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YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten – 2010 list

Posted by Laura on October 19, 2010

The Teens’ Top Ten list is in for 2010 and here are the winners:

1. Collins, Suzanne. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

Katniss is faced with the challenges of being a victor of the Games, from keeping up the image of a romantic relationship with Peeta to trying to prevent rioting in the other districts. When the Capitol announces a twist that will affect Katniss forever, will she be able to survive re-entering the world of the Games? (YA Fic SF Collins)

2. Clare, Cassandra. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)

Still pursuing a cure for her mother’s enchantment, Clary uses all her powers and ingenuity to get into the forbidden country of the secretive shadowhunters, and to its capital, the City of Glass. There with the help of a newfound friend, she uncovers important truths that will not only help save her mother but all those that she holds most dear. (YA Fic SF Clare)

3. Carter, Ally. Heist Society

Katarina wants to get out of the family thievery business. When her father is suspected of stealing priceless artwork from an Italian mobster, she has to steal them back to save his life-and she has no idea where they are. (YA Fic M Carter)

4. Stiefvater, Maggie. Shiver

In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her Minnesota home, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity. Soon, he must make a life or death decision to stay with the one he loves. (YA Fic M Stiefvater)

5. Fitzpatrick, Becca. hush, hush

Nora has always been cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor and her own instincts. (YA Fic M Fitzpatrick)

6. Garcia, Kami and Margie Stohl. Beautiful Creatures

Lena isn’t like the other girls in Gatlin, South Carolina: she is a Caster. Ethan wants to be different; he hates life in Gatlin. So when he runs into Lena, something just clicks. Can an ancient curse, a shut-in uncle, and certain doom keep them apart? (YA Fic M Garcia)

7. Dessen, Sarah. Along for the Ride

When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before starting college, all the trauma of her parents’ divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences. (YA Fic Dessen)

8. Forman, Gayle. If I Stay

After a drive with her family, Mia wakes up to find the car in pieces and the bodies of her family by the side of the road. Although she is in a coma, she can see everything happening around her, almost as if she were a ghost. With her family gone, Mia has to decide if she should stay among the living or the dead. (YA Fic Forman)

9. Cashore, Kristin. Fire.

In a kingdom called the Dells, Fire is the last human-shaped monster, with unimaginable beauty and the ability to control the minds of those around her, but even with these gifts she cannot escape the strife that overcomes her world. (YA Fic SF Cashore)

10. Anderson, Laurie Halse. Wintergirls

Lia sees her eating disorder as a way to avoid so much: her stepmother’s pressure to be a role model for her new stepsister, her parents’ divorce, her mother’s constant hounding over her eating habits. Most importantly, she sees it as a means to escape the death of her best friend, the one she ignored the day she died from the same disease Lia is fighting herself. (YA Fic Anderson)


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