August 30, 2016
Hey Teens! Every year the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) posts nominees selected by teen book groups and invites teens (meaning you!) to choose their favorites. You can see the nominees and vote for your favorites at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten. You can also view book trailers for the books. MCPL’s Wausau Headquarters also has a display of the nominees in the second floor Teen Zone.
This year’s selection has something for everyone, including Holly Black’s latest book “The Darkest Part of the Forest,” dealing with a fairy mystery hidden deep within suburban America, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s highly anticipated “Illuminae,” a sci fi story told through diaries, official documents and transcripts and Cherie Priest’s “I am Princess X,” an abduction and murder mystery told in part thorough a webcomic.
There are also historical novels, dealing with race and jazz, in “The Game of Love and Death,” by Martha Brockenbrough and several books that will appeal to lovers of John Green’s novels, including “Alive,” by Chandler Baker, about a girl who receives a heart transplant, “All the Bright Places,” by Jennifer Niven and “Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls,” by Lynn Weingarten, about June who believes her best friend was murdered.
Voting ends October 15, so you have plenty of time to read a few new books and vote. And be sure to let us know what your favorites are in the comments section!
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