Every year, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) gives the Michael L. Printz award to a book “that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.” Or, in simpler terms, they name a book that library type people consider the best teen book of the year.
This year’s winner is Going bovine by Libba Bray. I haven’t read the book yet, but here’s the summary:
Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old diagnosed with mad cow disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.
If THAT doesn’t entice you, check out the cover:
I don’t know about you, but I’m intrigued. =) Partly because I feel it is my librarian duty and mostly because I just want to read it sooner, I’m bumping this title up on my gotta read list.
Have you read it? Do YOU think it’s the best of the best? Leave us a comment and let us know!