Please note that there has been absolutely no attempt to balance this list by age, gender or genre. These are just my “from-the-gut” favorites of the books I read this year. (While I love all my Top Ten books the same, I just might love BEFORE I FALL a tiny bit more:) Click on the title to go right to the review.
Anderson, Laurie Halse. FORGE.
Bacigalupi, Paolo. SHIP BREAKER.
Black, Holly & Justine Larbalestier, eds. ZOMBIES VS UNICORNS.
Emond, Stephen. HAPPYFACE.
Green, John & David Levithan. WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON.
Hemphill, Stephanie. WICKED GIRLS.
Oliver, Lauren. BEFORE I FALL.
Oppel, Kenneth. HALF BROTHER.
Yancey, Rick. THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST: CURSE OF THE WENDIGO.
Yovanoff, Brenna. THE REPLACEMENT.