It's official, the 2013 Teens' Top Teen list of the best reads in young adult literature have been announced. The Young Adult Library Services Association has released the list after 32,000 votes had been cast from August 13 through the end of Teen Read Week on October 19.
This year there were 28 nominees for people to choose from, and best yet, all selected titles were nominated and chosen by teens for their favorite reads published in the previous year.
But enough of the wait, let's see what made the list. If you haven't read one, be sure to look out for them at your Abilene Public Library. I'll provide you with information on each of the 10 as well as your chance to reserve them by linking to their records in our catalog.
#1: Code Name Verity
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Summary: In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can. Available in Regular Print
#2: The False Prince
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Summary: In Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy, in the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war. Available in Regular Print; Audiobook on CD; Audiobook on OverDrive
Author: Veronica Roth
Summary: In Book 2 of the Divergent Trilogy, as war surges in the dystopian society around her, 16-year-old Divergent Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Available in Regular Print; Audiobook on CD; Audiobook on OverDrive