The Garden State Teen Book Award Ballot: Grades 6-8

Last week, I attended a YA section meeting of the New Jersey Library Association. After the meeting, GSTBA readers circled up to determine the ballet for grades six through eight. Here are the titles that made the cut (they will be finalized shortly and, I’m sure posted on the NJLA YA section site):

  1. Anything by Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  2. The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour by Michael D. Bell
  3. All the Broken Pieces by Ann Burg
  4. Because I am Furniture by Talia Chaltas
  5. A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
  6. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  7. Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
  8. The Brooklyn Nine by Alan Gatz
  9. My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald
  10. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
  11. The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine
  12. The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
  13. Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry
  14. Lockdown: Escape from the Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
  15. Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
  16. Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
  17. Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
  18. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  19. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
  20. Malice by Chris Wooding

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