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Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.

Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group―or out? 

Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books, including fantasy novels The Goose Girl and Book of a Thousand Days, science fiction novel Dangerous, Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy, graphic novel memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends (with LeUyen Pham), and romantic comedy Austenland (now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell). She lives in Utah with her husband and frequent collaborator Dean Hale, their four remarkable children, and two ridiculous cats named Misty Knight and Mike Hat.

LeUyen Pham worked in animation before turning to children’s books. She wrote and illustrated Big Sister, Little Sister and The Bear Who Wasn't There, and is the illustrator of numerous other picture books. Ms. Pham lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband.

For more information about Shannon Hale, visit her blog.

For more information about LeUyen Pham, visit her profile at The Author Village.


The Sasquatch Committee is excited to announce the nominees for 2020-2021!

2020 Sasquatch Award Nominees

nominees for 2019-2020


2019 Sasquatch Award Winner Is A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen

The Washington Library Association's Sasquatch Book Award Committee is thrilled to announce that the young people of Washington State have elected Jennifer Nielsen as the 2019 Sasquatch Award Winner. : 

 “New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen, was born and raised in northern Utah, where she still lives today with her family, a dog that won’t play fetch, and a cat that hallucinates. She is the author of The Ascendance trilogy, beginning with THE FALSE PRINCE; the TRAITOR’S GAME series, RESISTANCE, A NIGHT DIVIDED and the forthcoming historical WORDS ON FIRE. She loves chocolate, old books, and lazy days in the mountains..”


  For more information about Jennifer please see  her website.

Here's the total of votes cast for each title:

Fuzzy 999 
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth 529
It Ain't so Awful, Falafel 404
Skeleton Tree 923
Midnight War of Mateo Martinez 295
A Night Divided 1920
Wish 1449
Ghost 1642
Tapper Twins Go to War 1402
Evil Wizard Smallbone 430
Save Me a Seat 1043
Wolf Hollow 608




Thank you to everyone who read and voted!