Teens Top Ten

From the Young Adult Library Services Association -

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where you, the teen, nominate and choose your favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! You can participate as long as you are between the ages twelve to eighteen. Reading is a great pastime so we'd love it if you participated!

Voting will be online. The winners will be announced the week following Teen Read Week. So if you want to participate in this exciting event, get reading!


Compiled by:
YALSA Teens

2016 Teens' Top Ten

Alive

Chandler Baker
(Young Adult - Y Baker)

After finally receiving a heart transplant, seventeen-year-old Stella throws herself into her new life, but her recovery is marred with strange side effects and hallucinations, and when she meets Levi Zin, a mysterious new boy at her Seattle prep school, Stella soon realizes that she and Levi have more in common than she could ever imagine.


All the Bright Places

Jennifer Niven
(Young Adult - Y Niven)

Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both teetering on the edge--it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.


Every Last Word

Tamara Ireland Stone
(Young Adult - Y Stone)

Consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off, a girl coping with Purely-Obsessional OCD learns to accept herself and take control of her life through her experiences in poetry club.


Everything, Everything

Nicola Yoon
(Young Adult - Y Yoon)

The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.


The Game of Love and Death

Martha Brockenbrough
(Young Adult - Y Brocken)

In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.


Illuminae

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(Young Adult - Y Kaufman)

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all.


The Novice

Taran Matharu
(Young Adult - Y Matharu)

When blacksmith apprentice Fletcher discovers that he has theability to summon demons from another world, he travels to Adept Military Academy where must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of an empire is in his hands.


Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo
(Young Adult - Y Bardugo)

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first.


Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls

Lynn Weingarten
(Young Adult - Y Weingar)

They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather's shed, but June does not believe it was suicide because she and Delia used to be closer than anything, but one night a year ago, everything changed when they and June's boyfriend Ryan let their good time get out of hand, and now, a year later, June owes it to Delia to know if her best friend committed suicide or was murdered.


When

Victoria Laurie
(Young Adult - Y Laurie)

Sixteen-year-old Maddie Flynn cannot help but see the death date of everyone she meets or sees in a photograph or on-screen, and her alcoholic mother exploits this by having her do readings for money, but when Maddie predicts the death of a young boy, she becomes the center of an FBI investigation.


2017 Teens' Top Ten

Genius: The Game

Leopoldo Gout
(Young Adult - Y Gout)

Three underprivileged young prodigies from across the world with incredible skills in technology and engineering team up to become the heroes the world never knew they could be.


Heartless

Marissa Meyer
(Young Adult - Meyer)

In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.


If I Was Your Girl

Meredith Russo
(Young Adult - Y Russo)

Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.


Lady Midnight: A Shadowhunters Novel

Cassandra Clare
(Young Adult - Y Clare)

Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs and her parabatai Julian Blackthorn race to stop a demonic plot that threatens Los Angeles.


Love & Gelato

Jenna Evans Welch
(Young Adult - Y Welch)

After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mothers's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets.


P.S. I Like You

Kasie West
(Young Adult - Y West)

Every day in chemistry class, high school student and aspiring songwriter Lily Abbott is finding notes left to her by a mystery boy, love letters really, and she hopes they are from Lucas, a boy she is attracted to--so when she finds out they are really from, she is shocked and unsure about how to respond.


Scythe

Neal Shusterman
(Young Adult - Y Shuster)

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.


The Sun is Also a Star

Nicola Yoon
(Young Adult - Y Yoon)

Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there issomething extraordinary in store for both of them.


This is Where it Ends

Marieke Nijkamp
(Young Adult - Y Nijkamp)

Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives.