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NPR’s Top 100 Teen Novels

Yesterday, NPR announced the results from their summer poll of the Best-Ever Teen Fiction.  From more than 1,200 nominations, NPR’s panel of judges narrowed down the list to the top 100.

Click here for more information and the Top 100 list.
Click here to view the judges’ information.
Click here for the printable Top 100 list.
Click here for the 235 Finalists.

Below is the list of NPR’s Top 100 Teen Novels.  Click on the title to find the book in the Library.  How many of the Top 100 have you read?

1. Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
2. The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
5. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
7. The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien
8. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
11. The Giver (series) by Lois Lowry
12. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (series) by Douglas Adams
13. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
14. Anne of Green Gables (series) by Lucy Maud Montgomery
15. His Dark Materials (series) by Philip Pullman
16. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
17. The Princess Bride by William Golding
18. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
19. Divergent (series) by Veronica Roth
20. Paper Towns by John Green
21. The Mortal Instruments (series) by Cassandra Clare
22. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
23. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
24. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
25. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
26. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
27. Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
28. Uglies (series) by Scott Westerfeld
29. The Infernal Devices (series) by Cassandra Clare
30. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
31. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
32. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (series) by Anne Brashares
33. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
34. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, David Levithan
35. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
36. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
37. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
38. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
39. Vampire Academy (series) by Richelle Mead
40. Abhorsen Trilogy / Old Kingdom Trilogy (series) by Garth Nix
41. Dune by Frank Herbert
42. Discworld / Tiffany Aching (series) by Terry Pratchett
43. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
44. The Dark is Rising (series) by Susan Cooper
45. Graceling (series) Kristin Cashore
46. Forever… by Judy Blume
47. Earthsea (series) by Ursula K. Le Guin
48. Inheritance Cycle (series) by Christopher Paolini
49. The Princess Diaries (series) by Meg Cabot
50. The Song of the Lioness (series) by Tamora Pierce
51. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
52. Delirium (series) by Lauren Oliver
53. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
54. Hush, Hush Saga (series) by Becca Fitzpatrick
55. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
56. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
57. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy (series) by Libba Bray
58. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
59. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
60. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
61. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
62. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
63. A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle
64. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
65. The Bartimaeus Trilogy (series) by Jonathan Stroud
66. Bloodlines (series) by Richelle Mead
67. Fallen (series) by Lauren Kate
68. House of Night (series) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
69. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
70. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
71. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
72. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
73. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
74. The Maze Runner Trilogy (series) by James Dashner
75. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
76. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
77. Crank (series) by Ellen Hopkins
78. Matched (series) by Allie Condie
79. Gallagher Girls (series) by Ally Carter
80. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
81. Daughter of the Lioness / Tricksters (series) by Tamora Pierce
82. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
83. The Immortals (series) by Tamora Pierce
84. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (series) by Patricia C. Wrede
85. Chaos Walking (series) by Patrick Ness
86. Circle of Magic (series) by Tamora Pierce
87. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
88. Feed by M.T. Anderson
89. Weetzie Bat (series) by Francesca Lia Block
90. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
91. Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (series) by Louise Rennison
92. Leviathan (series) by Scott Westerfeld
93. The House of the Scorpion by Scott Westerfeld
94. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci (series) by Diana Wynne Jones
95. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
96. Gone (series) by Michael Grant
97. The Shiver Trilogy (series) by Maggie Stiefvater
98. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
99. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
100. Betsy-Tacy Books (series) by Maud Hart Lovelace

Sneak Peeks!

Here’s another round up of some sneak peeks inside upcoming Teen fiction books:

Garth Nix’s A Confusion of Princes just hit bookshelves this month.  If you are still waiting to get your hands on a copy of Nix’s latest book, a pure sci-fi read with space wars and dangerous aliens, then click here to read the first few chapters of the book!

Click here to download the first five chapters of the new book Shadow and Bone by Leigh BardugoShadow and Bone won’t hit bookshelves until June 5, and it sounds like a pretty interesting read: In a Russian fantasy setting a young woman in the army, Alina, discovers that she has a rare magical power and is taken into The Grishna, an order of magic users where she may  be the only one that can save the nation.

If you want a sampler of some really good reads for the summer, then click here to check out Harper Teen’s Story Crush Teen Sampler.  In it you will find a sample of six different stories: The Carrie Diaries, Before I Fall, Kiss, Crush, Collide, Slide, Ruthless, and The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers.  This is really a great way to test out a book before you commit to reading the entire thing!

Read the first chapter of The City of Lost Souls!

City of Lost Souls book coverAnticipating the release of Cassandra Clare’s fifth book in the Immortal Instruments series?  If you can’t wait until May 8, then click here to read the first chapter!  On her website (and on other websites) Cassandra Clare is releasing six parts of her new book, The City of Lost Souls.  Get started by reading the first chapter:

Click here to hear an audio excerpt of The City of Lost Souls.

Cover Appeal

YA Highway, a fun blog to check out that is written by a bunch of YA authors, just recently posted about teen novels whose covers look like celebrities.  Here are a few examples:


Vampire Academy
by Richelle MeadLook-a-like: Angelina Jolie

Wither
by Lauren DeStefanoLook-a-like: Mandy Moore
the name of the star book cover
The Name of the Star
by Maureen JohnsonLook-a-like: Ashton Kutcher

 
Click here to visit the original blog post by YA Highway, and you can click on the titles above to find them in the Library!  Also, you can browse the Teen fiction shelves in the Teen Zone to see if you can find your own celebrity look-a-like covers!