Teen's Top Ten

About the Teen's Top Ten
Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

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2012 Winner(s)


Cabot, Meg. Point. 2012.

Pierce has experienced death before and barely escaped. When she moves from her old town to a town called Isla Huesos - Island of Bones - for a new start, she realizes that death wants her back.Can she escape death once again?

Across the Universe

Revis, Beth. Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2011.

Cryogenically frozen centuries ago, Amy and her parents are on their way to a new planet aboard the spaceship, Godspeed. Unplugged from her cryo chamber, Amy discovers she has been awoken 50 years early, in a failed murder attempt. With Elder, the future leader of the ship, by her side they are on an adventure filled with murder, lies, dreams, and stars.


Meyer, Marissa. Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends. 2012.

A futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella, Cinder, a cyborg and talented mechanic, lives with her cruel stepmother and two stepsisters in the plague-ridden New Beijing.Soon after meeting Prince Kai, Cinder must find the truths of her past, which may help to save the future.

What Happened to Goodbye

Dessen, Sarah. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile.2011.

Ever since Mclean’s parents divorced, she has lived in four towns in two years – each time taking on a new persona. Mclean expects to leave Lakeview in six months, but soon finds that she doesn’t want to – she just wants to be herself.

Where She Went

Forman, Gayle. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2011.

This sequel to Gayle Forman’s If I Stay is narrated by Adam, Mia’s< ex-boyfriend. Shortly after the devastating accident that killed Mia’s family, the talented cellist moves to New York, where an accidental meeting brings them back together.

2012 Selection(s)


Roth, Veronica. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. 2011.

Abnegation (selfless), Erudite (intelligence), Candor (honesty), Amity(peace), or Dauntless (brave): where would you fit? Beatrice lives in a society where she must choose either to remain with her family’s faction or set off towards independence and her beliefs. And what happens when the unity between these factions begins to fall apart?

The Fault in Our Stars

Green, John. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2012.

Hazel and Augustus meet and forge a relationship at a support group for kids battling cancer. As Hazel and Augustus struggle with the “side-effects of dying,”they come to learn the strength of wishes, the complexities of long human lives, and the wondrous ways of the universe.


Lu, Marie. Penguin Group/Putnam Juvenile. 2011.

June, a fifteen-year-old military prodigy, is hunting Day, the outlaw she believes isresponsible for her brother’s death. What will happen when the two meet and discover the government is corrupt?

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Riggs, Ransom. Quirk Books. 2011.