National Book Award Nominees Announced Today
Here are the final five nominees for the National Book Award for Young People:
Laurie Halse Anderson, Chains (Simon & Schuster).
Kathi Appelt, The Underneath (Atheneum).
Judy Blundell, What I Saw And How I Lied(Scholastic).
E. Lockhart, Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, The (Hyperion).
Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now (Alfred A. Knopf).
In my August 8, 2008, review of Appelt's book, I predicted a major award for this excellent book. I think it could appeal to a wide range of potential readers and am glad to that the award committee thought well of it.