The International Reading Association (IRA) is a “nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy.” They put out a few lists for various age groups. Here’s a little info.
Since 1987, the Young Adults’ Choices project has developed an annual list of new books that will encourage adolescents to read. The books are selected by the readers themselves, so they are bound to be popular with middle and secondary school students. The reading list is a trusted source of book recommendations, used by adolescents, their parents, teachers, and librarians. (Source)
So why am I so honored to see IF I LIE on this list? First, the list is chosen by teen readers, and that is so exciting. I love knowing that teens are reading the book and connecting with the characters. It means the world. Second, only 30 books make the list, and I’m humbled by the company IF I LIE is keeping. So humbled that I can only say THANK YOU.
You can see the whole list here.