Nov 30, 2010

Amazon's Top Teen Books for 2010

Amazon announced it's Top 10 Books for Teens and of course, I had to share. Here is the list and a little blurb from Amazon.



"Welcome to our Best of 2010 top 10 lists for Teens. We've put our editors' picks and our 2010 bestsellers for each category on the same page together, so you can easily compare. Click on "Editors' Picks" (or "Editors' Picks: Kindle eBooks") to see our choices for the best books for teens of 2010, including our top pick, John Green and David Levithan's Will Grayson, Will Grayson."


1.Will Grayson, Will Grayson Will Grayson, Will Grayson
by John Green

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Dutton Juvenile
April 6, 2010
Hardcover
List Price:$17.99
Price:$12.23
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Amazon.com Review
Amazon Best Books of the Month, April 2010: What's in a name? A pretty fantastic book idea, for starters. At heart, Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about a couple of kids figuring out how to be themselves. Two of those kids happen to have the same name, and not ... Read more

2.RevolutionRevolution
by Jennifer Donnelly

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Delacorte Books for Young Readers
October 12, 2010
Hardcover
List Price:$18.99
Price:$11.10
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Amazon.com Review
Amazon Best Books of the Month, October 2010: Revolution, Jennifer Donnelly's remarkable new novel, weaves together the lives of Andi Alpers, a depressed modern-day teenager, and Alexandrine Paradis, a brave young woman caught up in the French Revolution. While in Paris with her estranged father, a Nobel ... Read more

3.Before I Fall Before I Fall
by Lauren Oliver

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HarperCollins
March 2, 2010
Hardcover
List Price:$17.99
Price:$10.52
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Amazon.com Review
In this Groundhog Day meets Mean Girls teen hybrid, Sam Kingston is pretty, popular, and has a seemingly perfect boyfriend. But after a late-night party everything goes terribly wrong, and the life that she lived is gone forever. Or is it? At the start of Before I Fall, Sam ... Read more

4.Incarceron (Incarceron, Book 1) Incarceron (Incarceron, Book 1)
by Catherine Fisher

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Dial
January 26, 2010
Hardcover
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Amazon.com Review
Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2010: The shifting landscapes, unexpected plot punches, and bold, brave characters found in Catherine Fisher's Incarceron are nothing short of thrilling: fans of Garth Nix and Suzanne Collins will take to this epic, twisty fantasy instantly, but it's also the kind of ... Read more

5.Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age StoryFat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story
by Adam Rex

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Balzer + Bray
July 27, 2010
Hardcover
List Price:$16.99
Price:$11.55
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Amazon.com Review
Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2010: Both fans and foes of the ever-expanding genre of vampire novels will get sucked into this hysterical send-up of those angst-filled, vampire-meets-girl high school dramas. Doug "Meatball" Lee is no Edward, he's just a 15-year-old dork trying to land ... Read more

6.I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies) I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies)
by Pittacus Lore

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Harper
August 3, 2010
Hardcover
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Amazon.com Review
Amazon Best Books of the Month, August 2010: John Smith has just arrived in Paradise, Ohio, just another stop in a string of small towns where the 15-year-old has been hiding out from the Mogadorians. Those terrifying aliens are hellbent on destroying him and the other nine Loric ... Read more

7.Extraordinary Extraordinary
by Nancy Werlin

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Dial
September 7, 2010
Hardcover
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Price:$12.23
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Amazon.com Review
Amazon Best of the Month, September 2010: A faerie world is about to die--and one ordinary girl can change its fate. When Phoebe meets Mallory Tolliver, she is irresistibly drawn to her, despite Mallory’s odd ways. The two form a sister-like bond until Mallory’s handsome brother, ... Read more

8.Fever CrumbFever Crumb
by Philip Reeve

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Scholastic Press
April 1, 2010
Hardcover
List Price:$17.99
Price:$12.23
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From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Grade 5–7—Reeve's "Hungry City Quartet" (HarperCollins) remains a landmark of visionary steampunk imagination, with a future where traction cities roll about chasing down smaller cities, which they devour for parts in an exercise called Municipal Darwinism. Returning to this future, Reeve gives readers a story that takes ... Read more

9.The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
by Josh Berk

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Knopf Books for Young Readers
February 9, 2010
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Grade 8 Up—Will Halpin has ditched his former "deaf school" and is now trying to merge into the auditory-able mainstream at Carbon High in eastern Pennsylvania. As the new, overweight kid who has to sit off to the side during classes so he can try to read ... Read more

10.Ship Breaker Ship Breaker
by Paolo Bacigalupi

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
May 1, 2010
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up—A fast-paced postapocalyptic adventure set on the American Gulf Coast. Nailer works light crew; his dirty, dangerous job is to crawl deep into the wrecks of the ancient oil tankers that line the beach, scavenging copper wire and turning it over to his crew boss. After a ... Read more

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So, what do you guys think? My daughter could NOT finish Before I Fall. I was sad that Matched by Ally Condie wasn't included. Also, I wasn't thrilled about I Am Number Four making the list considering the ugliness that transpired from James Frey's Fiction Factory (basically made the book). 

Let me know your thoughts! 

Happy Reading!

6 comments:

  1. I don't like that I Am Number Four is on the list either. I would have liked to see Mockingjay there.

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  2. Boo for I Am Number Four! I'm glad about Fever Crumb and Fat Vampire--two unique picks that flew under the radar. And you gotta love anything John Green related.

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  3. Oh snap...totally forgot about Mockingjay. Eeeek, I'll be in trouble for that one. ;) I own Fat Vampire and haven't tried it yet.

    ~Jen

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  4. I LOVED Before I Fall. Loved it. I have a bunch of these books on my TBR, but am surprised at some of them. I've heard a lot of bad reviews of the Fat Vampire book. I, too, can't believe that Mockingjay is not on this list. Amazon doesn't really know...That's what I think.

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  5. I'm with you and the ugliness surrounding I am Number Four, it feels like that guy is being rewarded for his crazy scheme.

    I've only read one of the books in the list: Extraordinary, and I think think it was all that. Mostly I had grave problems with the characterization (the girl is a wimp, the guy not even remotely sexy or cute or alluring), so yeah, I'm not sure how much I trust this list by Amazon.

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  6. was meant to say that I didn't think Extraordinary was all that. (Sorry)

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