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Teens’ Top Ten Nominees for 2010

Posted by Laura on June 16, 2010

The Teens’ Top 10 books are nominated by teens nation-wide.

Vote for your favorites between August 23 and September 17, 2010 at www.ala.org/teenstopten/

Abbott, Ellen Jensen. Watersmeet

Born into a colony of religious fanatics, Abisina is persecuted for her appearance and kept alive only because her mother is the healer. When a new leader arrives and rids the colony of the “outcasts,” Abisina escapes and sets out with a dwarf named Haret to seek the father she has never met in a place called Watersmeet. (YA Fic SF Abbott)

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)

Brown, Jennifer. Hate List

Valerie and her boyfriend Nick are constantly picked on by other kids at Garvin High. They write a Hate List, and Nick participates in a Columbine-type killing. After, Valerie struggles to integrate herself back into high school life, unsure whether she was a hero or a villain. (YA Fic Brown)

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)

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)

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)

Clayton, Emma. The Roar

Mika’s world appears to be based purely on mystery and lies, though he seems to be the only one who senses it. After his sister vanishes and a new government program that targets children rises, Mika decides that the only hope of finding his sister may be in beating the government at their own game. (Juv Fic SF Clayton)

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)

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)

Fisher, Catherine. Incarceron

In a distant future, criminals are dumped in a vast, living prison called Incarceron, with live forests and mechanical animals, climate-controlled weather and everlasting dark walls that stretch to nowhere. To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden, decides to help a young prisoner escape. (YA Fic SF Fisher)

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)

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)

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)

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd. Edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci.

Anyone who has ever been labeled or proclaimed themselves to be “geeks” will fall to the floor laughing and fall in love with these short stories and illustrations by some of the top authors for teens. (YA Fic Geektastic)

Golding, Julia. Dragonfly

A princess from a country formed on rules is forced to marry a prince who just likes to live life. They dislike each other on sight- and then are kidnapped. Can they travel back home, through enemy territory, without strangling each other? (YA Fic SF Golding)

Jinks, Catherine. The Reformed Vampire Support Group

Grumpy vampire Nina is in a support group so that she doesn’t prey on humans. But things start to look grimmer than ever when one of the vampires in the group turns up dead. Will Nina get to the bottom of the crime before another vampire is attacked? (YA Fic M Jinks)

Lieb, Josh. I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President

Oliver Watson has everyone convinced that he’s extremely stupid and lazy, but he’s actually a very wealthy, evil genius. When he decides to run for seventh-grade class president, nothing will stand in his way. (YA Fic Lieb)

Ockler, Sarah. Twenty Boy Summer

While on a beach vacation in California. Frankie and Anna make a bet to attract 20 boys in 20 days. Once Anna meets Sam, she isn’t sure she can finish their bet. (YA Fic Ockler)

Patterson, James. Witch and Wizard

Suddenly pronounced witch and wizard by their oppressive government, siblings Whit and Wisty are sent to prison, where they learn to use their powers and hope to escape. (YA Fic SF Patterson)

Peters, Julie Anne. By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead

Daelyn Rice is determined to succeed in killing herself this time. Using a website for “completers,” she reveals a history of bullying and torment that started in kindergarten. One day, though, a boy sits with her as she is waiting
to be picked up from school. While she makes it known that she wants to be alone, he won’t give up on her. (YA Fic Peters)

Pierce, Tamora. Bloodhound (Beka Cooper, #2)

Having been promoted from “Puppy” to “Dog,” Beka, now a full-fledged member of the Provost’s Guard, and her former partner head to a neighboring port city to investigate a case of counterfeit coins. (YA Fic SF Pierce)

St. Crow, Lili. Strange Angels

Dru’s psychic abilities helped her father battle zombies and other mythical creatures, but now she must rely on herself, a “werwulf”-bitten friend, and a half-human vampire hunter to learn who murdered her parents,
and why. (YA Fic M St. Crow

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)

Tanigawa, Nagaru. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Haruhi Suzumia is a high-school student who is bored by normal humans. She wants something supernatural to happen, so she starts a club with a boy named Kyon. Little does she know that everyone that signs up for her club is a Time Traveler, Alien or Esper. (YA Fic SF Tanigawa)

Westerfeld, Scott. Leviathan

In an alternate 1914 Europe, Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts. (YA Fic SF Westerfeld)

Yep, Laurence. City of Fire

Scirye vows to avenge her sister’s death and reclaim a stolen treasure for her people by taking on the villainous dragon Badik and the strange Dr. Roland. She and her companions travel to a Hawaiian island created by magic, where a goddess helps them in their quest to stop Dr. Roland from achieving a great power. (Juv Fic SF Yep)

See the winners from previous years

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2009 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations

Posted by Laura on May 13, 2009

The Teens’ Top Ten Nominations list was released a few weeks ago.  This year the voting will be from August 24 to September 18, 2009 and the results will be released in time for Teen Read Week in October.

Cashore, Kristin Graceling
Cast, Kristin & P.C. Untamed
Clare, Cassandra City of Ashes
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games
Fukui, Isamu Truancy
Fukui, Isamu Truancy: Origins
Gaiman, Neil The Graveyard Book
Green, John Paper Towns
Harris, Joanne Runemarks
Hopkins, Ellen Identical
Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Marriott, Zoe Daughter of the Flames
McMann, Lisa Wake
Meyer, Stephenie Breaking Dawn
Moran, Katy Bloodline
Ness, Patrick The Knife of Never Letting Go
Noel, Alyson Evermore
Palmer, Robin Geek Charming
Pierce, Tamora Melting Stones
Scott, Elizabeth Living Dead Girl
Smith, Cynthia Leitich Eternal
Smith, Sherri L. Flygirl
Weingarten, Lynn Wherever Nina Lies
Werlin, Nancy Impossible
Yee, Lisa Absolutely Maybe

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Teens’ Top Ten Voting 2008

Posted by Laura on October 9, 2008

It is time once again to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten.  We are compiling the Duluth Teens’ Top Ten through the end of October – stop into one of the three library locations, the Main Library, Mount Royal Branch or West Duluth Branch, vote for your three favorites and we’ll give you stuff.

Everyone ages 12 to 18 can vote for the national Teens’ Top Ten during Teen Read Week – October 12 – 18, 2008.  Visit YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten and vote for your favorites!

I don’t have lovely pictures for all of the titles – but here is the list.  Please vote for your favorites on-line and in person!

Laurie Halse Anderson. TWISTED.
Libba Bray. THE SWEET FAR THING. (Gemma Doyle Trilogy, #3)
Meg Cabot. JINX.
P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. BETRAYED. (House of Night, #2)
Cassandra Clare. CITY OF BONES. (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Jenny Downham. BEFORE I DIE.
Jessica Day George. SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW.
Anna Godberson. THE LUXE.
Ellen Hopkins. GLASS.
Catherine Jinks. EVIL GENIUS.
Juliet Marillier. WILDWOOD DANCING.
Melissa Marr. WICKED LOVELY.
Richelle Mead. VAMPIRE ACADEMY. (Vampire Academy, #1)
Stephenie Meyer. ECLIPSE. (Twilight, #3)
Andrew Nance & Colin Polhemus, illus. DAEMON HALL.
William Nicholson. JANGO. (The Noble Warriors, #2)
Alyson Noël. SAVING ZOE.
James Patterson. SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS. (Maximum Ride, #3)
Mal Peet. TAMAR.
Neal Shusterman. UNWIND.
Scott Westerfeld. EXTRAS. (Uglies, #4)

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