For your reading list, check out the 2009 Cybils winners; this would be the Children's and Young Adult Literary Blogger Awards, in case you didn't know. Some familiar names in there, and also some new titles to add to the TBR list, so yippeeee!
And just to represent: check out Kirk Farber's Postcards from a Dead Girl, which just came out. He's a fellow Pikes Peak Writers member and super-talented author, so go buy his book. It's not YA, but then nobody's perfect, right?