Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, March 22 Edition

The Disasters by M. K. England
HarperTeen / HarperCollins
Publication Date: December 18, 2018
ISBN: 978-0062657671 

Nax and three other students are returning to Earth after being kicked out of Ellis Station Academy when a terrorist group attacks the school. Framed for the crime, the four must work together to discover who is really behind the attack, uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the lives of all those in the space colonies.

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Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, March 15 Edition

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus
Delacorte Press / Penguin Random House
Publication Date: January 8, 2019
ISBN: 978-1524714727

After their mother is sent to rehab, Ellery, a true-crime enthusiast, and her twin brother Ezra move in with their grandmother, who lives in Echo Ridge. This small town in Vermont with a history of unsolved cases involving missing and murdered teenage girls, includes the disappearance of their mother’s identical twin sister over two decades ago. When new threats emerge targeting the homecoming queen and yet another girl goes missing, Ellery enlists the help of Malcolm, the younger brother of prime murder suspect Declan Kelly, determined to solve the mystery.

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#BFYA2020 Teen Feedback Session at Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

This year the American Library Association will be holding its Annual Conference in Washington D.C. and YALSA will be holding a Teen Feedback Session for the Best Fiction for Young Adults committee.

This is an opportunity for local teens to voice what they like or don’t like about the nominated books for this national selection list which will be published in 2020. This list of nominated books, which is updated monthly, is located on the #BFYA2020 current nominations landing page on The Hub. Teens must read at least three of these titles to participate in the Teen Feedback Session on Sunday, June 23rd from 1-2:30 pm.

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Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, March 8 Edition

Strong, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton
Delacorte Press / Penguin Random House
Publication Date: December 14, 2018
ISBN: 9780-525580966 

Six short stories are connected by a world where the possibilities of body and genetic modification become more advanced and dark with each story. From a twin about to take part of his sister’s organs in order to live, to a religious zealot fighting against the advancements science has made against God’s creations until he needs them himself, each story shows us how far society will go to become perfect.

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