The National Book Award Nominees have been announced! I can not tell you how ecstatic I am about these nominations. And I didn’t even write the books- I just read them!
Featuring 2008 National Book Award Finalists:
Laurie Halse Anderson, Chains (Simon & Schuster)
Kathi Appelt, The Underneath (Atheneum)
Judy Blundell, What I Saw And How I Lied (Scholastic)
E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks(Hyperion)
Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now (Alfred A. Knopf)
I have already read Chains, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and The Underneath (and absolutely loved them all). What I Saw and How I Lied is on my shelf and just moved up on my review pile with this endorsement! I guess that means I need to get my hands on The Spectacular Now!