Best Books of 2009 – Fiction

This is the time when everyone comes out with their “best of” lists, and I’ve compiled a few here for you. If you’re looking to read the best teen fiction of the year, you could do worse to follow these suggestions from Booklist, School Library Journal, the Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books, and The Horn Book Magazine (all magazines that review a large number of teens books). Under the cut, you can see follow the links for each magazine to see the full list — I’ve just posted the teen fiction for jr. high and high school students and our call number if we have the books here. (** On multiple lists)

Booklist

All the Broken Pieces. By Ann Burg. J Burg.
The Ask and the Answer. By Patrick Ness. Y Ness.
Burn My Heart. By Beverley Naidoo. Y Naidoo.
Catching Fire. By Suzanne Collins. Y Collins.
Crossing Stones. By Helen Frost. On order.
The Eternal Smile. By Gene Luen Yang. Y Yang.
**Fire. By Kristin Cashore. Y Cashore.
Going Bovine. By Libba Bray. Y Bray.
Heroes of the Valley. By Jonathan Stroud. Y Stroud.
Jumped. By Rita Williams-Garcia. Y Williams-Garcia.
**Marcelo in the Real World. By Francisco X. Stork. Y Stork.
The Monstrumologist. By Rick Yancey. Y Yancey.
Punkzilla. By Adam Rapp.
Rosie and Skate. By Beth Ann Bauman. On order.
Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia. By Cindy Pon. Y Pon.
**Tales from Outer Suburbia. By Shaun Tan. Y Tan.
**Wintergirls. By Laurie Halse Anderson. Y Anderson.

School Library Journal

Hate List. By Jennifer Brown.
**Fire. By Kristin Cashore. Y Cashore.
**The Lost Conspiracy. By Frances Hardinge. Y Hardinge.
Liar. By Justine Larbalestier. Y Larbalestier.
**The Carbon Diaries 2015. Saci Lloyd. Y Lloyd.
Last Night I Sang to the Monster. Banjamin Alire Saenz. Y Saenz.
**Marcelo in the Real World. Francisco X. Stork. Y Stork.
Creature of the Night. Kate Thompson. Y Thompson.
Leviathan. Scott Westerfeld. Y Westerfeld.

Bulletin Blue Ribbons

**Wintergirls. By Laurie Halse Anderson. Y Anderson.
Graceling. By Kristin Cashore. Y Cashore.
**The Lost Conspiracy. By Frances Hardinge. Y Hardinge.
**Tales from Outer Suburbia. By Shaun Tan. Y Tan.
The Spectacular Now. By Tim Tharp. Y Tharp.
Perpetual Check. By Rich Wallace.

The Horn Book Fanfare

**The Carbon Diaries 2015. By Saci Lloyds. Y Lloyds.
**Marcelo in the Real World. By Francisco X. Stork. Y Stork.

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