I'm delighted to be able to tell you that Markus Zusak's I Am the Messenger
and my Black Juice
are finalists in the Young Adult Section of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
. The other finalists are Michael L. Printz winner John Green's Looking for Alaska
, Per Nilsson's You & You & You
and Andreas Steinhöfel's The Center of the World
The finalists were announced in New York on Thursday, and the winner will be announced in Los Angeles on 28 April.