The voting has ended and the teens have spoken. These are the winners of the Teens Top 10 of 2016.
1. Baker, Chandler. Alive.
Stella Cross has received a heart transplant, but it has not stopped her emotional suffering.
Then a mysterious boy named Levi Zin comes into her life. Stella’s pain goes away whenever she’s
around Levi. However, Stella finds out a terrible secret about Levi. Can it be true?
2. Niven, Jennifer. All the Bright Places.
Death plays a big role in the lives of high schoolers Theodore Finch and Violet Markey. He is
constantly on the verge of suicide, and she is battling grief after her sister’s death. The Indiana
teens come together to work on a project and soon develop a bond, showing each other what it’s
like to live.
3. Brockenbrough, Martha. The Game of Love and Death.
Set in Seattle in the 1920s, a romance develops between Flora, who is African American, and Henry,
who is white. Despite some differences, the pair has much in common, including a shared love of
jazz music. However, it turns out that Flora and Henry actually are pawns in a game played by two
other characters – Love and Death. This book is full of intrigue and is, at times, heartbreaking, and
will have the reader racing to the final pages.
4. Bardugo, Leigh. Six of Crows.
Young criminal genius Kaz Brekker is offered the chance to pull off a dangerous theft that can make
him rich. He recruits a gang of six dangerous misfits to help him with the heist. The book follows the
crew’s crazy adventure and features plot twists, betrayals, and schemes aplenty.
5. Yoon, Nicola. Everything, Everything.
Maddy is a teenager with a serious autoimmune disease that prevents her from leaving the house.
Yet, she seems content to stay home and read books. That is until a boy named Olly moves in next
door. The two meet, and their quirky relationship is chronicled through emails, journal entries, IMs
and old notes.
6. Stone, Tamara Ireland. Every Last Word. Samantha McAllister seems to have it all: she is beautiful, bright and part of the popular crowd in
high school. But looks can be deceiving, and she is hiding the fact she has Obsessive Compulsive
Disorder (OCD). Samantha’s life changes after she visits a place at school called Poet’s Corner and
she begins hanging out with new friends like Caroline and AJ.
7. Matharu, Taran. The Novice: Summoner: Book One.
A blacksmith’s apprentice named Fletcher discovers he can summon demons from another world.
He soon gets chased out of his village for a crime he did not commit, ending up at an academy for
adepts, where he is trained to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire’s war against the savage Orcs.
Eventually, Fletcher discovers the fate of the Empire is in his hands.
8. Kaufman Amie, and Jay Kristoff. Illuminae.
Kady and Ezra have just broken up, and then their planet is bombed by a megacorporation. The pair
escapes to a government ship, but must put their differences aside in order to survive and stop a
plague that has resulted from the use of a bioweapon.
9. Laurie, Victoria. When.
High school junior Maddie Fynn has special powers that allow her to see numbers above a person’s
forehead, which she soon discovers are death dates. She identifies the death date of a young boy,
but is unable to prevent his disappearance. Then, Maddie becomes a suspect in a homicide
10. Weingarten, Lynn. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls.
June and Delia were best friends who grew apart. Then, Delia commits suicide. Or, at least that’s
what others have been told. June believes her former best friend has been murdered, and she goes
on a quest to find the truth . . . which, it turns out, is very complicated.