November 8, 2017


ALA Young Adult Library Services Association YALSA Teens’ Top Ten for 2017

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten. Teens all over the world voted August 15 through Teen Read Week™ (October 8-14, 2017).

Seven of the ten titles are part of the NLS collection. All seven are available as digital books, and one is also available in braille. Please contact the Talking Book Library to request the ones you would like to read.

The official 2017 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

Scythe by Neal Shusterman: DB 86810 Humanity has overcome hunger, disease, war, and even death. Now only Scythes can take life. What will happen to Citra and Rowan when they are chosen to be Scythe apprentices? Follow them as they struggle with their task and morality.
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon: DB 86028 and BR 21806 Natasha and Daniel are polar opposites - Tasha believes in reason, science, and things that can be proven. Daniel is a poet at heart and believes in Fate, the "meant to be," and true love. When circumstances beyond their control force them together, they have exactly one day - one day to stop Tasha's family from being deported, one day for Daniel to realize that doing what's expected of you doesn't mean you should do it. And above all else, one day to fall in love.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: DB 84241 It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman who just wants to prove that her parents weren't killed by Sebastian in the Dark War. Now she has the chance to do just that, and get Mark back from the wild hunt.
This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp: DB 86627 Four students, all connected in one way or another, speak from their perspective over a terrifying 54 minutes when, after a school-wide assembly, the auditorium doors won’t open and someone begins shooting.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer: DB 86277 The infamous line "Off with his head!" made her a terror in Wonderland. But before that she was just a girl with a dream, who fell in love. In this curious prequel inspired by Lewis Carroll's famous Alice in Wonderland, Meyer’s tale of eccentricity, phenomenon, and, ultimately, ruination will keep you on the edge of your seat as you realize how Cath led her life to become the Queen of Hearts. 
Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout: DB 85928 Dive into a new type of teen-genius novel as Gout pulls you into a rollercoaster of a plot. Hilarious and smart, Cai, Tunde, and Rex show readers what the next generation of innovation looks like. 
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo: DB 86901 When Amanda moves to Lambertville, Kentucky after a string of bullying incidents led her to attempt suicide all she wants is to lead a normal life, make friends, and generally be happy for once. All of this seems possible until she meets Grant, who causes her to let down the walls around her heart. But the problem is that Amanda's past is haunting her. And in her past, she wasn't Amanda, she was Andrew.

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan: NOT AVAILABLE
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West: NOT AVAILABLE
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch: NOT AVAILABLE