Teen Reading Groups across the country have spoken and we have the results! A survey taken by the American Library Association's Young Adult branch (YALSA) during this fall's Teen Read Week (October 16-22) lists the following as the best teen reads of 2005:
1. Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2005).
2. The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen (Viking, 2004).
3. Looking For Alaska by John Green (Dutton, 2005).
4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (Atria Books, 2004).
5. Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick (Scholastic Press, 2004).
6. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2005).
7. The Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah (Bloomsbury, 2004).
8. Teen Idol by Meg Cabot (HarperCollins, 2004).
9. The Garden by Elise Aidinoff (Harper Tempest, 2004).
10. How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito (Broadway Books, 2004).