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Paper Towns beats Breaking Dawn

Posted by nchcplteens on October 29, 2009

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted new information for everyone, and I do wholeheartedly apologize.  It has been truly busy!

For those of you who’ve come into the library and seen the Teen Read Week display up behind our new DVDs, the Teens’ Top Ten book winner was a big surprise this year!  The Teens’ Top Ten is voted by teens and not awarded by the adults who review, sell or tout them….which is very cool and doesn’t happen so often.  This win is not so much of a surprise for all the nerdfighters out there (you know who you are) who’ve followed the author John Green on the YouTube Vlogbrothers channel and may have voted for the book Paper Towns.  If you haven’t caught John Green’s videos, enjoy one here about his big win:

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The Teens’ Top Ten Winners

Posted by nchcplteens on November 10, 2008

YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

Where Teens Choose the Winners!

The 2008 Teens’ Top Ten

The vote is in! More than 8,000 teens voted on this year’s winners. The 2008 Teens’ Top Ten is:

  1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  5. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
  6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  7. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  8. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
  9. Before I Die by Jenny Downham
  10. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Above is from ALA | Teens’ Top Ten site.  I think it’s very telling that Stephenie Meyer’s 3rd book won over the last Harry Potter book.  Do you agree with these votes?

I haven’t read Cassandra Clare’s books yet, and I want to get Anderson’s Twisted in which the main character writes–“Everybody told me how to be a man, but no one told me how.”  I heard it was a pretty intriguing story about how bad things happen to decent people.  If I had a nickel for every time that happens, I’d be a rich gal indeed!   But I heard this one is a powerful and dark story that needs to be read.

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Teens’ Top Ten Spotlight: Daemon Hall

Posted by nchcplteens on October 15, 2008

Daemon Hall by Andrew Nance

One night, five contestants:  scariest night ever!

Five writers think they’re getting the chance to publish their stories.  What they don’t know is that this seemingly friendly competition could lead to their worst nightmares coming true and haunting them forever.

Read this nominee for the Teens’ Top Ten.  Vote for your favorite book at www.ala.org/teenstopten during Teen Read Week, this week ending Saturday, October 18th.

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Teens’ Top Ten Nominee Spotlight: Before I Die

Posted by nchcplteens on October 13, 2008

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

“It’s really going to happen…I really won’t ever go back to school…I’ll never go to college or have a job…I won’t travel, never earn money, never drive, never fall in love or leave home or get my own house. It’s really, really true.”

Tessa is diagnosed with an incurable form of leukemia.  After four years of treatment, she decides to forego it to experience more of life, and makes a list of things to do before she dies.

Not an easy novel to read, you’ll root for Tessa one moment, and dislike her the next.  But she is not the usual “sickie” from a Lurlene McDaniel novel.  Tessa’s experiences, fears and doubts are ones we all have.  And she finds a great love that she cannot leave the earth for quite yet…

Read this nominee for the Teens’ Top Ten.  Vote for your favorite book at www.ala.org/teenstopten during Teen Read Week, this week ending Saturday, October 18th.

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