For immediate release | April 12, 2012

YALSA announces 2012 Teens’ Top Ten nominations

CHICAGO — Nominations for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual Teens’ Top Ten are now available at

YALSA encourages teens to read the 24 nominees before the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, which will take place in August and September at The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, Oct. 14-20.

The nominations are:

Austen, Catherine. All Good Children. Orca Book Publishing. 2011.

Bick, Ilsa. Ashes. Egmont USA. 2011.

Cabot, Meg. Abandon. Point. 2012

Cross, Julie. Tempest. St. Martin’s Griffin. 2012.

Dessen, Sarah. What Happened to Goodbye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011.

DeStefano, Lauren. Wither. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2011.

Forman, Gayle. Where She Went. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2011.

Gaughen, A.C. Scarlet. Walker Children’s. 2012.

Goodman, Alison. Eona: The Last Dragoneye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011.

Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2012.

Gullede, Laura Lee.Page by Paige. Abrams/Amulet Books. 2011. Illus.

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

McEntire, Myra. Hourglass. Egmont USA. 2011.

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

Myracle, Lauren. Shine. Abrams/Amulet Books. 2011.

Ness, Patrick. A Monster Calls, Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Illus. by Jim Kay. Candlewick. 2011.

Oppel, Kenneth. This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Simon & Shuster Books for Young Readers. 2011.

Revis, Beth. Across the Universe. Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2011.

Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Quirk Books. 2011.

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

Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray. Penguin Group/Philomel Books. 2011.

Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 2011.

Zarr, Sara. How to Save a Life. Little, Brown Books For Young Readers. 2011.

Zevin, Gabrielle. All These Things I’ve Done. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2011.

The Teens' Top Ten is a teen choice list, in which teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries around the country. Applications are currently being accepted for the next round of Teens’ Top Ten groups. Applications are available online at New groups will begin their work in January 2013.

Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day during National Library Week. The 10 nominations that receive the most votes will be named the official Teens' Top Ten. Nominated titles were published between January 2011 and March 15, 2012.

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, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,


Stephanie Kuenn