Got some good news today and just had to share the short-list for this award.
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Last Exit to Normal by Michael Harmon
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Knucklead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka featuring Jon Scieszka
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
I lived in Washington when I wrote The Compound, so this is pretty cool.