YALSA Teens’ Top 10 2016

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week™ (October 9-15, 2016) here on the Teens’ Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.

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Here are some of the 2016 winners from our catalog! Take a look at the 2016 Nomination page for the full list. Don’t forget to contact the Southfield library to place items on hold if we don’t have a copy available right away!

All the Bright Places
Niven, Jennifer
Death plays a big role in the lives of high schoolers Theodore Finch and Violet Markey. He is
constantly on the verge of suicide, and she is battling grief after her sister’s death. The Indiana
teens come together to work on a project and soon develop a
bond, showing each other what it’s
like to live.

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The Game of Love and Death
Brockenbrough, Martha
Set in Seattle in the 1920s, a romance develops between Flora, who is African American, and Henry, who is white. Despite some differences, the pair has much in common, including a shared love of jazz music. However, it turns out that Flora and Henry actually are pawns in a game played by two other characters –Love and Death. This book is full of intrigue and is, at times, heartbreaking, and will have the reader racing to the final pages.
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Six of Crows
Bardugo, Leigh
Young criminal genius Kaz Brekker is offered the chance to pull off a dangerous theft that can make him rich. He recruits a gang of six dangerous misfits to help him with the heist. The book follows the crew’s crazy adventure and features plot twists, betrayals, and schemes aplenty.
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Everything, Everything
Yoon, Nicola
Maddy is a teenager with a serious autoimmune disease that prevents her from leaving the house. Yet, she seems content to stay home and read books. That is until a boy named Olly moves in next door. The two meet, and their quirky relationship is chronicled through emails, journal entries, IMs and old notes.
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The Novice, The Summoner: Book One
Matharu, Taran
A blacksmith’s apprentice named Fletcher discovers he can sum
mon demons from another world. He soon gets chased out of his village for a crime he did not commit, ending up at an academy for adepts, where he is trained to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire’s war against the savage Orcs. Eventually, Fletcher discovers the fate of the Empire is in his hands.

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Illuminae
Kaufman, Amie & Kristoff, Jay
Kady and Ezra have just broken up, and then their planet is bombed by a m
egacorporation. The pair escapes to a government ship, but must put their differences aside in order to survive and stop a plague that has resulted from the use of a bioweapon.

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When
Laurie, Victoria
High school junior Maddie Fynn has special powers that allow her to see
numbers above a person’s forehead, which she soon discovers are death dates. She identifies the death date of a young boy, but is unable to prevent his disappearance. Then, Maddie becomes a suspect in a homicide investigation.

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Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
Weingarten, Lynn
June and Delia were best friends who grew apart. Then, Delia commits suicide. Or, at least that’s what others have been told. June believes her former best friend has been murdered, and she goes on a quest to find the truth . . . which, it turns out, is very complicated.
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