Hurrah! The National Book Awards have announced the 2013 NBA Finalists and Longlists and our own Tom McNeal is a finalist for for the the Young People's Literature Award for Far Far Away! Congrats, Tom!
This year, the Foundation has decided to let people read and browse their entire 2013 finalists before they announce winners! Now you can download excerpts from any of the finalists' books!
Head on over to The Contenders: Excerpts from the 2013 National Book Award Finalists and download your excerpts for free!
Finalists of the 2013 National Book Award for Young People's Literature are:
Kathi Appeit, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Cynthia Kadohata, The Thing About Luck
Tom McNeal, Far Far Away
Meg Rosoff, Picture Me Gone
Gene Len Yang, Boxers & Saints
Access to the contender's excerpts can be found on:
Barnes & Noble
To read the full list of 2013 finalists, visit the National Book Award's list!
About Far Far Away:
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Jeremy Johnson Johnson hears voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of The Brothers Grimm. Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next.
But Jacob can't protect Jeremy from everything.
When coltish, copper-haired Ginger Boultinghouse takes a bite of a cake so delicious it’s rumored to be bewitched, she falls in love with the first person she sees: Jeremy.
In any other place, this would be a turn for the better for Jeremy, but not in Never Better, where the Finder of Occasions—whose identity and evil intentions nobody knows—is watching and waiting, waiting and watching...
And as anyone familiar with the Brothers Grimm know, not all fairy tales have happy endings.