Monday, November 4, 2013

The Best YA Book of All Time

I have to admit that I read more YA books now than I did when I was a YA, so when I saw this advertised I found my interest peaked.

Entertainment Weekly is running a bracket game that asks the question: “What is the best young adult novel of all time."

They've lumped series of books together, so Harry Potter would be one entry and Catcher in the Rye or To Kill a Mockingbird are included even though they were written before YA was considered a category.

It should be an interesting contest: The Book Thief, The Fault in Our Stars, A Wrinkle in Time, Holes, so many to choose from both classics and more current.

The most interesting thing for me will be to see how many I've read.

The bracket starts today and runs until November 22, so take some time to vote.

How about you? Do you have an opinion about the best YA book of all time?


Anonymous said...

That will be an interesting contest. It would be more interesting if they broke it down to age categories as I think that would make a big difference on what books are picked. I love A Wrinkle in Time series but my favourite is The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton.

Heidi Willis said...

A bracket! What a cool and ultimately not-at-all scientific idea! :)

I could never choose one book I liked the best. I like different ones, at different times in my life, for how they hit me. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorite books. But so are the Harry Potters, and I wouldn't even put them in the same category.

I don't know why everyone feels the need to choose a "best." Is there such a thing in such a subjective field as reading?

I am rambling...

Stina said...

I wouldn't know how to pick just one. I've read so many great ones. Hmmm.

Felicity Grace Terry said...

So many great YA novels out there. My favourite this year would probably have to be The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan but I wouldn't like to name my favourite of all time.

Crystal Collier said...

Nuh-uh! No way. I'm sorry, but there is NO WAY TO PICK ONE best. That's like asking which star is the best, or which which grain of sand is the most awesome. Seriously? Books are so subjective.

Misha Gerrick said...

Whoa I have no idea. I find there are lots of excellent books that are so different from each other that you can't really compare them.