Here are some of the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) book awards honoring young adult writers in 2014. Among its different missions, YALSA strives to evaluate material of interest to teens (12-18) and to expand the library's outreach. Additional awards and book summaries can be found at their website. Check it out.
2014 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
--Berry, Julie. All the Truth That’s in Me. Penguin/Viking Juvenile, 2013.
--Clark, Kristin Elizabeth. Freakboy. Macmillan/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013.
--Federle, Tim. Better Nate Than Ever. Simon & Schuster/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013.
--McNeal, Tom. Far Far Away. Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013.
--Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park. Macmillan/St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013.
--Sedgwick, Marcus. Midwinterblood. Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
--Sepetys, Ruta. Out of the Easy. Penguin/Philomel, 2013.
--Smith, Andrew. Winger. Illustrated by Sam Bosma. Simon & Schuster/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013.
--Sullivan, Tara. Golden Boy. Penguin/Putnam Juvenile, 2013.
--Wein, Elizabeth. Rose Under Fire. Disney-Hyperion, 2013.