August 14th, 2013
What does a girl stuck playing out Grimm’s grizzliest fairy tales, an overweight boy who has been pushed to the brink by bullying, a hostage of the Gestapo, and the son of a serial killer have in common? They are all main characters in the books nominated for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten awards!
Book Hook, our teen book discussion group, was one of only sixteen in the nation chosen to serve as nominators for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten award. Teens’ Top Ten is the only book award completely chosen by teen readers. Once nominees are chosen, ALL teens in the nation can vote on the top ten. We are excited to encourage teens in our area to help narrow down the twenty-eight nominated titles to the top ten of 2013! Take a look at the following nominees list. If you are between the ages of 12 and 18, you can vote starting August 15th!
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Underworld by Meg Cabot
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Skinny by Donna Cooner
Kill Me Softly Sarah Cross
Croak by Gina Damico
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Wake by Amanda Hocking
Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Butter by Erin Jade Lange
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Every Day by David Levithan
Son by Lois Lowry
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Immortal City by Scott Speer
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Do you have any favorites from the list? Comment below and let us know which titles you want to make it into the top ten, and don’t forget to vote here between August 15th and October 19th. Winners will be announced October 22nd.
Cecil County teens – also stay tuned for a chance to win an iPad Mini! We’ll be holding Scavenger Hunts at Cecil County Public Library branches during Teen Read Week and if you complete the hunt, you’ll be entered for a chance to win! Look for more info on our website and in person at our branches in September.