2004 Top Ten Books for Young Adults

The Best Books for Young Adults committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has chosen the following books as Top Ten Young Adult Books:

Top Ten

  • Brooks, Martha. “True Confessions of a Heartless Girl.” Farrar, Straus &
    Giroux/Melanie Kroupa Books, $16.00 (0-374-37806-1)
  • Donnelly, Jennifer.
    “A Northern Light.” Harcourt, $17.00 (0-15-216705-6)
  • Haddon, Mark. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel.” Random House/Doubleday, $22.95 (0-385-50945-6)
  • Johnson, Angela. “The First Part Last.” Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $15.95 (0-689-84922-2)
  • Levithan, David. “Boy Meets Boy.” Random House/Alfred A. Knopf, $15.95 (0-375-82400-6)
  • Maynard, Joyce. “The Usual Rules.” St. Martin’s Press, $24.95 (0-312-24261-1)
  • Pattou, Edith. “East.” Harcourt Children’s Books, $18.00 (0-15-204563-5)
  • Rapp, Adam. “33 Snowfish.” Candlewick Press, $15.99 (0-7636-1874-8)
  • Stroud, Jonathan. “The Amulet of Samarkand: Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One.”
    Hyperion Books for Children/Miramax, $17.95 (0-7868-1859-X)
  • Thompson, Craig. “Blankets: An Illustrated Novel.” Top Shelf Productions, $29.95 (1-891830-43-0)