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2012 Teens Top Ten Winners

The votes have been counted and here's what teens thought were the best 10 books of 2012:

1).   Roth, Veronica. Divergent
Abnegation (selfless), Erudite (intelligence), Candor (honesty), Amity
(peace), or Dauntless (brave): where would you fit? Beatrice lives in a society where
she must choose either to remain with her family’s faction or set off towards
independence and her beliefs. And what happens when the unity between these
factions begins to fall apart?

2).  Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars.
 Hazel and Augustus meet and forge a relationship at a support group for
kids battling cancer. As Hazel and Augustus struggle with the “side-effects of dying,”
they come to learn the strength of wishes, the complexities of long human lives, and the
wondrous ways of the universe.

3).  Lu, Marie.  Legend.
June, a fifteen-year-old military prodigy, is hunting Day, the outlaw she believes is
responsible for her brother’s death. What will happen when the two meet and discover
the governme…

2012 Cybils Award Nominations Now Open

The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers for the year's best children's and young adult titles. Nominations open to the public on October 1st. Anyone may nominate one book per genre during the public nomination period. New this year, we are asking authors, publishers and publicists to wait until after the public nomination period ends to submit their own books.  This year, we’ve tried to make the form mobile-friendly, so you can use your phone to nominate if you prefer. To get the form, go to the Cybils Award site You may be required to enter your name and e-mail address to nominate titles.