December 9, 2007

2007 Teens Top Ten announced

During Teen Read Week, over 6,000 votes were submitted to decide what books were teens' favorites. So if you're looking for something good to read, this might be a good place to start. Here's the rundown:

10. Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks
Two brothers, sons of an incarcerated gypsy, leave London traveling to an
isolated and desolate village, in search of the brutal killer of their sister.

9. Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe
While vacationing with her family in Las Vegas, seventeen-year-old Jasmine
stumbles upon a murder mystery that she attempts to solve with the help of her friends, recently arrived from California.

8. River Secrets by Shannon Hale
Young Razo travels from Bayern to Tira at war's end as part of a diplomatic corps, but mysterious events in the Tiran capital fuel simmering suspicions and anger, and Razo must spy out who is responsible before it is too late and he becomes trapped in an enemy land.

7. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

6. All Hallows Eve: 13 Stories by Vivian Vande Velde
Presents thirteen tales of Halloween horrors, including ghosts, vampires, and pranks gone awry.

5. Firegirl by Tony Abbott
A middle school boy's life is changed when Jessica, a girl disfigured by burns, starts attending his Catholic school while receiving treatment at a local hospital.

4. Maximum Ride: School's Out -- Forever by James Patterson
After a short stay with an FBI agent who gives them a chance to attend school and live a normal life, the six genetically-altered, winged youths head toward Florida and Max's ultimate destiny--to save the world, whether she wants to or not.

3. How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkes
When sixteen-year-old Amy, a spoiled American, goes to Israel for a three-month summer vacation with a father she barely knows, she is not prepared for his Jewish family and the changes they bring about in her life.

2. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Suddenly unpopular sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.

1. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changesin terrible ways.

What do you think? Is there a book they left off the list? Have you read and loved any of the books on the list? Let us know what you think.