Aug 07, · More than 75, of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience. More information > LISTEN: Mitchell Kaplan announces the NBA Finalists on NPR's Morning Edition > Press Release: National Book Awards Longlist For Fiction > Press Release: National Book Awards Longlist For Nonfiction. Abarat () is a fantasy novel written and illustrated by Clive Barker, the first in Barker's The Books of Abarat series. It is aimed primarily at young sedianka.info eponymous Abarat is a fictional archipelago which is the setting for the majority of the story.