What is it about? In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
YALSA’s Teen Top Ten of 2012
Today, YALSA announced the winners of the Teens’ Top Ten young adult books of 2012! Out of 24 great titles, these were the favorites as voted by teens!
And the winners are…
Every year, the Young Adult Library Services Association celebrates the best in new YA fiction, chosen by teens! You have until September 15 to vote for your favorite titles. Click here to access the survey and here to see the full list of nominated books. If you haven’t read all the books nominated, why don’t you check one out today? The list includes everything from contemporary romance to high fantasy to graphic novels!