12 Best Children’s and Young Adult Novels I’ve Read in 2011

Some of these were actually published in 2011; some were older but good-er.

The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic by Jennifer Trafton. Semicolon review here.

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr. Not reviewed yet.

The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow. Semicolon review here.

Lord of the Nutcracker Men by Iain Laurence. Semicolon review here.

For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Semicolon review here.

Divergent by Veronica Roth. Semicolon review at Breakpoint Youth Reads.

Daughter of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang. Semicolon review here.

Trash by Andy Mulligan.

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. Semicolon review here.

With a Name Like Love by Tess Hilmo. Semicolon review here.

Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins.

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper. Semicolon review here.

For more great children’s and YA literature of 2011, check out the 2011 Cybils Finalists.

3 thoughts on “12 Best Children’s and Young Adult Novels I’ve Read in 2011

  1. The only one of these I’ve read is Mt. Majestic, which I loved. I tried Shop Breaker but was turned off by the bad language. I’ll be on the lookout for the others!

  2. I have it! I purchased it! I’ve been walking around with The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic under my arm for the last few days. I haven’t gotten a chance to open it yet and READ it but it’s traveling the house with me and I have reading intent towards it.

  3. I have How to Save a Life out from the library but the due date is looming. You are inspiring me to try reading it.

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