ASK! about Fiction
Well, it all depends on what you (or the person you are getting a book for) would like to read!
That being said, there are a few awards for teen books and authors which may help you with your reading choices.
The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association has a wealth of resources/listings on its website. You could look at the Alex Award (books written for an adult audience that have special appeal to teens as well, contains both fiction and non-fiction, suitable for older teens) and the Michael L. Printz Award (given to books that display literary excellence in young adult literature). There is also a section for Young People’s Literature in the National Book Awards.
For younger teens, you could also explore the books mentioned in the Newbery Medal.
In addition, here are a few other websites that you could visit for more information about teen fiction/authors:
Overbooked: Young Adult Literature (an extensive collection of links + also has its own best books reading lists)
Of course an award-winning book is not guaranteed to be popular or interesting to everyone, so if you’d like us to recommend specific titles according to your tastes, please let us know what type of fiction you enjoy reading (genres like: fantasy, romance, mystery, thrillers, horror, scifi etc) or maybe the authors/themes that you have read and liked.
All websites last accessed 24th November, 2006.
Answered by Jillian Lim, Librarian, Public Library Services
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