Best Books for Young Adults

1998 Top 10 Best Books for Young Adults

Growing Up In Coal Country
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Life was harsh for immigrant workers in the coal mines of Pennsylvania.

Sara Tuvel Bernstein
Sara tells about her remarkable life.

Edward Bloor
Paul's brother is the favorite athlete in the family, but his amoral acts spell trouble for the family.

Robert Cormier
Lori loves 18 year-old serial killer Eric Poole

Out Of The Dust
Karen Hesse
Billie Jo tells how her family lived through the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma.

Blood And Chocolate
Annette Curtis Klause
Can the werewolf pack survive Vivian's love for a human boy?

Into Thin Air
Jon Krakauer
Tragedy strikes a group of climbers on Mount Everest in 1996 and many lives are lost.

Swallowing Stones
Joyce McDonald
When a stray bullet from his rifle kills a man, Michael is plagued with nightmares and his whole life is changed.

Walter Dean Myers
Celebrate the world of Harlem through poetry and pictures.

Starlite Drive-In
Marjorie Reynolds
Callie sees the world through a romantic haze because she lives in the manager's house at a drive-in movie.

Best Books are selected by a committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.

The complete list of 1998 Best Books for Young Adults can be found in ALA'S GUIDE TO BEST READING, 1998.