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Reading Recommendations

Alex Awards
Ten books written for adults that have been selected by the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association for their teen appeal.

Best Fiction for Young Adults
Chosen by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association.

Great Graphic Novels for Teens
A list of nonfiction and fiction graphic novels chosen as the year's best by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association.

Guys Read 
A site by author Jon Scieszka with lots of recommended titles for guys.

Michael Printz Award 
Awarded by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association for the year's best young adult book. Medal and honor books listed.

No Flying, No Tights 
Reviews of graphic novels organized by audience and genre. Includes anime and manga reviews.

Novel Novice 
Features include reading recommendations, upcoming books, and author interviews. Created by Sara Gundell.

Oregon Readers Choice Awards 
Founded in 2010 for Oregon students in grades 4-12. Includes Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions.

Oregon Young Adult Network Book Raves 
Lists of best books selected each year by the librarians of the Oregon Young Adult Network.

Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults  
Books chosen by YALSA  in three categories: Conflicted: Life During Wartime; GLBTQ: Books with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-questioning, Intersex, Asexual Individuals, and Their Allies; Humor Me: Funny, Fantastic and Witty Reads.

Reading Rants 
A site for reviews and an interactive blog where readers can respond to reviews and write their own. "Slacker Fiction," "Deadheads and Mosh-pits," and "Nail Biters" are among many "out of the ordinary teen book lists" compiled by New York City young adult librarian Jennifer Hubert.

TeenReads.com 
Lots of book reviews and author interviews and profiles as well as an opportunity to share your thoughts about what you're reading through the site's Word of Mouth page.