The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week. Readers ages twelve to eighteen vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens; the winners are announced the week after Teen Read Week.
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The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books. Readers ages 12-18 vote on the 25 nominees starting August 15th at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens; the Top 10 books are announced on October 20th, during Teen Read Week
How many of the 25 nominations have you read?
1 - 3: 76 votes (17.67%)
4 - 6: 64 votes (14.88%)
7 - 9: 46 votes (10.7%)
10 or more: 200 votes (46.51%)
I am going to read them all!: 44 votes (10.23%)
Total Votes: 430
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by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
Publication Date: 2017
In a future America where most words and gestures are copyrighted and cost money to use, Speth is confronted with a choice: accept the rules of her society or live in defiance through complete silence.Her decision sets off great upheaval in her world.
Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last Black Witch, Carnissa. While Carnissa was a hero, Ellen, the spitting image of her grandmother, is devoid of power. She is finally granted an opportunity to embrace her own future and dreams as an apothecary at Verpax University, but Verpax has secrets that could destroy Elloren. Elloren finds that behind the things she has been told were good, is an ugly truth.
Piper and Quinn met for the first time at their mother's funeral. These twins look identical, but their childhoods could not have been more different. As they get to know each other, they learn that they have the power to destroy their worlds, but only one can harness it.
Everyone has heard rumors of the legendary game of Caraval, and no one wants to experience it's magic more than Scarlett Dragna. When Scarlett finally gets an Invitation, she begins to realize that Caraval
isn't all that she thought. She must be careful to not get swept away in the illusion or risk losing her sister forever
Aila Quinn has her life changed when her mother dies and father gets drafted for the war. There have been Disappearances of ordinary things every seven years in her mother’s home town. As Aila and her friends begin to uncover the origins of the Disappearances, they discover the role Aila's family has had it in.
How to Make a Wish
by Ashley Herring Blake
Publication Date: 2017
Grace lives with her unpredictable, irresponsible mother, and she's all but given up on wishes. That is,until she meets Eva who quickly takes to sneaking into her window at night. Realizing they both like girls, maybe they've both found exactly what they needed, someone to anchor themselves to.
Julia is an outcast in her close-knit Mexican American family, where she dreams of going away to college. When her older sister suddenly dies, Julia begins to piece together her sister’s secret life. As she grieves, Julia embarks on a mission to discover herself, unearthing her family’s past in the process.
High-school senior Sal has a lot on his plate as he deals with his dying grandmother, tries to control his growing anger with the prejudice of others, and ponders his relationship with his adopted father and what it takes to become a man.
Farway has trained to be a time-traveling history recorder but fails his final exam. Disappointed, he takes a position captaining the Invictus as part of a black-market operation stealing artifacts from the past. Soon Far and his crew are in a race to stop time itself from unraveling.
Will's brother Shawn has been murdered. In this free-verse novel, fifteen-year-old Will steps into an elevator with a gun in the back waistband of his jeans, ready to avenge his brother's death, as he’s been taught to do. At each stop on the elevator down, someone connected to his brother gets on, giving Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows.
Noemi is a 17-year-old soldier defending her planet, Genesis, against Earth. Abel is a robot programmed to fight Genesis for Earth and protect his creator. They are sworn enemies who end up trying to survive together—and, perhaps, to find a way to end the war.
Sal, a gender fluid thief, wants to be more than a thief. When a chance to become one of the Queen's prized assassin arises, Sal takes it. Only one problem – the 'audition' is a killing game and the only way out? Survive and kill without being discovered.
Inspired by her mom’s Riot Grrrl past and infuriated by sexism at her school, Vivian creates Moxie, a feminist zine, and distributes it anonymously in the girls’ bathroom. While Moxie grows in popularity, school administration lashes out against Moxie girls. Will they continue to fight back against sexism and discrimination?
Working with her mom on a wedding planning business, Louna has more than her share on weddings and the behind-the-scene disasters. Ever since the abrupt ending of her first love, she has been more cynical about weddings and especially, love. But maybe that will change when Ambrose comes along.
After Simon, the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app, dies during detention, the four other students in the room are all framed for murder. But the twist is, the next day, they were all going to be on Simon's app for secrets that would ruin their lives for good. So when Bronwyn, the Yale-Bound student who never breaks a rule, Addy, the homecoming queen, Nate, the drug dealer, and Cooper the all-star baseball pitcher all come together to find out what really happened, the rest of the story unfolds
Felicity's sister has been missing for years, and Felicity and her mother have been trying to overcome the loss ever since. Felicity thought finding her was impossible until her new friend, Alec, gives her the opportunity she needs to reconnect with her lost sibling.
Shelby goes through a therapy treatment to remove all her memories of a terrible accident. When she comes home, she meets a boy and pieces of her memory come back. That is when things begin to get complicated.
Zivah, a healer who has been infected by the rose plague can no longer do what she loves. A soldier, Dineas, wants revenge against the Amparan Empire from which he has just escaped. Both of their lives are so different, yet they will need to join forces to save the people that they love.
Lazlo Strange is an orphan raised by monks, and has dedicated his life to learning. His favorite story is of Weep, the lost fairytale city that was literally removed from memory. This is the story of his search for the magical city.
High-school junior Aza, who struggles with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, reconnects with childhood friend Davis after his billionaire father disappears, on the run from the police. But can Aza and her friends help Davis cope with being parentless when she’s having trouble managing her own downward-spiraling thoughts?
When bounty hunter and hacker Emika Chen finds herself unexpectedly entered into the exclusive Warcross championship, she is determined to get to the bottom of a dastardly plot while trying to pull off a win in the worldwide virtual reality game.
Waste of Space
by Gina Damico
Publication Date: 2017
Ten teenagers are conned into boarding a (fake) spaceship, completely unaware of the fact that the entire production is staged. Once the teenagers start to find out about this secret, things go from bad to worse inside the spaceship.
Diana has always been an outcast to the Amazons. She never truly had the chance to prove herself worthy of being an Amazon until she saves a mysterious girl from a shipwreck. The girl turns out to be a descendant of Helen of Troy. The girl will either bring an age of peace or a deadly war.
Rachel and Henry were best friends until Rachel moved away. After her brother’s death, Rachel’s world is in shambles. She returns to their hometown to work in Henry's family bookshop, where Henry faces his own struggles.