Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sara: The Year in Reviews!

I want to thank all of my fellow Nesters for keeping this blog going, and to congratulate them on their many successes in 2009, including:

6 starred reviews:

hold still by Nina LaCour (Dutton, October 2009), PW
CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUS by Kristen Tracy (Delacorte, August 2009), School Library Journal
SECRETS OF TRUTH AND BEAUTY by Megan Frazer (Hyperion, June 2009) PW
THE MORGUE AND ME by John Ford (Viking, June 2009) PW
GENTLEMEN by Michael Northrop (Scholastic, April 2009), PW and Booklist

2 PW Flying Starts:
hold still by Nina LaCour
GENTLEMEN by Michael Northrop

1 Morris Award Nomination:
hold still by Nina LaCour

2 books on the 2009 TAYSHAS list:
MY LIFE AS A RHOMBUS by Varian Johnson (Flux 2008)
GRIEF GIRL by Erin Vincent (Delacorte 2007)

1 Lonestar Reading List 2009-2010 pick:
SUCK IT UP by Brian Meehl (Delacorte 2008)

4 ALAN Picks:
GENTLEMEN by Michael Northrop
SHADOWED SUMMER by Saundra Mitchell(Delacorte, February 2009)
THE BROTHERS TORRES by Coert Voorhees
FAR FROM YOU by Lisa Schroeder (Simon Pulse 2008)

3 Junior Library Guild Selections:
GENTLEMEN by Michael Northrop
SHADOWED SUMMER by Saundra Mitchell
hold still by Nina LaCour

1 2009 NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age Pick:
MY LIFE AS A RHOMBUS by Varian Johnson (Flux 2008)

1 2009 NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing:
CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUS by Kristen Tracy

1 YALSA Top Ten Books for Young Adults 2009:
THE BROTHERS TORRES by Coert Voorhees (Hyperion 2008)

1 YALSA 2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers:
I HEART ME, YOU HAUNT ME by Lisa Schroeder (Simon Pulse 2008)

1 The Association of Booksellers for Children's NEW VOICES 2009:
GENTLEMEN by Michael Northrop

and 1 on the School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year List 2009:
CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUS by Kristen Tracy


HERE IS TO ALL THE GOOD NEWS TO COME IN 2010! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

17 comments:

  1. And don't forget the TV option for PATIENT ZERO.

    Congrats on a stellar year, Sara!

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  3. Indeed! Thanks, Jonathan!

    And a film sale for I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER by Dan Wells, as well!

    I was sticking the the kids books here, but welcome the opportunity to toot more horns!

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  4. Congrats on a great year, everyone!

    Looking forward to a new year with all kinds of new possibilities!!

    ~Lisa

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  5. Wow, what fabulous news for 2009. Here's to 2010!!

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  6. What a fabulous year for your kidlit authors. Looking forward to their achievements in 2010!

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  7. Congrats everyone on a great year! Here's to great things to come for Nesters in 2010!

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  8. Congratulations to everyone! What a great year for the Nesters.

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  9. Wow! It's an honor to be in such great company! Congratulations, everyone!

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  10. Yes, what Nina said! It's an honor to be part of this posse. Here's to something to cheer about in 2009 and more to come in 2010!

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  11. I'm super happy and honored to be part of this posse too. Congratulations, posse. I can't wait to see what everybody does in 2010. Full disclosure: Once, I was a member of another posse, but that required a horse.

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  12. Wow! Congratulations to everyone, and thanks, Sara, for posting this. Great books and writers on that list!

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  13. I'm a blog-follower, a teacher, a writer, and a huge fan of YA. I started Hold Still today. It's a moving and powerful piece, a terrifying look at raw sadness. I had to take the first four chapters in small doses. Well-crafted piece. Very well-crafted. Congratulations, Nina!

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  14. That rocks! Congratulations everyone!

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  15. Congratulations to Sara and my fellow Nesters! What a great year!
    Cheers to an excellent 2010 for all. :)

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