Top Teen Titles for 2017

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the top 10 teen titles for 2017. Thousands of teens from all over the globe voted for the following books as this year’s best young adult novels. You can check out any of these titles from JMRL:

  1. Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan – To his great surprise, uncool eleventh-grader Max Cobb is invited to join the Chaos Club, an exclusive group of students responsible for some of the biggest pranks at his high school.
  1. Scythe by Neal Shusterman – In a world in which the only way to die is to be killed by a scythe, Citra and Rowan compete to earn a position as a scythe’s apprentice – a competition that will see the loser die by the hand of the winner.
  1. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents’ expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.
  1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs and her parabatai Julian Blackthorn race to stop a demonic plot that threatens Los Angeles.
  1. This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp – Minutes after a high school principal 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.
  1. Heartless by Marissa Meyer – Before becoming the infamous Queen of Hearts, Cath, one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, aspires to open a bakery and marry for love rather than accept the king’s proposal, especially after meeting the mysterious court jester.
  1. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West – When aspiring songwriter Lily Abbott finds love letters left to her in chemistry class, she hopes they are from her crush Lucas, but when she finds out who they are really from, she is unsure about how to respond.
  1. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch – Reluctantly spending the summer in Tuscany in order to fulfill her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her absent father, Lina is inspired to follow in her mother’s footsteps after reading her journal and, in the process, uncovers a long-hidden secret.
  1. Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout – Three underprivileged young prodigies from around the globe compete for a chance to earn a fully funded research lab, but also hanging in the balance is a missing brother, troubled parents, a small village, and possibly the fate of the world.
  1. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo – 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.


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