A YALSA-Inspired Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most dreaded day of the year: Black Friday. The day crazy and sane people alike flock to stores and malls and are generally out to begin holiday shopping for loved ones in earnest. Not this happy camper. Every year I have a sure-fire gift giving solution that guarantees satisfaction: books. Here’s a list of the perfect YA book for the hard-to-please, culled from YALSA’s 2011 Awards and Booklists.

The Movie Lover

Cosplaying Convention Friend

History Buff

Your Cousin in College

Your Bestie Going Through a Hard Time

The Philosopher

What other titles from this year would make the perfect gift?

— Amanda Margis, currently reading This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel and listening to The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt