Teens’ Top Ten 2009: Living Dead Girl

July 31, 2009

living dead girlLiving Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott is one of the Teens’ Top Ten Nominations for 2009.  Emily A., a teen from Allen County Library, writes

“In this chilling novel by Elizabeth Scott, child abduction is shown in a way that can open your eyes in ways that a newspaper article never could. . . The writing in this book is so enthralling and intense that it can’t be put down to read later like other books.”

To read Emily’s full review, click here.  To request this book from Wake County Libraries, click here.

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Teens’ Top Ten 2009: Truancy: Origins

July 3, 2009

truancyoriginsTruancy: Origins by Isamu Fukui is one of the Teens’ Top Ten nominees for 2009.  Joe Kaufeld, a teen from Allen County Public Library writes:

“A somewhat chilling tale of education gone horribly awry, it’s nonetheless an outstanding read. This action packed science fiction novel has everything a reader could want – beautifully detailed fight scenes, an intricate plot, and very realistic characters. It’s even got a love story in it! How much better does it get?”

To read Joe’s full review, click here.

To request this book from Wake County Public Libraries, click here.


Teens’ Top Ten 2009: Flygirl

June 26, 2009

flygirlFlygirl by Sherri L. Smith is one of the Teens’ Top Ten Nominations for 2009.  Angelica PeBenito, a teen from San Leandro Novelteens Book Club writes:

“This book reminds us all – boy, girl, black, white, old, young, poor, rich – that, in times of hardship, we have to unite together for the greater good, no matter what our differences are. It also exemplifies the sacrifice and struggles of previous generations.”

To read Angelica’s full review, click here.  To request this book from Wake County Public Libraries, click here.


Teens’ Top Ten 2009: Wherever Nina Lies

June 26, 2009

whereverninaliesWherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten is one of the Teens’ Top Ten Nominations for 2009.  Julie Hernandez, a teen from San Leandro Library writes:

“This is personally one of my favorite books because it shows complex themes entwined with a good plot, which creates a great book to read. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes mysteries and how far the love of a person is willing to go.”

To read Julie’s full review, click here.  To request this book from Wake County Public Libraries, click here.


Teens’ Top Ten 2009: Geek Charming

June 25, 2009

geekcharmingGeek Charming by Robin Palmer is one of the Teens’ Top Ten Nominations for 2009.  Becca Kaufeld, a teen from Allen County Public Library writes:

“This book is awesome. At different points, I saw little subtle touches of reality thrown in. The characters are so real, it feels like you’re not just reading it. It could be the story of somebody you know. I know people who would fit Josh’s profile, or even become Dylan.”

To read Becca’s full review, click here.  To request this book from Wake County Public Libraries, click here.


Teens’ Top Ten 2009: Paper Towns

June 5, 2009

paper townsPaper Towns by John Green is one of the Teens’ Top Ten Nominations for 2009.

Luke Fallon, a teen from Allen County Public Library writes:

“Paper Towns by John Green is a fantastic book and a wild ride.”

The read Luke’s full review, click here.

To request this book from Wake County Public Libraries, click here.


2009 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations

April 18, 2009

2nd Correction:  We now own all of the books!!!

CORRECTION:  Voting starts on August 25th.  See below for details.

YALSA’s  2009 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees were announced today as part of Teen Literature Day.  This year there are 25 fantastic nominations from all genres.

What should you do now?  Read as many of these as you can. Read the rest of this entry »


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