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ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

The Best Books for Young Adults committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Asociation, has selected the following books as  Best Fiction for Young Adults .   Ship Breaker by Bacigalupi, Paolo   Revolution by Donnelly, Jennifer Finnikin of the Rock by Marchetta, Melina The Things a Brother Knows by Reinhardt, Dana Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Saenz, Benjamin Alire Revolver by Sedgwick, Marcus


The fall video game season is in full swing and is forcing gamers to make some difficult choices. Already Gears of War 3, Forza Motorsports 4, Batman: Arkham City, and Battlefield 3, have hit the shelves to rave reviews and record sales. To the casual observer it would seem that fall tidal wave of new games is over…but the biggest have yet to drop. On Tuesday, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 , the undisputed First-person Shooter juggernaut, is unleashed on gaming-dom. Just three days later, on Friday, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim enters the scene to the joy of RPGers everywhere. Finally on the fifteenth, the final chapter of Ezio de Auditore di Firenze grand adventure concludes in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. For shooter fans there are many great, albeit very different, games before them. Gears 3 , concludes the fantastic story of humanity’s desperate fight against the Locust horde, a group of mutant creatures that burst forth from the depths of the earth and have humanity on the b