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Best Teen Fiction of 2010

Annexed
Annexed A Novel By Dogar, Sharon (Paperback - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:In July of 1942, sixteen-year-old Peter Van Pels was locked away in an attic in Amsterdam with his parents and another Jewish family with two daughters. Hear the story of the Annex, Anne Frank and the tragic outcome of the families from a new perspective.

The Body Finder
The Body Finder By Derting, Kimberly (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Since she was little, Violet has had a gift: the ability to find the dead. However, when her gift leads her to the body of a murder victim she finds herself drawn to the murderer as well.

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead By Peters, Julie Anne (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:After years of fierce bullying and several failed suicide attempts, Daelyn Rice logs onto a website for “completers” to countdown the last days of her life, at the same time trying to avoid a budding friendship with a boy dealing with his own pain.

Finnikin of the Rock
Finnikin of the Rock By Marchetta, Melina (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:While living among desperate and dying exiles, Finnikin finds a young woman who has visions that will guide him back to his people and help them rebuild their homeland.

Glimpse
Glimpse By Williams, Carol Lynch (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:After Lizzie is institutionalized for trying to kill herself, her younger sister, Hope, struggles to understand why and find a way to protect them both from their abusive mother.

I Am Number Four
I Am Number Four By Lore, Pittacus (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Once there were nine hiding on Earth in order to develop their legacies for defending their planet from the Mogadarians. Now three are dead and Number Four must develop his powers to save not only his species, but the rest of the planet too.

Incarceron
Incarceron By Fisher, Catherine (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Claudia and Finn fight for escape from their respective worlds while they search for the truth about the sentient prison Incarceron, and themselves, in this dystopian duo.

Lockdown
Lockdown By Myers, Walter Dean (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:When he’s shut in lockdown Reese has a chance to also shut out the world, but a letter from his sister and a new job at the Evergreen nursing home begin to change his feelings about life.

Matched
Matched By Condie, Allyson Braithwaite (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:After the Officials choose Cassia’s mate for life something strange happens as the familiar face she knows vanishes. But the Society never makes mistakes . . . or does it?

The Mockingbirds
The Mockingbirds By Whitney, Daisy (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:After Alex is date raped at her prestigious boarding school she is convinced that the only way to bring the perpetrator to justice is by turning to a secret society of students, the Mockingbirds.

Not That Kind of Girl
Not That Kind of Girl By Vivian, Siobhan (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:The line between good and bad choices blurs when one assertive freshman girl enters Ross Academy and causes the newly-elected Student Council President to question her “perfect” existence.

Num8ers
Num8ers By Ward, Rachel (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Jem has never wanted to look into anyone’s eyes, because when she does she sees the date on which they will die. While trying to escape this truth, she begins to fall in love despite the warning date looming in her friend’s eyes.

Revolution
Revolution By Donnelly, Jennifer (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:When her estranged father returns to New York to deal with the aftermath of her brother’s death, Andi is forced to leave her mother and travel to Paris where she finds a mysterious diary sending her on an adventure from which she may not be able to ever return.

Revolver
Revolver By Sedgwick, Marcus (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Sig’s father gave him “a perfect machine”—a revolver—when he turned twelve, and his mother gave him lessons about faith, hope, love and peace, and in the rough and greedy world of early 1900s gold and iron mining, Sig needs the knowledge of both.

Sapphique
Sapphique By Fisher, Catherine (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Claudia and Finn fight for escape from their respective worlds while they search for the truth about the sentient prison Incarceron, and themselves, in this dystopian duo.

Ship Breaker
Ship Breaker By Bacigalupi, Paolo (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:In a future where entire cities are under water, oil coats the sea and the Fates decide one’s future, Nita is being chased and Nailer, who is as “tough as nails,” comes to her aid by taking a stand for what is right, despite how he was raised.

The Sky Is Everywhere
The Sky Is Everywhere By Nelson, Jandy (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:As Lennie faces the scary realization that she doesn’t know who she is since her sister’s death, she finds herself drawn to two different boys and begins to change her focus, from what she lost to what she could gain by opening up her heart.

Starcrossed
Starcrossed By Bunce, Elizabeth C. (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:In a country where magic has been forbidden, Digger must use her skills as a thief and spy to protect a group of rebelling nobles and a band of mysterious travelers without betraying a secret of her own.

The Things A Brother Knows
The Things A Brother Knows By Reinhardt, Dana (Paperback - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Levi has never quite understood or forgiven his brother for announcing one day that he would not be going to one college, but instead was joining the marines. Three years later, he comes home a “town hero,” but scared and broken.

This Gorgeous Game
This Gorgeous Game By Freitas, Donna (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:When Olivia wins a contest and meets a famous writer she idolizes, she feels like she is living in a dream. When Father Mark’s enthusiasm for her writing turns into obsession, she feels trapped in a nightmare of her own making.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Will Grayson, Will Grayson By Green, John (Book - 2010 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Will Grayson is unhappy . . . with his friends, his school and his love life. Everything changes for the fabulous after a chance encounter in Chicago with “himself”—another guy named Will Grayson.

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Chicago Public Library recommends the following books as the very best fiction published in 2010 for teens in high school.


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