. Athena's Books: YALSA's 2009 Teens' Top Ten Nominations
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

YALSA's 2009 Teens' Top Ten Nominations

So, which books are worthy of being included in the 2009 Teens' Top Ten sponsored by YALSA? Online voting by teens starts August 25, 2009 at http://www.ala.org/teenstopten

Check out the list and don't forget to vote for your favorites. You can also go to the YALSA website and find brief summaries of every book on the list in case you have not read them (there are many I need to read myself). Hmmm...I just recently read Wake, barely got through the beginning of Breaking Dawn a while back, already read Impossible, have just started Absolutely Maybe, and already posted a review for Living Dead Girl. From all the ones I just listed...I vote for Living Dead Girl.

Visit YALSA for more info at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/yalsa.cfm

OK...THE LIST (imagine lots of fanfare by powerful brass instruments)

Cashore, Kristin. Graceling
Cast, Kristin & P.C. Untamed
Clare, Cassandra. City of Ashes
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games
Fukui , Isamu. Truancy
Fukui , Isamu. Truancy: Origins
Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book
Green, John. Paper Town
Harris, Joanne. Runemarks
Hopkins, Ellen. Identical
Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Marriott, Zoё. Daughter of the Flames
McMann, Lisa. Wake
Meyer, Stephenie. Breaking Dawn
Moran, Katy. Bloodline
Ness, Patrick. The Knife of Never Letting Go
Noёl, Alyson. Evermore
Palmer, Robin. Geek Charming
Pierce, Tamora. Melting Stones
Scott, Elizabeth. Living Dead Girl
Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Eternal
Smith, Sherri L. Flygirl
Weingarten, Lynn. Wherever Nina Lies
Werlin, Nancy. Impossible
Yee, Lisa. Absolutely Maybe