I am at the CLA Conference this week listening to some really great talks. One of the sessions today was on the CLA Book Award Notables. It started me thinking what would be my picks (if I could choose) for the 2012 Canadian Book To Buy For Your Teen Guys Award (It’s a long title – give me a better name – I’ll run with it). As with CLA, I will choose from books published, in hard cover or paperback, in the previous year.
The nominees are (in no apparent order):
Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
Death Benefits by Sarah N. Harvey
Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor
All Good Children by Catherine Austen
Fanatics by William Bell
This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel
Fly Boy by Eric Walters
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Teggiari
And the winner is… I can’t decide. I have it down to my top 3. Think I’ll sleep on it.