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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 Support Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online in August and September; the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week.

Check out the website for more information:

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten

 

2016 Teens’ Top Ten Winners 

1.  Alive by Chandler Baker

alive-chandler-baker“Stella Cross has received a heart transplant, but it has not stopped her emotional suffering. Then a mysterious boy named Levi Zin comes into her life. Stella’s pain goes away whenever she’s around Levi. However, Stella finds out a terrible secret about Levi. Can it be true?”

 

 

 

2.  All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

all-the-bright-places-niven“Death plays a big role in the lives of high schoolers Theodore Finch and Violet Markey. He is constantly on the verge of suicide, and she is battling grief after her sister’s death. The Indiana teens come together to work on a project and soon develop a bond, showing each other what it’s like to live.” 

 

 

 

3.  The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

game-of-love-and-deathSet in Seattle in the 1920s, a romance develops between Flora, who is African American, and Henry, who is white. Despite some differences, the pair has much in common, including a shared love of jazz music. However, it turns out that Flora and Henry actually are pawns in a game played by two other characters – Love and Death. This book is full of intrigue and is, at times, heartbreaking, and will have the reader racing to the final pages.”

 

 

4.  Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

six-of-crows“Young criminal genius Kaz Brekker is offered the chance to pull off a dangerous theft that can make him rich. He recruits a gang of six dangerous misfits to help him with the heist. The book follows the crew’s crazy adventure and features plot twists, betrayals, and schemes aplenty.” 

 

 

 

5.  Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

everything-everything“Maddy is a teenager with a serious autoimmune disease that prevents her from leaving the house. Yet, she seems confident to stay home and read books. That is until a boy named Olly moves in next door. The two meet, and their quirky relationship is chronicled through emails, journal entries, IMs and old notes.”

 

 

 

6.  Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

every-last-word“Samantha McAllister seems to have it all:  she is beautiful, bright and part of the popular crowd in high school. But looks can be deceiving, and she is hiding the fact she has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Samantha’s life changes after she visits a place at school called Poet’s Corner and she begins hanging out with new friends like Caroline and AJ.”

 

 

7.  The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu

novice-summoner“A blacksmith’s apprentice named Fletcher discovers he can summon demons from another world. He soon gets chased out of his village for a crime he did not commit, ending up at an academy for adepts, where he is trained to serve as a Battlemage in the Emperor’s war against the savage Orcs. Eventually, Fletcher discovers the fate of the Empire is in his hands.” 

 

 

8.  Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

illuminae-cover” Kady and Ezra have just broken up, and then their planet is bombed by a megacorporation. The pair escapes to a government ship, but must put their differences aside in order to survive and stop a plague that has resulted from the use of a bioweapon.” 

 

 

 

9.  When by Victoria Laurie

when-book-cover“High School junior Maddie Fynn has special powers that allow her to see numbers above a person’s forehead, which she soon discovers are death dates. She identifies the death date of a young boy, but is unable to prevent his disappearance. Then, Maddie becomes a suspect in a homicide investigation.”

 

 

 

10.  Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

suicide-notes-from-beautiful-girls“June and Delia were best friends who grew apart. Then, Delia commits suicide. Or, at least that’s what others have been told. June believes her former best friend has been murdered, and she goes on a quest to find the truth…which, it turns out, is very complicated.”