After lots of reading in 2012 here are my my top 10 young adult books of 2012 and my top five sequels.
Cat Girl’s Day Off by Kimberly Pauley – A fine mix of mystery and fantasy with a multicultural cast of characters.
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonneblick – Sonneblick does it again with a heartfelt tale of a boy not only losing is passion but his beloved grandfather as well
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – Keep a box of tissues handy for this beautiful story of a romance between two teens who have cancer.
Guitar Notes by Mary Amato – Two very different teens find their love of music binds them together.
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine – You know about the Little Rock Nine, but you may not know about what happened after, this story gives you that information contained in a sweet story of interracial friendship.
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo – There are some books that just catch you and hold you tight till the end this is one of those books with a great setting and interesting characters who face dark magic.
Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell – Shunned by her friends Chloe finds new friendships amongst a group of misfits.
Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth – An action packed ride about two teens trying to change their dystopia.
Perception (Clarity, #2) by Kim Harrington – Psychic Clare gets embroiled in another mystery.
Princess of the Silver Woods (Princess #3) by Jessia Day George – A reenvisioning of Red Riding Hood where the princesses have to face an old evil.