YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.

Nominations are posted on the Thursday of 
National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week™ (October 8-14, 2017) here on the Teens' Top Ten site.

The winners will be announced the week after 
Teen Read Week.
What Girls Are Made Of
By Elana K. Arnold
Sixteen-year-old Nina experiences sex, betrayal, loss and a dysfunctional home life, all while trying to understand what it means to be female in the world and whether  love can ever be truly conditional.
Goodbye Days
By Jeff Zentmer
Carver's three best friends are killed in a car accident soon after he sends the driver a text message, and grief and guilt take their toll. When the grandmother of one of his deceased friends asks for a "goodbye day", Carver agrees, hoping for closure. 
Piecing Me Together
By Renee Watson
Artist Jade has big dreams, but she recognizes that coming from a rough neighborhood creates barriers. She reluctantly joins Woman to Woman, a mentoring program that promises a scholarship. Her well-intentioned mentor, also black, doesn't understand Jade has no desire to be "saved." Each has things to learn from the other. 
Long Way Down
By Jason Reynolds
Will's brother has been shot. In this free-verse novel, Will steps into a elevator ready to head downstairs and to follow the rules he's been taught and avenge his brother's death, when he encounters the ghost of victims of a chain reaction by a shooting.
Eliza and Her Monsters
By Fracesca Zappia
Lady Constellation creator of the wildly popular Monstrous Sea. New student Wallace is a huge fan of the webcomic, and hr slowly breaks her shell. However, trying to keep her two lives separate may cost Eliza everything.
By Sarah Moon
Sparrow has a secret: her closest friends are birds. When she feels anxious, she goes to the roof and flies. One day, this practice lands her in the hospital, facing questions from the adults in her life. Slowly, she recovers, finds her voice, and makes new friends along the way. 
The Language of Thorns Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
By Leigh Bardugo
Traditional fairy tales are refreshingly twisted, recreated, and wrapped in gorgeous illustrations in this stand-alone collection of six short stories. The world-building will be familiar  to Bardugo's fans, and readers new to her Grishaverse have the pleasure of knowing they can take further excursions into this world. 
Strange the Dreamer
By Laini Taylor
Lazlo Strange is an orphan raised by monks, and he's dedicated his life to learning. His favorite story is of Weep, the lost fairytale city that was literally removed from memory. This is the story of his search for the magical city.
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
By Mackenzi Lee
Montague, the son of a British nobleman, embarks on a European tour with his best friend (and secret crush) Percy and his sister Felicity. Along the way, they encounter adventure and conflict that leads them to a very different destiny than the one awaiting their return to England.
The Hate U Give
By Angie Thomas
Starr Carter is a black girl caught between two worlds: her poor, black neighborhood, and her suburban, mostly white high school. Occupying this space becomes nearly impossible when Starr witnesses, and is forced to speak out about, the fatal shooting of of her unarmed friend