2007

Skin Hunger: A Resurrection of Magic, Book One

By Kathleen Duey

Current Publisher: Atheneum (Simon & Schuster)
 Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Kathleen Duey for Skin Hunger: A Resurrection of Magic, Book One
  • M. Sindy Felin for Touching Snow
  • Brian Selznick for The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • Sara Zarr for Story of a Girl

YPL Winner That Year: Sherman Alexie for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Judges That Year: Pete Hautman, James Howe, Patricia McCormick, Elizabeth Partridge, Scott Westerfeld

The Year in Literature: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron won the Newbery Medal. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang won the Printz Award.

More Information: Duey has said that though Skin Hunger is a fantasy book, it reflects many of the trials and triumphs of the real world. “History is a braid of individual lives, all shaped by decisions, uncertainties, ideals, ambitions, reasons, insanities, loves, hatreds, and all the rest. But a few people in every era, often unwilling and unprepared, serve as catalysts. The book follows two people in each of the storylines who are shoved into their fates, and have to find ways to live, and to live with themselves―as we all do, every day.”

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