2017 Teens' Top Ten announced!
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in 15 school and public libraries around the country. Nominations were posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country voted on their favorite titles. Readers ages 12 to 18 voted online between August 15 and Teen Read Week™ (October 8-14, 2017) here on the Teens' Top Ten site.
Meet the 2017 - 2018 Teens' Top Ten book groups, who will choose the nominees for the next two years.
See all the Teens' Top Ten books, plus titles from YALSA's other awards and booklists, in the Teen Book Finder App.
Learn more about how you can apply to participate in Teens' Top Ten here. We will be accepting applications beginning in August 2018.
Suggest a title for the Teens' Top Ten here!
YA FICTION DINAN,K
When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he's Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He's Just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught him this situation calls for Rule #4: Be suspicious. But it's also his one shot to leave Just Max in the dust... Yeah, not so much. Max and four fellow students -- who also received invites -- are standing on the newly defaced water tower when campus security "catches" them. Definitely a setup. And this time, Max has had enough. It's time for Rule #7: Always get payback. Let the prank war begin.
YA SCIFI SHUSTERM Lexile: 830
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe -- a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.
YA ROMANCE YOON,N Lexile: 650
*Was one of the 2017 Battle of the Books books!
Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them.
YA FANTASY CLARE,C Lexile: 710
Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs and her parabatai Julian Blackthorn race to stop a demonic plot that threatens Los Angeles.
YA FICTION NIJKAMP Lexile: 630
Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives.
YA FANTASY MEYER,M Lexile: 780
In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.
YA FICTION WEST,K Lexile: 570
Every day in chemistry class, high school student and aspiring songwriter Lily Abbott is finding notes left to her by a mystery boy, love letters really, and she hopes they are from Lucas, a boy she is attracted to -- so when she finds out they are really from, she is shocked and unsure about how to respond.
YA ROMANCE WELCH,J Lexile: 640
After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mother's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets.
YA FICTION GOUT,L Lexile: 690
Three underprivileged young prodigies from across the world with incredible skills in technology and engineering team up to become the heroes the world never knew they could be.
YA FICTION RUSSO,M Lexile: 770
Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.