Saturday, December 29, 2007

Teens' Top Ten Books of 2007

The books on the following booklist were nominated, selected and seconded by teens according to teen-worthy criteria. The list was compiled as part of YALSA’s Young Adult Galley Project where groups evaluated books published between January 2006 through April 2007. Final nominations for the 2008 Teens’ Top Ten vote will be posted in April at

And the winners for 2007 are... (drum-roll, please)

1. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
2. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (Viking Children’s Books, 2006)
3. How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles (Flux, 2006).
4. Maximum Ride: School’s Out – Forever by James Patterson (Hachette Book Group USA/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
5. Firegirl by Tony Abbott (Hachette Book Group USA/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006).
6. All Hallows Eve (13 Stories) by Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt, 2006).
7. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Harcourt, 2006).
8. River Secrets by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury, 2006).
9. Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe (HarperCollins, 2006).
10. Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks (Chicken House, 2006).

Start with this list if you want to familiarize yourself with what makes a good book good for teens, and get hip with teen lit. Happy Reading, jami, ys librarian

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