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Finalist for William C. Morris Award Announced

on December 3, 2009

The finalists for the 2010 William C. Morris Award have been announced. The award honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author and is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

The 2010 finalists are: Ash (Little, Brown) by Malinda Lo, a fairy tale about a girl’s move from comfort to despair to true love with a little help from fairies and magic; Beautiful Creatures (Little, Brown) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, a Southern Gothic love story; The Everafter (HarperCollins) by Amy Huntley, about a dead teen who re-experiences certain times in her life; Flash Burnout (Houghton) by L. K. Madigan, which deals with family, teen romance, drug addiction, and friendship; and Hold Still (Penguin) by Nina LaCour, a story about starting over after a friend’s suicide.

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