YMA 2018: Liveblog!

Well, we’re here! After all is said and done (and at this point, we’ve done a LOT of saying), we’ve arrived at the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Lots of books, lots of words, lots of passionate debate later, it all comes down to that conference room in Denver. Are you ready?? We’ll have […]

Well, we’re here! After all is said and done (and at this point, we’ve done a LOT of saying), we’ve arrived at the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Lots of books, lots of words, lots of passionate debate later, it all comes down to that conference room in Denver. Are you ready??

We’ll have our — well, my — reactions after the jump here in this blog post. We’re covering the teen section of the YMAs, and will be including reactions (and, let’s be honest) a lot of gushing. Comments will be open for conversation, reactions, and debriefing. As always, let’s remember Karyn’s reminder from the picks/predictions post the other day — RealCommittee does the hard work every year. We’re here to respect their work and the process they’ve gone through. Our choice and our thoughts are the result of our own process, which mimics RealCommittee rules and process, but is not actually the same.

This has been a long blogging season this time around, so let’s get to work!

So sorry, had some technical difficulties. Think I’m tuning in here for Stonewall. Hang on while I catch up.

Oooh! 57 Bus!

OK. CSK now. Yay!

Long Way Down with an author honor! What will this mean for the winner? And Angie Thomas with an honor? I can’t wait! And Rene Watson with the gold! What a group of stories! !!!!!!!!! (my emotions)

All right. Here are the YALSA awards section. Alex Awards up first. I love getting these recommendations every year. Thanks, Alex Committee!

MAE up next. With a mild spoiler from YALSA Prez! Suspense! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! Yes! OH, Angela Johnson! I am just without coherence. Love her writing!!!!! Thank you, thank you Jonathan Hunt and committee, well done.

Morris now: I can’t even predict. What will it beeeee?

The Hate U Give!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, yes. Wonderful! Love the love for this book.

ENYA

This is another tight race.

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