This post includes the second half of the 2016 Nerdy Book Club Award winners for best young adult fiction. The first part of the list ran in yesterday’s post. Congratulations to all of the winners. Your books offer reader empowering stories celebrating the resilience, honesty, and integrity of young adults as they navigate the world and evolve into their best selves.
The Lie Tree
by Frances Hardinge
Harry N. Abrams
Frances Hardinge’s website: http://www.franceshardinge.com/
Frances Hardinge has written a splendid Victorian murder mystery in The Lie Tree. Faith Sunderly, a girl on the cusp of adulthood, struggles with the upheaval of her family from Kent to the small, isolated island of Vane. She has spent her life trying to prove her worth to her father, the Reverend Sunderly, a well-known natural scientist. Fueled by revenge and a desire for justice after her father’s untimely death, she discovers a mysterious…
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