Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Best-Ever Teen/YA Novels

I love lists, especially top book lists!  NPR just published its 100 Best-Ever Teen/YA Novels, based on a poll that drew an enormous response - over 75,000 people responded!  The list is an interesting mix of older classics and new releases.  In fact, I thought that recent publication weighed a bit too heavily in the list.  I mean, I enjoyed Divergent very much but one of the Top 100 Teen Books EVER?  Not so sure about that - I suppose time will tell, right?

Check out the list to see how many of the Best-Ever Teen Books YOU have read.  I counted 28 for myself, and my 17-year old son has read 22 of them.  We have some work to do!

How about you?  How many of the best teen novels have you read?  And do you agree with the list?  Was anything left off that YOU would include?

1 comment:

Heidi’sbooks said...

They do have a lot of recent publications. In fact there's only a handful of classic teen books. I'm not sure what that says about our culture. I've only read about 15. I'm glad To Kill a Mockingbird made the cut! Phew!