Congratulations to Laurie Halse Anderson!

The ALAN Award Committee has voted to honor
Laurie Halse Anderson
with the 2008 ALAN Award. Anderson, author of several YA novels including Speak, Twisted, and the up-coming Chains, is a tireless advocate for teens and their books. Her novels have been a National Book Award Finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor book, a New York Times bestseller, and an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. The ALAN award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature.

1 comment:

Luxembourg said...

Imagine a girl that has nothing left in her life except problems. She has no friends at school, no one to talk to, to tell what is in her heart. Melinda faces all these problems. This book is great even though it has its ups and downs. I liked that you didn't know what was going to happen next. I also liked the way the author described Melinda's family and the people she encounters in school.