Teens choose “Catching Fire” as their favorite book in YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

For Immediate Release
Mon, 10/18/2010


Stephanie Kuenn

CHICAGO — Teen readers across the country chose “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins as their favorite book in the annual Teens’ Top Ten vote, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Teens cast more than 8,000 votes online between August 23 and Sept. 17, with the official list announcement during Teen Read Week™, October 17-24.

The 2010 Teens’ Top Ten is:
  1. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins
  2. “City of Glass” by Cassandra Clare
  3. “Heist Society” by Ally Carter
  4. “Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. “Hush, Hush” by Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  7. “Along for the Ride” by Sarah Dessen
  8. “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman
  9. “Fire” by Kristin Cashore
  10. “Wintergirls” by Laurie Halse Anderson
World Wrestling Entertainment® Diva Eve™ announced the 2010 Teens’ Top Ten winners, in a webcast posted at www.ala.org/teenstopten, and WWE.com. YALSA and WWE® also made the announcement video available as a downloadable file for teachers and librarians to use and intend to make it available on TeacherTube.
The Teens’ Top Ten is a book list created entirely by and for teens as part of YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten Project, which facilitates access to advance copies of young adult books to national teen book discussion groups. These groups evaluated books published between January 2009 and April 2010 and then created a list of 26 nominations. Teen voters across the country then cast ballots for their three favorites, creating the 2010 Teens’ Top Ten. Final nominations for the 2011 Teens’ Top Ten vote will be posted on Support Teen Literature Day, April 14, at www.ala.org/teenstopten
To learn more about the teen book groups and participating in the Teens’ Top Ten program, visit www.ala.org/teenstopten. Publishers interested in participating in the program may contact Nichole Gilbert, ngilbert@ala.org, for more information.
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For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens.  For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail, yalsa@ala.org.