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YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten Winners Announced

Today, YALSA announced the winners of the Teens’ Top Ten young adult books of 2012! Out of 24 great titles, these were the favorites as voted by teens!

And the winners are…

 

 

 

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Read this review by Satori G to find out more!

 

 

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

the fault in our stars book cover

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

Read a review by (former) reference librarian William to find out more!

 

 

 

3. Legend by Marie Lu

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

 

 

 

 

4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

miss peregrines home for peculiar children book cover

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.

Check out a review by Amanda Lynn from circulation!

 

 

 

5. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

Following her parents’ bitter divorce as she and her father move from town to town, seventeen-year-old Mclean reinvents herself at each school she attends until she is no longer sure she knows who she is or where she belongs.

 

 

 

 

6. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.

Read a review submitted by Megan!

 

 

 

7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

Read Molly’s review of this sci-fi fairy tale!

 

 

 

8. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

Read more about Maggie Stiefvater in this post!

 

 

 

9. Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Adam, now a rising rock star, and Mia, a successful cellist, reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events that tore them apart when Mia almost died in a car accident three years earlier.

Read Molly’s review of Where She Went and it’s companion, If I Stay!

 

 

 

10. Abandon by Meg Cabot

A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned seventeen-year-old Pierce’s life upside-down, but when she needs him most John Hayden is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld.

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Teen Read Week by checking out one of these books and don’t forget to come to our “It Came from the Library” party this Friday at 7 pm!

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