Best Teen Fiction of 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.