by Laura Weiss

Libertad
by Alma Fullerton

Living Dead Girl
by Elizabeth Scott

Lock and Key
by Sarah Dessen

Locker Shock
by Pamela Ripling

Looks
by Madeleine George

Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape)
by Carrie Jones

Love and Lies: Marisol's Story
by Ellen Wittlinger

Love Laws
by Mary Muhammad

Lucky
by Rachel Vail

The Lucky Ones
by Stephanie Greene

The Lucky Place
by Zu Vincent

Madapple
by Christina Meldrum

Me, the Missing, and the Dead
by Jenny Valentine

Mexican WhiteBoy
by Matt de la Peña

Mousetraps
by Pat Schmatz
illustrated by Bill Hauser

My Life as a Rhombus
by Varian Johnson

My Most Excellent Year
by Steve Kluger

My Mother is a French Fry and Further Proof of My Fuzzed-Up Life
by Colleen Sydor

Nokosee: Rise of the New Seminole
by Micco Mann

O.Y.L.
by Scott Heydt

The Opposite of Invisible
by Liz Gallagher

Ordinary Me
by June Sproat

Out of the Pocket
by Bill Konigsberg

The Patron Saint of Butterflies
by Cecilia Galante

Perfect Cover
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Perfect You
by Elizabeth Scott

Play Me
by Laura Ruby

The Possibilities of Sainthood
by Donna Freitas

Primavera
by Mary Jane Beaufrand

Prom Kings and Drama Queens
by Dorian Cirrone

Quest
by Kathleen Benner Duble

Redheaded Princess
by Ann Rinaldi

Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial
by Jen Bryant

Run Like Jager
by Karen Bass

The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie the Second
by Drew Ferguson

Seaborn
by Craig Moodie

Season of Ice
by Diane Les Becquets

The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez
by Alan Lawrence Sitome

The Shape of Water
by Anne Spollen

Shift
by Jennifer Bradbury

Shifty
by Lynn E. Hazen

Sister Wife
by Shelley Hrdlitschka

Sisters of Misery
by Megan Kelley Hall

Skin Deep
by E. M. Crane

Sovay
by Celia Rees

Split by a Kiss
by Luisa Plaja

Suite Scarlett
by Maureen Johnson

Sunrise Over Fallujah
by Walter Dean Myers

Sweethearts
by Sara Zarr

Swimming with the Sharks
by Debbie Reed Fischer

Ten Cents a Dance
by Christine Fletcher

That's What's Up!
by Paula Chase

Thaw
by Monica Roe

They Called Me Red
by Christina Kilbourne

Trouble
by Gary D. Schmidt

Twisted Sisters
by Stephanie Hale

Undone
by Brooke Taylor

Unraveling
by Michelle Baldini
and Lynn Biederman

Violet in Private
by Melissa Walker

Voss: How I Come to America and Am Hero, Mostly
by David Ives

Weeping Under This Same Moon
by Jana Laiz

What Happens Here
by Tara Altebrando

Would You
by Marthe Jocelyn

The Writing on the Wall
by Wendy Lichtman

You Know Where to Find Me
by Rachel Cohn

Related Posts:
The Cybils 2008 YA Finalists
The Cybils 2007 YA Nominations
The Cybils 2006 YA Nominations