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The Cybils: 2009 YA Nominations

October 27th, 2009 (01:52 pm)

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The Cybils Book Awards offers nine different categories, based on genre and age group, with 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 2010. The judging panels will select one winner per category. The winners were announced on February 14th, 2010.

Here's the complete list of nominations for the Young Adult Fiction category. Titles in bold, I've read.

Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee

After by Amy Efaw

After the Moment by Garret Freymann-Weyr

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

The Anatomy of Wings by Karen Foxlee

And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman

Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman

Angry Management by Chris Crutcher

Are U 4 Real? by Sara Kadefors

Bait by Alex Sanchez

Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert

Because I am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas

The Blonde of the Joke by Bennett Madison

Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney - Finalist

Border Crossing by Jessica Lee Anderson

Brand New Emily by Ginger Rue

Break by Hannah Moskowitz

Breathing by Cheryl Renée Herbsman

A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper

Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine

Bug Boy by Eric Luper

Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford - Finalist

Castration Celebration by Jake Wizner

A Certain Strain of Peculiar by Gigi Amateau

Change Up: An Ashley Clarke Novel by Keri Mikulski

Chenxi and the Foreigner by Sally Rippin

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

Cold Hands, Warm Heart by Jill Wolfson

Comfort by Joyce Moyer Hostetter

Cowgirl Dreams by Heidi M. Thomas

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers - Winner

Crash Into Me by Albert Borris

Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler

Den of Thieves (A Cat Royal Adventure) by Julia Golding

Diary of a Witness by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (the third Gallagher Girls novel) by Ally Carter

Donut Days by Lara Zielin

Eli the Good by Silas House

Enter The Parrot by Kiki Lon

Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell

Extreme Kissing by Luisa Plaja

Far from You by Lisa Schroeder

Fat Cat by Robin Brande

Flash Burnout by L. K. Madigan

Flipping the Script (from the Del Rio Bay series) by Paula Chase

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff

Front and Center by Catherine Murdock

Funny How Things Change by Melissa Wyatt

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd anthology

Gentlemen by Michael Northrop

Girl Meets Cake by Susie Day

Girl Stays in the Picture by Melissa de la Cruz

Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

Gorgeous by Rachel Vail

Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga

Gringolandia by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Handcuffs by Bethany Griffin

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Hidden Voices: The Orphan Musicians of Venice by Pat Lowery Collins

The Homeschool Liberation League by Lucy Frank

How It Ends by Laura Wiess

How To Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford - Finalist

How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson

I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If the Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney

The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau

Initiation by Susan Fine

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern - Finalist

Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton

Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles

Karma for Beginners by Jessica Blank

King of the Screwups by K. L. Going

The King's Rose by Alisa Libby

Kisses and Lies (the second book about Scarlett Wakefield) by Lauren Henderson

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley

Lost by Jacqueline Davies

Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan

Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker

Mackenzie, Lost and Found by Deborah Kerbel

Magic and Misery by Peter Marino

A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell

Marcelo in The Real World by Francisco Stork

Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis

Messed Up by Janet Nichols Lynch

The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson

My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter

My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman

My Parents are Sex Maniacs: A High School Horror Story by Robyn Harding

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley - Finalist

Nothing but Ghosts by Beth Kephart

Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr

One Lonely Degree by C. K. Kelly Martin

One of the Survivors by Susan Shaw

The Other Side of Blue by Valerie O. Patterson

Paisley Hanover Acts Out by Cameron Tuttle

Paper Towns by John Green

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Pink by Lili Wilkinson

Pure by Terra Elan McVoy

Purge by Sarah Littman

Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick

Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters

Rapture of the Deep: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy (The Bloody Jack Adventures series) by L. A. Meyer

Riding the Universe by Gaby Triana

The Ring by Bobbie Pyron

The Rock and the River

Same Difference by Siobhan Vivian

Say the Word by Jeannine Garsee

The Season by Sarah MacLean

Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins

The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti

Secrets of Truth and Beauty by Megan Frazer

The September Sisters by Jillian Cantor

Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger

Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph

Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim

The Sky Always Hears Me and the Hills Don't Mind by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Sliding on the Edge by C. Lee McKenzie

A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard

So Not Happening (The Charmed Life) by Jenny B. Jones

So Punk Rock and Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother by Micol Ostow, illustrated by David Ostow

Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner

Sprout by Dale Peck

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron

The Suicide Year by Lena Prodan

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Surf Mules by G. Neri

The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises

The Sweetheart of Prosper County by Jill S. Alexander

Swim the Fly by Don Calame

TMI by Sarah Quigley

Taken by Storm by Angela Morrison

Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah

This is What I Want to Tell You by Heather Duffy Stone

Tillmon County Fire by Pamela Ehrenberg

The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon -- and me, Ruby Oliver by E. Lockhart (the third Ruby Oliver book)

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

Tripping by Heather Waldorf

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Undiscovered Gyrl by Allison Burnett

Unsigned Hype: A Novel by Booker T. Mattison

The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani

A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily Dickinson by Barbara Dana

Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti

Waiting to Score by J.E. MacLeod

The Way He Lived by Emily Wing Smith

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook

When Mike Kissed Emma by Christine Marciniak

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten

Wild Orchid: A Retelling of "The Ballad of Mulan" by Cameron Dokey

Willow by Julia Hoban

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - Finalist

Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser

You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith


Posted by: mandyhubbard (mandyhubbard)
Posted at: October 27th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)

quick Q:
Who determines if a book is SF/F vs YA?

I've never considered P&P a fantasy book-- anymore than the movie 13 going on 30 is considered fantasy. Just wondering-- I know it was nominated in the normal YA category and moved.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 27th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)

Good timing! I got the mail and was just about to email you a thank-you note. :) THANK YOU!

Anything that has a fantastical element, I believe.

Posted by: mandyhubbard (mandyhubbard)
Posted at: October 27th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)

Awesome! I was SOOO behind on post office stuff, so I'm sorry for the ridiculously long delay.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 27th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)

No need to apologize - Only gratitude, Miss Mandy! :)

Posted by: Jennifer Lynn Barnes (jenlyn_b)
Posted at: October 27th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)

Great list! I've read about twenty of the currently nominated titles, but am hoping to have read a lot more by the time the finalists are announced!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 27th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)

Good to hear from you!
Great variety.

Posted by: Courtney Sheinmel (courtneywrites)
Posted at: October 28th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)

I am SO BEHIND! I've only read 10 of these.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 28th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)

Such a good mix of titles.

Were your ears burning yesterday afternoon? (Well, afternoon my time.) I talked about MSCL and Positively for about ten minutes straight.

Posted by: Courtney Sheinmel (courtneywrites)
Posted at: October 28th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)

You are SO SWEET! xoxo

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 28th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)

*grin* Good books and good people deserve it!

Posted by: micolz (micolz)
Posted at: October 28th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)

Wow! PUNK ROCK is keeping some good company!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 28th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)

Congrats! :)

Posted by: eluper (eluper)
Posted at: October 28th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)

Did my publisher not send you a copy or did you just not read it? And thanks for the comprehensive post. Bug Boy is in great company!!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 28th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)

Hi Eric! No, it hasn't come my way. I could check it out from the library. Remind me!

Posted by: eluper (eluper)
Posted at: October 28th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)

Okay, consider this your official reminder: go check Bug Boy out of the library!

Unless you wanted me to remind you some other time or some other way... :-)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 28th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)


Posted by: Lara M. Zeises (ex_zeisgeis)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)

Wow - I had no idea SWEET LIFE was nominated until Google Alerts told me! I'm so honored and thrilled!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)

I totally thought you knew! Now I feel silly for not telling you directly! :)

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